The Municipal Council has several committees to help it implement its decisions. These committees bring together employees of the Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion, as well as municipal councillors and sometimes even residents.
The Comité consultatif d’urbanisme—CCU (urban planning advisory committee) is a working group made up of two municipal councillors and six members chosen from among residents of the Municipality to guide, advise and implement urban planning activities. The recommendations and opinions of the CCU enable Municipal Council to benefit from the contributions of its elected representatives and residents, who can thereby demonstrate their professional and life expertise and their particular concerns for the development of the territory. In order to exercise its decision-making power, Municipal Council must have obtained a prior opinion from its CCU in cases involving a minor derogation, a change in urban planning regulations, a Plan d’aménagement d’ensemble—PAE (overall development plan) and a Plan d’implantation et d’intégration architecturale—PIIA (architectural integration plan).
Municipal Council Representatives: François Séguin, Josée Clément, Paul M. Normand (substitute)
The Culture And Community Life Committee oversees the planning and implementation of cultural policy guidelines. Its main mandate is to analyze the various projects proposed by artists and organizations, and then to make recommendations to Municipal Council.
Municipal Council Representatives: Jasmine Sharma, Céline Chartier, Diane Morin
The Traffic Committee is composed of municipal councillors, city employees and a police officer from the Sûreté du Québec. It works in close collaboration with the Public Works Department and from time to time uses the services of technical staff.
It meets once a month to discuss applications received and files in progress, and then makes recommendations to Municipal Council. Apart from issues involving speed and signage, the Committee also studies proposals to amend regulations, particularly with regard to parking, but also including nuisances, snow removal, etc. It is also involved in the creation of new streets and bike paths.
In addition, the Committee may be called upon to intervene in various forums, whenever it is necessary to improve traffic flow.
If you feel that traffic calming measures should be taken in your neighbourhood, please make a written request to the Traffic Committee at email@example.com. Where the Committee deems it appropriate, it will conduct a traffic study in the sector in question (speed checker, radar, visual counting, etc.).
Municipal Council Representatives: François Séguin, Paul Dumoulin, Jasmine Sharma
Members of the Demolition Committee meet as needed to discuss the demolition of buildings of heritage interest. The Committee grants authorization if it is satisfied that demolition is desirable, taking into account the public interest and the interests of the parties and considering several evaluation criteria (see Article 11 of Regulation No. 1724).
Municipal Council Representatives: François Séguin, Paul M. Normand, Paul Dumoulin
The Environment Committee, composed of employees of the Environment Division and members of Municipal Council, meets monthly or every two months to discuss environmental issues before they are presented to the Committee of the Whole.
Municipal Council Representatives: Jasmine Sharma, Gabriel Parent
The Finance Committee meets three to four times a year. It examines finances and cash flow procedures and policies. Among other things, it monitors the City's financial situation and discusses specific issues relating to taxation, internal controls and budget monitoring.
Municipal Council Representatives: Gabriel Parent, Paul Dumoulin, Josée Clément
There are monthly meetings between elected representatives and representatives of Recreation and Culture Department, in order to discuss residents’ specific requests, projects, policies affecting sports, recreation and community life.
Municipal Council Representatives: Paul Dumoulin, Gabriel Parent, Diane Morin
The Pensions Committee is responsible for managing the pension fund and administering the pension plan. It makes strategic decisions about the plan and its administration and maintains monitoring and risk management activities.
Municipal Council Representatives: Josée Clément
A meeting place between senior-level Human Resources and Municipal Councillors to discuss guidelines and key issues for human capital and labour relations within the municipal organization.
Municipal Council Representatives: Jasmine Sharma, Gabriel Parent, Paul M. Normand
The Committee’s objective is to establish a partnership between Municipal Council and unionized and non-unionized employees, so that each commits to and supports the various means adopted to improve health and safety performance.
Municipal Council Representatives: Paul M. Normand, Josée Clément (substitute)
The Public Safety Committee is composed of elected representatives and representatives of the Fire Department. It meets three times a year, or as needed, to discuss current issues, service objectives, budget, etc.
Municipal Council Representatives: Gabriel Parent, Paul M. Normand
The Toponymy Committee proposes the names of residential projects and streets. It focuses on problems where addresses could affect security in the territory, for example because of visibility. In collaboration with the Fire Department, it liaises with the various public services (ambulance, police) and with the Commission de la toponymie du Québec.
Municipal Council Representatives: Gabriel Parent, Josée Clément
The Active Transportation Committee meets on average every three months ands deals with residents’ proposals, comments or complaints concerning the active transportation network (walking and cycling, sidewalks and bike paths), and makes recommendations to Municipal Council. It also conducts an annual review of the master plan for the development of bike paths. It is made up of municipal employees, an elected representative and residents.
Municipal Council Representative: Guy Pilon