Boards and Committees


Please see below for more information on our boards and committees:

Cemetery Board Chair

Ron Whitmell

Cemetery Board Members

Jane Bottrell

Terry Brear

Randy Johnson

Michael Musgrave

Muriel Stiles

Cemetery Board Council Representative

Beth Gorham-Matthews, Councillor

Cemetery Board Secretary

Paula Macri

Cemetery Board Treasurer

Pat Allen

Committee Members

Tom Sutcliffe, Chair  705-389-3010

Greg Kowal:  705-774-3809

Secretary

Tyler Irwin - CBO:  705-389-2466 X26

Council Representative

Councillor Joe Lamb

Application For A Committee Of Adjustment Minor Variance

A Minor Variance is an allowance Council may award to Building and set back requirements (i.e., you want to build closer to the Lot Line than required).

A Minor Variance is a procedure under the Planning Act that requires notification to surrounding Property owners and a Public Meeting. The process takes from 30 to 45 days.  Any Property owner can apply, and the Municipal Staff will help you complete the document or advise you about the need for a Variance.

The application fee is $1500.00. You can download the Application for Minor Variance PDF format or pick-up a form at the Municipal Office.

There is no legal registration needed for this transaction.  A copy of the decision is filed in the Property file and Building file, and becomes a permanent change to the requirements for the Property.

2206 Hwy 124 Dunchurch, Ontario  P0A 1G0

Telephone / Fax: 705-389-3311
Email: whitestonelibrary@vianet.ca

Mission Statement:

The Whitestone-Hagerman Memorial Public Library is dedicated to offering a full range of materials, programs and services that advance the personal growth, life-long learning, and recreational interests of its community.  For more information including hours of operation and contact information, please visit the library website.

Council Representative

  • Councillor Joe Lamb

Board Members

  • Peggi Woehl (Chair)
  • Barb Boulter
  • Gayle Caldwell
  • Carol Gorrie
  • Gayle Harris
  • Cathy Lamb
  • Sheila Wesley

Staff

  • Eva Fincham (Interim CEO)
  • Michelle Stiles

Committee Members

Rebecca Green, Chair & Walk Fit Representative

Deborah Comrie-Taylor, Secretary

Jan Hill 

Louise Ford 

Council Representatives

Councillor George Comrie

A photo of the Maple Island Community Centre from the front of the building.Only 9 Minutes North Of Dunchurch On Highway 520, The Maple Island Thrift Shop is open 10:00 am to 2:00 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during July & August.  From April to October, we are open 10:00 am to 2:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday. 

We have bargain basement brices, and donations are greatly appreciated.

Please note that the Thrift Shop has expanded to include both floors to serve you better!

Maple Thrift Shop Brochure

Committee Members

  • Peggi Woehl, Chair:  705-389-1375
  • Elizabeth Hamilton, Secretary / Recorder:  705-389-2207
  • Bernice Beaty
  • Yvonne Burgess
  • Deanne Campbell
  • Colleen Clelland
  • Fay Clelland
  • Charmaine Craig
  • Marla Green
  • Sue Hicks-Green
  • Shirley Hamilton
  • Diane Hill
  • Julie Hozian
  • Carol Jackson
  • Sue Kime
  • Betty Lawrence
  • Ellen McGowan
  • Susan Musgrave
  • Shiela Stilles
  • Juliette Terry
  • Carole Zebrauskas

Students

  • Brianne Watson-Dadswell
  • Julie Stiles
  • Summer Stiles

Council Representatives

Councillor Joe Lamb

Maple Island Thrift Shop Committee - Volunteer Application

Terms Of Reference

The Committee will maintain and promote the walking trails in Whitestone. In the maintenance agreement with the MNR it does allow staff to do work on the trails but the main effort for trail maintenance (i.e. small brush removal, flagging, board walk repairs, and leaf blowing etc) will be done by the committee’s volunteers.

The Whitestone Environmental Stewardship Committee was created spring of 2021. 

 It meets the Municipality's objectives outlined in our Strategic Plan action items 4.1 outreach to conservation associations, 4.2  enhance lake and watershed planning and management, and 4.3 monitor and promote water quality. 

The Committee will address environmental concerns within the Municipality of Whitestone as brought forward by Council and ratepayers.  It will coordinate and bring together our various Lake Associations, Conservation Associations and public members to utilize information and resources in a complimentary manner. 

When like-minded individuals work with common goals and priorities, a greater number of environmental issues will be at the forefront of Council's work.  Some of the key duties and responsibilities of the committee include advocating and communicating to the community on environmental issues, making recommendations to Council on conservation initiatives, developing environmental stewardship plans, and creating a common list of issues, objectives and priorities among our entire community. 

 Whitestone Environmental Stewardship Committee Terms of Reference


The Whitestone Environmental Stewardship Committee: 

Property Owner Associations

Gooseneck Lake Property Owners Association:  Scott Nash

Lorimer Lake Cottagers’ Association:  Brad Parkes

Harris Lake and South Magnetawan Cottagers Association:  Patricia Moleirinho

Wah-Wash-Kesh Conservation Association:  Lynn Brennan

Whitestone Conservation Association:  Dennis Morrison

 Members of the public:

Ian Crawford

Rob Morrison

Juliette Terry

David West

Anne Wright

 Members of Whitestone Council:

Councillor Beth Gorham-Matthews

Councillor Joe McEwen

Whitestone Environmental Stewardship Committee

The Whitestone Environmental Stewardship Committee was created spring of 2021. 

The intent of the Committee meets the Municipality's objectives as outlined in our Strategic Plan action items 4.1 outreach to conservation associations, 4.2  enhance lake and watershed planning and management, and 4.3 monitor and promote water quality.  Municipality of Whitestone Strategic Plan

The Committee will address environmental concerns within the Municipality of Whitestone as brought forward by Council and ratepayers.  It will coordinate and bring together our various Lake Associations, Conservation Associations and public members to utilize information and resources in a complimentary manner. 

When like-minded individuals work with common goals and priorities, a greater number of environmental issues will be at the forefront of Council's work.  Some of the key duties and responsibilities of the committee include advocating and communicating to the community on environmental issues, making recommendations to Council on conservation initiatives, developing environmental stewardship plans, and creating a common list of issues, objectives and priorities among our entire community. 

 Whitestone Environmental Stewardship Committee Terms of Reference


Committee Members: 

Representing Property Owner Associations

  • Gooseneck Lake Property Owners Association:  Scott Nash
  • Harris Lake and South Magnetawan Cottagers Association:  Patricia Moleirinho
  • Lorimer Lake Cottagers’ Association:  Brad Parkes
  • Wah-Wash-Kesh Conservation Association:  Lynn Brennan
  • Whitestone Conservation Association:  Dennis Morrison

 Members of the public:

  • Ian Crawford
  • Rob Morrison
  • Juliette Terry
  • David West
  • Anne Wright

 Members of Whitestone Council:

  • Councillor Beth Gorham-Matthews (Committee Chairperson)
  • Councillor Joe McEwen