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Drainage Board

Drainage Board

The lay members act as a Drainage Board to "facilitate" the carrying out of procedures under the Drainage Act. The Board considers all drainage matters inclusive of the Meeting to Consider and Court of Revision.

The Board's mandate is as follows:

  1. Conduct a meeting to consider the preliminary and/or final report in accordance with Sections 10(2) and 42 of the Drainage Act and decide on adoption of the report.

  2. Sit as a Court of Revision (3 members) as defined in Section 97 of the Drainage Act to hear appeals on assessments as outlined in Sections 52 to 56 of the Drainage Act and make final decisions as a Court.

  3. Hear all resident complaints respecting drainage matters.

  4. Assist administration in creation/revision of drainage policies and procedures for the consideration and approval of Council.

  5. The Board may recommend to Council the expulsion of a member for reasons as listed, but not limited to, a member in contravention of the Municipal Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Provincial Offences Act, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act; disrupting the work of the Board or other legal issues.


  • Bob Bezaire - Committee Chair
  • Allan Major - Committee Vice Chair
  • Brad Laramie
  • Bob Pillon
  • Anthony Campigotto

Nicole Humber - Recording Secretary
Shane McVitty - Staff Liaison

Contact the Staff Liaison

Email: Shane McVitty, Drainage Superintendent / Engineering Coordinator
Phone: 519-736-3664 ext. 2318
Fax: 519-736-7080

If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, please check our Committee Vacancies page for current openings.

Next Meeting Date and Agenda:

Drainage Board Meeting - July 6, 2021

Meeting schedule

The Drainage Board meets on a monthly basis. Please keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming meetings.

The Committee's terms for reference, meeting agendas and minutes are also available for viewing.

Speak at a Drainage Board Meeting

Due to physical distance restrictions during the COVID-19 Declared Emergency (declared by the Province of Ontario and the Town of Amherstburg under the provisions of Section 7.0.1 and Section 4(1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.E.9), the Town of Amherstburg Council and its committees are holding electronic meetings. Any person, who wishes to make representations may do so either in writing, or electronically via the internet or telephone, and is required to register as a delegate using the links below.

Online Fillable Delegation Registration Form (Done directly through the website)

Upon completion of the online delegation registration form, you will receive an automated email response that will provide registration instructions that can be used to gain access to the specified electronic Drainage Board meeting.

Delegation Registration Form (Fill, print, sign, deliver – in person or email)

If you have comments regarding  a drainage report, but are unable to participate in the electronic Drainage Board meeting, they may be forwarded in writing either by mail or in person to Shane McVitty, Drainage Superintendent & Engineering Coordinator at the Public Works Department, 512 Sandwich St S, Amherstburg, ON  N9V 3R2.  Comments delivered in person can be placed in the drop box beside the front door at the Public Works Department.  Comments can also be emailed by 12:00 p.m. the day prior to the meeting to All public comments received prior to the meeting will be read aloud at the beginning of the relevant application.