The Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee is an independent group formed by local government to ensure a fair process that fully considers the economic, social, cultural and natural environmental impacts of the proposed landfill.
The Coordinating Committee was formed with the express purpose of overseeing and directing the work of a peer review team that will independently review the Southwestern Ontario Landfill Proposal's Environmental Assessment. Ultimately, the environmental assessment will be reviewed by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to determine whether or not the project can move ahead.
The Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee includes the heads of council and chief administrative officers of Zorra Township, the Town of Ingersoll, the Township of South-West Oxford and Oxford County. Peter Pickfield from law firm Garrod Pickfield LLP and Peer Review Team Manager Chris Haussmann are also part of the Committee.
The Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee first announced the Peer Review Team on February 7, 2013. The current list of review panel experts includes: