The Brandon Municipal Heritage Committee (BMHC)
The Brandon Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee was established in August, 1987 by Municipal Heritage By-law No. 5521, for the purpose of considering applications and making recommendations to City Council respecting the designation of heritage sites as municipal heritage sites, and the demolition, alteration or renovation of those sites. In the years since this committee was established, the heritage conservation movement at the local level has evolved and heritage objectives have changed. In May of 2001, The Brandon Heritage Conservation By-law No. 6644 was enacted to replace the existing by-law. The new by-law expands the mandate of the Brandon Municipal Heritage Committee to include: the promotion of public awareness and appreciation of heritage resources; the development of civic policies and programs that will conserve and enhance Brandon’s heritage sites; the development of incentive programs for heritage conservation; recognition of heritage sites and outstanding contributions to heritage conservation and tourism; and the provision of technical and professional advice to the local community.
Membership on the BMHC is comprised of two members of City Council, representatives from the various heritage stakeholder groups in the City, two members who are local building and/or landscape architects (currently in practice or retired), and citizen representatives of the City-at-large. Technical and administrative support to the Committee is also provided by Building Inspection of the Brandon and Area Planning District, the Fire Prevention Office and the City’s Heritage Resources Officer.
The current role of the Brandon Municipal Heritage Committee includes:
- the maintenance of an inventory of structures that have potential architectural and/or historical significance;
- the regulation of alternations and additions to designated structures through the heritage permit process;
- the maintenance of a registry of municipally designated structures;
- the assessment and evaluation of heritage structures and makes recommendations about designation to City Council; and
- public education and outreach through the dissemination of information and ongoing communication with owners of heritage properties, contractors, realtors and the general public.
To maintain community commitment in the City of Brandon to the preservation and presentation of heritage resources and to provide opportunities for public awareness, education and participation in heritage conservation.
Brandon Municipal Heritage Committee Members (2009)
Councillor Corey Roberts - Chairperson
Councillor Jeff Harwood
Mr. Shawn Cameron - Brandon Downtown Development Corporation Representative
Mr. Derek Ford - Assiniboine Community College Representative
Mr. Greg Hutsal - Citizen Representative
Mr. Daniel Olsen - Brandon University Representative
Mrs. Eleanor McCallum - Realtor Representative
Mr. Garry Miller - Citizen Representative
Mr. Reg Hildebrand - Citizen Representative
Mrs. Marcie Bomford - Citizen Representative
Mr. Dave Hughes - Citizen Representative
Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee
Ph: (204) 729-2236
Fax: (204) 729-0975
Inspector Brad MacKay - Brandon Fire Department
Heather Ewasiuk - Deputy City Clerk
Greg Merke - Senior Building Inspector
Ryan Nickel - Acting Senior Planner
City of Brandon - City Clerk’s Office
410 - 9th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A2
Ph: (204) 729-2296
Fax: (204) 729-0975
Heritage Organizations Advocacy
Advocacy Action / Heritage Canada Foundation
Heritage Canada – Heritage Services
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