Andrew Dowie Ward 1 Tecumseh

December 12th Meeting

This week, Council begins at 6:30pm with a Public Meeting.  The agenda can be found here.

The Public Meeting will consider whether to extend a previous approval for a temporary Garden Suite located at 7035 10th Concession Road.  This is a temporary building that has been exceptionally permitted for a fixed period of time.  The applicant is looking to extend this permission for three more years.

At 7pm, regular business begins.  The agenda can be found here.

Delegations include:

  • Local Government Week Poetry and Mascot Contest Winner Presentations
  • Ricardo Tonial Retirement from O.P.P. and 30 years of service
  • Tecumseh Soccer Representative Steve Grigorakis, requesting the removal of the Green Acres Park hill and pledging a financial commitment to the multi-use sports facility.

Communications for information include:

  • Town of Lakeshore Re: Notice of Public Hearing.  A severance proposal has been put forward for the Tecumseh Golf property wherein the rear of the property (driving range) would be severed from the front building.
  • Ontario Municipal Board Re: Decision regarding the appeal of the By-law to change the Town’s Ward Boundaries.  The Ontario Municipal Board affirmed Council's decision regarding the redrawing of our ward boundaries.
  • Ontario Energy Board Re: Notice of Application for Rate Setting Framework.  With the merger of Enbridge and Union Gas, the companies are seeking to amalgamate their regulatory framework from the Ontario Energy Board.  Comments are being solicited.

Administration is recommending support for the Essex County Federation of Agriculture Re: Tax Changes proposed by the Federal Liberal government.  Administration recommends that the request of the Essex County Federation of Agriculture to write to the Minister of Finance and to continue to pressure the government to honour its campaign promises and focus on real tax fairness, be supported.

REPORTS

Corporate Services & Clerk

1. Director Corporate Services & Clerk Report No 42-17 Re: Closed Meeting Investigator Appointment 2018.  Administration is recommending that Local Authority Services continue to supply the Town of Tecumseh with this service.

2. Director Corporate Services & Clerk Report No 49-17 Re: 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections, Nominations and Third Party Advertisers.  This report details all election requirements and regulations that will take place for participants in the 2018 municipal election.

Financial Services

1. Director Financial Services & Treasurer Report No 18-17 Re: Administrative Fees & Charges 2018.  Council is being asked to approve the schedule of fees for 2018.  Fees are proposed to be raised at the rate of inflation, although rentals will continue to be at a market rate and marriage licencing services will be new fees.

Fire & Rescue Services

1. Director of Fire Services & Fire Chief Report No 09-17 Re: 2018 Fire Five (5) Year Capital Projects Plan.  The Fire Department is requesting approval for the following equipment purchases through the Fire Equipment Lifecycle Reserve for 2018:

  • 4 Swiss Phone pagers $ 3,000
  • 5 firefighter helmets $ 2,100
  • 4 pair leather boots $ 2,100
  • 5 sets of firefighter bunker gear $ 13,000

Similar equipment purchases are proposed for the next 5 years, together with new Vehicle Extraction Equipment in the amount of $35,000.

Parks & Recreation Services

1. Manager Parks and Horticulture Report No 25-17 Re:Parks Five (5) Year Capital Projects.  It is recommended that the following projects be funded in 2018:

  • Lakewood North Board Replacement $ 25,000
  • Various - Park Bench Replacement and Installation  $ 15,000
  • Sports Fields Top Dressing Overseeding $ 15,000
  • Basketball Post Replacement - various parks $ 10,000
  • In Ground Garbage Containers $ 40,000
  • Install Manufactured Wood Chips under Play Sets $ 15,000
  • Annual Project Allocations $ 10,000
  • Splash Pad - St. Mary's Park $ 200,000
  • Carling Backstop Replacement $ 15,000
  • St. Mary's Park - Bleachers for Ball Diamond $ 4,000
  • Weston Park Basketball Court Replacement $ 15,000
  • Drainage Improvements Little River & Weston Park $ 20,000
  • Electronic Washroom Doors - McAuliffe Park $ 6,000
  • Fence Replacement - Parks Maintenance Yard $ 12,000
  • Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan  $ 60,000
  • Lakewood North - Historical Storyboard Installation  $ 10,000
  • Park Sign Replacements - various parks  $ 15,000

Projects would be funded through Splash Pad fund raising ($ 25,000) and the Parks Development Lifecycle Reserve $ 462,000

Tree Planting in the amount of $ 40,000 is also proposed.  The report features further investments in the 5 year period.

2. Manager Town Facilities Report No 26-17 Re: Arena and Pool 5 Year Capital Plan.  It is recommended that the following projects be funded in 2018:

Arena

  • 1 Hot Water Pre-Heater (De-Super Heater) $ 58,000
  • 2 Building Environment Control System $ 45,000
  • 3 Horwood Room HVAC Replacement $ 14,000
  • 4 Front Entrance Lobby Wall Repairs $ 30,000
  • 5 Back Dressing Room HVAC Replacement $ 45,000
  • 6 1/2 Ice Rink Removable Board System $ 16,000
  • 7 Ammonia Detection System $ 4,000
  • 8 Sportsplex Study $ 44,800
  • 9 Sportsplex Architect & Detailed Design $ 400,000

Projects would be funded through the Lifecycle reserves and the Sportsplex funds would come from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve.

Pool

  • Tankless Water Heater for Showers $ 6,500
  • High Pressure Wash & Paint Lap Pool $ 25,000

Projects would be funded from the Pool Lifecycle Reserve.

3. Manager Town Facilities Report No 27-17 Re: Building Five (5) Year Capital Plan.  It is recommended that the following projects be funded in 2018:

  • Water Building Windows $ 6,500
  • Fire Hall #2 Emergency Generator $ 50,000
  • Fire Hall #2 Garage Doors $ 30,000
  • Electronic Door Locks for Out Buildings $ 6,000
  • Public Works Garage Upgrades $ 18,000
  • Cultural Resource Center Expansion Fire Hall # 2 $ 200,000

Projects would be funded from the Infrastructure Reserve ($150,000), Strategic Issues Reserve ($50,000) and the Buildings Lifecycle Reserve.

 

e. Planning & Building Services

1. Director Planning and Building Services Report No 34-17 Site Plan Control Agreement, Pangeo Holdings Inc. and Del Duca Industrial Park Ltd. Northeast Corner of North Talbot Road/8th Concession Road Intersection.  Administration is recommending adoption of a by-law and Site Plan Control Agreement, which establishes the terms and requirements related to the development of a 2.23 hectare portion of a 21.6 hectare land holding, located on the north-east corner of the North Talbot Road / 8th Concession intersection.  In essence, a portion of the Del Duca lands are proposed to be purchased by Pangeo immediately at the corner.

2. Manager Planning Services Report 35-17 Re: Site Plan Control Inspect X Inc. 5575 Roscon Industrial Drive. Administration is recommending approval of the Overall Site Plan Layout and Drainage, Grading and Pavement Plan which which depict a 891 square metre (9,600 square foot) industrial addition, along with associated on-site works on a 0.48 hectare (1.1 acre) property located on the west side of the Roscon Industrial Drive (5575 Roscon Industrial Drive).

3. Director Planning and Building Services Report No 36-17 Re: Site Plan Control, TRI-LIUNA Labourers’ Local 625 Training Centre 2155 Fasan Drive.  The TRI-LIUNA Labourers’ Local 625 Training Centre operates from the existing 826 square metre (8,900 square foot) building located on the subject property. Recently, the owner filed an application for site plan control amendment in order to facilitate a 386 square metre (4,160 square foot) addition to the eastern portion of the existing building. The addition will be located in an area that is currently paved and occupied by trailers used for storage purposes. These trailers will be removed as part of the proposed addition. In addition, associated on-site works such as revisions to the existing driveway access and parking areas are proposed.

4. Manager Building Services and Chief Building Official Report No 37-17 Re: 2017 Nine Month Permit Report.  Administration provides the statistical data with respect to building construction for the first nine months of the year. Construction value is down by $8,142,751 or 20 percent over last year. This is due in part to a decrease in new residential construction over the previous year.

5. Director Planning and Building Services Report No 38-17 Re: New Building By-law and Permit Fee Report.  Administration is recommending an adjustment to building permit fees as they have not changed since 2004, and the scheduling of a public meeting to discuss on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 6:30pm.

f. Public Works & Environmental Services

1. Drainage Superintendent Report No 51-17 Re: Request for Approval by Resolution for Drainage Apportionment Agreements.  Administration is recommending charges for recently severed properties for their share of various drainage charges required of the Drainage Reports that have been commissioned.

2. Manager Engineering Services Report 57-17 Re: 2018-2022 Public Works & Environmental Services Capital Works Plan

Road Projects

  • 1. Road Paving - Tar & Chip - $ 250,000
  • 2. Road Paving - Asphalting - $ 1,450,000
  • 3. Road Paving - Crack Sealing - $ 75,000
  • 4. Lesperance Road Bike Lane Pavement Markings - $ 110,000
  • 5. Tecumseh Rd/Lacasse Blvd Intersection Improvements - $ 40,000 
  • 6. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $ 609,790
  • 7. Rossi Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $ 1,075,000
  • 8. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $ 74,000

$ 3,683,790 is proposed to be withdrawn from the Roads Lifecycle Reserve to undertake these works.

Sidewalk Projects

1. Sidewalk Repair Program - Various Locations $ 69,000 funded from the Sidewalk Lifecycle Reserve.

New Infrastructure

  • 1. Riverside Drive Trail $ 782,000
  • 2. CR11: Hwy401 to NTR (CWATS Multi-Use Trail) $ 136,000

$ 918,000 will be funded from the Infrastructure Reserve

Bridge Projects

  • 1. Bridge & Culvert Needs Study (Spans >3m) - $  32,000 
  • 2. Culvert #35 - Rossi Drive - $ 36,000
  • 3. Bridge #1004 - Sullivan Creek at 12th Concession - $ 43,000 
  • 4. Bridge #1013 - Merrick Creek at 8th Concession - $ 43,000
  • 5. Bridge #1014 - Townline Road Drain at 6th Concession - $ 43,000

$ 197,000 is proposed to be withdrawn from the Bridge Lifecycle Reserve to undertake these works.

Water Projects

  • 1. Water & Wastewater Master Plan Update (previously funded)
  • 2. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design (previously funded)
  • 3. Mack Court Watermain Replacement $ 184,790
  • 4. Lacasse Park Watermain Replacement $ 255,190
  • 5. Tecumseh Road Watermain Abandonment $ 165,360
  • 6. Alden Crescent Watermain Replacement $ 154,120
  • 7. Hwy#3/Roscon Industrial Drive Watermain $ 155,430
  • 8. Rossi Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $ 35,000
  • 9. CR11 (North) Sanitary Sewer Extension (previously funded)
  • 10. Hwy#3/County Road 11 Watermain Replacement - $ 134,600
  • 11. Anode Protection Program (2018) - $ 375,000

The Watermain Reserve Fund is proposed to fund these works in the amount of $ 1,459,490.

Water Facility Projects

  • 1. SCADA Software/Server/Nodes Update (2018) - $ 73,500
  • 2. Water Meter Reading System Update (2018) - $ 15,000

The Water Facilities Reserve Fund is proposed to fund these works in the amount of $ 88,500.

Wastewater Projects

  • 1. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design (previously funded)
  • 2. Rossi Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $ 515,000
  • 3. CR11 (North) Sanitary Sewer Extension $ 75,000
  • 4. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation (I&I Removal) (previously funded)
  • 5. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $ 109,200

Wastewater Sewers Reserve Fund: $ 406,235 is proposed to fund these works, with remainder being obtained from recoveries.

Wastewater Facility Projects

  • 1. Pump Station Emergency Response Plan - $ 35,000
  • 2. SCADA Software/Server/Nodes Update (2018) - $ 26,250

The Wastewater Facilities Reserve Fund is proposed to fund these works in the amount of $ 61,250.

Stormwater Projects

  • 1. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $ 27,410 
  • 2. Storm Drainage Master Plan (previously funded)
  • 3. Oldcastle Storrm Drainage Master Plan - $ 350,000
  • 4. Rossi Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $ 440,800
  • 5. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension - $ 4,200
  • 6. Lesperance Road Storm PS - Repairs - $ 100,000
  • 7. Pump Station Emergency Response Plan - $ 35,000
  • 8. SCADA Software/Server/Nodes Update (2018) - $ 5,250
  • The Storm Sewer Lifecycle Reserve is proposed to fund these works in the amount of $ 732,660

3. DWQMS Representative Report No 58-17 Re: Drinking Water Quality Management Standard, Internal Audit and External Audit, Corrective Action Reports 2017.  Administration has determined following a program audit conducted both internally and externally that there were no non-conformances (NC) within the Operational Plan required by legislation, but that revisions to the emergency plan could be organized for updates more effectively using appendices.

4. Manager Water & Wastewater Report No 59-17 Re: 2018 Water & Wastewater Rates By-Law.  Wastewater rates are proposed to be as follows:

  • a) metered water consumption charge with usage under 10,200 cubic meters per month at $1.1547 per cubic meter
  • b) metered water consumption charge with usage over 10,200 cubic meters per month at $0.8347 per cubic meter
  • c) metered wastewater collection and treatment charges at $1.2095 per cubic meter
  • d) wastewater collection and treatment charges for Bonduelle North America at $0.8063 per cubic meter
  • e) fixed charge for water and wastewater service connections for respective metre sizes at:
    • 5/8” & ¾” $14.19
    • 1” $24.61 1.5” $48.31
    • 2” $71.97 3” $120.84 4”
    • $195.05 6”
    • $346.86 257  
  • f) flat rate water un-metered consumption charge at $45.94 per month;
  • g) flat rate un-metered wastewater collection and treatment charge at $47.45 per month;
  • h) meter connection charge at $520.00 per meter;
  • i) meter reconnection charge at $87.00 per meter; 
  • j) hydrant rental at $87.00 per day;
  • k) Oasis Water Filling Station at $2.05 per cubic meter; and
  • l) Miscellaneous charge at $15.00

For information on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at (226) 773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

 

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