Andrew Dowie Ward 1 Tecumseh

February 16th Meeting

Our regular business will begin at 7pm

A. Dillon Consulting Limited, January 27, 2016 - Re: Notice of Completion, Oldcastle Industrial Park Area Sanitary Sewer Easements for Connections to the 8th Concession Trunk Sanitary Sewer in the Town of Tecumseh, Class Environmental Assessment.  The Environmental Assessment for establishing a new Trunk Sanitary Sewer connecting the Oldcastle Area to sanitary sewer service has now been completed and is being recommended for a 30 day review.

B. Dillon Consulting Limited, January 26, 2016 - Re: Transportation Master Plan, Notice of Commencement of Study Update.  The Tecumseh Transportation Master Plan was initiated in 2008 but was never completed; it is now proposed to complete the study with updated information.  This provides notice to the public that the update will proceed.

C. The Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands - Re: Request for Increase in Funding to Long Term Care Facilities.  The Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands is requesting an increase in funding for Long-Term Care Facilities (such as Sun Parlour Home) of the Province of Ontario and is asking for support.

D. Ontario Energy Board Notice - Re: Notice of Generic Proceeding.  Union Gas has applied to extend service to rural and remote communities, to be initially paid for by existing network users and paid back over time.  The Ontario Energy Board wishes to have public meetings regarding this policy as a whole.  If you would like to intervene, you can apply to the OEB prior to February 22nd.

COMMUNICATIONS ACTION REQUIRED
A. St. Clair College Re: 24th Annual Alumni of Distinction Awards.  Tony Haddad, CAO of the Town of Tecumseh, is receiving an Alumni of Distinction Award from St Clair College.  Council will consider granting permission for Town representatives to attend the Alumni of Distinction Awards on Friday, April 1, 2016, at a cost of $60 per person.

X. COMMITTEE MINUTES
A. Cultural & Arts Advisory Committee - January 18, 2016
B. Heritage Committee - January 18, 2016
C. Police Services Board - January 25, 2016.  Of note is that it was determined that police clearances costs are significantly more than the OPP Schedule of Fees and that a recommendation will be made to align fees in the near future.

REPORTS
Corporate Services & Clerks
A. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, January 27, 2016, Report No. 02/16 - Re: 2015 Open and Closed Council Meetings.  Council's record for 2015 is consistent with that of past years.

B. Director Financial Services & Treasurer, December 23, 2016, Report 01/16 - Re: Policy #87, - Investment Policy.  This is a review of the municipal Investment Policy wherein municipal funds are invested in private and regulated markets.

C. Deputy Treasurer & Tax Collector, January 25, 2016, Report No. 02/16 - Re: Taxes Receivable - December 2015.  Tax receivable as a percentage of tax levies decreased to 5.7% at December 2015 which is a tremendous improvement from past years and is consistent with Southwestern Ontario municipalities.

D. Director Financial Services & Treasurer, January 18, 2016, Report No. 03/16 - Re: 2015 Water Financial Plan No. 040-301.  Council is being asked to approve the 2015 Water Financial Plan which demonstrates that the program to maintain the water system is sustainable.

E. Deputy Treasurer & Tax Collector, February 9, 2016, Report No. 06/16 - Re: Electricity Costs and Global Adjustment 04-16.    Electricity cost is a significant expenditure item within the Town’s operating budget, expected to account for 3% of all expenditures in 2016.  Electricity costs are managed as best as possible through bulk purchasing.

F. Drainage Superintendent, January 19, 2016, Report No. 09/16 - Re: Request for Repair and Improvements to a Municipal Drain Appointment of Drainage Engineer – East Townline Drain.  Dillon Consulting is being recommended to act as Drainage Engineer for the repair and improvements to the East Townline Drain.

G. Drainage Superintendent, February 3, 2016, Report No. 11/16 - Re: South McPhee Drain - Tender Award 11-16.  Repairs to the South McPhee Drain are proposed to be awarded to Murray Mills Excavating & Trucking (Sarnia) Ltd., in the amount of $121,773.38 excluding HST.

H. Manager Recreation Programs & Events, January 11, 2016, Report No. 04/16 - Re: Optimist Club's Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks 2016.  It is recommended that the rental fees associated with the use of the Optimist Community Centre and Green Acres Park for the Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach’s 2016 Victoria Day Fireworks Display, at a cost of $150 be waived; and that the fees associated with the fireworks permit at a cost of $50 be waived, and that the Ontario Provincial Police schedule officers to walk through the park the evening of the fireworks display.

I. Manager Recreation Programs and Events, January 11, 2016, Report No. 06/16 - Re: Taste of Tecumseh Festival 2016
06-16.  It is being recommended that the Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach be authorized to sell, serve and consume alcoholic beverages at Lakewood Park from Friday, June 17, 2016 through to and including Saturday, June 18, 2016, subject to compliance with the provisions of the Town’s Municipal Alcohol Risk Management Policy 31 for the purposes of hosting the 2016 Taste of Tecumseh Festival; and that the Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach be granted an exemption from the Town’s Sign By-law starting May 1, 2016 to permit them to advertise the Taste of Tecumseh Festival in the following areas: BIA Parkette, Tecumseh Recreation Complex & Arena, Lakewood Park, Poisson Parkette, Lacasse Park, Chippewa Park and Green Acres Park, provided that the signs do not impede traffic site lines; and further that relief be granted from the Noise By-law No. 2002-07, to permit a 5pm-1am closure.

J. Director Parks & Recreation, February 8, 2016, Report No. 08/16 - Re: Tecumseh Soccer Club Sponsorship Banner Agreement. It is recommended that the Town execute a Sponsorship Banner Agreement (Agreement) for the right to install Sponsorship Banners on the Field Fence at the L’Essor Soccer Fields for a period of five (5) years commencing April 1, 2016 and ending on March 31, 2021.

K. Director Parks & Recreation, February 11, 2016, Report No. 09/16 - Re: Updates to Tecumseh Parks By-law 209-13.  Various housekeeping amendments are proposed for the use of Tecumseh Parks including skateboarding, closure times, permits and sponsorships.

Finally this evening will complete the By-law allowing parking enforcement at the Tecumseh Manning Medical Centre.

 

If you have any questions regarding these or other issues please contact me at (226) 773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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