Andrew Dowie Ward 1 Tecumseh

February 28th Meeting

Council begins at 6pm with a meeting to receive feedback regarding the use of Shipping Containers within Town limits.  The full packet can be found here.

Administration is recommending prohibiting permanent shipping container use in residential and commercial areas, but would allow for industrial storage use as follows:

  1. Shall only be permitted as accessory structures in industrial zones
  2. Shall not be used for human habitation, office use, display, advertising, screening or fencing;
  3. Shall only be located in the side yard or rear yard provided it:
    1. is screened from view from the street and abutting properties zoned other than industrial;
    2. complies with the lot coverage and accessory buildings and structures setback requirements of the zone;
    3. is not located in any required parking areas or landscaped buffer;
    4. shall be included in the calculation of lot coverage;
    5. shall not exceed a height of 3.0 metres and a length of 12.0 metres and shall not be stacked one on top of the other;
    6. the maximum number of shipping containers for accessory storage purposes on any property shall be limited to two unless the shipping containers are used in the transportation of goods and materials in which case no maximum shall apply;
    7. shall comply with the requirements of the Ontario Building Code.

Regular business begins at 7pm.  The meeting packet can be found here.

Delegations are:

 

  1. Western Secondary School, Matt Sanders, Vice Principal and Dawn Garvey, Cooperative Education Teacher Re: Outstanding Commitment to Western’s Coop Program
  2. Essex Power Corp, Joe Barile, General Manager Re: Youth in Community Fund
  3. 2017 Proposed BIA Budget Candice Dennis, Chair, Tony Nehme, Vice Chair and Paula Rorai, Coordinator
  4. Dartis Willis, President & CEO Re: Windsor Express

 

COMMUNICATIONS FOR INFORMATION

a. Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Re: Opioid Addiction and Overdose.  The Windsor-Essex County Board of Health supports the recommendation from the Middlesex-London Health Unit to better inform Canadians about the risks of opioids, improve prescribing practices, reduce easy access to unnecessary opioids, support better treatment options, and improve the national evidence base.

COMMUNICATIONS ACTION REQUIRED

a. Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Re: Smoke-Free Ontario Amendment Act, 2016.  Administration is recommending that for Marijuana Controls under Bill 178 THAT The Tecumseh Council support the position of the Windsor-Essex County Board of Health and Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit recommending the enactment of the Smoke-free Ontario Amendment Act which received Royal Assent on June 9, 2016, as well as their suggestion to include medicinal and recreational marijuana as a prescribed substance within the regulations.  

b. Ontario Invasive Plant Council & Essex Region Conservation Authority, Re: Invasive Plant Management Workshop THAT the Mayor and Members of Council be authorized to attend the Creating an Invasive Plant Management Strategy in Essex, Thursday, March 9, 2017, in accordance with the Town’s Travel and Professional Development Policies.  Administration is recommending that Council be authorized to attend this session.

c. City of Hamilton, Re: Request for Legislation to Establish Updated Guidelines for Ward Boundary Reviews and to Create an Independent Body to Conduct those Reviews.  Administration is recommending that the resolution of Hamilton City Council requesting the Province to develop legislation to establish updated guidelines for ward boundary reviews and to create an independent body to conduct the reviews, taking into consideration the principle of effective representation and having sensitivity to the relevant interest of Ontario’s rural and urban communities, be supported.

COMMITTEE MINUTES

a. Youth Advisory Committee February 13, 2017.  The Committee discussed its 2017 plans including hosting a job fair, hosting a mock Council meeting, setting up a Corn Festival booth and a sponsored skate at Tecumseh Arena.

b. Heritage Committee February 13, 2017.  The Committee made progress with respect to the Heritage Property listing and is developing ideas for Heritage Week in 2018.

c. Cultural & Arts Advisory Committee February 13, 2017.  The Committee spoke regarding the l'Essor-Tecumseh Arts Centre signage and participation in the Ontario 150 Mosaic project.

REPORTS

a. Fire & Rescue Services

1. Director Fire Services & Fire Chief, Report No. 03/17 Re: Tecumseh Fire Services Lock Box Program Fee.  Administration is proposing that the Tecumseh Fire Services Lock Box Program (where spare keys are affixed to a locked box outside of the facility) be increased to $225.00 (taxes included), per Lock Box, given that the cost to acquire the box and install the box now exceeds the cost of the fee.

b. Parks & Recreation Services

1. Manager Recreation Programs & Events, Report No. 01/17 Re: Essex Power Youth In Community Fund.  Essex Power is supplying $10,000 to the Town of Tecumseh for youth programming delivered by the Town.

c. Planning & Building Services

1. Manager Planning Services, Report No. 05/17 Re: Site Plan Control, 1808250 Ontario Limited - C/O Rosati Construction, 5515 Roscon Industrial Drive.  Council is being asked to consider approving an addition to an industrial building at 5515 Roscon Industria Drive.

2. Manager Planning Services, Report No. 06/17 Re: Site Plan Control, Beach Grove Golf Club, 14134 Riverside Drive.  Council is being asked to approve the demolition and replacement of the Pool House, as well as paving of the gravelled parking area, at Beach Grove.

d. Public Works & Environmental Services

1. Manager Water & Wastewater, Report No. 10/17 Re: Drinking Water Quality Management System Operational Plan Version 7.  Provincial law requires that our drinking water operational plans be updated in accordance with present day regulations.  The updated plan is presented for Council approval.

2. Drainage Superintendent, Report No. 11/17 Re: West Branch Delisle Drain - Tribunal Decision.  It is recommended that Council adopt an amended Drainage Report and specifications for the West Branch Delisle Drain as prepared by Mr. Gerald Rood, P.Eng., of Rood Engineering Inc., dated April 28, 2016.  There was an appeal to the original fee schedule that questioned the distribution of costs between newly severed properties subsequent to the original apportionment of costs and that appeal was sustained.  

3. Manager, Engineering Services, Report No. 12/17 Re: 8th Concession Road Trunk Sanitary & Watermain, Phase 1 Tender Award.  Administration is recommending that the tender for the 8th Concession Road Trunk Sanitary & Watermain, Phase 1 project in the amount of $3,418,000 excluding HST be awarded to Coco Paving Inc.   Because the project is under budget, the surplus is proposed to be allocated to the Road Lifecycle Reserve – increase from $1,382,440 to $1,413,413, the Watermain Reserve Fund – decrease from $1,093,315 to $1,002,982, Wastewater Sewers Reserve Fund – decrease from $2,246,650 to $1,549,615, and Bridge Lifecycle Reserve – increase from $0 to $98,442

4. Manager Water & Wastewater, Report No. 13/17 195 - 222 Re: Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Inspection Report, Tecumseh Distribution System.  Administration advises that the Ministry has inspected and approved Tecumseh's Water Distribution System.

 

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

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