Andrew Dowie Ward 1 Tecumseh

July 14th Meeting

Council meetings begin at 6pm with two Court of Revision meetings:

6pm:  Assessment of costs to affected property owners for Drainage Works - South Talbot and Holden Outlet Drain  (Packet here:  http://town.tecumseh.on.ca/amserver/Court%20of%20Revision/2015-07/14-18-00/Packet.pdf)

6:30pm: Assessment of costs to affected property owners for Drainage Works - Moynihan Drain (Packet here:  http://town.tecumseh.on.ca/amserver/Court%20of%20Revision/2015-07/14-18-30/Packet.pdf)

7pm:  Regular business begins.  (Packet here:  http://town.tecumseh.on.ca/amserver/Regular%20Council%20Meeting/2015-07/14-19-00/Packet.pdf)

DELEGATIONS

  • A. Adam McClounie Re: Bike Lanes
  • B. Rick Gelinas Re: Cancellation of Leaf Collection Program
  • C. Diane Tope-Ryan Re: Cancellation of Leaf Collection Program
  • D. Gregory Peck Re: Cancellation of Leaf Collection Program

COMMUNICATIONS

A. Town of Amherstburg, June 19, 2015 Re: Funding Formula for Ontario's Rural Schools.  The Town of Amherstburg has supported a motion by the Town of Essex to ask the Association of Municipalities of Ontario to petition for a review of the rural school funding formula.

B. Town of New Tecumseth, June 26, 2015 Re: Motion - Electricity Rates.  The Town of New Tecumseth has advised of its support for a reduction in the farm and industrial electricity rates.

C. Places to Grow, July 6, 2015 Re: Implementing Growth Plan Population and Employment Forecasts.  The Province of Ontario has released a backgrounder with respect to growth.  Details can be found at www.placestogrow.ca

D. City of Windsor, June 19, 2015 Re: Notice of Public Meeting, OPA Re: Heritage Resources, Land Conservation and Implementation of Urban Design Guidelines City of Windsor.  Windsor has advised that it is hosting a public meeting detailing an Official Plan Amendment on the above-noted changes to its Official Plan.  As of the writing of this, there are no written reports published for reference.

COMMITTEE MINUTES

  • A. Police Services Board - June 11, 2015
  • B. Heritage Committee - June 15, 2015.  Of note is that there will be a plaque unveiling at the Banwell Road Black Cemetery on September 25th at 1:30 pm at McAuliffe Park
  • C. Cultural and Arts Advisory Committee - June 15, 2015.  The committee has authorized a $250 donation to the event to be held October 23 – 25, 2015 and has asked Council to match.  Administration is recommending a total $300 commitment to this event.
  • E. City of Windsor, June 4, 2015 Re: Court of Revision, 10th Concession Drain.  This meeting was held to assess Drainage Act charges to benefiting property owners.

REPORTS

A. Director Fire Services/Fire Chief, July 6, 2015, Report No. 03/15 Re: Fire Chief's First Half 2015 Fire Rescue Services Update.  Chief Pitre provides a summary of department activities, including outreach initiatives, inspections and calls, over the first half of 2015.

B. Manager Planning Services/Senior Planner, July 7, 2015, Report No. 16/15 Re: Petro Canada Key Lock Facility, 4406 County Road 46, Site Plan Control Agreement.  Administration is recommending approval of an addition to the existing Petro-Canada Key Lock Facility to include a retail store and showers at the rear/far north of the property.  

C. Manager Planning Services/Senior Planner, July 7, 2015, Report No. 19/15 Re: Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Valente Construction Ltd.), Proposed Four-Unit Townhouse Dwelling - 12258 Oliver Drive.  Administration is recommending the scheduling of a Public Meeting for August 11, 2015 at 6pm to discuss the construction of a townhouse development at this address and demolition of the existing building.

D. Development Coordinator, July 6, 2015, Report No. 18/15 Re: Valente - Candlewood Development (Gadomski - Phase IV), Assumption of Services.  Administration recommends assuming the roads, sewers and infrastructure maintenance from the developer as they have been determined to have been completed to Town standards.

E. Drainage Superintendent, June 25, 2015, Report No. 38/15 Re: Tender Award - Dickson Drain 38-15.  Administration is recommending that a tender be awarded in the amount of $81,373.50 excluding HST to Murray Mills Excavating & Trucking to perform works related to drain improvement of the Dickson Drain.

F. Drainage Superintendent, June 24, 2015, Report No. 39/15 Re: Request for Repair and Improvements to a Municipal Drain, Appointment of Drainage Engineer - Pike Creek Drain.  Administration is recommending appointing a Drainage Engineer to determine necessary works under the Drainage Act for the Pike Creek Drain.

G. Manager Roads and Fleet, July 2, 2015, Report No. 42/15 Re: Stop Sign Policy Update 42-15 PW Stop Sign Policy Update 070915.  Administration recommends implementing housekeeping changes with respect to the Stop Sign Policy.

H. Director Parks and Recreation Services and Director Public Works and Environmental Services, June 25, 2015, Report No. 22/15 Re: Lakewood Park - Hayes Avenue Parking Lot & Pathway Extension.  Administration is recommending the expenditure of $119,000 to complete the construction of a Parking Lot on the new Hayes Avenue (St. Thomas St. extension) and a pathway extension from this lot extending to the existing path on Manning Road.

I.  Rezoning - 12346 Arbour Street for a Duplex Dwelling.  Council is being asked to approve the request for rezoning to allow the existing home to exist as a Duplex.

 

For further information on these or other matters, I invite you to reach me at 226-773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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