Andrew Dowie Ward 1 Tecumseh

July 26th Council Meeting

Council is beginning at 5pm this week.

The meetings begin with a Public Information Centre for the rezoning of a 19.9ha (49.1 acre) parcel of land on the north side of South Talbot Road and the 10th Concession. The request is for prohibit the construction of a new residential dwelling on the property (7258 South Talbot) as there is an existing home that is being severed off. Provincial policy does not allow for new home construction on agricultural lots. The packet can be found here https://tecumseh-pub.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=19

At 5:15pm we will host another Public Information Centre for the rezoning of a 1,000 square metre (10,764 square foot) property, the former St. Mark's Church Rectory, to allow for an addition to Lakeview Montessori School which will house an auditorium and gymnasium. Current zoning is Single Family Residential and the request is to zone as Commercial but with a site-specific designation not allowing any other type of use should it cease to be a school. One letter, from Sandra and Stephen Crouse, was received expressing concerns about traffic consideration and waste management. The full packet can be found here: https://tecumseh-pub.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=21

At 6pm the Court of Revision will sit to consider whether or not to assess the property owners identified by the Drainage Report for the West Branch of the Delisle Drain for the charges contained therein. One delegation, Mr. Charles McLean, has registered to speak. The full packet can be found here: https://tecumseh-pub.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=18

At 7pm the Regular Meeting of Council begins. The full packet can be found here: https://tecumseh-pub.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=23

Linda Proctor, Chair of the BIA Fall Into Health Day Fair and Paula Rorai, BIA Coordinator will be present to speak as delegations with respect to the proposed Fall Into Health Day Fair.

Communications to Council include:
a. College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario, July 11, 2016 Re: Call for Nominations for the 2017 College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario Council Award. The College wants to honour physicians whose performance in these roles is outstanding, recognizing that individual physicians will demonstrate more extensive expertise in some roles than in others.

  1. City of Windsor, July 07, 2016 Re: Excessive Idling of Vehicles Resolution. The City of Windsor is asking for a regional standard for the idling of vehicles of 3 minutes and therefore is requesting that Town Council adopt same. Administration is asking that the issue be referred to the Public Works & Environmental Services Department for review and recommendation.
  2. Westray Law Resolution, June 10, 2016. The United Steelworkers are asking for Council to endorse a resolution stating support for a campaign to urge the Attorney General and Labour Minister for Ontario to ensure that:
  • Crown attorneys are educated, trained and directed to apply legislative amendments enacted following the Westray Mine disaster;
  • Dedicated prosecutors are given the responsibility for health and safety fatalities;
  • Police are educated, trained and directed to apply the Westray amendments;
  • There is greater coordination among regulators, police and Crowns so that health and safety regulators are trained to reach out to police when there is a possibility that Westray amendment charges are warranted. 

Administration is recommending adoption of this resolution.

REPORTS

Director Corporate Services & Clerk, July 19, 2016, Report No. 21/16 82 - 85 Re: By-Election for the Office of Councillor Ward 2. The Clerk advises that for the Ward 2 By-Election, Nomination Day will likely be established as soon as Tuesday, August 30, 2016, and Election Day as Friday, October 15, 2016 by Internet and Telephone Voting.

Deputy Clerk, July 6, 3016, Report No. 20/16
Re: Cat Spay & Neuter Voucher Program and Cat Intake Program BiAnnual Update. The Deputy Clerk advises that of the initial 86 Feral Cat Vouchers, 73 have been issued and 13 vouchers are remaining. Nine (9) vouchers were made available for Low Income Owned Cats, however, none were issued. 34 vouchers are so far unused and will expire on August 13, 2016 at which time they will be made available to the public once again, as well as the 9 Low Income Vouchers should they not be solicited prior to September 1, 2016

Deputy Treasurer & Tax Collector, July 19, 2016, Report No. 12/16
Re: 2017 Business Plan & Budget Timetable. The Deputy Treasurer proposes to schedule budget deliberations as follows:

  • Council consultation September 13, 2016
  • Public engagement September 13 to September 30, 2016
  • Table proposed Business Plan & Budget November 8, 2016
  • Council deliberations TBD week of November 21, 2016
  • Council deliberations TBD week of November 28, 2016
  • Council consideration & adoption December 6, 2016

Manager Recreation Programs & Events, July 7, 2016, Report No. 21/16 Re: Tecumseh BIA's Fall Into Heath Day Event

Administration is recommending that the Fall Into Health event be granted relief from Noise By-law 2002-07, as amended, in order to permit the Tecumseh Business Improvement Area to operate loud speakers or sound amplifying equipment on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for background music and event announcements; and that the Tecumseh Business Improvement Area be granted an exemption from the Town’s Sign By-law starting August 29, 2016 to permit them to advertise the Fall Into Health Day event in consultation with the Parks Department and Planning Department

Manager Planning, July 19, 2016, Report No. 19/16 Re: Site Plan Control Approval, Briadco Tool and Mold, 5605 Roscon Industrial Drive

Administration is recommending that the Site Plans supplies for construction of a 725 square metre (7,800 square foot) industrial addition, along with associated on-site works, to an existing 2563 square metre (27,591 square foot) industrial building located on the west side of Roscon Industrial Drive (5605 Roscon Industrial Drive), be approved, subject to securities being deposited with the Town and that storm water retention calculations are approved by the Town.

Director Planning & Building Services, July 19, 2016 Report No. 20/16 Re: CIP Grant Program - Valente Development Corporation - Carmelita Court.  

Administration is recommending that $150,000 be reallocated from the New Lifecycle Issues Reserve to the Community Improvement Plan Reserve, and that the Carmelita Court development be issued a Development Charges Grant for a total amount of $80,003 toward the construction of three 3-unit residential dwellings and one 4-unit residential dwelling. These will be townhomes on the west side of the property.  Administration is recommending approval as there has been significant momentum with CIP projects this year, and funding would otherwise be exhausted.

Manager Planning, July 14, 2016, Report No. 21/16 Re: Plan of Condominium - Redline Revisions - Gridlock Solutions (Petretta) - 250 Manning.

Administration is recommending a technical survey approval with respect to allowing the 36 underground parking units to be sold to any resident of the condominium apartment building rather than assigning them to a specific dwelling unit, which is consistent with the process followed for the condominium apartment building constructed during Phase 1.

Manager Building Services & Chief Building Official and Manager Facilities, June 24, 2016, Report No. 22/16
Re: Building - Five (5) Year Capital Projects Report

Administration recommends the following upgrades for 2016:

a) Golden Age Community Centre - Roof Repair $ 81,000
b) Lacasse Park Baseball Building - Double Door Replacement $ 5,000
c) Lacasse Park Washroom - Entrance Replacement $ 5,000
d) Lakewood Park Former Pro Shop – Exterior Work $ 10,000
e) OPP Station – Roof Repair, Mechanical Unit Replacement & Interior Work $ 142,000
f) St Mary's Park Equipment Building – Building Replacement $ 20,000
g) Cada Library - Exterior Work $ 4,000
TOTAL $ 267,000

Administration also recommends the following work in future years be planned for:

2017 - $321,000
Cada Library - Remove and replace mechanical units. $ 40,000
Tecumseh Town Hall - Remove and replace flooring. $ 52,000
Fire Hall Number 1 - Remove and replace roof system. $ 83,000
Lacasse Park Grandstand - Condition assessment engineering study to confirm structural condition
$ 10,000
Lacasse Water Services Building - Remove and replace roof system. $136,000

2018 - $72,000
Lacasse Public Works Garage - Remove and replace roof system, mechanical units, flooring, interior painting and exterior work. - $72,000

2019 - $64,000
Green Acres Park Community Centre - Remove and replace flooring. $28,500
St. Mary’s Park Washroom/Shelter - Remove and replace roof system, interior painting and exterior work. $5,100
Golden Age Community Centre - Remove and replace flooring. $16,000
McCord Storage Barn - Remove and replace roof system. $14,400

2020 - $305,000
Tecumseh Town Hall - Remove and replace roof system, mechanical units, interior painting and exterior work. Heating/cooling units. Interior finish (painting, wallpaper etc.). $305,000

Manager Planning, July 21, 2016, Report No. 23/16 Re: Tecumseh New Official Plan, Parks and Open Space Discussion Paper, July 2016.

The Parks and Open Space Discussion Paper includes the following key recommendations:

  • Parks and open space polices need to be incorporated into the new Official Plan that provide a common and consistent policy approach Town-wide while having regard to more specific design issues as enunciated in a number of Secondary Plans;
  • Updated parkland dedication policies to be consistent with current Provincial Policy Statement policies and Planning Act requirements;
  • Incorporate appropriate parks and multi-use pathway policies from the Town’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan related to:
    • Parkland Provisioning Standards;
    • Cash-in-Lieu of Parkland;
    • Parkland Acquisition;
    • Parks Design; and
    • Trail Design and Connectivity;
  • Identify the future location of proposed parks and trails consistent with the various Secondary Plans and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan to ensure the long-term objectives with respect to the location and size of parks are met as well as ensuring the protection of the various corridors for the ultimate development of an appropriate trail network over time;
  • Incorporate design criteria policies (in the Urban Design Guidelines section) for parks, recreation facilities and trails.

Director Public Works & Environmental Services, July 8, 2016 Report No. 15/16 Re: LAS Sewer and Waterline Warranty Coverage for Residential Homeowners.

Administration is recommending that the Local Authorities Service (LAS) Sewer and Water Line Warranty Program offered to homeowners by Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC), be endorsed and that program availability be communicated. (This program can be considered similar to insurance for your sewer and water connections.)

Manager, Water & Wastewater, July 21, 2016, Report No. 42/16 Source Protection Municipal Implementation Fund Amending Agreement No. 2 – Additional Flexibility of Activities and Timelines.

The Province has authorized additional funding to reimburse the municipality for more of its costs in carrying out Source Protection Plan activities.

For more information on these or other items please feel free to contact me at 226-773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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