Andrew Dowie Ward 1 Tecumseh

May 23rd Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Council begins at 6pm.

The first meeting deals with the Reconsidered Repair and Improvement to the East McPherson Drain Report. Drain cleaning was requested for the East McPherson Drain by a property owner in the area. There was dispute among some of the owners that certain works associated with this cleaning would not be necessary. The matter is being brought back to Council for final decision.

You can read the full packet here.

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

Delegations include: Tecumseh CAO Tony Haddad Re: Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators' Long Service
Recognition Award; Randal Winters and Karen Howard, The Rotary Club of Windsor Re: Fish Fry Event; Tom Bateman and Peter Bziuk of the County of Essex Re: Intersection of County Roads 19 & 22 Improvements; and John Henderson of the Essex Region Conservation Authority Re: Upper Little River Master Plan Environmental Assessment.

Communications include:

  • a. Town of Amherstburg Re: Notice of Public Meeting to Consider a Zoning By-law Amendment. They are considering treating breweries and cideries of a similar manner to wineries in their Agricultural Zoning regulations.
  • b. Honourable Bill Mauro, MPP, Minister of Municipal Affairs Re: Proposed Building Code - Septic System Pump Out Requirement. Originally, the Province was going to require new regular inspections of septic systems as part of changes to the Building Code, however these changes have now been abandoned. 
  • c. Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Premier of Quebec Re: U.S. budget cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Each representative has responded to the letter issued and have advised that they are in communication with relevant authorities.

9. COMMUNICATIONS ACTION REQUIRED
a. Township of Essa, Re: New Driver Sign THAT April 19, 2017 Resolution by the Council of the Township of Essa
respecting New Driver signs be referred to the Tecumseh Police Services Board for review and recommendation. This request is to make it compulsory to have G1 and G2 drivers have identification in the vehicles that they are driving.

REPORTS
a. Chief Administrative Officer
1. Chief Administrative Officer, Report No. 06/17 Re: Ontario Power Generation Deep Geological Repository. This report details some of the activity surrounding the Ontario Power Generation plans to bury nuclear waste at the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant.

b. Corporate Services & Clerk
1. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, Report No. 11/17 Re: Skate Shop Lease Agreement, Tecumseh Arena. Due to the sale of the SkatePro business, the agreement with the company requires amendment to identify the new owner.

c. Financial Services

  1. Deputy Treasurer & Tax Collector, Report No. 04/17 Re: 2016 Year-End Budget Variance Report. For 2016, a tax-supported surplus of $365,597 was realized and is proposed to be transferred as follows. 
  2. Deputy Treasurer & Tax Collector, Report No. 05/17 Re: Energy Conservation & Demand Management Plan - Annual Update. This is a compulsory report prepared for the Province in which the Town's goals towards fuel and electricity reduction are measured. We have experienced good success in reducing our electrical demand. So far our reductions in natural gas and gasoline have not reached where we have targeted, so some further work is needed.
  3. Deputy Treasurer & Tax Collector, Report No. 06/17 Re: Budget Variance Report - March 31, 2017. A year end surplus of $46,000 is projected based on current trends.

d. Parks & Recreation Services

  1. Manager Recreation Programs & Events, Report No. 05/17 Re: Rotary Club Fish Fry. The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) are requesting authorization to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for consumption by patrons at Lakewood Park on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 4pm to 8pm as part of their Fish Fry; to be granted an exemption from the Town’s Sign By-law starting June 23, 2017 to permit them to advertise the Fish Fry Event in the 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, as amended, in order to permit the Rotary Club of Windsor to operate loud speakers or sound amplifying equipment during the Fish Fry event for the purposes of musical entertainment and event announcements on Friday, July 21, 2017 between 4pm and 8pm.
  2. Director Parks & Recreation Services, Report No. 06/17 Re: Multi-Use Sportsplex - Proposed Next Steps. The latest estimate for this project is that it would carry a capital cost in the $22-24 million range. Depending on how successful the Town may be in soliciting grants and fundraising, building the facility could require either a 4.05%, 4.96% or 7.67% property tax increase. The facility is expected to break even on an operational basis.
  3. Manager Recreation Programs & Events, Report No. 10/17 Re: 2017 Tecumseh Corn Festival. The Knights of Columbus is seeking permission to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for consumption by patrons at Lacasse Park from August 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017; and the festival is seeking relief from the Noise By-law on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 1:00 am; Friday, August 25, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 am; Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 am, and Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The Festival is also looking to be granted permission to use the municipal parking lots located at Town Hall (917 Lesperance Road) and Tecumseh Recreation Complex & Arena (12021 McNorton Street) for Festival visitor parking.
  4. Supervisor Recreation Programs & Event, Report No. 11/17 Re: Canada 150 Celebration. The following activities are planned:

a. Canada 150 Mosaic Workshops: June 19th at the Tecumseh Recreation Complex & Arena and on June 20th at Tecumseh Vista Academy
b. Canada Day Weekend:

    1. Friday, June 30:
      1. A free recreational swim at the Tecumseh Leisure Pool from 1PM-3:30PM, sponsored by the Healthy Kids Community Challenge and the Tecumseh Youth Advisory Committee.
      2. Border City Barkers Dog Agility Show at Lakewood Park at 8:30PM.
      3. Fireworks display at Lakewood Park starting at dusk.
    2. Saturday, July 1:
      1. Community celebration at Lakewood Park from 1PM-4PM with free family activities, including bouncy castles, demonstrations, games, giveaways, and more.
    3. Sunday, July 2:
      1. Free outdoor concert at Lakewood Park starting at 1PM performed by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet

The Youth Advisory Committee will also be hosting a career fair in the fall as part of the Ontario 150 Grant received earlier this year.

5. Manager Recreation Programs & Events, Report No. 12/17 Re: St. Clair College Baseball. St. Clair College is requesting authorization to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for consumption by patrons at the Lacasse Park Baseball Diamond during home games throughout the 2017 baseball season starting June 1, 2017 through to and including August 31, 2017.

e. Planning & Building Services

  1. Director Planning & Building Services, Report No. 16/17 Re: County of Essex Agricultural Lot Size Study Related to Farm Lot Severances. Administration is recommending that Council support a minimum agricultural lot size of 40 hectares (98.8 acres).
  2. Director Planning & Building Services, Report No. 17/17 Re: Financial Incentive Program Grant Application, Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan, 1125 Lesperance Road (Lesperance Plaza Inc), Building Façade Improvement Grant Program. This plaza (ex-Big V/Family Video) is being recommended for a Building Façade Improvement Grant in the amount of $15,000.00 under the Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan.
  3. Director Planning & Building Services, Report No. 18/17 Re: Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments - Final Recommendation, 2253246 Ontario Inc. (Carl Bernat), 11957 Tecumseh Road. Administration is recommending adopting the accompanying by-laws to allow the condominium development located on Tecumseh Road just west of Shawnee.
  4. Manager Planning Services, Report No. 19/17 Re: Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments, Ms. Loretta Campeau, 11941 Tecumseh Road, Proposed 5-Storey Apartment Building. A public meeting is proposed to be scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to receive concerns related to the potential development of 11941 Tecumseh Road as a multi-unit apartment building of up to five storeys in height and up to 51 residential dwelling units (assuming 119 units/ha) and one live/work unit and having a similar design and layout as that which is being contemplated for the lands located to the immediate east at 11957 Tecumseh Road. No concept drawings are available as of yet.

f. Public Works & Environmental Services
1. Director Public Works & Environmental Services, Report No. 23/17
Re: Upper Little River Master Plan Environmental Assessment, Filing the Notice of Study Completion. Consultation for this Master Plan is now complete, recommending that stormwater corridors be created to address current and future development needs in the vicinity of the Little River, and the report is now in its 30-day review for public comment.

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

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