Andrew Dowie Ward 1 Tecumseh

May 24th Meeting

Council this week begins at 4:30pm with a pair of Special Meetings.

At 4:30pm we will receive Linda Lord of InspireHub who will present the new Town of Tecumseh app which will soon be available for residents to access.

At 5:30pm we will receive Flavio Forest and Shaun Doyle of Dillon Consulting who will present the new Tecumseh Transportation Master Plan. The full packet can be found here.

The Town is proposing to adopt a "Complete Streets" approach to planning, design, operation and maintenance of roads to ensure a more balanced philosophy and to meet the needs of all travellers. This generally means that future road designs and the way we organize road networks will consider pedestrians and cyclists as well as users of all ages.

  • Local streets would generally look the same with an 8.5m pavement. Sidewalks would be wider, however, at 1.5m.
  • Collectors would not typically have parking, with 3.5m lanes and 2.0m cycle lanes. Sidewalks would be wider and 1.5m. Collectors include McNorton, Little River, St. Thomas, Lacasse and Lesperance within our boundaries.
  • Arterials (Tecumseh, Manning, Riverside) will feature 3.0m multi-use paths on each side and 2.0m bicycle lanes.

The report also calls for roundabouts and traffic calming measures.

Lesperance Road is proposed to have bicycle lanes north of McNorton together with a multi-use pathway in the boulevard. The plan also anticipates the future separation of Lesperance Road from County Road 22 and the use of Westlake Drive to connect the two roads.

For bicycle lanes and active transportation, these are projected for Riverside, Lesperance, Lacasse, Little River, St. Thomas and McNorton. I note however that while the City of Windsor proposes to provide cycling facilities on Dillon Drive, Tecumseh would not, and vice versa for Little River Boulevard. I hope to ask why connectivity is not being proposed at the meeting.

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

Our delegations include
A) Gordon Orr, CEO, and Lynnette Bain, VP, Tourism Programs & Development, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island (TWEPI), speaking about the 2016/2017 TWEPI Visitor Guide and the 2016 Initiatives
B) Council will recognize Linda Dewhurst and Barb O’Neil who will both be retiring from Town Hall. We wish Linda and Barb the best of luck!
C) Doug Drouillard, President, Tecumseh Area Historical Society will speak of the Open House from May 28 to 29th at the Tecumseh Area Historical Society
D) Cynthia Swift of KPMG will present the 2015 Audited Financial Statements for the Town
E) John Alley, Colliers International, will speak to the Tecumseh Multi-Use Sportsplex Feasibility Study

COMMUNICATIONS FOR INFORMATION
A. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Re: 2016-2018 AMO Board of Directors. AMO is seeking nominations for the AMO Board of Directors 2016 to 2018
B. Town of Shelburne, May 9, 2016, Re: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Intensive Behaviour Intervention. Shelburne has passed a resolution calling upon the Provice to ensure those on the waiting list for funding of Intensive Behavioural Intervention therapy receive that funding, and that funding be based on the person's needs and not their age.

COMMUNICATIONS ACTION REQUIRED
C. World Oceans Week Canada, May 15, 2016 Administration is recommending the proclamation of June 1-8, 2016 as World Oceans Week.
D. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) & Local Authority Services (LAS), February 9, 2016. The Association is seeking to have the Province of Ontario grant the same powers as have been granted to the City of Toronto to municipalities like ours by granting a "Prudent Investor" status.

E. Town of Tilsonburg, May 10, 2016 Re: Bill 180 - Workers Day of Mourning Act. Administration is recommending that we support Bill 180 to designate April 28th as a day of mourning to remember workers who have been killed, injured or suffered disease as a result of work-related incidents, and to honour their families.

REPORTS

A. Chief Administrative Officer, May 2, 2016, Report No. 05/16, Re: Ward Boundary Review. Council is being asked to approve the Terms of Reference for a Ward Boundary Review as well as to hire StrategyCorp for a fee of $30,000 to complete the study and supply options. The status quo will be considered, as well as reconfiguration of existing ward boundaries, decreasing or increasing the number of wards, and dissolution of wards for an at-large system.

B. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, May 11, 2016, Report No. 07/16, Re: Award Nominations – 2015 Dr. Henri Breault Community Excellence and 2016 Senior of the Year Award. Mr. Paul Morand is being recommended to be awarded as Senior of the Year. No nominations were received for the Dr Henri Breault Community Excellence Award and it will not be awarded this year.

C. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, May 11, 2016, Report No. 10/16, Re: Bell Canada Lease, 111 Lesperance Road. Bell is seeking a 5 year renewal for its lease of Town property located south of Riverside Drive at Lesperance Road adjacent to the Town's Parking Lot. The lease payments will begin at $6,150 and increase annually thereafter.

D. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, May 10, 2016, Report No. 12/16, Re: 2015-2018 Youth Advisory Committee and Senior Advisory Committee Appointments. This report recommends that we form the Youth and Senior Advisory Committees as follows and continue advertising for vacant positions:

  • Youth: The Youth Advisory Committee will be comprised of youth between the ages of 13-23. Meetings will be held in the Council Chambers, of the Tecumseh Town Hall, on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., or as otherwise may be determined by the members once they have been appointed. Zachary Way, Kristi Koutros, Paytin Gardner and Rachel Haddad are recommended to be appointed.
  • Seniors: The purpose of Seniors Advisory Committee is to provide advice to Council and Administration on issues that affect seniors in the community. The SAC will be comprised of members over the age of 65. Meetings will be held at the Tecumseh Town Hall, on a date and time to be determined by the members appointed to the SAC. Douglas Drouillard, Paul A. Morand, Nancy Tennant and Dara Pfeifer O’Connor are recommended to be appointed.

E. Deputy Clerk, May 19, 2016, Report No. 14/16, Re: Ontario Historical Society – B. Napier Simpson Jr. Award to Tecumseh Heritage Committee in recognition for their work in designating the Historic Banwell Road Black Community Settlement Cemetery. The Tecumseh Heritage Committee is being recognized for its efforts in designating the Historic Banwell Road Black Community Settlement Cemetery” at a ceremony to be held at Queen's Park. It is being recommended that up to three representatives of the Town of Tecumseh be authorized to attend the Ontario Historical Society’s Annual General Meeting & Honours and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, to receive the B. Napier Simpson Jr Award.

F. Director Financial Services & Treasurer, May 11, 2016, Report No. 09/16, Re: Windsor/Essex Provincial Offences Act (POA) Program 2015 Annual Report. This report speaks to the revenues being brought into the Town from traffic tickets and other provincial offenses. Revenues for 2015 were $138,001 which was a slight improvement from 2014. In 2016 revenues are expected to decrease once again to $126,000 due to the proposed Ministry of the Attorney General’s (MAG) proposed 50% increase in the adjudication (justices of the peace) cost recovery rate from $200 to $300.

G. Deputy Treasurer & Tax Collector, May 11, 2016, Report No. 10/16, Re: Budget Variance Report - March 31, 2016 10-16 FS Budget Variance Report as at March 31 2016. To date the Town is on track for a $157,000 surplus for the year based on 1st Quarter results.

H. Manager Parks & Horticulture, May 11, 2016, Report No. 15/16, Re: Tender Award for the Request for Quotations, Supply of Equipment for Parks Department. The Parks Department is requesting approval for the puchase from Delta Power Ltd in the amount of $66,850.00 plus HST for the supply of 2 (two) Kubota zero-turn mowers and 2 (two) Kubota RTV utility vehicles, and from G. C. Duke Equipment Ltd in the amount of $63,500 plus HST for the supply of 1 (one) Jacobsen mower. An additional Kubota utility vehicle is also requested be purchased from Delta Power Ltd at a cost of $14,100 plus HST, and the required additional funding of $5,400 above the previous Council-approved allocation of $104,000 be funded through the Fleet Lifecycle Reserve.

I. Director Parks & Recreation, May 16, 2016, Report No. 16/16, Re: MultiUse Sportsplex Feasibility Study & Business Plan 16-16. Council is being asked to approve in principle the Multi-Use Sportsplex Feasibility Study & Business Plan. Administration would then prepare a detailed report to be presented to Council, outlining recommended next steps for future direction and development of the Multi-Use Sportsplex project. An additional $50,000 is requested to be approved to utilize outside sources to assist with developing the plan further. In all circumstances Hebert Field will have to be relocated as a result of the new facility. Most of the projected users would be a seasonal extension of existing league sports. While financial commitments to build are not being sought tonight the expected cost to build would be $14.1 million to $22.0 million of which the Town would fund $12 to $18 million. An expansion onto existing Hebert Field will allow for a larger facility able to accommodate more sports. The plan envisions the following amenities:

  • Multi-use indoor sports field
  • Allowance for batting cages and pitching lanes
  • Facility change rooms & public washrooms
  • Gymnasium
  • Indoor walking track
  • Community Programming space
  • Partner classroom space
  • Fitness area
  • Municipal and facility storage area
  • Food service and public sitting area
  • Outdoor access for public washrooms for skate park and park area users

J. Manager Engineering Services, April 28, 2016, Report No. 23/16, Re: Temporary Repairs of St Thomas Street & Little River Boulevard Bridges (No. 1028 & 1029) over the East Townline Drain, Quotation Award. Council is being asked to authorize Temporary Repairs to St Thomas Street & Little River Boulevard Bridges (No. 1028 & 1029) in the amount of $57,500 excluding HST awarded to Jeff Shepley Excavating Limited.

K. Director Public Works & Environmental Services, May 6, 2016, Report No. 25/16, Re: Gateway Signage in the Town of Tecumseh. Administration is recommending that major gateway signs be designed, fabricated and installed at the east and west entrances to the Town on Highway 401 right-of-way. A Request for Proposals would be initiated for the fabrication and installation of the major gateway signs. There would be a $163,000 cost for the major gateway signs. It is also recommended that the 2017 and onward budgets include a $650 allowance for maintenance and a $5,500 allowance for sign replacement. Dillon Consulting is being proposed as a sole-source engineering consultant for this work.

L. Manager Engineering Services, May 12, 2016, Report No. 27/16, Re: County Road 42 & Intersection Road Watermain Replacements Tender Award 27-16. Administration is recommending that County Road 42 & Intersection Road Watermain Replacements contract be awarded in the amount of $639,400 excluding HST to Major Construction (2010) Ltd.

M. Manager Engineering Services, May 12, 2016, Report No. 28/16, Re: Amendment to PWES Report No.63/15: 2016-2020 Public Works & Environmental Services Capital Works Plan 8th Concession Road Trunk Sanitary Sewer & Watermain. Administration is recommending that municipal services planned for 2019 be fast-tracked in order to respond to an economic development opportunity and therefore requests an additional $305,000 for engineering design to complete the 8th Concession Road Trunk Sanitary Sewer & Watermain design with possible construction phasing of the 8th Concession Road Trunk Sanitary Sewer & Watermain added into the annual PWES Capital Works Plan.

N. Manager Roads & Fleet, May 6, 2016, Report No. 29/16, Re: 2016 Asphalt Paving Tender Award 29-16. Coco Paving Inc. is the recommended contractor for an amount of $871,500 plus HST, for the 2016 Asphalt Paving Tender. The roads to be repaved include:
1. Marine Drive and Cove Drive
2. Willow Court (mill/pave)
3. Little River Boulevard(mill/pave) Woodridge to Shawn
4. St. Denis Street (mill/pave)
5. Outer Drive(mill/pave)
6. Arlington Rd.(mill/pave)
7. Intersection at: 8 th Concession, North Talbot & Oldcastle Rd (Provisional)
8. 12th Concession Rd CR#42 to Dimu Dr.

O. Manager Roads & Fleet, May 6, 2016, Report No. 30/16, Re: 2016 Tar & Chip Program - Tender Award 30-16. It is recommended that the tender from Shepley Road Maintenance Ltd. for the 2016 Tar & Chip Tender, in the amount of $212,737.50 plus HST, be accepted. The roads would be (a) Sexton Sideroad: County Road 46 to Highway 3 and (b) Holden Road

P. Manager Roads & Fleet, May 6, 2016, Report No. 31/16, Re: Roof Replacement & Wall Restoration for the East St. Louis Pump Station, Quotation Award. It is recommended that the roof replacement and wall restoration for the East St. Louis Pump Station be awarded to Horizon Roofing Ltd. at a cost of $77,400 plus non-rebateable HST.

Tonight's By-laws include:
- A bylaw to authorize the execution of an Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Fr. Nicholas Point Council No. 4375 Knights of Columbus (Corn Festival Beer Tent)
- A bylaw to authorize the execution of an Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and the Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach (Corn Festival Corn Booth)
- A bylaw to provide for the adoption of tax rates, area rates and additional charges for Municipal, County and Education purposes for the Year 2016
- A bylaw to authorize the execution of a Site Plan Control Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Elmara Construction Co. - A redevelopment is planned for the property that will allow for maintenance facilities.
- A by-law to authorize the execution of a Site Plan Control Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and 1614840 Ontario Inc. - A redevelopment of the site at the corner of Lesperance and Lanoue will feature two separate apartment buildings.

For further information on these or other matters please be in touch with me at 226-773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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