About Andrew

Since 2014, I have had the privilege to serve Ward 1 residents as Councillor for the Town of Tecumseh. With my background in municipal public works, my record of professional experience and community engagement can be put to extensive use to keep Tecumseh a great place to live.

I am ecstatic to have been a part of the Town's progress over the last four years and to have been acclaimed to serve a second term as Ward 1 Councillor from 2018-2022. You can continue to count on me to deliver responsive, reliable and responsible town oversight, decision-making and advocacy on your behalf.

What's New

November 13th Meeting

Tecumseh Town Council begins this week at 5pm with a Public Meeting to discuss a proposed driveway access to Home Hardware from Westlake Drive.  The matter was considered several years ago and was denied by Town Council at the time.  Owing to continuing difficult conditions with access to the property and turning movements the request is being made to reconsider that previous decision.  The agenda and accompanying report can be found here.

Regular business begins at 7pm.  The agenda and accompanying reports can be found here.

Delegations include the BIA Board of Management regarding the Tecumseh Life in Motion video that can be seen here.
Communications include a resolution from the Town of Lakeshore dated September 19, 2018 requesting support for Allowing Municipalities to Use Flashing Traffic Signals at times when traffic is low.
In addition the Rural Ontario Municipalities Association has issued a Notice of Call for Nominations to the ROMA Board of Directors Zone Representatives 2019-2023
- Purchase of approximately 8,000 sq. ft. of artificial turf material.  The purchase of the material would be at the expense of the Town and the labour cost to install it at the Lacasse ball diamond would be a partnership between the Club and St. Clair College.
- Replacement of the structural support stone bases with a cement pad and that the pad be extended beyond the current stone base footprint to allow for accessible viewing of the playing field.
- Fencing extension installed from the current left field fence to just short of the Lacasse Park sign. The fencing would stop any errant balls thrown on the practice diamond and would act as a permanent piece of the Corn Festival.
For any further questions or municipal issues, feel free to contact me at 226-773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca
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October 30th Meeting

A special meeting of Council is being held on Tuesday October 30th at 5pm to discuss a Site Plan Control agreement for the Lakeview Montessori School located at Riverside Drive and St. Mark's.  The full agenda can be found here.

Administration is recommending that Council pass a by-law authorizing the execution of the “Lakeview School” site plan control
agreement, satisfactory in form to the Town’s Solicitor, which allows for a 948 square metre (10,208 square foot) addition to the Lakeview Montessori School, consisting of a 511 square metre (5,503 square foot) gymnasium addition and a 437 square metre
(4,705 square foot) school addition, along with associated parking, landscaping, outdoor playground areas and on-site services/works on 0.64 hectare (1.6 acre) parcel of land situated on the southeast corner of the Riverside Drive/St. Mark’s Road intersection (13797 Riverside Drive).

Work contemplated is as follows:

  • The 511 square metre (5,503 square foot) gymnasium addition on the southerly portion of the property and a 437 square metre (4,705 square foot) school addition to the central/internal portion of the property;
  • A new asphalted parking area on the southerly portion of the property abutting the proposed new gymnasium that will accommodate 10 vehicles and will include infrastructure to provide proper stormwater drainage. In total, 53 parking spaces (three of which are barrier-free spaces) will be provided on-site;
  • Improvements to the existing northerly parking area that will result in improved on-site traffic movement;
  • The southerly extension to the existing toddler drop-off lane on the east side of St. Mark’s Road. This improvement is being undertaken in accordance with the Traffic Impact Study that was prepared as part of the aforementioned planning approvals and in response to the traffic concerns on St. Mark’s Road that were identified through the past public consultation process;
  • The installation of 12 bike racks (six near the northern school entrance and six near the future gymnasium entrance);
  • The installation of planters, trellises and columnar trees along the westerly and southerly building façades of the gymnasium addition. This improvement is being undertaken to reduce the “massing” of the gymnasium and is in response to the
    design/façade concerns that were identified through the past public consultation process. 
  • Future playground areas within the 700 square metre (7,534 square foot) area of land that was purchased from the abutting residential property located at 101 Arlington Boulevard. It should be noted that these areas are identified as future uses and the site plan requires that approval of an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment will be required prior to these uses being established. The required amendments will restrict the uses within this area solely to passive outdoor recreational uses.

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

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