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

July 27th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 6:30pm beginning with a public meeting regarding 5648 North Talbot Road.  The purpose of the meeting is to hear public comment on the proposed rezoning by-law amendment for the property.  It is located on the north side of North Talbot Road, approximately 110 metres west of its intersection with 9th Concession Road.  The request is to rezone the subject property from "Agricultural Zone (A-33)" to "Hamlet Residential Zone (RH)" in order to facilitate the creation of one new residential lot and the future construction of one single-unit dwelling.  Details surrounding the application can be found here.

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

1. City of Kitchener dated July 12, 2021 Re: Anti-Hate Crimes.  The City of Kitchener endorses MP Peter Julian’s private member’s motion, Motion M-84 Anti-Hate Crimes and Incidents and his private member’s bill Bill-C 313 Banning Symbols of Hate Act
2. City of Kitchener dated July 12, 2021 Re: Cost of Building Materials.  The City of Kitchener advocates to the Federal and Provincial Governments to review actions that could be taken to help mitigate or offset the impacts related to the rising cost of building materials
3. Minister of Transport dated July 12, 2021 Re: Removal of Windsor International Airport from NAV Canada's Closure List.  Transport Minister Omar Alghabra responds to Tecumseh Council's resolution from December 2020 indicating that on April 15, 2021, NAV CANADA announced that there will be no site closures at air traffic control towers or flight service stations in Canada. Aeronautical studies currently underway at these remote and northern locations will be suspended until further notice.
4. Township of Adelaide Metcalfe July 12, 2021 Re: Abandoned Cemeteries.  Adelaide Metcalfe supports the Township of Rideau Lakes motion to urge the Government of Ontario to provide funding sources for municipalities for the ongoing maintenance and preservation repair of abandoned cemeteries in their care.
5. Township of Adelaide Metcalfe July 12, 2021 Re: Bill 228 - Banning Unencapsulated Polystyrene Foam.   Adelaide Metcalfe supports the Township of Archipelago Banning Unencapsulated Polystyrene Foam.
6. Township of Adelaide Metcalfe July 12, 2021 Re: Bill 279 - Microplastics Filters for Washing Machines.  Adelaide Metcalfe supports the Township of Archipelago Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Microplastics Filters for Washing Machines)
7. Township of Adelaide Metcalfe July 12, 2021 Re: Endorsement of 988 Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline Initiative.  Adelaide Metcalfe supports the 988 crisis prevention hotline.
8. City of Woodstock dated July 16, 2021 Re: Affording Housing.   Woodstock City Council calls on the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario to bring together the Ministry of the Attorney General, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to immediately work together on both short and long term solutions, complete with funding, to take proper responsibility and action to address the affordable housing, homelessness, and addictions crisis.
9. Office of the Solicitor General dated July 8, 2021 Re: Pet Safety.  Solicitor General Sylvia Jones supplies the Fire Marshal's Communiqué surrounding a new Responding to Animals Left in Motor Vehicles Training E-Module.
10. Ontario Energy Board dated July 19, 2021 Re: Natural Gas Increase January 1, 2022.  Enbridge is proposing to increase the 2022 annual cost of natural gas by $8.71.
11. Municipality of Shuniah dated July 19, 2021 Re: Capital Gains Tax on Primary Residence. Shuniah supports the Town of Fort Erie request of the Federal Government to cease consideration of applying a Capital Gains Tax on a Primary Residence.
12. Town of LaSalle dated July 20, 2021 Re: Capital Gains Tax on Primary Residence.  LaSalle supports the Town of Fort Erie request of the Federal Government to cease consideration of applying a Capital Gains Tax on a Primary Residence.
14. Municipality of Lakeshore dated July 20, 2021 Re: Notice of Public Meeting - Floating Homes.  On August 10th at 6pm, Lakeshore will consider an amendment to Lakeshore Zoning By-law 2-2012, as amended (File: ZBA-21-2021), under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O.1990, c.P.13. The amendment is to include a definition of “Float Home” in the Lakeshore Zoning By-law 2-2012 and adding a specific prohibition on float homes in the General Provisions section of the Zoning By-law. In doing so, the definition of “Float Home” precludes it from being specifically permitted in any zone and also prevents a float home as being interpreted as constituting any other type of dwelling or other use which is more specifically defined in the Zoning By-law.
15. Municipality of Shuniah dated July 20, 2021 Re: Lyme Awareness Month.  Shuniah supports the resolution from the City of St. Catharines regarding the Lyme Disease Awareness Month, dated June 11, 2021.
16. Town of Plympton-Wyoming dated June 21, 2021 Re: Include PSA Test for Men into the Medical Care.  Plympton-Wyoming supports the Town of Cochrane's motion requesting that the Federal and Provincial Governments move to have the PSA Test for men included in the national health care system and that it be made available for all Canadian men at no charge.
b.CS-2021-19 December Holiday Schedule for 2022.   Admininstration is recommending that the Tecumseh Town Hall Offices be closefor the 202December Holiday Season from Saturday, December 24, 2022 through to and including Sunday, January 1, 2021.
a. FS-2021-05 2020 Development Charge Reserve Fund Statement.  Administration recommends that the 2020 Development Charge Reserve Fund Statement be received, and that the 2020 Development Charge Reserve Fund Statement be made available to the public on the Town's website in accordance with the Development Charges Act, and that the report be forwarded upon request to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing as per the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 27, s. 43 (3); 2015, c. 26, s.7 (2).
1. By-Law 2021-57 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Sewer Connection Agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Riz-Cona Inc. 
2. By-Law 2021-58 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Sewer Connection Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Amicone Holdings Limited.
3. By-Law 2021-59 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Site Plan Control Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Demeter Developments Inc.
4. By-Law 2021-60 Being a by-law to govern procurement policies and procedures
5. By-Law 2021-61 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of an Encroachment Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Kona Sushi, 11977 Tecumseh Road East
For questions on these or other municipal matters, I can be reached at 226-773-1910 or [email protected]
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June 29th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council is hosting a special meeting to discuss an organizational review of the Town's Administration.  The agenda can be found here.

The meeting will be hosted In-Camera, thereby closed to the public in accordance with Section 239 2(a) (b) and (d) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as the subject matter being considered is:

  • the security of the property of the municipality or local board;
  • personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
  • and labour relations or employee negotiation.

Delegations include

  1. Susan Chase, Project Manager and Senior Consultant; Andy Will, Senior Consultant, Perry Group Consultants Re: Information Technology Service Review
  2. Bruce Peever, Partner, and Tom Malanfant, Senior Manager, Advisory Management Consulting, Industry Specialist, State & Local Government, KPMG LLP Re: Organizational Review

Reports include:

  1. ICS-2021-03 Information Technology Service Review.  The review identified that Tecumseh operates significantly below recommended ranges for IT staffing and operating expenditures.  The underinvestment in IT is one of the significant contributors inhibiting the Town’s ability to deliver the required services both internally and externally.  Additional capacity in the areas of business analysis, management and help desk is recommended to provide for Recommended changes would provide for more strategic direction for the department as well as functional support for the business needs of the organization.
  2. CAO-2021-12 Organizational Review.  The review concluded that the overall span of control for the Chief Administrative Officer remain the same with seven distinct departments reporting to the position, under a functional model of organization. Some of the services and functions within the departments are recommended to be realigned in order to optimize the delivery of the services, improve customer service and achieve Council’s strategic priorities.  To improve customer service, changes are proposed in many of departments.

For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at 226-773-1910 or [email protected]

 

 

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