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

January 29th Meeting - Fluoridation of Water Supply

This week, Tecumseh Town Council will be hosting a Public Meeting to discuss fluoridation of the Town's water supply beginning at 6pm.  Tecumseh has purchased its water from the City of Windsor since 2004 and Windsor has supported reintroducing fluoride to its water supply.  Tecumseh residents previously held a referendum supporting the introduction of fluoride on December 17, 1968.  According to a Windsor Star report from May 14, 2003, when Tecumseh operated its own water treatment plant, its fluoride machinery was shut down in December 2001 after the Ministry of Labour condemned it as unsafe.  Fluoride would not be restored until the City of Windsor distributed water once again to the community.  In 2012, Tecumseh Town Council passed a By-law to remove fluoride and this decision was implemented in 2013 following the passage of a By-law by the City of Windsor.

The Administrative Report regarding the matter is here.  Administration does not take a position in 2019, but previously expressed support for fluoridation in 2012 as a result of the Health Unit support for the practice.  You can read the previous report here beginning on Page 178.  A recent Health Unit report regarding the state of Oral Health in our community can be found here.

Town Council has received dozens of letters and emails regarding this issue.  Those that have been submitted for the record can be found here.

Feel free to reach out on this or other municipal matters by contacting me at 226-773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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January 22nd Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5pm.  We will be discussing the proposed Multi-Purpose Sportsplex.  The agenda can be found here.  Craig Goodman and Sebastian Spataro of CS&P Architect Inc. will discuss the state of the facility design.

At 6:45pm Town Council will consider resident feedback regarding the rezoning of a farm property at 5500 Sexton Side Road.  The property is being consolidated with the previous home severed.  To comply with provincial policy, the remaining parcel must have further construction of a residence prohibited.  The agenda can be found here.

At 7pm, Regular Business begins. The agenda can be found here.

a. City of Windsor dated December 17, 2018 Re: Notice of Complete Application.  Windsor is notifying the Town that it has received planning applications from CK Mechanical Heating & Cooling Inc., 3842 & 3846 Peter St., To expand business to both parcels of land, and 1307657 Ontario Ltd., 863 Lauzon Rd., for a Proposed duplex on each of the lots.
b. Essex Region Conservation Authority dated December 17, 2018 Re: 2019 Draft Budget.  There is a 30 day consultation window to provide comment to ERCA regarding the draft 2019 Budget.  The budget totals $7,708,571 and includes a total levy
contribution from member municipalities of approximately $3,238,667.  This represents an increase of $89,915, or $0.32 per person ($9.68 to $10.00 per person).
a. Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula dated December 12, 2018, and the City of Hamilton dated January 3, 2019 Re: Creation, Maintenance and General Quality of the Municipal Voters' List.  Administration is recommending that the resolution regarding the establishment of a multi-stakeholder working group between the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Ministry of Finance, AMCTO, MPAC and Elections Ontario to explore and identify ways to create and maintain the Voters’ List for Municipal Elections, be supported; and that a letter of concerns respecting the Voter's List for Municipal Elections and a request for investigation be forwarded to the Ombudsman's office, be supported.
b. SouthWest Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) dated January 8, 2019.  Re: Increase Access to Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) broadband funding.  Administration is recommending that comments be submitted to the Canadian Radio -Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to reconsider its broadband fund eligibility criteria.
For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at 226-773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca
We will next be meeting on January 29, 2019, to discuss fluoridation of our drinking water.
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