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 23rd Meeting

This week, Town Council begins at 6:30pm with a meeting to discuss the Wellwood Drain.  The agenda can be found here.

Administration presents and recommends receipt of a report concerning the completion of a Drainage Study for the cleaning of the Wellwood Drain, prepared by R.C. Spencer and Associates.  The next step would be the hosting of a Court of Revision Meeting on August 13, 2019, wherein property owners will have opportunity to dispute assessed charges.

Beginning at 7pm, regular business begins.  The agenda can be found here

The delegations include:
Marianne Love of M.L. Consulting regarding the Council Compensation Review and the Committee's report.
Conclusions of the review are:
  • The 2018 base pay remuneration for Elected Officials at Tecumseh is the same or higher relative to the comparator group identified.
  • Base pay for the Deputy Mayor and Councillor positions is higher than the 65th percentile of the comparator group (22% and 13% respectively).
  • The 65th percentile target (P65) is a reasonable pay target for base pay having regard to local area practice and the comparator group.
  • Other elements of compensation are generally competitive, including health and life benefit coverage, technology, travel and professional development.
Recommendations are:
  • That base pay for the Elected Official positions be adjusted to offset the removal of the 1/3 tax free treatment, effective January 1, 2019, and
    that the adjustment be removed in the event that the CRA provision is repealed.
  • That Council continue the practice of adjusting base pay for the Elected Official positions annually by using the % adjustment provided for the
    Management/Non-union Salary Grid; however, Council may wish to consider a varied economic adjustment for the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and/or Councillor position in 2019 and future years to normalize the base pay for the three positions and become more aligned with comparator practice and the 65th percentile (i.e.,100% of the economic adjustment for the Mayor, 50% for Councillor and 25% for Deputy Mayor) 
  • That an external review be conducted once every four years using a Community Advisory Committee, a Consultant and comparator data; the next
    review being during the next term of Council (2022-2026)
  • That Council consider revising the comparator group when the comparators for the Management/Non-union compensation change.
  • That Council consider providing more itemization of the remuneration and benefits in the Annual Statement of Council Remuneration.
In addition, Director of Parks and Recreation, Paul Anthony, and Manager Recreation Programs and Events, Kerri Rice, will present regarding the Tecumseh Corn Festival.  The presentation can be found here.  This year's entertainment will include Fred Penner, Pretzel Logic and Christee Palace.  There will also be a new festival layout with vendors placed adjacent to the main path.
 
 
a. Town of Lakeshore dated June 18, 2019 Re: Notice of the Passing of a Zoning By-Law Amendment.  Lakeshore has rezoned the former Cedarhurst Landscaping property to house a Transport Trucking Company terminal on Manning Road.
b. Town of Lakeshore dated June 25, 2019 Re: Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting.  Lakeshore advises of a proposed rezoning for a hotel on the Tecumseh Golf property at the corner of Amy Croft Drive and Manning Road.
c. Town of Kingsville dated July 5, 2019 Re: Support for New Regional Hospital in Windsor-Essex.  Kingsville has resolved to support the proposed new Regional Hospital location.
d. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario dated July 8, 2019 Re: Nominate an Outstanding Ontario Physician in Your Community.  The College is requesting nominations for their Council Award.  The deadline for receipt of nominations is September 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 
e. Local Planning Appeal Tribunal dated July 17, 2019 Re: Del Duca Industrial Park Ltd.  The LPAT has approved the consensus development plan for the Del Duca property.
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July 9th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5:30pm.  There will be a public meeting to discuss an application for Condominium Approval for a five-storey, 64-unit condominium dwelling on a 1.3 hectare (3.2 acre) property located on the north side of Tecumseh Road (14328-14346 Tecumseh Road), approximately 45 metres east of its intersection with Brighton Road.  The report can be found here.

Beginning at 6pm there will be a public meeting to discuss the level of Development Charges to be levied on new land developments.  The agenda and reports can be found here.

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

1) Bob Boughner, Chair, Windsor Essex Care for Kids regarding a request for a Noise By-Law Exemption Request for the Windsor-Essex Care for Kids Foundation (W.E. Care for Kids) event on Friday, August 16.
a. Town of LaSalle dated June 19, 2019 Re: Support of a New Regional Hospital for Windsor-Essex County.  LaSalle Council has resolved to support the proposed Regional Hospital at its recommended location.
b. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing dated June 21, 2019 Re: Funding from National Disaster Mitigation Program.  Minister Steve Clark advises that Tecumseh has been successful in its application for funding under the program in the amount of $180,000 towards the Oldcastle Storm Drainage Master Plan.
c. Ministry of the Solicitor General dated June 25, 2019 Re: Compliancy with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA).  The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) has reviewed the documentation submitted by the Fire Chief and has determined that the Town is compliant with the EMCPA in 2018.
d. Township of Warwick dated June 26, 2019 Re: Enforcement for Safety on Family Farms.  Warwick requests that the Province investigate a stronger
enforcement of existing laws - or new legislation - to ensure the safety of Ontario’s farm families, employees and animals from protesters or activists.
e. Storm Drainage Master Plan dated July 5, 2019 Re: Notice of Study of Completion.  The Town of Tecumseh reports that the Storm Drainage Master Plan draft report is complete, which recommends the following:
• Replace the existing Lesperance Road Pump Station with an upgraded facility;
• Expand the existing West St. Louis Pump Station;
• Decommission the St. Mark’s Pump Station and replace the existing Scully Pump Station with an upgraded facility for the consolidated Scully/St. Mark’s
service area;
• Replace the existing PJ Cecile Pump Station with an upgraded facility; and
• New storm pump station along Southwind Crescent.
• Construct a surface storage facility within the “Tecumseh Soccer Fields” adjacent to École Secondaire L'Essor;
• Construct a surface storage facility within Buster Reaume Park; and
• Construct an underground/surface storage facility within Tecumseh Centre Park.
Administration is recommending adoption and integration of the Strategic Priorities adopted by Town Council into the Town's operations going forward.  They are: 1) SmartGrowth, Make the Town of Tecumseh an even better place to live, work and invest through a shared vision for our residents and new comers; 2) Sustainable Infrastructure, Ensure that Tecumseh’s current and future growth is built upon the principles of sustainability and strategic decision making; 3) Community Health and Wellness, Integrate the principles of health and wellness into all of Tecumseh’s plans and priorities; 4) Continuous Improvement, Steward the Town’s “continuous improvement” approach to municipal service delivery to residents and businesses; 5) Leadership and Good
Governance, Demonstrate the Town’s leadership role in the community by promoting good governance and community engagement, by bringing together
organizations serving the Town and the region to pursue common goals.
Council consultation September 10, 2019
Public engagement September 12-30, 2019
Table proposed business plan and budget November 12, 2019
Council deliberations November 19, 2019
Council consideration and adoption December 10, 2019
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