Canada Post has followed up with Council regarding the phase-in of the Community Mailboxes in neighbourhoods currently receiving door-to-door service.
They have advised that they will not convene a public meeting wherein residents would be able to have their questions answered in a group setting. However they have committed to meeting with residents individually at their homes.
Canada Post staff will begin door knocking at those homes who will be affected by a Community Mailbox site located on the municipal easement either abutting or adjacent to their property beginning on Monday, January 12, 2015. They will make three attempts to contact at the door, after which they will leave behind a note describing how to set up an appointment time.
At that time, they will explain why the location was chosen, when the boxes will be installed and when delivery will commence. Canada Post will accept concerns and input regarding the location and the location would remain subject to changes based on your input. Once consultation is complete, Council will be advised as to where the new mailbox locations will be set.
Any inquiries you may have with respect to how your mail service will be accommodated can be directed to Canada Post's hotline at 1-844-454-3009.
For the week of January 8, 2015
Tec Notes have returned! Look for useful tidbits of information about current initiatives, projects and events on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Your submissions are welcome and will help keep everyone at the Town up to date on current news and events.
Christmas Tree Collection will commence the week of January 12.
The first Regular Council Meeting for 2015 will be on Tuesday, January 13 at 7:00 pm. It will be preceded by a Public Council Meeting on the Bonduelle Zoning By-law Amendment at 6:00 pm.
A Joint Orientation Session for Area Municipal Councils and their Senior Administration will take place on Wednesday, January 14. This session is being coordinated in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
The Town’s annual Capital Projects Road Tour, a Special Meeting of Council, will take place the morning of Saturday, January 17. It will include site visits to current and proposed capital works projects around Town.
The Town is welcoming applications for Snow Angels, volunteers to remove snow and ice from sidewalks and driveway approaches of seniors and persons with disabilities. Tecumseh residents over the age of 65 or who have a disability can apply for assistance. Both applications are available on the Town’s website along with further details.
Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes is now prohibited in all Town parks, recreational facilities and sports fields, as well as within 9-metres of an entrance/exit of a municipal facility and bus stop under the Town’s Smoke Free Outdoor Spaces By-law which came into effect on January 1, 2015. The Province of Ontario also amended the Smoke Free Ontario Act, effective January 1, 2015.
The Working Toward Wellness program is pleased to provide the following update: Healthy Bodies: ACTIVate initiative Partner Up - Your Physical Activity Challenge! The following link is to the fourth and final installment of the Hot Topics series for this initiative, Healthy Bodies: ACTIVate. Partner Up is designed to help you stay on track with your physical activity plan over the next four weeks by including a friend, co-worker, or family members as a partner. For some people, having a partner helps them reach their goals – give it a try!
2015 Dog Licenses are now available at Town Hall. The fee is $15 before March 31st and $30 for the remainder of the year.