This week, #Tecumseh Council begins at 5pm with a Public Meeting regarding a proposed amendment to rezone a 0.47 hectare (1.16 acre) property situated on the west side of the 11th Concession Road, approximately 120 metres (393 feet) south of its intersection with County Road 42 (3425 11th Concession Road), from “Agricultural Zone (A)” to a site-specific “Residential Zone 1 (R1-19)” in order to establish specific minimum lot area and frontage provisions to facilitate the creation of three new residential lots and the future construction of three single-unit dwellings. The subject property is designated “Residential” in the recently-adopted Town of Tecumseh Plan. The agenda and background reports can be found here.
At 6pm, a public meeting to hear public comment on a proposed Housekeeping Zoning By-law having aim to restrict cannabis greenhouse operations in the Agricultural (A) Zone of Zoning By-law 85-18, in accordance with the policies of the newly-adopted Town of Tecumseh Official Plan. The newly-adopted Official Plan establishes that cannabis greenhouse operations are not permitted as-of-right in the Agricultural designation and are only permitted by way of site-specific Zoning Bylaw amendments that are required to meet a number of locational and design criteria. The agenda and background reports can be found here.
At 7pm regular business begins. The agenda can be found here.
1. Township of Lake of Bays dated April 7, 2021
Re: Colour Coded Capacity Limits. Lake of Bays supports the previous City of Sarnia motion requesting adjusted capacity limits for businesses in the COVID-19 colour coding schedule.
2. Township of Zorra dated April 8, 2021 R
e: Joint and Several Liability. Zorra supports the Municipality of Tweed in their call for reform and reconsideration of the Negligence Act, R.S.O. 1990, c N.1.
3. Town of Caledon dated March 31, 2021
Re: Ontario Fire College. Caledon expresses an interest in becoming a Regional Training Centre for Fire Services to be able to deliver fire services training that is accessible, affordable and attainable;
4. Township of Essa dated April 9, 2021 R
e: Bill 257, Supporting Broadband and Infrastructure Expansion Act, 2021, Schedule 3. Essa supports the request to rescind Schedule 3 from Bill 257 which retroactively approves Ministerial Zoning Orders where there is legislative discrepancy.
5. City of Kitchener dated March 31, 2021
Re: Planning Act Timelines. Kitchener requests that the Provice review and reconsider the current timelines established for review of Planning Act applications before an appeal is permitted to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal and to return to the timelines that were in effect under Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017
6. Township of Georgian Bay dated April 12, 2021
Re: Planning Act Timelines. Georgian Bay requests that the Provice review and reconsider the current timelines established for review of Planning Act applications before an appeal is permitted to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal and to return to the timelines that were in effect under Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017
7. Township of The Archipelago dated April 9, 2021
Re: Road Management on Invasive Phragmites. The Archipelago requests the Ontario Ministry ofTransportation to map and treat invasive Phragmites annually onall its highways; that the Ontario Ministry ofTransportation (MTO) communicates the strategy on mapping (detecting sites) and controlling invasive Phragmites on provincial highways, the specific highway management plans and results by each MTO region and each highway in the region and work in coordination with the Township ofThe Archipelago;and requests that all levels of government to consider funding support to aid the Township ofThe Archipelago in managing invasive phragmites.
8. Township of Springwater dated April 16, 2021
Re: Clean Fuels Standard. Springwater opposes the new Clean Fuels Standard combined with the recent Carbon Tax, as it has the potential to put many Canadian farmers out of business and compromises the growing need of food supply in our country.
13. Municipality of Chatham-Kent dated April 13, 2021
Re: Healthy Professional News Media. Chatham-Kent encourages other Municipal Councils within the province and across Canada to acknowledge that a robust news media is essential to the proper functioning of democracy in their jurisdictions, to endorse legislation and regulations to support and rejuvenate news outlets across Canada and to urge the Federal Government to move quickly to pass legislation to ensure an ecosystem for a healthy news media to serve all Canadians.
14. Town of Cochrane dated April 21, 2021 R
e: Support for Fire Departments. Cochrane endorses and supports the resolution from the Township of Hudson that the Federal and Provincial Government includes apparatuses, training, equipment and structures for fire departments as eligible categories to any further infrastructure programs which will not only provide immediate stimulus to the local. provincial and federal economies given current economic uncertainty but also ensure the safety of Canadians and dedicated firefighters. (addressed to the Government of Canada)
16. Municipality of Calvin dated April 13, 2021
Re: Carbon Tax for Primary Agricultural Producers. Calvin supports the recommendation of Norfolk County Council that the Federal Government consider the concerns of the agricultural community and move to exempt all primary agriculture producers from current and future carbon taxes.
17. CN Rail dated April 21, 2021
Re: Prefiling Notice of Intent with Surface Transportation Board. CN advises that it has commenced the regulatory process for a merger should Kansas City Southern Board accept CN’s purchase proposal.
For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at 226-773-1910 or [email protected]