January 28th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5:30pm at the Tecumseh Arena, Horwood Room with a meeting regarding Policies and Priorities.  The agenda can be found here.

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

Many of our communications are responding to Tecumseh's resolution to resolve the frequency of 911 misdials.  Most responses are favourable, including Huron East, Nipigon, Rainy River, Armour, Innisfil, Norwich, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Marathon and Hanover.  St. Catharines does not support the resolution.

Essex County has approved the Amy Croft area secondary plan in the Town of Lakeshore which envisions additional residential, commerical and institutional development in the area between Manning Road and Commercial Drive.

For questions on these or other municipal matters please contact me at 226-773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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January 14th Meeting

A special note - Town Hall is being renovated for the next several months!  Town Council will be held at the Tecumseh Arena in the Horwood Room, which is the closest room to the parking lot.

Town Council begins at 5pm with a Public Council meeting to discuss the repair and improvement of the Hurley Relief Branch Drain.  The agenda can be found here.It is recommended that consideration be given to first and second readings of a provisional by-law to adopt the Drainage Report in accordance with Section 42 of the Drainage Act and that notice be given to all affected landowners, of the Court of Revision to be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in accordance with Section 46(1) of the Drainage Act, subject to the adoption of the provisional by-law.  

At 5:30pm, a Public Council meeting will be held to discuss the repair and improvement of the West Branch of the East Branch Delisle Drain.  The agenda can be found here.  It is recommended that consideration be given to the first and second readings of a provisional by-law to adopt the Drainage Report and that notice be given to all affected landowners, of the Court of Revision to be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. in accordance with Section 46(1) of the Drainage Act (Act), subject to the adoption of the provisional by-law.

At 6pm, a Public Council meeting will be held to hear public comment on the applications for an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments for a parcel of land located southeast of the Tecumseh Road and Southfield Drive intersection.  The purpose of the proposed Official Plan amendment is to redesignate the subject property from General Commercial and Residential to Residential; introduce a new site specific policy to facilitate the development of the lands for two additional apartment buildings; establish a total lot density of 91 units per hectare for the entire property; and to establish maximum height limits for the existing and proposed buildings.  The purpose of the Zoning By-law amendment is to change the zoning pertaining to the subject parcel from "General Commercial Zones" and "Residential Zone 2" to site specific "Residential Zone R3".  The site specific R3 zone would permit the proposed residential uses and establish various site specific zone provisions.  The agenda can be found here.

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

Mrs. Karen Silani, our Parks and Recreation Clerk, will be a delegation to the meeting.  Mrs. Silani is celebrating her retirement.  Congratulations Karen!

1. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated December 17, 2019 Re: Review of the existing Conservation Authorities Act, 1990, R.SO 1990, c.C27.  Huron-Kinloss endroses the Ramara Township ask for a review the existing Conservation Authorities Act, 1990, R.SO.1990, c. C.27 and request that an exit clause be provided in any new Conservation Authorities Act to permit municipalities that determine the objects of conservation and environmental stewardship can be provided by alternative governance, programs, and/or services.  County of Simcoe also endorses the resolution.  
2. Township of Stone Mills dated December 27, 2019 Re: Support Resolution for Conservation Authorities.  Township of Stone Mills encourages the province to continue to support the principle of planning on a watershed basis in the on-going review and prioritize the allocation of adequate funding to support the core mandate of conservation authorities.
3. Public Information Centre No. 2 Re: Oldcastle Stormwater Master Plan.  The Town of Tecumseh is carrying out a study of the area of Oldcastle to form a basis for the development of the Oldcastle Stormwater Master Plan.  DATE: Wednesday, January 29th, 2020.  TIME: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  PLACE: Ciociaro Club, Salon F 
4. Water and Wastewater Master Plan Update Re: Notice of Completion.  The Town's review of the Water and Wastewater Master Plan is now complete. It is on the public record for 30 calendar days in accordance with the Municipal Class EA document. The public review period will begin on January 9, 2020 and end on February 8, 2020. The report is available for public review at https://www.tecumseh.ca/en/town-hall/water-and-wastewater-master-plan.aspx or at Tecumseh Town Hall in the Public Works and Environmental Services Department.
6. Town of Deep River dated January 8, 2020 Re: Premiers to Develop Nuclear Reactor Technology.  Deep River endorses the principle of developing small modular nuclear reactors in Ontario.
7. Town of Amherstburg dated December 10, 2020 Re: Municipal Modernization Program and Service Delivery Review.  Amherstburg is using its municipal modernization funding to undertake a service delivery review and is requesting discussion regarding shared services on a regional basis with the and invites the Town of Tecumseh to participate.  Tecumseh has already committed its funds to customer service improvements.
a. CS-2020-01 2019 Open and Closed Meetings.   This report details the number of meetings, # of agenda items and time spent in each type, respectively:
  • RCM 20 312 25 hrs. 48 min. 1 hr. 17 min
  • PCM 18 128 13 hrs. 9 min. 0 hr. 43 min
  • SCM 10 34 20 hrs. 57 min. 2 hrs. 5 min
  • In-Camera 9 28 6 hrs. 14 min. 0 hr. 41 min

Arena
1 Replacement Spectator Safety Netting $18,000
2 Building Environment Control System (BMS) $45,000
3 Sportsplex - Architect Grant Non Eligible Portion $280,952
4 Sportsplex - Architect Construction Phase $2,690,189
6 Sportsplex - Construction & Non Rebateable HST $52,325,019
7 McAuliffe Diamond Upgrade Artificial Infield $500,000
8 Building Environment Control System (BMS) $7,000
9 Rink A Brine Pump and Chiller Replacement $200,000
10 Replacement HVAC Units (2) $28,000
11 Second Floor Kitchen Renovations $10,000
12 Dressing Room HVAC Unit Upgrades $6,000
13 New Door and Insulation for Referees Room $5,000
14 Annual General Repairs $10,000
Sub-total $63,000 $56,062,160 $56,125,160
Federal / Provincial Infrastructure Grant -- $39,869,101 $39,869,101
Town Funding ($10,593,500) -- $9,747,059 $9,747,059
New Infrastructure Reserve -- $1,180,000 $1,180,000
Community Fundraising -- $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Arena Lifecycle Reserve $63,000 $1,266,000 $1,329,000
Pool
1 Pump Replacement $10,000
2 Refurbish Tot Pool $23,000
3 Lap Pool Heater Replacement $17,000
Pool Lifecycle Reserve $50,000
Grand Total Costs $63,000 $56,112,160 $56,175,160
Administration recommends that the Grant Application for the Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Financial Incentive Program, for the property located at 11865
Tecumseh Road (Roll No. 374402000000200), be deemed eligible and approved for the Planning, Design and Architectural Grant Program in the amount of $3,000 in relation to the preparation of drawings for the building façade and parking lot improvements proposed for the subject property (Magic Carpet Travel / SkyVu Solutions).
Administration recommends that a by-law authorizing the execution of the “2253746 Ontario Inc.” site plan control agreement, satisfactory in form to the Town’s Solicitor, which allows for the
development of a three-storey apartment building consisting of 32 residential dwelling units and associated parking, landscaping and on-site services/works on 0.37 hectare
(0.91 acre) parcel of land situated on the south side of Tecumseh Road (11957 Tecumseh Road), approximately 50 metres west of its intersection with Shawnee Road, be adopted, subject to standard conditions.  This development was previously proposed as a condominium development with 43 units and 5 storeys.
Administration recommends that the Grant Application for the Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Financial Incentive Program, for the property located at 11957
Tecumseh Road (Roll No. 374402000000800), be deemed eligible and approved for the Development Charges Grant Program in the amount of $100,000 in relation to the construction of a three-storey, 32-unit apartment building proposed for the subject property.

For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at 226-773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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December 10th Meeting

This week, Town Council begins at 6pm with a special meeting to discuss the Water-Wastewater Master Plan.  The agenda can be found here.

The Master Plan that governs water and wastewater infrastructure planning was updated as a result of the 2008 servicing strategies, implementation phases and costs, to reflect updated planning projections.  A Notice of Study Completion is proposed to be advertised in Shoreline Week and the Town’s website and social media accounts to initiate the mandatory 30-day public review period.

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

  • Time Capsule Winner,  Maya Wadi
  • Essay Winner 1st Place, Allisyn Teti 
  • Essay Winner, 2nd Place, Alex Acanne  

3. Jeff Sylvestre, James Sylvestre Developments Ltd. Re: Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension Class EA and Storm Drainage Master Plan and 2020 Budget.

1. Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Cultural Industries dated November 6, 2019 Re: Acknowledgement Letter.  Minister Lisa MacLeod has provided a letter to Mayor McNamara acknowledging her meeting with members of Town Council and her visit to Tecumseh in early November.
2. City of Windsor dated November 18, 2019 Re: City Council Decision on Windsor Essex County Environment Committee - Climate Change Emergency Declaration.  Windsor advises that they have declared a Climate Emergency for the municipality.
3. Municipality of South Huron dated November 18, 2019 Re: Provincial Consultation of the Transformation of Building Services in Ontario.  South Huron supports the request of the Town of Prescott to establish a Delegated Administrative Authority with respect to Building Code-related service delivery by the municipality.
4. Township of Greater Madawaska dated November 18, 2019 Re: Support for ministers to allow for electronic delegation.  Greater Madawaska requests that Ministerial delegations normally established as part of various conferences throughout the year be facilitated electronically so that municipalities are not required to incur conference expenses to have the opportunity to meet with Ministers.

a. FS-2019-14 Administrative Fees and Charges 2020.  Administration recommends changes to fees and charges.  Variable fees would increase by the Consumer Price Index of 1.9%, and new fees for the following:

  • Archival Research – Adjusted to reflect hourly labour rate only.
  • Fees added for Photocopies (colour), Maps, plans on plotter (colour), Refund or Misdirected Payment Fee and By-Law Enforcement Administration Fee.
  • Fire assistance for private standby – Adjusted to match Confined Space Rental (c).
  • False Alarm Registration and At Fault False Alarm fees added to this schedule to coincide with By-law 2019-75, which was recently updated.
  • Criminal Record Check, Duplicate Copy of Record Check, Occurrence Confirmation Reports, Technical Traffic Collision Report and Reconstruction Report – Adjusted to reflect increase to OPP Fee Schedule.
  • Park Pavilion Rental, Parks Commemorative Program, Special Event Lakewood, Lacasse and McAuliffe Parks, Public Swim – Rates maintained at 2019 level.
  • Ice Rental Municipal or Municipal Partnership Program Apr – Aug – reduced to zero.
  • Tecumseh Transit Single Fare – Rates increased by $0.25. First rate increase since program inception; Monthly Pass – Rates increased by $5. First rate increase since program inception
Fire requests approval of the following purchases:
  • 4 Swiss Phone pagers $3,000
  • 8 Firefighter helmets $4,000
  • 10 Leather boots $5,000
  • 8 Sets of firefighter bunker gear $20,800
    from the Fire Equipment Lifecycle Reserve $ - $ 32,800
a. PRS-2019-15 Buildings Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan.  Administration requests the following purchases for 2020:
  1. Town Hall Environmental Control System -- $30,000
  2. Environmental Building Interior Upgrades -- $15,000
  3. Environmental Bldg Garage Exhaust System -- $22,000
  4. St Clair Beach Community Centre Upgrades -- $12,000
  5. Cada Library Architect Contract -- $60,000
  6. Town Hall HVAC Replacement (3) Units -- $30,000
  7. Town Hall Flooring Replacement -- $80,000
  8. Carling Pavilion Replacement -- $45,000
  9. St. Mary's Pavilion Roof Replacement -- $10,000
  10. McCord Lane PW Salt Shed Roof -- $50,000
  11. Fire Hall #1 Concrete Pad Refurbishment -- $20,000
    from the Municipal Modernization Fund -- $30,000 and Buildings Lifecycle Reserve -- $344,000
  1. Lakewood North - historical storyboard installation $10,000
  2. St Mary's Park - walkway at splash pad $10,000
  3. Park Sign Replacements - various parks $15,000
  4. In Ground Recyclable Containers $20,000
  5. Parks Recreation & Trails Master Plan Update $45,000
  6. McAuliffe Park Washroom Renovation $15,000
  7. Optimist Park - playset replacement $100,000
  8. Various park bench and garbage can replacement -- $15,000
  9. Sports Fields - top dressing over seeding -- $15,000
  10. Install Manufactured Wood Chips Under Play Sets -- $18,000
  11. Annual Project Allocations TBD -- $25,000
  12. McAuliffe Park - bleacher replacements -- $8,000
  13. St Mary’s Park - irrigation for infield -- $8,000
  14. Lakewood Park - drainage improvements -- $10,000
  15. Baseball Infield Clay - various parks -- $18,000
  16. Buster Reaume - playset replacement -- $50,000
  17. Lacasse Grandstand - replacement design -- $60,000
  18. Dorset Dresden - playset replacement -- $70,000
  19. Lakewood Park - Pier boardwalk repairs -- $125,000
  20. Lakewood and McAuliffe Park electronic signs $130,000
  21. McAuliffe Park - Splash Pad -- $250,000
  22. Tree Planting $30,000 $30,000
    from Donations $30,000, Infrastructure Reserve $172,500, Transfer from Reserve (MMP Grant) $130,000, Park Development Lifecycle Reserve $684,500 and
    Reforestation Lifecycle Reserve $30,000
Construction value was reported at $32,194,990, which is up by $9,804,990 or 44 percent over last year. Net number of permits year to year is down by 105 permits (275) however revenues are at 83% of the budgeted amount for the year.
Sidewalks and Trails
  1. Administration recommends approval of the following purchases for 2020:
    Sidewalk Repair Program - Various Locations $ 69,000
  2. Riverside Drive Trail $ 850,000 $ 850,000
    CR42: CR19 to CR43 (Sidewalks and Bike Lanes) $ 708,500

Road Projects

  1. Road Paving - Tar & Chip $ 100,000
  2. Road Paving - Asphalting $ 1,100,000
  3. Road Paving - Crack Sealing $ 100,000
  4. CR42/43 Const. including 12th & Banwell Watermains $ 20,450
  5. Tecumseh Hamlet SPA EA FSR $ 61,250
  6. Tecumseh Sigange Project $ 16,000
  7. Lesperance/VIA Rail Improvements $ 155,000
  8. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $ 1,422,640
  9. Manning Road/ETLD Drain Relocation - Phase 2 $ 54,500
  10. Manning Road Reconstruction - Phase 3 $ 225,500
  11. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $ 94,000
  12. Scully & St. Mark'sStorm PS/Riverside Drive $ 43,600
  13. Cty Rd 46/Webster/Laval Sanitary Sewer Extension $ 120,750
  14. Del Duca Drive Sanitary Sewer $ 92,450
  15. Lanoue Street Improvements $ 363,300
  16. Tecumseh Road Sanitary Sewer $ 672,600
  17. Tecumseh Road Path - Arlington to DM Eagle $ 100,000
  18. Traffic Signal Controller Update $ 150,000
  19. Expansion/Improvements PW Yard (North) $ 30,000

Bridges

  1. Bridge & Culvert Needs Study (>3m Span) $ 39,000
  2. Bridge #1013 - Merrick Creek at 8th Concession $ 250,300

 

Water

  1. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $ 50,250
  2. Manning Road/ETLD Drain Relocation - Phase 2 $ 31,000
  3. Hwy#3/County Road 11 Watermain Replacement $ 2,316,600
  4. Tecumseh Hamlet SPA EA FSR $ 30,250
  5. Cty Rd 46/Webster Laval Sanitary Sewer Exten. $ 80,400
  6. Del Duca Drive Sanitary Sewer $ 5,550
  7. CR42/43 Const. including 12th&Banwell Watermains $ 758,600
  8. 2020 Water and Wastewater Rates Study $ 10,000

Wastewater

  1. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $ 63,500
  2. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $ 186,800
  3. Manhole Restoration Program $ 75,000
  4. Tecumseh Hamlet SPA EA FSR $ 30,250
  5. Cty Rd 46/Webster/Laval Sanitary Sewer Exten. $ 166,700
  6. Scully & St. Mark's Storm PS/Riverside Drive $ 20,550
  7. Del Duca Drive Sanitary Sewer $ 148,500
  8. Sanitary Sewer Model Update & Flow Monitioring $ 295,000
  9. CR42/43 Const. including 12th&Banwell Watermains $ 44,900
  10. Tecumseh Road Sanitary Sewer $ 2,395,100
  11.  2020 Water and Wastewater Rates Study $ 10,000

Stormwater

  1. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $ 68,310
  2. Manning Road/ETLD Drain Relocation - Phase 2 $ 71,000
  3. Manning Road Reconstruction - Phase 3 $ - $ 2,500
  4. Lesperance/VIA Rail Improvements $ - $ 31,000
  5. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $ 4,200
  6. Manhole Restoration Program $ 75,000
  7. Oldcastle Storrm Drainage Master Plan $ 450,000
  8. Tecumseh Hamlet SPA EA FSR $ - $ 219,250
  9. Cty Rd 46/Webster/Laval Sanitary Sewer Exten. $ 77,400
  10. Scully & St. Marks Storm PS/Riverside Drive $ 733,100
  11. MRSPA Pond Design and Construction $ 2,780,000
  12. Del Duca Drive Sanitary Sewer $ 125,850
  13. Shoreline Management Plan $ 350,000
  14. Stormwater Rate Study $ 45,000
  15. Manning Road/ETLD Drain Relocation - Phase 2 $ 126,500 
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November 26th Meeting

This week, Town Council begins at 6pm to discuss Awards and Committee Appointments.

Administration recommends that the nomination of Jocelyn Adams for the 2019 Dr. Henri Breault Community Excellence Award (Dr. Breault Award) be accepted, and that Town Council determine a direction with respect to awards for the 2019 Donald “Donny” Massender Memorial Volunteer Award (Donny Massender Award) and 2020 Senior of the Year Award.  The report can be found here.

Further, it is recommended that the applications of Betty Lee-Daigle, Manmander Matharu, and Jelena Ristic to the Cultural & Arts Advisory Committee, of Amanda Deshaies and Scott Robinson to the Heritage Advisory Committee, and of John Levesque to the Seniors Advisory Committee, be approved.  In addition there are three applicants to the Committee of Adjustment for the vacant position.  The report can be found here.

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


Delegations include:
1. Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment, Joseph Ouellete, Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Re: Flag of Remembrance and Plaque dedicated to Major Fred Tilston

2. Baron Championship Rings, Drina Baron-Zinyk, Vice President, Co-Owner, Richard Baron, Founder, and Kathy Baron Co-Founder Re: Toronto Raptors Rings.  A sample of the rings produced can be found here.

Communications - For Information include:
1. County of Essex dated November 8, 2019 Re: Notice of Decision on Official Plan Amendment, 11870 Tecumseh Road.  Essex County has approved the Valente condominium development located on the north side of the Tecumseh and Southfield intersection.

2. Town of Wasaga Beach, November 8, 2019 Re: Resolution from the Township of Springwater - Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Levy.  The Towns of Springwater and Wasaga Beach are each asking for breakdowns of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority budgets and that the Province allow them to see the budget lines in order to deliver their responsibilities for financial stewardship.

3. Town of Essex, November 7, 2019 Re: More Choice, More Homes Act, 2019 - Bill 108 Proposed Regulations.  Essex has backed the request of the Town of Tecumseh to have a three month consultation period regarding the regulations associated with Bill 108, the More Choices, More Homes Act.

4. Town of Lakeshore dated November 19, 2019.  Lakeshore extends to the Town an invite to their Shoreline Management Plan Public Consultation Event to be held on Thursday, November 28th, 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the Atlas Tube Centre.

5. Township of Larder Lake dated November 12, 2019 Re: Main Street Revitalization Fund.  Larder Lake is requesting an extension in which to expend the allocated funding of the Main Street Revitalization Fund to June 2020.

6. County of Essex dated November 22, 2019 Re: Notice of Design and Construction Public Open House.  Essex County advises of a Public Meeting to be held regarding the proposed widening of County Road 42 from County Road 19 to the City of Windsor limits, consisting of a five-lane roadway with bike lanes, sidewalks, and/or multi-use trails.  Multi-lane roundabouts are being introduced at County Road 19 (Manning Road) and the new intersection with County Road 43 (Banwell Road) and at the diversion and reconstruction of County Road 43 from Shields Avenue to south of County Road 42.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the County of Essex - West Pike Depot, 11965 County Road 42, Tecumseh ON.

Reports include:
1. Chief Administrative Officer
a. CAO-2019-11 Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Development.  Administration recommends that Tecumseh join in with the County of Essex, other
Area Municipalities and the City of Windsor for the development of a regional Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.  The Community Safety Plan is a new requirement under the Police Services Act (1990) (Act) and the Community Safety and Policing Act (2019) by January 1, 2021. 

2. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2019-39, D19 SKY, Skyline Real Estate Holdings, Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment, Scheduling of Public Meeting.  Administration is recommending the scheduling of a public meeting, to be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., in accordance with the Planning Act for applications submitted by Skyline
Real Estate Holdings for a 4.4 hectare (10.9 acre) parcel of land situated at the southeast corner of the Tecumseh Road/Southfield Drive intersection (11873 and 11917
Tecumseh Road).  The request is to redesignate the property from “Commercial” and “Residential” to “Residential” with a new site-specific policy and rezoning the subject property from “General Commercial Zones (C3) and (C3-1)” and “Residential Zone 2 (R2)” to a sitespecific “Residential Zone (R3-16)” in order to:
i) recognize the two existing apartment buildings located on the northern portion of the property and permit accessory commercial uses within their first floors;
ii) permit the development of the southern portion of the lands for an additional two, four-storey apartment buildings totalling 150 units;
iii) establish a total overall lot density of 91 units per hectare for the entirety of the property; and
iv) establish site-specific lot, building and yard provisions.

For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at (226) 773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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November 12th Meeting

This week, Town Council begins at 6pm with a Special Meeting to discuss the newly completed Brighton Road Traffic Review.  The full agenda can be found here.

Tim Kooistra and Mike Walters, Dillon Consulting Limited will be present to report on their findings.  Recommendations include:

Multi-Use Pathway
• Remove the “stop sign paddles” at all intersections along Brighton Road
• Introduce pavement markings and signage along the pathway
• Introduce “crossrides” where the pathway crosses a stop-control side street
• Retain existing median islands Roundabout (with Tecumseh Road East)
• Introduce pedestrian crossovers (PXOs) on the west and north legs
• Introduce a “crossride” where the pathway crosses the south leg
• Introduce a painted yellow line between the truck apron and the drive aisle

All-Way Stop (with (Old) Tecumseh Road)
• Undertake minor signage changes and enhancements

Traffic Circles (with Aloha Drive and Southwind Crescent)
• Retain both traffic circles with the following enhancements:
• Introduce a “crossride” where the multi-use pathway crosses the east legs
• Raise the splitter island on the east legs only to be 75mm above the surface of the road (similar to the existing truck apron)

Traffic Calming
• Introduce additional traffic calming measures on Brighton Road between the VIA railway and the roundabout at Tecumseh Road East (Potential Option: 2 Sets of Speed Cushions)

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

Re: Remembrance Day video will be played in honour of our Veterans

1.City of Windsor dated October 7, 2019 Re: Funding for eco-passage through the Ojibway corridor.  The City of Windsor advises that it will be requesting funding of the Provincial, Federal and LaSalle governments to assist in constructing an eco-passage.
2. Town of Lakeshore dated October 9, 2019 Re: Five Year Official Plan Review Open House.  Lakeshore advises that they have held an Open House regarding the five year review of their Official Plan on October 29, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Atlas Tube Centre.
3. Town of Ingersoll dated October 19, 2019 Re: Support for Continuation of Mandatory and Non-Mandatory Programs of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority.  Ingersoll requests that local control be retained with respect to the services delivered by the local Conservation Authority.
4. Township of Springwater dated October 21, 2019 Re: Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Levy.  Springwaterl requests that local control be retained with respect to the services delivered by the local Conservation Authority.
5. Town of LaSalle dated October 25, 2019 Re: Amended Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment.  LaSalle advises of a Public Meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Council Chambers at 5950 Malden Road to consider a proposed Amended Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment for approximately 72 hectares of land located between the 6th Concession Road and the 7th Concession Road, east of Huron Church Line Road and west of Howard Avenue.  A development is proposed that includes:
• approximately 480 new single detached, semi-detached, townhouse and apartment style dwelling units;
• new mixed-use (commercial and apartment style residential) buildings on approximately 2 hectares of land situated along the south side of Laurier Parkway;
• new neighbourhood commercial buildings on approximately 3.2 hectares of land located along of the south side of the 6th Concession Road;
• a new school on approximately 3 hectares of land;
• new parkland, trails, and storm water management facilities. 
6. Town of Prescott dated October 28, 2019 Re: Provincial Consultation on the Transformation of Building Services in Ontario.  Prescott requests that the Province provide evidence based justification to municipalities that the creation of a new Delegated Administrative Authority is necessary prior to any legislative changes to the Building Code Act, with regard to building service delivery.
7. Niagara Region dated November 1, 2019  Re: Actions and Resources to Join the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities.  Niagara advises that it has joined the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities (CIM), formerly known as Canadian Coalition for Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) and has signed a declaration to support the ten CIM commitments and that it intends to create supporting governance structures with internal and external stakeholders to advise on internal diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and support the creation of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan;
8. Niagara Region dated November 1, 2019 Re: Proposed Cuts to Legal Aid Ontario Budget.  Niagara requests that the Ontario Government not impose additional cuts to the Legal Aid Ontario budget and that it re-invest in the Legal Aid and clinic systems.
9. Township of Stirling-Rawdon dated November 5, 2019 Re: Municipal Liability and Insurance Costs.  Stirling-Rawdon endorses the report submitted by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and requests that the Attorney General of Ontario be requested to conduct a full review of joint and several liability as it affects municipalities.
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2. Municipality of West Elgin Re: Provincial Policy Statement Proposed Changes.  Administration requests support for The Municipality of West Elgin's resolution dated October 10, 2019, concerning the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) with regards to large grounded-mounted solar facilities; and recommends that the PPS policies also include language to direct wind turbine facilities away from prime agricultural and specialty crops, except for on-farm diversified use. 
Reports include:
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Tuesday October 22nd Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5pm with a meeting of the Policies and Priorities Committee.  The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Delegations will be received regarding the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Councillors' Records, and iCitizen - Resident Access to Tax Information via the Town's Website.

Reports
a. CS-2019-30 Customer Service Policy Administration is recommending adoption of the proposed Customer Service Policy.  Calls are proposed to be responded to within 1 day, emails within 3 days, written correspondence within 5 days and social media postings within 1 day.
b. CS-2019-31 Public Complaints Policy.  It is proposed to establish a policy of acknowledgement, assign, investigate, and Resolve/Decision.  Town staff will
acknowledge a formal complaint within three (3) days and provide information on the next steps of the complaint process.  
c. CS-2019-32 Health and Safety Policy No. 7 Annual Review.  Administration recommends approval of the existing Occupational Health and Safety Policy for the next year.
d. CS-2019-33 Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Policy No. 68 Administration proposes to add to the scope of the policy as part of its 2019 review. 
e. CS-2019-35 Fire Alarm By-Law.  Through proposed amendments, it is proposed that Town Administration shall be responsible for registration of both fire and security alarms; Provide for the imposition of two (2) ‘At Fault False Alarms’ before being charged for each ‘At Fault False Alarm’ thereafter during a calendar year; Prescribe the fee for registration under the annual Fees and Charges By-law; and Prescribe the fee for attendance to each ‘At Fault False Alarm’ as the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) rate for responses to an emergency on a provincial highway, for improved recovery of cost.
f. CS-2019-36 Urban Hen Licensing Pilot Program.  A two year pilot program allowing for 6 hens and a $25 licence fee is being proposed subject to a public meeting.
g. CS-2019-37 Alley Closing Policy.  Administration proposes the formalizing of an alley closing policy in which the onus for securing the support of alley closures is left to the proponent.
h. CS-2019-38 Professional Appearance Policy.  Administration proposes the establishment of guidelines that will govern the dress code of Town employees.
i. CS-2019-39 Employee Service Recognition.   The “Application” for recognition of employees has been amended to include Members of Council, and to describe who is not included; the “Procedures” have been revised to reflect the current practice of providing specific gifts at key career milestones.

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

Delegations include Celeste O'Neil and Judy Robson regarding Cannabis Production Facilities in Oldcastle, and Loretta Stoyka, Diane Mulcaster, and Janice Moroun Re: Windsor Essex Compassion Care


Communications for Information includes:

  1. Town of Lakeshore dated September 26, 2019 Re: Notice of the passing of a zoning by-law amendment.  Lakeshore has passed a By-law for the former Tecumseh Golf property in which zoning has been changed to a mixed use environment with several variances from existing planning by-laws.
  2. Municipality of Grey Highlands dated October 2, 2019 Re: Conservation Authorities.  Grey Highlands resolves to support continuation of the programs
    and services of the three CAs, both mandatory and non-mandatory, and that no programs or services of conservation authorities be “wound down” at this time; and that the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks give clear direction as to what programs and services are considered mandatory and non-mandatory and how those programs will be funded in the future.
  3. Municipality of East Ferris dated October 10, 2019 Re: Child Care Services at Conferences.  East Ferris resolves to request municipal conferences offer child care services to participants.
  4. Enbridge Gas Inc. dated October 10, 2019 Re: Notice of Application.  Enbridge has filed an application with the Ontario Energy Board for approval to construct approximately 34 kilometres of natural gas pipeline and associated facilities in the Municipality of West Grey and the Township of Chatsworth, both in the County of Grey, and to introduce a new service for gas distributors effective December 1, 2019. This new service under Rate M17 is proposed to be a firm point-to-point transportation service for existing and new gas distributors in Ontario. Enbridge Gas Inc. is also proposing to modify and limit the applicability of the existing bundled delivery service under Rate M9 and the semi-unbundled storage and transportation service under Rate T3, to existing gas distributor customers.
  5. City of Windsor dated October 11, 2019 Re: Notice of Commencement and Public Information Centre - Wyandotte St. E. and Jarvis Avenue.  The City of Windsor is hosting a public meeting surrounding the extension of Wyandotte Street East and Jarvis Avenue on Thursday, July 24.

Reports
1. Chief Administrative Officer
a. CAO-2019-08 20th Anniversary of Amalgamation Project.  Administration recommends that a storyboard be created to recognize the 20th Anniversary of the January 1, 1999, amalgamation of the former Township of Sandwich South, Town of Tecumseh and Village of St. Clair Beach, which together now form The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh as it is today at a cost of $4,000.

2. Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2019-27 Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization Initiative.  Administration is recommending that the Municipality authorize electronic gaming within the Town boundaries.

b. CS-2019-34 Liability and Insurance Cost Reforms.  Administration is recommending that Town Council support recommendations from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario supporting reforms to Joint and Several Liability.

3. Financial Services
a. FS-2019-13 Budget Variance Report - August 31, 2019.  The 2019 August Variance analysis projects a year-end surplus of $63,000 (Tax Supported
surplus $309,000 and Rate Supported deficit $246,000).

4. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2019-37 Elderberry Court Development Agreement, Assumption of Services.  Administration recommends that the municipal services constructed for the Elderberry Court development be accepted as part of the municipal infrastructure network.

b. PBS-2019-38 CIP Grant Application 12000 Tecumseh, Villa Pia Investments.  Administration recommends approval of a Community Improvement grant for the property located at 12000 Tecumseh Road (adjacent to Frank Brewery) for the Planning Design and Architectural Grant Program in the amount of $3,000; and the Planning Application and Permit Fee Grant Program in the amount of $1,075 in relation to the design and site plan application for the proposed construction of a new commercial building on the subject property.

For questions on these or other municipal matters please contact me at 226-773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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October 8th Meeting

This week, #Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5:30pm.  We shall begin with a discussion surrounding the Ontario Provincial Police Billing Model.  The presentation surrounding the model can be found here.  Tecumseh's policing costs have been below the provincial average cost in recent years, being $348 per household in 2019.  Sgt. Peter J. Marshall, Contract Analyst / Transition Coordinator, Municipal Policing Bureau, Ontario Provincial Police will be our delegation.

Our regular meeting begins at 7pm.  The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Delegations include:
1. Paul Anthony, Director Parks and Recreation Services  Re: Southwestern Ontario in Motion - Outstanding Community Partner Recognition

2. Jamie Dow, Supervisor of Transportation Services Community Support Centre of Essex County Re: Funding AgreementCommunications - For Information
1. Township of North Glengarry dated September 23, 2019 Re: Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline.  North Glengarry requests that for Pupil Accommodation Reviews, that the economic impact of a school closure on a municipality be considered before a school is closed; that there be proven value to the student when considering a school closure, including greater access to amenities, services, and learning opportunities (i.e., after school work, coop programs etc.); that multiple options be allowed to be considered during the Pupil Accommodation Review Process; and that students being removed from their community be the absolute last resort, with all efforts being exhausted for school boards to share amenities and space before a child is transported out of their community. 

2. Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus dated October 1, 2019 Re: Provincial Priorities and Current Initiatives.  The Western Ontario Warden's Caucus provides its report supporting an improved inter-community bus system, sustainable funding to support asset management, eliminating the funding gap for the delivery of care, and the operational restrictiveness of the Long Term Care Homes Act for all public sector licensees together with a real solution to the unintended consequences of the Age-In-Place Strategy and flexibility to the staffing requirements outlined in Regulation 79/10, continue supporting and investing in the vision to empower communities to
access global opportunities through local, ultra-high speed connections, and support greater economic prosperity across Southwestern Ontario by investing in local and regional economic development strategies, providing infrastructure needed for business expansion and attraction, addressing labour market shortages, and
supporting land use planning policies that encourage responsible growth.

3. City of Hamilton dated September 30, 2019. Re: Consumer Packaging.  Hamilton supports the Kitchener resolution to lobby the Federal Government, to review regulations related to consumer packaging on single-use wipes to remove the word flushable.

4. Douglas Ryan Drouillard, Past President of Tecumseh Area Historical Society dated September 30, 2019.  Re: County of Meath, Ireland.  Mr. Doug Drouillard recently visited Meath, Ireland and particularly, Oldcastle, and sends his regards for our continued twinning.

5. Ontario Good Roads Association dated October 3, 2019 Re: Nominations for Directors.  The Ontario Good Roads Association reports that a vacancy exists for their Board of Directors representing the South West zone.

Communications - Action Required
1. Essex Region Conservation Authority dated September 18, 2019 Administration recommends that the following individuals’ appointment to the Essex Region Source Protection Committee be endorsed:

  • Thom Hunt, City of Windsor, to be reappointed December 12, 2019; expiration of appointment December 12, 2024
  • Antonietta Giofu, Town of Amherstburg, to be reappointed December 12, 2019; expiration of appointment December 12, 2024
  • Kevin Girard, Town of Lakeshore, appointment date: February 21, 2019; expiration of appointment February 21, 2024
  • Paul Drca, City of Windsor, appointment date: November 2, 2015; expiration of appointment November 2, 2020
  • Nelson Santos, Union Water Supply System, appointment date: November 2, 2015; expiration of appointment November 2, 2020

Reports
1. Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2019-26 Dog Tag and Licensing Enforcement Program 2019.  Administration reports that the Dog Tag and Licensing Enforcement Program continues to be successful, with compliance increasing from 1,050 tags in 2017 to 1,627 tags in 2019.
b. CS-2019-28 2019 Local Government Week.  Administration recommends that the week of October 21 to 25, 2019, be proclaimed as Local Government Week (LGW)
in the Town of Tecumseh (Town), and that events and activities be planned for local elementary and secondary students to create awareness of local government and acknowledge its vital role and function in helping to shape the community, and further that LGW activities and events be posted on the Town’s website, and Social
Media pages (Facebook and Twitter), and furthermore that local elementary and secondary schools be invited to participate in the planned events.
c. CS-2019-29 Community Support Centre Services Agreement - Two Year Term Renewal Agreement 2020-2022.  Administration recommends renewal of the agreement with the Community Support Centre of Essex County (CSC) to provide public transportation to persons with a disability and seniors in the Town.  A By-law is recommended to execute the renewal of the agreement, and a $15,000 budget is recommended for 2020 and 2021 to provide Three Dollars ($3) per Tecumseh resident rider subsidy, up to a maximum annual contribution of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000).

2. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2019-35 Carmelita Court Development Agreement, Assumption of Services.  With completion of all municipal requirements, Administration is recommending that a resolution assuming the services for the Arbour Grove (Carmelita Court) Residential Development Agreement be approved and passed, as of October 8, 2019
b. PBS-2019-36 Summary of Proposed Changes to Provincial Policy Statement.  Administration has reviewed recent provincial legislation changes surrounding land use planning principles in Ontario and has provided a summary of the changes and recommendations to be forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

3. Financial Services
a.
FS-2019-12 Amendment to the 2019-2023 Fire Equipment Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan.  Administration recommends that High Water Rescue Equipment, including
a Fire rescue boat and personal protective equipment, in the amount of $16,000, be funded from the Fire Equipment Lifecycle Reserve, and that an increase to the annual allocation to the Fire Equipment Lifecycle Reserve of $2,000 should be considered during the Town’s 2020 Budget process. 

Two notices of motion are to be presented:
1. Councilor Jobin - Motion - Future Planning Study - Hamlet Development Lands.  Councillor Jobin wishes to propose advancing with a Secondary Plan for the Oldcastle area, and
2. Deputy Mayor Joe Bachetti - Dedicated Veteran Parking Spaces.  Deputy Mayor Bachetti wishes to propose designating certain parking spaces in the municipal parking lot adjacent to the Legion for veterans.

For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at andrew@andrewdowie.ca or 226-773-1910.

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September 24th Meeting

This week at Tecumseh Town Council, we begin at 7pm following an In Camera meeting.  The agenda can be found here.

1. Town of LaSalle dated August 26, 2019 Re: Notice of First Sitting of the Court of Revision for the Repair and Improvements to the 3rd Concession Drain.  LaSalle is hosting a meeting of the Court of Revision for the 3rd Concession Drain which includes some properties within Tecumseh on Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5:30 p.m. at LaSalle Town Hall, 5950 Malden.  Affected residents received notification.
2. Township of Larder Lake dated August 27, 2019 Re: Requesting that the Ministers and the Premier offer electronic delegations to small and rural Municipalities that do not have sufficient budget to attend conferences.  Larder Lake is requesting that meetings with the Premier and Ministers be available through electronic means to help reduce the cost of travel for those municipalities that are in remote areas.
3. Township of Zorra dated September 4, 2019 Re: Continuation of the Programs of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority.  Zorra supports continuation of the programs of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, both mandatory and non‐mandatory, and that no programs of the UTRCA or of the other Conservation Authorities in Ontario be “wound down” at this time.
4. Town of Lakeshore dated September 4, 2019 Re: Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting.  Lakeshore is hosting a Public Meeting regarding a rezoning for the Tecumseh Golf property wherein a site-specific mixed use zone and relief from multiple zoning provisions, including building setbacks, height, parking, gross floor area, building separations, minimum lot area/ frontage, lot coverage, landscaping etc. is being requested.  
5. City of Kitchener dated September 5, 2019 Re: Council Resolution regarding single-use disposable wipes.  Kitchener is requesting national regulations related to consumer packaging on single-use wipes to remove the word flushable (as they are not actually flushable in any beneficial manner).
6. Municipality of Hastings Highlands dated September 12, 2019 Re: Mandatory Septic System Reports.  Hastings Highlands is requesting a septic re-inspection program that generates reports including requirements such as a visual inspection by the operator on type of system, time, date, location, and noticeable system problems to reduce to ongoing requirements for creating new reports.
 
1. Waste Reduction Week in Canada dated September 11, 2019.  Administration recommends that October 21-27, 2019 be proclaimed as “Waste Reduction Week” in the Town of Tecumseh.
2. Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Fall Policy Forum, October 24-25, 2019 dated September 12, 2019.  Administration recommends that the Mayor and Members of Council be authorized to attend the AMO Fall Policy Forum in London, Ontario from October 24 to 25, 2019, subject to the Town’s Travel and Professional Development Policies, as well as funding in the 2019 Budget.
3. Municipality of Chatham-Kent dated September 12, 2019.  Administration recommends that the September 9, 2019 resolution passed by the Council of Chatham-Kent expressing strong support for Legal Aid Ontario and its funding of Ontario’s community legal clinics, which provide legal services to low income and vulnerable Ontarians, be supported.
4. Town of Newmarket dated September 17, 2019.  Re: More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 - Bill 108 proposed Regulations.  Administration recommends that the September 9, 2019 resolution passed by the Council of Newmarket requesting the Province release final drafts of the regulations associated with Bill 108 with a consultation period of no less than three months be supported.
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September 10th Meeting

#Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5pm with a Public Meeting for a redevelopment proposal of the former Victoria School.  

Public comment will be received regarding the proposal to build residential condominium development on a parcel of land located at 12433 Dillon Drive.  The application for the proposed Official Plan amendment is requesting a redesignation of the parcel of land from "Community Facility" to "Residential" to accommodate the proposed development.

The associated proposed Zoning By-law amendment is requesting to change the zoning from "Community Facility Zone" and "Residential Zone 1 (R1)" to a site specific "Residential Zone 3 (R3-16)". The proposed R3-16 zone would permit the proposed residential uses and establish various site specific zone provisions.  In addition, the proposed rezoning would add a definition for the term "stacked townhouse dwelling unit" to the definitions section of Tecumseh Zoning By-law 1746.

The developer and several area residents will also be attending as delegations to the meeting.

The reports and comments submitted can be found here.

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

Tom Kitsos, Director Financial Services & Chief Financial Officer, will speak as a delegation regarding the 2020 Pre Budget Council Consultation.  Administration is projecting a 3.14% increase to the municipal levy for 2020 based on status quo financial planning.
Town Council will consider receiving the following communications:
1. Norfolk County Letter dated August 13, 2019  Re: Request for Provincial Response to Address Leaking Gas Wells.  Norfolk County is soliciting provincial funding to help address leaking gas wells to offset costs incurred municipally.
2. Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury dated August 14, 2019 Re: The Never Forgotten National Memorial.  Bradford-West Gwillimbury advises of their support for the memorial to develop commemorative programming, exhibits and monuments at a site on Cape Breton Island as a place of remembrance and thanks for those brave individuals who lost their lives far from home;.
3. Public Notice dated August 22, 2019.  Re: Notice of Intention to Remove Holding "H" Zone Symbol.  This is notification for the Harbour Club development at the former Pud's Place Marina.  An "H" holding zone is applied to approved zoning changes until conditions are met to remove.
4. Township of McKellar dated July 16, 2019 Re: Municipal Amalgamation. McKellar is petitioning the Province to not pursue additional municipal amalgamations.
10. Town of Kingsville dated August 23, 2019 Re: Town of Kingsville support of Town of Halton Hills’ Resolution regarding Reducing Litter and Waste in our Communities.  Kingsville endorses a Halton Hills proposal to implement a deposit/return program for all single use plastic, aluminum and metal drink containers and further, that the Province review current producer requirements and look for extended producer responsibility for all packaging.
11. Mayor Gary McNamara dated August 26, 2019 Re: Letter to Honourable Christine Elliott, Minister of Health and Long Term Care regarding Mega Hospital.  Mayor McNamara reiterates support for the proposed regional hospital on behalf of Town Council.
12. Mayor Gary McNamara dated August 21, 2019.  Re: Letter of appreciation to Minister Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, regarding announcement of widening Provincial Highway No. 3.  Mayor McNamara thanks the Province for committing to the long-delayed investment in widening Highway 3.
13. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing dated September 4, 2019 Re: Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019.  Minister Steve Clark provides an update regarding implementation of the Bill and various associated regulations including allowance for Additional Residential Units in single detached family homes.
14. Essex Region Conservation Authority dated September 5, 2019 Re: Upper Little River Watershed Master Drainage and Stormwater Management Plan.  ERCA has been revising the previously completed Plan for drainage in the area near the Little River and advises of its intent to file a notice of completion in the fall.
Pre-approval of participation by members of Town Council in the following conferences is recommended.  AMO AGM & Annual
Conference, August 16 - 19, 2020 Ottawa, ON; FCM Annual Conference and Trade Show, June 4 - 7, 2020 Toronto, ON; Festivals and Events Ontario Conference, February 25 - 27, 2020 Richmond Hill, ON; Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiatives Annual Meeting and Conference
To be determined. Quebec City, QC; OGRA Annual Conference February 23 - 26, 2020 Toronto, ON; OSUM Conference and Trade Show, To be determined; ROMA Annual Conference, January 18 - 21, 2020 Toronto, ON.
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August 13th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 6:30pm with the Court of Revision.  We are considering the assessment of drain cleaning charges to abutting properties.  The reports regarding the Court of Revision meeting can be found here.

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

Delegations include

  1. the Youth Advisory Committee and Senior Advisory Committee, speaking to Annual Accomplishments and Initiatives
  2. Majors McGuire Inc, Ron McGuire Re: Fire Facility Use Agreement
  3. Watson & Associates Economists Ltd., Gary Scandlan Re: Development Charges By-law (Note: This delegation will be heard at 8:00 pm.)

Communications - For Information includes: 
a. Enwin Utilities Ltd. dated July 18, 2019 Re: Reintroduction of Fluoridation.  Enwin formally advises the Town of LaSalle of the decisions by both Tecumseh and Windsor to reintroduce fluoride to the water supply.

b. Town of Lakeshore dated July 18, 2019 Re: Notice of the Passing of a Zoning By-Law Amendment.  This notice concerns the proposed Holiday Inn Express and Suites located on the current Tecumseh Golf property on the north side of Amy Croft Drive near Manning Road.

c. James Sylvestre Development Ltd Letter dated July 19, 2019 Re: Development Charges Background Study dated June 13, 2019.  James Sylvestre Development Ltd. supplies comments regarding the proposed Development Charges By-Law.  The company identifies several concerns with the recommended approach of the municipality.

d. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing dated July 22, 2019 Re: Provincial Policy Statement Review - Draft Policy.  Minister Steve Clark advises of a provincial review of the Provincial Policy Statement that governs decision-making relevant to planning and land development decisions in the Province of Ontario. 

e. Town of Lakeshore dated July 25, 2019 Re: Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting.  Melvin Orr Trucking is requesting the addition of a new barn located on their property.  There will be a public meeting held on August 13th at 6pm, at the Lakeshore Town Hall.

Reports include:

Chief Administrative Officer
1. CAO-2019-05 Municipal Modernization Fund Allocation.  Administration recommends that Council authorize Municipal Modernization Fund expenditures ($620,201) of up to $50,000 for the purchase, installation and annual support and maintenance fees (2019 and 2020) of eSCRIBE software and hardware required to implement Council meeting webcasting as per Report CS-2019-10.  Administration is recommending allocating the remainder of the funds towards a variety of projects related to:

  • Town Hall Expansion
  • Online property tax inquiry service
  • Cityworks Work Order Management
  • Water Oasis Payment solution
  • Online permit payment
  • Organizational Review
  • Corporate Dashboard Reporting
  • Mobile Technology
  • Speed Control Devices
  • ConsignO Cloud Digital Signature Software
  • Community LED signs
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • Citizen Satisfaction Survey
  • Community Engagement

Corporate Services & Clerk
1. CS-2019-07 2020 December Holiday Schedule.  Administration is recommending that the Tecumseh Town Hall Offices close for the 2020 December Holiday Season from Thursday, December 24, 2020, through to and including Friday, January 1, 2021.
2. CS-2019-12 Closed Meeting Investigator Appointment - 2020.  Administration recommends that the Closed Meeting investigator Appointment change from Local Authority Services to the Ontario Ombudsman effective January 1, 2020 for a cost savings of $17,500, be reallocated to the Integrity Commissioner Reserve.
3. CS-2019-18 Call for 2019 Award Nominations.   Administration recommends that paragraph 4.02 of the Awards Policy No. 2 be amended such that a Special Meeting of Council (or a Committee comprised of Members of Council) will be held on the fourth Tuesday of November each year, either before or after the Regular Meeting of Council, in order that the members may review the nominations and select the award recipient for each of the awards;
And further that nominations received for the Awards be considered at a Special Meeting of Council (or a Committee comprised of Members of Council) to be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 6:00 pm.
4. CS-2019-20 Advisory and Statutory Committees - Call for 2020 Applications.  It is recommended that a Notice of Call be issued for Applications for the:

  • Committee of Adjustment;
  • Tecumseh Accessibility Advisory Committee;
  • Cultural & Arts Advisory Committee;
  • Heritage Committee;
  • Senior Advisory Committee; and
  • Youth Advisory Committee;

Fire & Emergency Services
1. FIRE-2019-07 Majors McGuire Confined Space Training Facility Rental.  The Acting Fire Chief supplies a report regarding Major McGuire’s proposal to utilize the Town of Tecumseh Fire Department facilities for confined space rescue training at regular rental rates.

Financial Services
1. FS-2019-09 Water and Sanitary Billing.  Administration recommends that performance of the Water and Sanitary billing and collection function for the Town continue to be provided by Essex Powerlines Corporation (EPC) for the 2019 and 2020 budget years; and that the Water and Sanitary billing and collection function be reviewed by Administration for the 2021 budget year. 
2. FS-2019-10 Budget Variance Report - June 2019.  Administration reports that the 2019 Quarter 2 Variance analysis projects a year-end surplus of $331,000 (Tax Supported surplus $183,000 and Rate Supported surplus $148,000).

Planning & Building Services
1. PBS-2019-27 Tecumseh Transit Service, January to June Statistical Review.  Versus previous years, there are more users of the Tecumseh Transit service.  It is believed that this is the result of an increase in student attendance at schools in Windsor.
2. PBS-2019-28 Six Month Permit Report.  Construction value was reported at $12,725,965, which is down by $3,211,523 or 20 percent over last year.  There have been 183 permits issued to date versus 253 for the same period last year.
3. PBS-2019-26 2019 Development Charges, Results of Public Meeting and Final Recommendation.  Administration recommends that the 2019 Development Charges Background Study, dated June 13, 2019, as amended (if applicable), as prepared by Watson & Associates Economists Ltd, be received and approved.
4. PBS-2019-25 Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Briday Developments, Scheduling of a Public Meeting.  It is recommended that the scheduling of a public meeting, to be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., in accordance with the Planning Act for applications submitted for the former Victoria School property.  The proposal is to redesignate the property from “Community Facility” to “Residential”; and to rezone the subject property from “Community Facility Zone (CF)” and “Residential Zone 1 (R1)” to a site-specific “Residential Zone 3 (R3-16)”; to facilitate the development of the lands for a 63-unit residential condominium development consisting of five, two-storey townhouse dwellings totalling 23 units and two, three-storey stacked townhouse dwellings totalling 40 units.
5. PBS-2019-29 CIP Grant Funding Request, 12222 Tecumseh Road, Parking Lot Improvements.  Administration recommends that the Grant Application for 12222 Tecumseh Road (Roll No. 374406000001800), be deemed eligible and approved for the Tecumseh Road Mainstreet Parking Area Improvement Grant Program for a total amount of $10,000 toward the parking lot improvements being proposed, in accordance with PBS-2019-29.

For  questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at 226-773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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