April 13th Meeting

This week, Town Council begins at 6:15pm with a meeting of the Court of Revision.  The Court is hearing from any affected owner who wishes to appeal his/her assessment or any part thereof as set out in the Drainage Report, prepared by Gerard Rood, P.Eng., of Rood Engineering Inc. (Rood), dated April 3, 2020.  The agenda can be found here.  

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

Delegations include
1. Brian Harris, Board Member Brighton Garden Homeowners Association Re: Fence By-law, which is the subject of a report from Administration as detailed later.

2. Samuel and Robert Katzman, Owner, Greentown Cannabis Re: Retail Cannabis Stores.  Messrs. Kaztman have supplied letters of support for their existing Downtown Windsor operations from the local Councillor and Business Improvement Association as well as a fact sheet.

3. Melissa Boow Re: Retail Cannabis Stores.  Ms. Boow is seeking to have Town Council reverse its original decision to opt out of cannabis sales.


Communications - For Information
1. Town of Plympton-Wyoming dated March 19, 2021 Re: Carbon Tax.  Plympton-Wyoming requests that agricultural operations be exempted from carbon taxes.

2. Town of Plympton-Wyoming dated March 15, 2021 Re: Colour Coded Capacity Limits.  Plympton-Wyoming advocates for adjusting the capacity limits for dining, restaurants, sporting and recreational facilities, places of worship, event centers, and all retail/small businesses as part of the colour coded system.

3. Town of Fort Erie dated March 23, 2021 Re: Adjust the Capacity Limits for COVID-19, Colour Coded System.  Fort Erie advocates for adjusting the capacity limits for dining, restaurants, sporting and recreational facilities, places of worship, event centers, and all retail/small businesses as part of the colour coded system.

4. Municipality of Grey Highlands dated March 17, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Grey Highlands requests that a clear plan be communicated that establishes how the Province intends to modernize and expand firefighter training ensuring equal access to all municipal fire departments in Ontario, and as well, present a plan for funding to subsidize and/or regulate the cost for firefighter training in the Province of Ontario.

5. Municipality of Grey Highlands dated March 22, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  The above correspondence is repeated, together with Howick Township's support for the same resolution.

6. Town of Plympton-Wyoming dated March 19, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Plympton-Wyoming requests that the Province of Ontario reverse their decision to close the Ontario Fire College Campus in Gravenhurst as the OFC is seen as one of the best and most cost-effective methods for municipalities to train their firefighters which assists us in protecting residents.

7. Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal dated March 22, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Edwardsburgh Cardinal requests that the Government of Ontario reverse their decision to close the Ontario Fire College as it is seen as one of the best and most cost effective methods for municipalities to educate and train their firefighters, which assists in protecting all residents; and should the Government of Ontario choose not to reverse its decision to close the Ontario Fire College, the Province should provide direct financial support to municipalities to offset the increased training costs of providing Provincially mandated firefighting services.

8. Township of Hudson dated March 31, 2021 Re: Support for Fire Departments.  Hudson requests that the Federal and Provincial Government include 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.

9. County of Peterborough dated March 22, 2021 Re: Homelessness, Mental Health and Addiction.  Peterborough County supports a previous resolution from Niagara Region that acknowledges that a significant crisis exists in Niagara in regard to the prevalence of chronic homelessness and the lack of affordable housing that far surpasses the Region’s ability to meet the vision dictated in its 10-year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan (HHAP)

10. Town of Lakeshore dated March 15, 2021 Re: ZBA-05-2021 (Jamsyl Group Inc.).  Lakeshore has approved a temporary use by-law for the property at the corner of Manning Road and North Rear Road

11. Essex County Federation of Agriculture dated March 17, 2021 Re: Board of Directors.  Leo Guilbeault, President Essex County Federation of Agriculture, writes to the municipality to introduce himself and the new Board of Directors of the Essex County Federation of Agriculture and expresses an interest in communicating further with municipal officials.

12. Town of Fort Erie dated March 23, 2021 Re: Cannabis Licencing Enforcing.  Fort Erie requests that Health Canada confirm designated growers conform with local zoning and control by-laws; notify local authorities of any licence issued, amended, suspended, reinstated or revoked; provide dedicated communication with local governments and Police Services; allow Police Services to lay charges when licenced operators grow in excess and provide enforcement support and guidance to local municipalities for dealing with land use complaints relating to Cannabis.

13. Municipality of Calvin dated March 9, 2021 Re: Universal Paid Sick Leave.  Calvinendorses legislated sick leave and calls on the government of Ontario to permanently legislate universal paid sick days for all workers in Ontario during the pandemic and beyond, regardless of workplace size, type of work or immigration status.

14. Town of Amherstburg date April 6, 2021 Re: Support for Universal Paid Sick Days in Ontario.  Amhherstburg supports permanent universal paid sick days for allworkers in Ontario during the pandemic and beyond.

15. Township of Pickle Lake dated March 9, 2021 Re: Municipal Elections Act.  Pickle Lake supports the Township of Conmee as they lobby the Provincial Government to amend The Municipal Act and Municipal Elections Act, as may be, so that people with a criminal record who have not had their record cleared from the RCMP Data Base by order of the Governor General of Canada, be prohibited from becoming a candidate in municipal elections. AND THAT an elected local government official be disqualified from office upon conviction of a serious criminal offence and must resign.

16. Town of Fort Erie dated March 23, 2021 Re: Support of McNally House Hospice's Life in Every Moment Campaign.  Fort Erie requests that the Province of Ontario and the Niagara Region to support McNally House Hospice’s Life in Every Moment Campaign.

17. Town of Kingsville dated March 25, 2021 Re: Bill C-21, Amendment 26, Firearms.  Kingsville is Opposed to the adoption of any by-laws restricting the possession, storage and transportation of legally obtained handguns.

18. Town of Orangeville dated March 22, 2021 Re: Planning Act  Orangeville requests that the Minister of Infrastructure and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing withdraw Schedule 3 from Bill 257, which states that the Planning Act is amended to provide that ministerial zoning orders made under section 47 are not required and are deemed to never have been required to be consistent with policy statements issued under subsection 3 (1). However, any part of such an order that applies to land in the Greenbelt Area is and always has been required to be consistent with a policy statement issued under subsection 3 (1).

19. City of Kitchener dated March 31, 2021 Re: Planning Act Timelines.  Kitchener urges the Province of Ontario to 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.

20. Canadian Union of Postal Workers dated March 8, 2021 Re: Support Delivering Community Power.  CUPW wishes to have the Municipality endorse their Delivering Community Power document which details a future vision for Canada Post.

21. City of Windsor dated March 8, 2021 Re: Tree Planting in Communities.  Windsor has rquested that the Federal Government follow through with a commitment to make funding available to plant trees in Windsor-Essex County.

22. City of Windsor dated March 8, 2021 Re: Regional Organic Waste Plan.  Windsor supports that the Windsor Essex County Solid Waste Authority develop and implement a regional food and organics waste management plan.

23. Town of LaSalle dated March 30, 2021 Re: Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline.  LaSalle supports bringing a National Three-digit Suicide Prevention Hotline line to Canada.

24. Town of Amherstburg dated April 6, 2021 Re: National 3-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline.  Amherstburg supports bringing a National Three-digit Suicide Prevention Hotline line to Canada. 

25. Town of Cochrane dated March 29, 2021 Re: Youth Residence Closure.  Cochrane requests that the Province of Ontario reverse their decision to close the youth justice facility in Cochrane, known as MeeQuam Youth Residence, as these vulnerable children need to be as close as possible to their families and communities.

26. Ontario Recreational Facilities Association dated March 19, 2021 RE: Open Letter to ORFA Members and Industry Employers.  ORFA confirms its support for assisting municipal recreational facilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

27. Town of Amherstburg dated April 6, 2021 Re: Support for Amendments to the Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act.  Amherstburg supports Howick Township’s request for Amendments to the Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act to require that tile drainage plans should be filed with the municipality such that a registry exists in case needed in the future.

Reports include: 
1. Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2021-07 Delegation of Authority - Reopening Ontario Act Violations.  Administration is requesting that the Director Planning & Building Services be authorized and empowered to provide direction to the Town’s By-law Enforcement Officers when attending legal proceedings in relation the Reopening Ontario Act or any other provincial legislation or municipal by-law, and further that the Delegation of Powers Policy be amended in accordance with this delegation of authority to the Director Planning & Building Services.

2. Fire & Emergency Services
a. FIRE-2021-03 Medical Tiered Response Enhancements.  Administration advises that in order to improve Fire Services’ medical response for medical assist calls, medical equipment will be redeployed from one apparatus at each station to the Chief’s and Deputy Chief’s vehicles, with an additional set of equipment to be purchased for deployment to the Fire Prevention Officer’s vehicle.

3. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2021-15 Request for deviation from Fence By-law 2003-57, Caritas Court Homeowners' Association.  Administration recommends that the request from the Caritas Court Homeowners’ Association to permit the replacement of the existing five-foot high wood privacy fence associated with the Caritas Court residential development located along the west side of Brighton Road, with a new vinyl privacy fence having a maximum height of seven feet.

b. PBS-2021-16 BPIG CIP Grant, 11957 Tecumseh Road.  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 Building and Property Improvement Grant Program, the amount of which will be determined based upon the incremental increase in the municipal portion of property tax that results from the works being completed in relation to the construction a three-storey, 32-unit apartment building proposed for the subject property, all of which is in accordance with Section 11.3 (5) of the CIP. 

c. PBS-2021-17 Site Plan Control Approval, 2545 North Talbot Road.  Administration recommends that the Site Plan for 2545 North Talbot Road be approved, subject to payment of a security deposit for srevices and supply of storm water retention calculations and associated service drawings being approved by the Town.

d. PBS-2021-18 Limit Uses in Agricultural Zone (A) in Settlement Areas, Results of Public Meeting and Adoption of By-law.  Administration recommends that a by-law having the effect of amending Zoning By-law 85-18 for all lands zoned “Agricultural Zone (A)” within the settlement areas as delineated in the newly-adopted Town of Tecumseh Official Plan from Agricultural Zone (A) to a site-specific Agricultural Zone (A-33), in order to prohibit livestock intensive agricultural uses, mushroom operations and greenhouse operations be adopted.

e. PBS-2021-19 Site Plan Control, 5605-5635 Roscon Industrial Drive.  Administration recommends that the Site Plan for 5605-5635 Roscon Industrial Drive be approved, subject to payment of a security deposit for srevices and supply of storm water retention calculations and associated service drawings being approved by the Town, together with a change of zoning to Industrial M1 and merger of the property parcels.

4. Public Works & Environmental Services
a. PWES-2021-16 Asphalt Paving Tender Award 2021.  Administration recommends that the low tender from Coco Paving Inc. in the amount of $956,300 plus HST, for the 2021 Asphalt Paving Tender, be approvedand that the Mayor and Clerk be authorizedto enter into a contract for the services with Coco Paving Inc.  The following streets were included in the 2021 Asphalt Program:

  1. Baseline Rd, 11th Concession to City of Windsor
  2. Estate Park, Talthorpe to Talthorpe
  3. 8th Concession, CR46 to City of Windsor
  4. Gauthier Drive, Little River to Cedarwood
  5. Chene Court, Full Extent
  6. Gouin Street, Herbert to Shawnee
  7. Shawnee Road, Gouin Street to Maissoneuve
  8. Lesperance Road, CR22 to Arbour
  9. Green Valley Drive, Tecumseh to Meadowland
  10. Harvest lane, Full Extent
  11. St Gregory’s Road, Manning to Green Valley


b. PWES-2021-17 Tar and Chip Tender Award 2021.  Administration recommends that the sole tender from Shepley Road Maintenance Ltd. In the amount of $198,050 plus non-rebated HST, for the 2021 Tar and Chip Tender, be approved.

c. PWES-2021-20 Manning Road Improvements, Phase 2 - Tender Award.  Administration recommends that the tender for the Manning Road Improvements, Phase 2 Project in the amount of $4,467,500 excluding HST be awarded to SheaRock Construction Group Inc.  The project would be under budget by $1,743,400.

By-Laws
1. By-Law 2021-20 Being a by-law to amend By-law 85-18, the Town’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law for those lands in the former Township of Sandwich South (D19 HOUS2020 – By-law to Limit Permitted Uses on Agriculturally-Zoned Lands in Settlement Areas).

2. By-law 2021-21 Being a By-law to designate as site plan control areas, part of the area covered by the Town of Tecumseh Official Plan. Affecting all lands zoned Agricultural Zone (A), or defined areas thereof, in the Sandwich South Zoning By-law 85-18 of the Town of Tecumseh.

3. By-Law 2021-22 Being a by-law to provide for the adoption of tax rates, area rates and additional charges for Municipal, County and Education purposes for the year 2021.

4. By-Law 2021-23 Being a by-law to levy a special charge of the Business Improvement Area and to provide for its collection for the year 2021.

5. By-Law 2021-24 Being a by-law to amend By-law 85-18, the Town’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law for those lands in the former Township of Sandwich South (Removal of Holding Zone Symbol “H”, affecting a 0.98 hectare parcel of land located on the west side of Roscon Industrial Drive, 5635 Roscon Industrial Drive – Briadco Tool & Mold).

6. By-Law 2021-25 Being a by-law to amend By-law No. 2019-10 being a by-law to appoint Directors to the Board of Management for the Business Improvement Area for the term of Tecumseh Council 2019-2022.

7. By-law 2021-26 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario, as represented by the Office of the Fire Marshal for funding under the Fire Safety Grant.

8. By-Law 2021-27 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Letter of Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as represented by the Minister of Transportation for Ontario relating to funding under the Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation program.

For questions on these or other muncipal matters, you can contact me at (226) 773-1910 or [email protected]

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April 8th Meeting

This week, Town Council will be held on a Thursday night for the hosting of a public meeting surrounding the proposed Riverside Drive Trail.  The meeting begins at 7pm and the agenda can be found here.

Delegations include:
1. Paul Bezaire, OALA, MCIP, RPP, Partner, Bezaire Partners - Urban Planners, Landscape Architects
2. Andrea Winter, P.Eng., FEC, Partner, Dillon Consulting Limited
3. Robert Cunningham dated March 25, 2021
4. Lori Newton, Executive Director, Bike Windsor Essex
5. Cheryl Crowder, Resident
6. Richard Fuschi, Resident
7. John Parent, Resident
8. Glen Ross, Resident
9. Michael Mueller, Resident

Communications include:

  1. Town of Tecumseh News Release, dated March 25, 2021 Re: Riverside Drive Trail Meeting
  2. Letter from Karel and Rhonda DeGraaf dated March 18, 2021 Re: Ontario Traffic Manual Cycling Facilities Book 18.  Mr. and Mrs. DeGraaf do not agree that the trail respects the guidelines of the Ontario Traffic Manual Book 18.
  3. Email from Ken DiFederico dated March 25, 2021.  Mr. DiFederico does not believe that Riverside Drive ought to have an active transportation facility.
  4. Email from Ed and Linda Zieba dated March 31, 2021.  Mr. and Mrs. Zieba support bicycle lanes and new sidewalks on both the north and south sides of Riverside Drive.
  5. Email from Lyn Robinet dated March 31, 2021.  Ms. Robinet requests that the trail alignment be moved closer to the road on the north side of the electrical poles.
  6. Email from Michael Mueller dated April 1, 2021.  Mr. Mueller supports bicycle lanes and rebuilt sidewalk, along with roundabouts and a lowered speed limit.

Reports include:
1. PWES-2021-04 Riverside Drive Trail, Tecumseh-Windsor Border to Manning Road.  This report provides an update to the previous two Public Information Centres and responds to the comments received.  Continuing to be proposed is a trail on the south side of Riverside Drive after looking at various alternative facility designs, with amended alignment and a wider cross-section.

For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at 226-773-1910 or [email protected]

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March 30th Meeting

This week at Tecumseh Town Council, a public meeting will be hosted as a statutory public meeting under the Planning Act to discuss a proposed land development project at the former Victoria School site.  The full agenda can be found here.

The public meeting is to hear public comment on the applications for an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments for a proposed 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.

To application can be described as follows:

Area of site: 2.29 hectare (5.66 acre) parcel of land situated on the south side of Dillon Drive, approximately 40 metres east of its intersection with St. Pierre Street (12433 Dillon Drive).  The proposed development comprises the lands upon which the former Victoria Public Elementary School was situated, along with the former undeveloped McColl Street right-of-way (“the subject land”).

The applicant is proposing 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.

The proposed development includes a driveway access onto Dillon Drive, a 0.12 hectare (0.29 acre) park area along Dillon Drive that is proposed to be conveyed to the Town as municipal parkland and an approximate 0.19-hectare (0.46 acre) stormwater management area that will abut the proposed municipal park. The stormwater management area is proposed to be designed as a facility that is complementary to the abutting parkland amenities.

Changes proposed from previous iteration include: 

  • the rear yard width of the townhouses proposed for the southerly property line has been increased from 10 metres to 14.1 metres in order to provide additional area to retain the existing mature trees located along the southerly lot line;
  • the previously proposed six-unit townhouse building located along the southerly property line has been separated into two, three-unit townhouse buildings, one of which has been relocated along the westerly property line;
  • the northern-most proposed three-storey stacked townhouse has been shifted 1.65 metres to the north as a result of the increased rear yard width noted above;
  • the easterly row of parking which serves the stacked townhouses is now proposed to be enclosed within a one-storey parking garage finished in an architectural style to match the proposed buildings; and
  • the total number of parking spaces have been revised from 152 to 144.

3 4-unit townhouses are proposed for the west portion of the property.  2 3-unit townhouses are proposed for the southwest portion of the property.  Covered parking is proposed for the central-east portion of the property.  A 24-unit stacked townhouse is proposed for the central portion of the property.  A 16-unit stacked townhouse is proposed to be set behind the parkland and stormwater retention pond proposed along Dillon Drive.  The layout can be seen here.  The architectural appearance is noted in Appendices 5B to 5F listed below.

Delegations will include:
1. Casey Kulchycki, Senior Planner, and John Krpan, Engineer, Zelinka Priamo Ltd; David Ublansky, President, Briday Victoria Development Corporation
2. Ann Dugal, Resident
3. Martha and James Vendrasco, Residents
4. Tamra Teno, Resident
5. Connor Teno, Resident
6. Brady Boghean, Resident
7. Tony Teno, Resident
8. Mike Huczel, Resident
9. Ann Marie Huczel, Resident
10. Barbara Cole, Resident
11. Aranka Hawken, Resident
12. Michael Brennan, Resident
13. Christopher Toldo, Royal LePage Binder Real Estate
14. Ron and Lori McConnell, Residents
15. Scott Innocente, Resident
16. Richard Rivard, Resident
17. Ryan Hill, Resident
18. Mark Mrkalj. Resident
19. Mark Lukaniuk, Resident

Communications include:

  1. Notice of Public Meeting
  2. Email from Ann Dugal dated March 16, 2021
  3. Email from Martha and James Vendrasco dated March 23, 2021 Re: 12433 Dillon Drive
  4. Tamra Teno dated March 17, 2021 Re: Planning Report, Proposed Briday Housing Development by Stormy Samways Planning LTD., on behalf of Tarma and Tony Teno
  5. Letter from Tamra Teno dated March 23, 2021 Re: 12433 Dillon Drive - Proposed Briday Residential Development
  6. Email from John and Barb Cole dated March 22, 2021 Re: Briday Proposal of Dillon Property
  7. Email from Lori and and Ron McConnell dated March 24, 2021 Re Proposed Victoria School Development
  8. Letter from Mark Lukaniuk dated March 25, 2021 Re: former Briday Victoria School Property
  9. Letter from Dan Cecile dated March 16, 2021 Re: Opposition to Dillon Drive Development
  10. Letter from Lucy Pereira dated March 16, 2021 Re: Opposition to development at 12433 Dillon Drive
  11. Email from Mike and Renee McCann dated March 19, 2021 Re: Victoria School Development
  12. Email from Dianna and Stuart Caverhill dated March 22, 2021 Re: Rezoning of Old Victoria School Property
  13. Email from Miguel Fontecha dated March 22, 2021
  14. Email from James dated March 25, 2021 Re: Development on Old St. Victoria School Site
  15. Email from Rick Bradd dated March 23, 2021 Re: Old Victoria School Property
  16. Email from Denise St. Louis dated March 24, 2021 Re: Old Victoria School Property Development


Reports include:

I can be reached at (226) 773-1910 or [email protected] to discuss the above.  I have also relayed neighbourhood concerns to the proponent and he is very much open to discussing with residents regarding the vision he has for the property.  If you wish for me to facilitate this, please let me know.

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March 23rd Meeting

Town Council begins at 7pm following two In Camera meetings beginning at 6pm.  The full agenda can be found here.  There are no scheduled delegations for the meeting.

Communications - For Information includes:

1. City of Sarnia dated March 4, 2021 Re: COVID Colour Coded Capacity Limits.  Sarnia requests that the Province adjust the capacity limits for dining, restaurants, sporting and recreational facilities, places of worship, event centers, and all retail/small businesses as part of the colour coded system.

2. Howick Township dated December 3, 2020 Re: Tile Drainage Installation Act.  Howick requests that the Province amend Tile Drainage Installation Act and/or the regulations under the Act such that would they would require that tile drainage contractors file farm tile drainage installation plans with the local municipality.

3. Township of Adjala-Tosorontio dated February 26, 2021 Re: Tile Drainage Installation Act.  Adjala-Tosorontio requests that the Province amend Tile Drainage Installation Act and/or the regulations under the Act such that would they would require that tile drainage contractors file farm tile drainage installation plans with the local municipality.

4. Niagara Region dated March 4, 2021 Re: Homelessness, Mental Health and Addiction.  Niagara Region resolves:

  • That Niagara Region Council officially ACKNOWLEDGE that a significant crisis exists in Niagara in regard to the prevalence of chronic homelessness and the lack of affordable housing that far surpasses the Region’s ability to meet the vision dictated in its 10-year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan (HHAP);
  • That the advocacy letters be sent directly to the appropriate Federal and Provincial ministries outlining Niagara’s current situation and requesting additional funding be provided to ensure Niagara can meet the vision outlined in its housing action plan;
  • That the Region advocate to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development for the required operational funding for the planned supportive and bridge housing initiatives;
  • hat Regional staff BE DIRECTED, in alignment with the planned review of Council’s strategic priorities, to produce a report specifically highlighting the progress being made and critical gaps in regard to services related to mental health, addictions and wellbeing;
  • That Regional staff BE DIRECTED to continue providing Regional Council updates on the HHAP and Built for Zero initiatives;6. That Regional staff BE DIRECTED to request an update from the Overdose Prevention and Education Network of Niagara (OPENN) regarding the current status of the actions being taken to address addiction related issues in Niagara.

5. Town of Bracebridge dated March 9, 2021 Re: Bill 197 - COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020, Schedule 6. Bracebridge asks the Province to amend Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020, to eliminate the development approval requirement provisions from adjacent municipalities and that the ‘host’ municipality be empowered to render final approval for landfills within their jurisdiction.

6. Niagara Region dated March 4, 2021 Re: COVID-19, Schedule 6, Bill 197, Recovery Act.  Niagara asks the Province to amend Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020, to eliminate the development approval requirement provisions from adjacent municipalities and that the ‘host’ municipality be empowered to render final approval for landfills within their jurisdiction.

7. Town of Bracebridge dated March 9, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Bracebridge requests that the Province of Ontario reverse their decision to close the OFC as it is one of the best and most cost-effective methods for municipalities to train their firefighters which assists in protecting residents.

8. Township of Brock dated February 25, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Brock requests that the Province of Ontario reverse their decision to close the OFC as it is one of the best and most cost-effective methods for municipalities to train their firefighters which assists in protecting residents.

9. Municipality of Morris-Turnberry dated March 10, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Morris-Turnberry requests that the Province of Ontario reverse their decision to close the OFC as it is one of the best and most cost-effective methods for municipalities to train their firefighters which assists in protecting residents.

10. Municipality of Leamington dated March 15, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Leamington requests that the Province of Ontario reverse their decision to close the OFC as it is one of the best and most cost-effective methods for municipalities to train their firefighters which assists in protecting residents.

11. Municipality of Muskoka dated March 15, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Muskoka requests that the Province of Ontario reverse their decision to close the OFC as it is one of the best and most cost-effective methods for municipalities to train their firefighters which assists in protecting residents.

12. Ontario Fire Marshal dated March 4, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College Training Modernization.  The Ontario Fire Marshal responds to concerns regarding closure of the Ontario Fire College facility in Gravenhurst and details plans to regionalize the coursework and instructor locations.

13. Township of Brock dated March 2, 2021 Re: Cannabis Licencing and Enforcement.  Brock requests that Health Canada:

  • Require Federal Licenses and Registrations for Designated Growers to conform with local zoning and control by-laws;
  • Ensure local authorities are provided with notification of any licence issuance, amendment, suspension, reinstatement or revocation within their region
  • Provide dedicated communication with local governments and Police services;
  • Provide lawful authority to Police agencies to lay charges when registered or licences operations grow in excess of their registration or licence through Health Canada; and,
  • Provide enforcement support and guidance to local municipalities for dealing with land use complaints relating to Cannabis.

14. Chris Lewis, Member of Parliament, Essex dated February 12, 2021 Re: Three Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline.  MP Chris Lewis requests that Town Council, given that the alarming rate of suicide in Canada constitutes a national health crisis, support a call on the government to take immediate action, in collaboration with our provinces, to establish a national suicide prevention hotline that consolidates all suicide crisis numbers into one easy to remember three-digit (988) hot-line that is accessible to all Canadians.

15. Municipality of Tweed dated March 10, 2021 Re: Advocacy for Reform of Joint Several Liability.  The Municipality of Tweed is advocating for reform and reconsideration of the Negligence Act, R. S. 0. ·1990, c N. 1 to provide for alternatives. Many alternatives were provided in a 2010 AMO report, including, but not limited to, Joint and Severable Liability at a set percentage of fault or Joint and Severable Liability based on type of damage.

16. Township of South Glengarry dated March 1, 2021 Re: Provincial Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines.  South Glengarry urges Premier Doug Ford and the Province of Ontario to procure approved COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed to the residents of the Province of Ontario, increase the Province's vaccination rate to keep pace with the doses that have been received and accelerate the launch of its COVID-19 vaccine booking system in lieu of remaining reliant on the federal supply chain.

Reports include:
1. Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2021-06 Tecumseh Business Improvement Area Board of Management Director Vacancy.  Council is being asked to select a member from applicants of the previous recruitment to address a vacancy.

b. CS-2021-08 COVID-19 Economic Recovery - Temporary Outdoor Patios 2021.  Administration is recommending:

  • that the Chief Building Official be authorized to inspect all temporary patios and require adjustments to the patio in order to address compliance with the Guidelines, and further
  • that the extension of existing liquor licenses to temporary patios on private property throughout the Town of Tecumseh be supported for the duration of 2021, provided businesses comply with the Town of Tecumseh’s Temporary Outdoor Patio Guidelines; And furthermore
  • that the extension of existing liquor licenses to temporary patios on Town property for the duration of 2021 be supported provided businesses comply with the Town of Tecumseh’s Temporary Outdoor Patio Guidelines and enter into an Encroachment Agreement, in form and content satisfactory to the Town’s Solicitor; And furthermore over
  • that the Mayor and the Clerk be authorized to execute an Encroachment Agreement with business owners requesting to encroach onto Town property for a Temporary Outdoor Patio.

2. Financial Services
a. FS-2021-02 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses Paid in 2020.  Administration presents the Statement of Remuneration and Expenses Paid in 2020.  My total salary and expenses for 2020 were $36,652 which primarily included attendance at the ROMA (in person) and AMO (online) conferences.

3. Fire Services
a. FIRE-2021-02 Fire Safety Grant Program.  Administration is recommending approval of the submission of a Fire Safety Grant application by the Fire Chief for the purchase of a training software system to allow for online in-house training, the purchase of fire management software to replace the existing system, and the purchase of a new digital camera for the Fire Prevention Officer to use during inspections, for a total value of $10,300 in eligible project costs.

4. Information & Communication Services
a. ICS-2021-01 2021-2025 ICS Lifecycle Works Plan.  Administration recommends that $195,000 be authorized towards the following investments:

  • PC Replacements
  • Network Upgrades
  • Video Surveillance
  • A/V Systems
  • Miscellaneous Software
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5. Parks & Recreation Services
a. PRS-2021-02 Tecumseh Recreational Soccer Club Sponsorship Banner Renewal Agreement.  Administration recommends:

  • that a five (5) year Banner Sponsorship Agreement commencing April 1, 2021, and ending March 31, 2026, between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Tecumseh Recreational Soccer Clubbe approved; And
  • that the Banner Sponsorship Agreement constitute an agreement in accordance with paragraph 2.10 of the Sign By-Law No. 2018-33, as amended (Sign By-Law);And further that the Tecumseh Recreational Soccer Club have the right to request a renewal of the Banner Sponsorship Agreement in writing at least six (6) months before expiration, for a further five (5) years.

b. PRS-2021-03 Tecumseh Soccer Club Sponsorship Banner Agreement.  Administration recommends:

  • That a five (5) year Banner Sponsorship Agreement commencing April 1, 2021 and ending March 31, 2026, between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh (Town) and Tecumseh Soccer Club (Club)be approved;And
  • that the Banner Sponsorship Agreement constitute an agreement in accordance with paragraph 2.10 of the Sign By-Law No. 2018-33, as amended (Sign By-law);And further that the Club have the right to request a renewal of the Banner Sponsorship Agreement in writing at least six (6) months before expiration, for a further five (5) years;And furthermore
  • that the Club be allowed to place a storage shed on the Buster Reaume Park lands under agreement with the Town, for the exclusive use of the Club, in a location and of a design and construction that is agreeable to the Director Parks & Recreation and the Club and at the Club’s sole cost.

c. PRS-2021-04 Essex Power Youth in Community Fund.  Essex Power has contributed $40,000 to the Town of Tecumseh as part of its Youth in Community Fund and Administration reports that it is managing the allotment by coordinating activities throughout the year through direct programming and partnerships with community groups.

6. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2021-13 Housekeeping Amendment to Sandwich South Zoning By-law 85-18 Restriction of Cannabis Greenhouse Operations in the Agricultural (A) Zone in accordance with the Policies of the Tecumseh New Official Plan Scheduling of a Public Meeting.  Administration recommends:

  • the scheduling of a public meeting, to be held on April 27, 2021, in accordance with the Planning Act, for the proposed housekeeping zoning by-law amendment to the Sandwich South Zoning By-law 85-18 to restrict cannabis greenhouse operations in the Agricultural (A) zone, in accordance with the policies of the Tecumseh new Official Plan, and further
  • that a by-law making the development of new mushroom, greenhouse and cannabis greenhouse operations subject to site plan control in accordance with Section 10.4.3 of the new Tecumseh Official Plan, be adopted.

b. PBS-2021-14 Zoning By-law Amendment, 3425 11th Concession, Scheduling of Public Meeting.  Administration recommends the scheduling of a public meeting, on April 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., in accordance with the Planning Act, for the application submitted by Dana Azar to amend the Sandwich South Zoning By-law 85-18 by rezoning a 0.47 hectare (1.16 acre) property situated on the west side of the 11th Concession Road, approximately 120 metres (393feet) 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.

For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at 226-773-1910 or [email protected]

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March 9th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5:45pm with a Drainage Meeting concerning the Curtis Drain.  The Agenda can be found here.

The purpose of the meeting is to hear comments from any affected landowners on the proposed drainage works, as set out in the Drainage Report, filed by Josh Warner, P.Eng., of R. Dobbin Engineering Inc., dated June 1, 2020 for the Curtis Drain.  The report recommends the repair and improvement to the Curtis Drain, including but not limited to; the removal of brush, phragmites, and trees along the open channel of the drain; the excavation of a new grade line; and the replacement and flushing of access culverts throughout the length of the Drain. 

At 6:15pm, a Drainage Meeting will be held concerning the Dawson Drain.  The agenda can be found here.

This report recommends the installation of a new access culvert to provide access to the agricultural portion of this parcel. The current effect on the watershed is noted as only affecting the assessed parcel requesting the bridge for both construction and future maintenance costs.

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

Delegations include: Tim Byrne, CAO/Secretary-Treasurer, Shelley McMullen Interim CFO/Director, Finance and Corporate Services, Kieran McKenzie, Vice-Chair, Essex Region Conservation Authority who will speak to the 2021 Draft ERCA Budget.  A 2% increase to the ERCA levy is proposed.

Communications - For Information include:
1. Township of Perry dated February 19, 2021 Re: Community Safety and Well-being Plan.  Perry requests that an extension be granted for completion of the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan to July 1, 2021.

2. Township of South Glengarry dated February 16, 2021 Re: Municipal Freedom and Protection of Privacy Act.  South Glengarry requests that the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to review the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and consider the recommendations as presented by the Township of Guelph/Eramosa, being: 

  1. That MFIPPA assign the Municipal Clerk, or designate to be the Head under the Act;
  2. That MFIPPA be updated to address current and emerging technologies;
  3. That MFIPPA regulate the need for consistent routine disclosure practices across institutions;
  4. That the threshold for frivolous and/or vexatious actions be reviewed, and take into consideration the community and available resources in which it is applied;
  5. That the threshold for frivolous and/or vexatious also consider the anonymity of requesters, their abusive nature and language in requests to ensure protection from harassment as provided for in Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  6. That the application and scalability of fees be designed to ensure taxpayers are protected from persons abusing the access to information process;
  7. That administrative practices implied or required under the Act, including those of the IPC, be reviewed and modernized;
  8. That the integrity of the Act be maintained to protect personal privacy and transparent governments.

3. Township of Perry dated February 19, 2021 Re: Children and Childcare, Post Pandemic Recovery Plan.  Perry requests that the Government of Ontario:

  • a. prioritize children and childcare as part of its overall post pandemic recovery plan;
  • b. develop, adequately fund and release publicly a comprehensive plan that can support facilities through the provision of licensed childcare and early learning education; and
  • c. provide increased funding to childcare provides reflective of COVID-19 operating cost increases to ensure a safe reopening and long-term sustainability for the sector. 

4. Township of South Glengarry dated February 16, 2021 Re: Automatic Speed Enforcement, Photo Radar.  South Glengarry supports the use of Automatic Speed Enforcement (photo radar) by municipalities.

5. Township of The Archipelago dated February 19, 2021 Re: Municipal Elections Act.  Archipelago requests that the Minister of Municipal Affairs initiate a review of the Municipal Elections Act and make amendments to provide such clearer, stronger wording, to assist Municipal Clerks in addressing issues related to non-resident electors, and to allow for a more definitive decision to be made when adding names to the voters’ list.

6. Municipality of St. Charles dated February 22, 2021 Re: Cannabis Production Facilities.  St. Charles requests that immediate action be taken by all levels of government for medical cannabis licencing to follow similar regulations and guidelines as all other pharmaceutical industries.

7. Essex Regional Conservation Authority dated February 22, 2021.  ERCA proposes a 2% increase to their overall levy to municipalities.

8. Municipality of Lakeshore dated February 9, 2021 Re: Zoning By-law Amendment, 20 North Rear Road.  Jamsyl Group Inc. has submitted an application for a temporary use zoning amendment to permit the use of a film studio on the subject property 20 North Rear Road. It is to be noted that a by-law was passed in 2017 allowing for the temporary use of a film studio which has now expired. The applicant would like to renew the by-law to continue the temporary use of the land.

9. Township of The Archipelago dated February 19, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College - Planned Closure.  The Archipelago requests that the Province of Ontario reverse their decision to close the Ontario Fire College.

10. Howick Township dated March 3, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Howick requests that a clear plan be communicated that establishes how the Province intends to modernize and expand firefighter training ensuring equal access to all municipal fire departments in Ontario, and as well, present a plan for funding to subsidise and or regulate the cost for firefighter training.

11. Municipality of West Grey dated February 24, 2021 Re: Municipal Insurance.  West Grey requests that the Province of Ontario review the seven recommendations of AMO to investigate the following municipal insurance issues, as insurance premiums will soon be out of reach for many communities:

  • 1. The provincial government adopt a model of full proportionate liabilityto replace joint and several liability.
  • 2. Implement enhancements to the existing limitations period includingthe continued applicability of the existing 10-day rule on slip and fallcases given recent judicial interpretations and whether a one-yearlimitation period may be beneficial.
  • 3. Implement a cap for economic loss awards.
  • 4. Increase the catastrophic impairment default benefit limit to $2 million and increase the third-party liability coverage to $2 million in government regulated automobile insurance plans.
  • 5. Assess and implement additional measures which would support lower premiums or alternatives to the provision of insurance services by other entities such as non-profit insurance reciprocals.
  • 6. Compel the insurance industry to supply all necessary financialevidence, including but not limited to, premiums, claims and deductible limit changes which support its own and municipal arguments as to the fiscal impact of joint and several liability.
  • 7. Establish a provincial and municipal working group to consider the above and put forward recommendations to the Attorney General
12. Township of Lake of Bays dated March 2, 2021 Re: Capacity Limits for Restaurants in Stage 2 under the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020.  Lake of Bays requests that the Provincial Government review and reconsider the capacity limits for restaurants across the Province be based on the size of the square footage of the seating area instead of a flat occupancy, and that the Province introduce the concept of introducing capacity limits for other businesses listed in Schedule 2 of O.Reg 263/20 being impacted by the constant uncertainty of their operations during this pandemic including restaurants, personal care services, resorts, camps, fitness and recreational amenities, churches, etc. be considered while in lockdown status.

13. Ministry of Transportation dated March 3, 2021 Re: Municipal Transit.  Minister Caroline Mulroney announces that the Town of Tecumseh will be eligible to receive up to $52,397 to support the Municipality's COVID-19 municipal transit financial impacts between Oct. 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, and the Town of Tecumseh's revised allocation to address additional COVID-19 related financial impacts is up to $20,141 from April 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

14. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing dated March 4, 2021 Re: COVID-19 Costs and Pressures Funding.  Minister Steve Clark announces that the Town of Tecumseh is granted $449,850.00 in COVID-19 relief funds.

Communications - Action Required include: 
1. Association of Municipalities of Ontario dated February 19, 2021 Re: Land Use and Planning: Beyond the Basics.  It is recommended That the Mayor and Members of Council be authorized to attend the AMO Land Use and Planning: Beyond the Basics on either March 25th, April 15th or 29th 2021, subject to funding in the 2021 Budget.

Reports include:

1. Chief Administrative Officer
a. CAO-2021-05 Municipal Modernization Program Intake 2.  Administration recommends making a submission to the Review Stream for funding to support three projects: investigating shared economic development opportunities and shared services with Lakeshore; the creation of a Digital Strategy and Business Continuity Plan for adoption; and, business process optimization for the Town’s payroll process.

2. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2021-09 CIP Grant, 11865 Tecumseh Road.  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 Building Façade Improvement Grant Program in the amount of $15,000 in relation to the building façade improvements proposed for the subject property.

b. PBS-2021-10 Tecumseh Transit Service, 2020 Review.  Administration provides the Annual Status Report on the Tecumseh Transit Service for 2020.  Total annual ridership has dropped from 28,707 down to 13,021.

c. PBS-2021-11 CIP Grant, 1200-1250 Southfield Drive.  Administration recommends that that the Grant Application for the Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Financial Incentive Program, for the vacant property located at 1200-1250 Southfield Drive, immediately north of Southfield Park (Roll No. 374402000000382), be deemed eligible and approved for the Building and Property Improvement Grant Program, the amount of which will be determined based upon the incremental increase in the municipal portion of property tax that results from the works being completed in relation to the construction of two four-storey, 71-unit apartment buildings proposed for the subject property, and that the construction timeline requirement for the proposed development be extended from one year to two years. 

3. Public Works & Environmental Services
a. PWES-2021-05 Tecumseh Road Storm Sewer and Road Improvements.  It is recommended that the Tecumseh Road Storm Sewer and Road Improvements project (from east of Lexham Gardens to Regent Road) be added to the 2021 Public Works & Environmental Services Capital Works Plan, and that based on the proposed New North Shore School for the Greater Essex County District School Board located at 13800 Tecumseh Road, that the detailed engineering design for this project be completed in 2021 with construction anticipated to proceed in 2022.  The expenditure of $217,000 ($113,000 from the Roads Lifecycle Reserve and $84,000 from Storm Sewer Lifecycle Reserve for the detailed engineering design) is recommended to be authorized;.  Administration further recommends retaining Stantec Consulting Ltd. to complete the detailed design, plans, specifications and tender documents and to assist with obtaining all required approvals for the Tecumseh Road Storm Sewer and Road Reconstruction Improvements project.

b. PWES-2021-13 Amendment to the 2021 PWES Capital Works Projects County Road 19 Trunk Watermain Installation (from County Road 22 to south of Jamsyl Drive).  It is recommended that the County Road 19 Trunk Watermain Installation (from County Road 22 to south of Jamsyl Drive), be added to the 2021 Public Works & Environmental Services Capital Works Plan.  It is proposed that the detailed engineering design and construction for this project be completed in 2021 in accordance with the County of Essex’s schedule for their County Road 19 Road Improvements project.  The expenditures of $758,000 for the detailed engineering design and construction are proposed to be funded from the Watermain Reserve Fund.  It is recommended that Dillon Consulting Ltd. be retained to complete the detailed design, plans and specifications, tender documents and inspection and contract administration as they are the retained consultant for the County of Essex County Road 19 Road Improvements project.

c. PWES-2021-15 CR46 Webster-Laval Sanitary Sewer Easement Acquisition.  Administration recommends approval of the final negotiated settlement (dated October 13, 2020) between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and 676937 ONTARIO LTD.  It is recommended that the Town’s Solicitor be authorizedvto move forward with the preparation of the reference plan and legal easement documents for the required easement for a sanitary sewer and related sanitary service connections at 4975 8th Concession Road.

For further questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at (226) 773-1910 or [email protected]

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Feburary 23rd Meeting

Tecumseh Council begins at 7pm with a regular meeting.  The agenda for the meeting can be found here.
1. Town of Kingsville dated January 8, 2021 Re: Removal of the Windsor International Airport from NAV Canada Closure List.  Kingsville supports the Essex County motion requesting that NAV Canada remove Air Traffic Control services from the Windsor International Airport.
2. Township of Perth South dated February 2, 2021 Re: Ontario Announces Working Group to Better Focus Conservation Authorities.  Perth South supports the proposed changes the Ontario government passed respecting conservation authorities in schedule 6 of Bill 229, the Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020 (“Bill 229”).
3. Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks dated February 5, 2021 Re: Conservation Authorities Act.  The Ministry is proposing that the remaining un-proclaimed provisions of Bill 229 be proclaimed in two further stages over the coming months to align with the roll out of proposed regulations and policy. These include: i) Provisions related to natural hazard management, mandatory programs and services, community advisory boards, the agreements and transition period, and fees; ii) Provisions related to municipal levies, and standards and requirements for non-mandatory programs and services.
4. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs dated February 11, 2021 Re: Food Premises Regulation under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.  Minister Hardeman has announced changes to the Food Premises Regulation under the Health Protection and Promotion Act that allow more flexibility for small, independent businesses to sell their low-risk, home-prepared foods from their homes or at special events like farmers’ markets, festivals and fairs. Some clarification of the rules was required and revisions have now been published to http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/selling_low_risk_food.pdf.
5. Township of Guelph-Eramosa dated February 8, 2021 Re: Advocacy for Reform on MFIPPA.  Guelph-Eramosa requests reform to the Municipal Freedom of Infromation and Protection of Privacy Act as follows:
  1. That MFIPPA assign the Municipal Clerk, or designate to be the Head under the Act;
  2. That MFIPPA be updated to address current and emerging technologies;
  3. That MFIPPA regulate the need for consistent routine disclosure practices across institutions;
  4. That the threshold for frivolous and/or vexatious actions be reviewed, and take into consideration the community and available resources in which it is applied;
  5. That the threshold for frivolous and/or vexatious also consider the anonymity of requesters, their abusive nature and language in requests to ensure protection from harassment as provided for in Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  6. That the application and scalability of fees be designed to ensure taxpayers are protected from persons abusing the access to information process;
  7. That administrative practices implied or required under the Act, including those of the IPC, be reviewed and modernized;
  8. That the integrity of the Act be maintained to protect personal privacy and transparent governments.
6. Town of Amherstburg dated February 8, 2021 Re: Support for Bill S-216, an Act to Enact the Modern Slavery Act and to Amend the Customs Tariff.  Amherstburg supports Bill S-216, an Act to enact the Modern Slavery Act
7. City of St. Catherines dated February 8, 2021 Re: Universal Paid Sick Days in Ontario.  St. Catharines endorses legislated sick leave and calls on the government of Ontario to permanently legislate universal paid sick days for all workers in Ontario during the pandemic and beyond, regardless of workplace size, type of work or immigration status.
8. Town of Orangeville dated February 10, 2021 Re: Greenhouse Gas Emissions.  Orangeville requests that the Government of Ontario develop and implement a plan to phase-out all gas-fired electricity generation as soon as possible, with an emphasis on proven renewable energy technologies and energy storage, to ensure that Orangeville and other municipalities are enabled to achieve climate action goals (or “GHG emission reduction targets”); and direct the IESO to accelerate the use of renewable electricity supply, energy storage, and energy efficiency in all sectors, in order to reduce provincial greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and bolster our competitiveness in the global cleantech marketplace and overall emerging low-carbon economy.
9. Township of Georgian Bay dated February 10, 2021 Re: Insurance Rates Reduction.  Georgian Bay supports the Municipality of Charleton and Dack to immediately review the recommendations to investigate the unethical practice of preferred vendors who are paid substantial amounts over industry standards, despite COVID-19 delays, as insurance premiums will soon be out of reach for many communities.
10. Save the OFC dated February 5, 2021 Re: Save the Ontario Fire College.  This unsigned letter asks for municipalities to support retaining the Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst.
11. Town of Gravenhurst dated February 11, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Gravenhurst asks that the Province of Ontario reconsider the closure of the Ontario Fire College; and that if the closure occurs, the facility and site in the Town of Gravenhurst be considered to be the location of a Regional Training Centre for Fire and Emergency Services, and that the Province engage the Town of Gravenhurst and community partners to use the site in a matter that fosters growth of the community in a responsible way.
12. Town of Amherstburg dated February 12, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Amherstburg requests that the Province of Ontario reverse their decision to close the Ontario Fire College, and should the College continue to be closed as announced, that the Funds associated with the operation of the Fire College be retained for the exclusive use of the Ontario Fire Service to offset the financial impact of Fire fighter training.
13. Conmee Township dated February 10, 2021 Re: Criminal Records and Municipal Election Candidates.  Conmee requests amendments to the Municipal Act and Municipal Elections Act, as may be, so that people with a criminal record who have not had their record cleared from the RCMP Data Base by order of the Governor General of Canada, be prohibited from becoming a candidate in municipal elections, and that an elected local government official be disqualified from office upon conviction of a serious criminal offense and must resign.
14. Enbridge dated February 17, 2021 Re: Panhandle Regional Expansion Project.  Enbridge is inviting potential customers of natural gas consumption to contact them as they are build capacity as part of the Panhandle Regional Expansion Project.
15. AMTCO dated February 18, 2021 Re: Open Letter to Municipal Councils, Services during COVID-19.  AMCTO requests that municipalities continue to support staff training during the COVID-19 pandemic.
16. Windsor Construction Association dated February 18, 2021 Re: COVID Stimulus Funding.  The Windsor Construction Association requests of senior levels of government financial stimulus funding that do not require municipal investment.
c. PBS-2021-06 Site Plan Control Approval, 1840 Blackacre Drive.  Administration recommends that the Site Plan for this property which depicts the existing 1560 square metre (16,800 square foot) industrial building and two proposed 1114 square metre (12,000 square foot) industrial buildings, along with the respective associated on-site works on a 1.98 hectare (4.89 acre) property located on the north side of Blackacre Drive, immediately north of its intersection with Roscon Industrial Drive (1840 Blackacre Drive), be approved, subject to:
i) the Owner obtaining approval of Minor Variance Application A-14-21, providing relief to allow a third driveway access, from the Committee of Adjustment without appeals;
ii) the Owner depositing with the Town security in the form of cash or letter of credit in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to ensure that all of the services and other obligations of the Owner are completed to the satisfaction of the Town, which cash or letter of credit security deposit shall be returned to the Owner uponcompletion and final inspection of all obligations of the Owner for the first (most easterly) proposed building, as shown on the aforementioned plans. In addition, in the event the security is returned to the Owner upon completion of the first proposed building, the Owner shall be required to deposit a further $10,000 deposit for the construction of the second proposed industrial building; and
iii) storm water retention calculations and associated drawings being approved by the Town, all of which is in accordance with Section 41 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990.
By-Law 2021-10 Being a by-law to adopt the new Town of Tecumseh Official Plan.
By-Law 2021-11 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as represented by the Minister of Government and Consumer Services
By-Law 2021-12 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Servicing Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Municipality of Lakeshore and April Pawluk and Ryan Pawluk.
For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at (226) 773-1910 or [email protected]
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February 9th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 7pm.  The agenda and reports described below can be found here.

Delegations include Bob Hamilton our Fire Prevention Officer who is retiring from the Tecumseh Fire Re: Retirement Recognition.


Communications - For Information
1. City of Port Colborne dated January 22, 2021 Re: Drainage Mattters on CNR Lands.  Port Colborne asks that the Province of Ontario work with the Federal Minister of Transportation to address concerns regarding municipal drainage matters and need for coordination with the national railways.

2. Town of Plympton-Wyoming dated January 18, 2021 Re: Drainage Matters and Coordination with National Railways.  Plympton-Wyoming asks that the Province of Ontario work with the Federal Minister of Transportation to address concerns regarding municipal drainage matters and need for coordination with the national railways.

3. Municipality of West Nipissing Dated February 1, 2021 Re: Municipal Drainage Matters and the Need for Coordination with National Railways.  West Nipissing asks that the Province of Ontario work with the Federal Minister of Transportation to address concerns regarding municipal drainage matters and need for coordination with the national railways.

4. Municipality of West Nipissing dated January 7, 2021 Re: Request to Support Communities with Emergency Operational Funding.  (The request is a duplicate of the one above)

5. City of Port Colborne dated January 25, 2021 Re: Tile Drainage Installation Act.  Port Colborne requests that the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs amend the Tile Drainage Installation Act and/or the regulations under the Act that would require tile drainage contractors file farm tile drainage installation plans with the local municipality.

6. Municipality of Grey Highlands dated January 20, 2021 Re: Insurance Rates.  Grey Highlands has resolved to support reforms to Joint and Several Liability including:

  1. The provincial government adopt a model of full proportionate liability to replace joint and several liability.
  2. Implement enhancements to the existing limitations period including the continued applicability of the existing 10-day rule on slip and fall cases given recent judicial interpretations and whether a 1 year limitation period may be beneficial.
  3. Implement a cap for economic loss awards.
  4. Increase the catastrophic impairment default benefit limit to $2 million and increase the third-party liability coverage to $2 million in government regulated automobile insurance plans.
  5. Assess and implement additional measures which would support lower premiums or alternatives to the provision of insurance services by other entities such as nonprofit insurance reciprocals.
  6. Compel the insurance industry to supply all necessary financial evidence including premiums, claims and deductible limit changes which support its own and municipal arguments as to the fiscal impact of joint and several liability.
  7. Establish a provincial and municipal working group to consider the above and put forward recommendations to the Attorney General;

and further to investigate the unethical practice of preferred vendors who are paid substantial amounts over industry standards, despite COVID 19 delays, as insurance premiums will soon be out of reach for many communities.

7. Town of Gore Bay dated January 25, 2021 Re: Municipal Insurance Rates.  Gore Bay has resolved to support the above.

8. Town of Bracebridge dated January 22, 2021 Re: Infrastructure funding.  Bracebridge requests that the Federal and Provincial Governments provide immediate broad and substantial municipal funding opportunities for well-planned, shovel-ready projects already prioritized under municipal asset management plans to provide immediate stimulus to the local, provincial and the federal economies in order to rebound from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

9. Township of Lake of Bays dated February 3, 2021 Re: Municipal Infrastructure Funding.  Lake of Bays supports the above.

10. Municipality of Leamington dated January 22, 2021 Re: Removal of Windsor International Airport from NAV Canada Closure List.  Leamington supports the County of Essex in requesting that Navigation Canada (NAV Canada) remove Windsor International Airport from their list of airports currently being studied for possible removal of air traffic controllers, and noting the economic impact that loss of air traffic would have on the region.

11. Essex Region Conservation Authority dated January 25, 2021 Re: Essex Region Source Protection Committee, Municipal Representation and 2020 Annual Report.  Municipal Councils are asked to endorse Mr. Kevin Webb as a member of the Source Protection Committee prior to his formal appointment by the Essex Region Source Protection Authority.

12. Township of South Stormont dated January 25, 2021 Re: Reopening small businesses.  South Stormont requests that the Province of Ontario allow for small businesses to immediately reopen with the required health guidelines and protocols in place.

13. Township of North Glengarry date January 25, 2021 Re: Support to reopen small businesses.  North Glengarry requests that the Province of Ontario allow for small businesses to immediately reopen with the required health guidelines and protocols in place.

14. City of Port Colborne dated January 26, 2021 Re: Unlicensed and Unmonitored Cannabis Grow Operations.  Port Colborne supports Blandford-Blenheim in urging the Federal Government to amend the legislation under which cannabis grow operations facilities operate to ensure the safety and rights of the local communities in which they are situated are respected.

15. Norfolk County dated January 22, 2021 Re: Endorsement of Bill 197.  Norfolk County calls upon the Government of Ontario (Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MOECP) to amend Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020, to eliminate the development approval requirement provisions from adjacent municipalities and that the 'host' municipality be empowered to render final approval for landfills within their jurisdiction

16. Township of Augusta dated January 25, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Augusta requests that the Province of Ontario reverse their decision to close the Ontario Fire College as the OFC is one of the best and most cost-effective methods for municipalities to train their firefighters which assists us in protecting our residents.

17. Township of Baldwin dated February 1, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Baldwin requests the Province of Ontario to reconsider closing the Ontario Fire College.

18. Township of Lake of Bays dated February 3, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Lake of Bays supports the resolution noted above from Augusta.

19. Township of Asphodel-Norwood dated February 1, 2021 Re: Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Extension Request.  Asphodel-Norwood calls upon the Solicitor General to review the imposed deadline for municipalities to complete and adopt a Community Safety & Well-Being (CSWB) Plan in consultation with local governments to address the unique challenges facing individual regions.

20. Town of Amherstburg dated February 1, 2021 Re: COVID-19 Child Care Funding.  Amherstburg supports Carleton Place in its request of the Government of Ontario to:

a. prioritize children and childcare as part of its overall post pandemic recovery plan;

b. develop, adequately fund and release publicly a comprehensive plan that can support facilities through the provision of licensed childcare and early learning education;

c. provide increased funding to childcare providers reflective of COVID-19 operating cost increases to ensure a safe reopening and long-term sustainability for the sector.

21. Town of Amherstburg dated February 1, 2021 Re: Request for Longer Grant Application Timelines.  Amherstburg supports Matachewan's request that application deadlines on any further grants have a longer turn-around time.

22. Township of Lake of Bays dated February 3, 2021 Re: Bill 229, Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act.  Lake of Bays supports the resolution from the Municipality of West Grey requesting support to repeal Schedule 8 of Bill 229, Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act, 2020.

23. Township of Lake of Bays dated February 3, 2021 Re: Municipal Elections Act.  Lake of Bays hereby supports the resolution from the Municipality of Mississippi Mills regarding support to amend the Municipal Elections Act to provide clearer, stronger wording, to assist municipal Clerks in addressing issues to allow for a more definitive decision to be made when adding names to the voters' list and to ensure that there is a clear and accessible way to report election fraud.

24. Perth County dated February 2, 2021.  Re: Significant Negative Impacts of Current Value Assessments.  Perth County asks to move forward with implementing reassessment based on Current Value Assessments.


Reports
1. Chief Administrative Officer
a. CAO-2021-04 Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Update and Forthcoming Public Consultation Opportunities.  Administration supplies a report regarding the “Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Update and Forthcoming Public Consultation Opportunities”.  There will be a virtual consultation for the Town of Tecumseh on Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10:00-11:30am.

2. Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2021-03 Parking Lot Lease Agreement Renewal 12150 Tecumseh Road J Kalbol Enterprises Inc. Administration is requesting that direction be given on the terms proposed by J. Kalbol Enterprise Inc., for a Lease Payment $6,990 (net of snow removal), and for repair costs to be shared on a 50/50 basis for renewal of a Parking Lot Lease Agreement for the Town of Tecumseh’s exclusive use of 26 parking spaces at 12150 Tecumseh Road.  With respect to the repairs, the negotiated agreement is to move to a 50/50 cost share from 63/37, with the Town continuing to be responsible for all maintenance costs, except snow removal.  In 2020 the cost is $1,968, the 2019 cost was $1,995 and the 2018 cost was $1,904.

3. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2021-02 Site Plan Control Agreement, D11 SKY, Skyline Real Estate Holdings, East Side Southfield Drive.  Administration is bringing forward a recommended Site Plan for the Skyline multi-residential development south of existing buildings on Tecumseh Road including revamped driveway access, an improved trail from Arbour Street to Southfield Park, and trees along the Southfield frontage of the property.

b. PBS-2021-03 CIP Report, DC Grant, Skyline Apartments, East Side Southfield.  Administration is recommending a $100,000 Community Improvement Grant towards the above-noted development as it complies with the required terms of the Tecumseh Road Mainstreet Community Improvement Plan.

4. Public Works & Environmental Services
a. PWES-2021-03 DMAF Agreement for Climate Change and Flooding Resiliency Project.  Administration proposes entering into an agreement to receive federal funding from the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund for the flood resiliency project that includes the following:1) Construction of a new consolidated Scully and St. Mark’s Pump Station and a Riverside Drive Trunk Storm Sewer; 2) Decommissioning of the existing St. Mark’s Storm Pump Station; and 3) Construction of a new Peter J. Cecile Pump Station.  The Town’s portion of the total project costs will be $16.05M of the total $26.75M, and be funded through a combination of Lifecycle Stormwater Reserves and Debt with up to $15M of Debt to be incurred.

b. PWES-2021-06 Food and Organic Waste Management Plan.  Administration reports on the progress of a regional Organics Collection program that would be required for Windsor, Tecumseh, LaSalle, Amherstburg and Leamington under provincial legislation.

c. PWES-2021-07-2021 Supply of Various Vehicles.  Administration is recommending various vehicle purchases in the amount of $723,000 plus associated costs for outfitting, $15,000, for a total of $738,000 be funded from the Fleet Vehicle Reserve, as well as funding for the purchase of the 2021 Supply of Various Vehicles in the amount of $210,000 plus associated costs for outfitting, $5,000, for a total of $215,000 be funded from the Lifecycle Fire Apparatus Reserve, subject to confirmation of approval of the Town’s Investing in Canada’s Infrastructure Program (ICIP) application.

d. PWES-2021-08 Tecumseh (Water) Distribution System 2020 Inspection Report.  Administration reports on the most recent regulatory inspection report for our water distribution system.  The Town’s inspection risk rating is 0.00% and the final inspection rating is 100.00%. Those ratings represent the best possible rating achievable.

e. PWES-2021-09 Annual Summary Report for the Year 2020 Town of Tecumseh (Water) Distribution System (260004969).  Administration report on the findings from the 2020 summary report demonstrating that the Town of Tecumseh meets all regulatory compliance requirements prescribed through applicable legislation.

In addition, a By-law amendment is proposed to appoint Paul Jobin to the Property Standards Committee for the term of Council 2019-2022.

 

For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at 226-773-1910 or [email protected]

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January 26th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5pm with a meeting concerning the new Tecumseh Official Plan.  This is a vision document governing the intended future direction for land development within the municipality and the aims and goals of the municipality with respect to the built environment.  Resident submissions have been made with requests specific to cannabis, land disposal, intensification and building materials.  The agenda can be found here.  The proposed Official Plan document can be found here.

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

Communications - For Information includes
1. Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks dated January 11, 2021 Re: Conservation Authorities Working Group.  The Province has announced the creation of a working group involving stakeholders from across the Province and from various conservation authority and municipal stakeholders to develop recommendations for the implementaiton of regulations surrounding the general mandate of conservation authorities

2. Municipality of West Grey dated January 13, 2021 Re: Schedule 8, Bill 229, Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19.  West Grey requests repeal of Schedule 8 of Bill 229, the legislation that spoke to bringing forward changes to the general mandate of conservation authorities.

3. Town of Lakeshore dated December 15, 2020 Re: ZBA-9-2020, Beachside Development Inc.  Lakeshore advises that it has granted approval for three additional multi-storey residential buildings located on the former Tecumseh Golf property between Amy Croft Drive and the future Lanoue Street.

4. Township of South-West Oxford dated January 11, 2021 Re: Automatic Speed Enforcement (Photo Radar).  South-West Oxford requests that municipalities be able to use Automatic Speed Enforcement (photo radar) in their communities.

5. Township of Larder Lake dated January 12, 2021 Re: Municipal Insurance Costs.  Larder Lake requests that the provincial government adopt a model of full proportionate liability to replace joint and several liability, that it enhance existing limitations period including the continued applicability of the existing 10 day rule on slip and fall cases given recent judicial interpretations and whether a one-year limitation period may be beneficial, to implement a cap for economic loss awards, to increase the catastrophic impainnent default benefit limit to $2 million and increase the third-party liability coverage to S2 million in government regulated automobile insurance plans, to assess and implement additional measures which would support lower premiums or alternatives to the provision of insurance services by other entities such as non- profit insurance reciprocals, to compel the insurance industry to supply all necessary financial evidence including premiums, claims and deductible limit changes which support its and municipal arguments as to the fiscal impact of joint and several liability, and to establish a provincial and municipal working group to consider the above and put forward recommendations to the Attorney General

6. County of Perth dated January 19, 2021 Re: Extension of Grant Deadlines. Perth supports the Township of Matachewan resolution regarding the extension of grants.

7. United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry dated January 18, 2021 Re: Small businesses to reopen with required health guidelines and protocols in place.  Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry request that the Province of Ontario allow for small businesses to immediately reopen with the required health guidelines and protocols in place.

8. Municipality of Mississippi Mills dated January 18, 2021 Re: Request for Revisions to Municipal Elections.  Mississippi Mills requests a review of the Municipal Elections Act that provides amendments for clearer, stronger wording, to assist municipal Clerks in addressing issues to allow for a more definitive decision to be made when adding names to the voters list and to ensure that there is a clear and accessible way to report election fraud and that the rules described in the Municipal Elections Act are actually enforceable even if there is not a current case law.

Reports
1. Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2021-02 2020 Open and Closed Meetings.  The Clerk reports the 2020 and historical meeting durations.  There was more time spent in regular Council meetings in 2020 vs. 2019 however there were fewer Special Council Meetings, Public Council Meetings and In Camera meetings.

2. Financial Services
a. FS-2021-01 Taxes Receivable - December 2020.  Administration reports that although there were slightly more tax arrears in 2020, the net value of those arrears in total has declined.

3. Public Works & Environmental Services
a. PWES-2021-01 Traffic Analysis - 2020 Radar Speed Surveys.  Administration presents its listing of Radar Speed Trailer locations and findings.  It was noted that southbound Holden Road, southbound Malden Road, northbound Manning Road (between Riverside and Little River), eastbound Riverside between Grace and Centennial, and westbound Tecumseh Road outside of the water tower are areas where speeds are exceeded beyond the 85th percentile.  Locations were submitted to the Ontario Provincial Police and will be monitored for future recommendations should conditions persist.

b. PWES-2021-02 Drainage Act Regulatory Proposal.  Administration has prepared a response to the Province's invitation to comment with respect to the Drainage Act changes and is requesting Council's concurrence in submitting them.

I have also put forward a motion surrounding investigation of a Rodent Control Subsidy Program for investigtation by Administration.

For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at [email protected] or 226-773-1910.

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January 12th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins for the public at 7pm.  There will be an in camera meeting prior to this.  The agenda can be found here.

Communications - For Information includes:
1. City of Hamilton dated November 24, 2020 Re: Temporary Cap on Food Delivery Service Charges.  Hamilton asks that the Province implement a temporary cap on commissions for food service delivery companies.  The Province did enact this direction on December 19, 2020.

2. Municipality of Southwest Middlesex dated December 7, 2020 Re: Drainage Matters, CN Rail.  Southwest Middlesex requests that the Province of Ontario work with the Federal Minister of Transportation to address concerns regarding municipal drainage matters and need for coordination with the national railways.

3. Township of Perth South dated December 16, 2020 Re: Drainage Matters and CN Rail.  Perth South requests that the Province of Ontario work with the Federal Minister of Transportation to address concerns regarding municipal drainage matters and need for coordination with the national railways.

4. Dufferin County dated December 14, 2020 Re: Aggregate Resource Properties.  Dufferin County Council does not consider the revised provincial criteria for assessment of aggregate resource properties as a fair method of valuation for these properties and believes there is a need to review the current assessment scheme for aggregate resource properties to address the inequity of property values so that aggregate resource properties are assessed for their industrial value.

5. Town of Orangeville dated December 8, 2020 Re: Bill 229 - Conservation Authorities Act. Orangeville requests that the Province of Ontario repeal Section 6 of the Budget Measures Act (Bill 229), and that the Province continue to work with conservation authorities to find workable solutions to reduce red tape.  Bill 229 was passed on December 8th, 2020.

6. Municipality of Chatham-Kent dated December 8, 2020 Re: Bill 229 - Schedule 6, Conservation Authorities Act.  Chatham-Kent requests that the Province of Ontario repeal Schedule 6 of the Budget Measures Act (Bill 229) and that the Province continue to work with conservation authorities to find workable solutions to reduce red tape and create conditions for growth, and that the Province respect the current conservation authority/municipal relationships, and that the Province embrace their long-standing partnership with the conservation authorities and provide them with the tools and financial resources they need to effectively implement their watershed management role.

7. Township of Lake of Bays dated December 16, 2020 Re: Bill 229 - Conservation Authorities Act.  Lake of Bays requests that the Province of Ontario repeal Schedule 6 of the Budget Measures Act (Bill 229) and that the Province continue to work with conservation authorities to find workable solutions to reduce red tape and create conditions for growth, and that the Province respect the current conservation authority/municipal relationships, and that the Province embrace their long-standing partnership with the conservation authorities and provide them with the tools and financial resources they need to effectively implement their watershed management role.

8. Township of Puslinch dated December 8, 2020 Re: Bill 229 - Schedule 6, Conservation Authorities Act.  The Township of Puslinch requests the Province to withdraw Schedule 6 from Bill 229 until a more thorough analysis of the appropriate solutions can take place, with more clarity on what problems were identified through the consultation process. The Township of Puslinch also encourage the Province to engage with municipalities and Conservation Authorities as the Province works on regulations that will eventually define the various Conservation Authorities Act clauses. The Township of Puslinch feels this is critical to ensure that the focus and performance of Conservation Authorities is actually improved where required.

9. Town of Amherstburg dated December 22, 2020.  Re: Bill 229 - Protect, Support and Recover from COVID19 Act - Schedule 6 - Conservation Authorities Act.  Amherstburg is requesting that the Province of Ontario repeal Schedule 6 of the Budget Measures Act (Bill 229), continue to work with conservation authorities to find workable solutions to reduce red tape and create conditions for growth, respect the current conservation authority and municipal relationships; and embrace their long-standing partnership with the conservation authorities and provide them with the tools and financial resources they need to effectively implement their watershed management role.

10. Township of Lake of Bays dated December 16, 2020 Re: Bill 229, Conservation Authorities Act.  This is the same resolution already circulated.

11. City of Hamilton dated November 24, 2020 Re: Temporary Cap on Gas Plant and Greenhouse Gas Pollution.  Hamilton requests that the Government of Ontario place an interim cap of 2.5 mega tonnes per year on our gas plant and greenhouse gas pollution and develop and implement a plan to phase-out all gas-fired electricity generation by 2030 to ensure that Ontario meets its climate targets.

12. Town of Lincoln dated December 22, 2020 Re: Cap on Gas Plant and Greenhouse Gas Pollution.  Lincoln supports the above-noted resolution by Hamilton.

13. Township of Matachewan dated December 14, 2020 Re: Extension of Grant Application Deadlines.  Matachewan has sent a letter to the Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing acknowledging the appreciation of the grants but requesting that the application deadline on any further grants have a longer tum around time.

14. Town of Carleton Place dated December 14, 2020 Re: COVID-19 and Childcare Funding Impacts.  Carleton Place requests the Government of Ontario prioritize children and childcare as part of its overall post pandemic recovery plan and develop, adequately fund and release publicly a comprehensive plan that can support facilities through the provision of licensed childcare and early learning education; and provide increased funding to childcare providers reflective of COVID-19 operating cost increases to ensure a safe reopening and long-term sustainability for the sector.

15. City of Port Colborne dated December 15, 2020 Re: Proposed Regulation Under the Ontario Heritage Act (Bill 108).  Port Colborne requests that Schedule 11 of Bill 108 be amended to remove the powers provided to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, retaining authority for hearing certain appeals by the Conservation Review Board; and that Schedule 11 of Bill 108 be amended to return the authority for final decisions to municipal councils as the elected representative of the communities wherein the property and its features of cultural heritage value exist.

16. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services dated December 16, 2020 Re: Building a Strong Foundation for Success: Reducing Poverty in Ontario (2020-2025).  Minister Todd Smith announces the release of the provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy, Building a Strong Foundation for Success: Reducing Poverty in Ontario (2020-2025).

17. Township of Lake of Bays dated December 16, 2020 Re: AODA Website Compliance Extension Request.  Lake of Bays requests that the Province of Ontario delay the deadline for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act from January 1, 2021 by a minimum of one (1) year to at least January 1, 2022 and requests that the Province of Ontario consider providing funding support and training resources to meet these compliance standards.

18. Town of Amherstburg dated December 22, 2020 Re: Formal Endorsement of Bill C-213 The Canada Pharmacare Act.  Amherstburg supports Bill C-213, the Canada Pharmacare Act, proposed by MP Peter Julian, which specifies the conditions and criteria that provincial and territorial prescription drug insurance programs must meet to receive federal funding.

19. Town of Amherstburg dated December 22, 2020 Re: Removal of Windsor International Airport from NAV Canada Closure List.  Amherstburg requested that Navigation Canada (NAV Canada) remove Windsor International Airport from their list of airports currently being studied for possible removal of air traffic controllers, and noting the economic impact that loss of air traffic would have on the region.

20. Town of Amherstburg dated December 22, 2020 Re: Development Approval Requirements for Landfills - Bill 197.  Amherstburg requests that Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020 be amended to eliminate the development approval requirement provisions from adjacent municipalities and that the ‘host’ municipality be empowered to render final approval for landfills within their jurisdiction.

21. Town of Amherstburg dated December 22, 2020 Re: Opposition to Further Amalgamation.  Amherstburg opposes further restructuring and amalgamation within its municipality.

22. Town of Kingsville Re: Opposition to Further Amalgamation.  Kingsville opposes further restructuring and amalgamation within its municipality.

23. Office of the Solicitor General dated December 24, 2020 Re: New deadline for Community Safety and Well-Being Plan is now July 1, 2021.  The Solicitor General Sylvia Jones advises that due to the resource pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic the deadline to complete the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan has been delayed.

24. Town of Lincoln dated November 17, 2020 Re: Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  Lincoln requests that the Province of Ontario consider providing funding support and training resources to municipalities to meet these compliance standards.

25. Town of Lincoln dated November 17, 2020 Re: Funding for Community Groups affected by pandemic.  Lincoln requests provincial and federal funding for community and service groups affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

26. Town of Lincoln dated November 17, 2020 Re: Funding for Community Groups and Service Clubs affected by pandemic.  This is a similar resolution to the above.

27. Town of Lincoln dated November 17, 2020 Re: Amending AGCO Application Process Cannabis Retail Stores.  Lincoln requests that the Province consider amending its licensing and application process for Cannabis Retail Stores to consider radial separation from other cannabis locations.

28. Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative dated December 30, 2020.  The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative provides its report card for the previous year.

29. Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and the Associate Minister of Energy dated January 5, 2021 Re: Release of Long-Term Energy Plan.  The Ministers report that the Ontario Government has revoked Ontario Regulation 355/17, effective January 1, 2021, removing the requirement to release a new Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) every three years.

30. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated January 6, 2021 Re: Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans Clubs.  Huron-Kinloss requests that the 2020 budget bill (Bill 229) amend the Assessment Act to provide a full property tax exemption to veterans’ clubs retroactive to January 1, 2019.

31. Association of Ontario Roads Supervisors dated December 21, 2020 Re: Adam Sokoloski, Public Works Labourer, Certification.  The Association of Ontario Road Supervisors recognizes that Aaron Sokoloski of the Town of Tecumseh obtained his Associate Road Supervisor certification.

32. City of Windsor dated January 7, 2021 Re: Pathway to Potential (P2P) Programming - Extension.  The City of Windsor as the Social Services Delivery Agent advises that the Town will be allocated an additional $40,000 through the Pathway to Potential Program.

Reports include

1. Chief Administrative Officer
a. CAO-2021-01 OPP Policing Contract.  The CAO is recommending that the current OPP contract be extended by 3 years at a 2021 estimated cost for policing of $3,483,602.

b. CAO-2021-02 Mayor's Taskforce on 100th Anniversary of Town and Fire Service.  Administration is recommending that it be authorized to proceed with striking a Mayor’s Task Force to plan a celebration event for the Spring of 2022, and that Administration be authorized to pursue community sponsors and apply for available senior government funding opportunities to assist with offsetting the costs of the event, and that Administration report back to Council to seek approval of the final event plan prior to implementation.

c. CAO-2021-03 Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program - COVID-19 Resilience Stream.  Administration recommends that the Town claim $342,607 in grant funding from the Federal Government and that $210,000 be transferred from the Lifecycle Buildings Reserve to the Lifecycle Fire Apparatus Reserve in order to enable the purchase of a High Water Rescue Vehicle.


2. Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2021-01 OPP Building Licence Agreement.  Administration recommends entering into a licence agreement for the Ontario Provincial Police for occupation of the Town's building at 963 Lespernace Road for the period January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023based on a continuation of the current arrangements.


3. Fire & Emergency Services
a. FIRE-2021-01 Fire Equipment Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan 2021-2025.  Administration recommends approval of the following items to be used by Fire & Emergency Services as follows:

1 Pager $600; 210 Firefighter Helmets5,000; 37 Bunker Gear $18,200; 410 Leather Boots $5,500; Locker Replacement Station 1 $ 16,000 for a total of $45,300

 

4. Parks & Recreation Services
a. PRS-2021-01 2021 - 2025 Arena and Pool Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan

Administration recommends that following projects with renovations and repairs to Municipal Buildings and facilities be approved for 2021:
Arena
Replacement HVAC Units (2) $60,000
Refrigeration Electrical Upgrades $130,000
Arena Rink Lighting Upgrades $65,000
Arena Roof Refurbishment $35,000
Annual General Repairs $20,000
Total $310,000
Pool
Pump Replacement $10,000
Chlorine Tank Replacement $12,000
Annual General Lifecycle Repairs $20,000
Total $42,000
Combined Grand Total Costs $352,000
In addition, 2 By-laws are being proposed: 

1. By-Law 2021-01 Being a by-law to amend By-law No. 2019-03 being a by-law appointing members to the Youth Advisory Committee for the term of Council 2019-2022

2. By-Law 2021-02 Being a by-law to authorize entering into a Second Amendment Agreement to the Agreement of Purchase and Sale between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Briday Inc. for the sale of the McColl Lands.  This extends the closing date of the previously approved sale by six months if passed.

For questions regarding these or other municipal matters, please call me at 226-773-1910 or [email protected]

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December 8th Meeting

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

1. CS-2020-37 Management and Non-Union Administrative Support Staff and Council Economic Salary Adjustment for 2021.  Administration recommends adoption of the “Management and Non-Union Administrative Support Staff and Council Economic Salary Adjustment for 2021,” which will result in a deferral of any salary changes as a result of the economic situation.

2. CS-2020-42 Joint Health and Safety Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.  Administration recommends that the “Joint Health and Safety Advisory Committee Terms of Reference" updates be received and approved.

3. PRS-2020-20 Commemorative Tree Program Policy.  Administration recommends that the existing Tree Replacement, Donation and Memorial Policy 33/09 be rescinded and that the Commemorative Tree Program Policy be approved.  The principal difference between the policies is that sponsorship of the tree will end once the tree has reached end of life.

4. PWES-2020-20 Tree Maintenance and Removal Policy.  Administration recommends that the Tree Trimming Policy No. 40/2002 be rescinded and that the Tree Maintenance and Removal Policy be adopted.  The policy addresses tree maintenance, removal and replacement and considers legislation in place to protect the tree canopy within the Town of Tecumseh.

 

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

Delegations include:

1. Christopher Hales, Chair, Tecumseh Police Services Board, Inspector Glenn Miller, Essex County OPP speaking to the 2021 Police and Police Services Board Budget.  Police will require a 0.96% increase to its budget.

2. Tom Kitsos, Director Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer, and Marg Misek-Evans, Chief Administrative Officer.  Re: 2021 Draft Budget and Business Plan.  Administration is proposing a 3.05% tax rate increase at the municipal level and total 1.8% increase when Essex County and Education levies are included.  New spending is principally geared towards increased capital expenditures and offsetting reduced revenues.

Communications - For Information
1. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated November 23, 2020 Re: Unauthorized Car Rallies.  Huron-Kinloss Council supports Northumberland County and Town of Wasaga Beach in asking that the Provincial government develop tougher laws with larger financial penalties when dealing with unauthorized car rallies and participants.

2. Township of Larder Lake dated November 24, 2020 Re: Funding Support and Training Resources under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in order to confirm to WCAG 2.0 Level AA by January 1, 2021.  Larder Lake supports the City of Belleville's resolution requesting that the Province of Ontario consider providing funding support and training resources to municipalities in order to comply with the standards of 0. Reg 191/11 under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

3. Municipality of Grey Highlands dated November 18, 2020 Re: Bill 229 and the Conservation Authorities. Grey Highlands requests that the Province remove Schedule 6 from Bill 229, and that the Province of Ontario delay enactment of clauses affecting municipal concerns; and that the Province of Ontario provide a longer transition period up to December 2022 for non-mandatory programs to enable coordination of conservation authority-municipal budget processes. 

4. Town of Mono dated November 25, 2020 Re: Bill 229 and the Conservation Authorities.  Mono requests that the Province remove Schedule 6 from Bill 229.

5. Township of Essa dated November 19, 2020 Re: Bill 229 and the Conservation Authorities.  Essa requests that the Province repeal Schedule 6 of the Budget Measures Act (Bill 229) and continue to work with conservation authorities to find workable solutions to reduce red tape and create conditions for growth.

6. Town of Shelburne dated November 25, 2020 Re: Bill 229 and the Conservation Authorities.  Shelburne requests that the Province repeal Schedule 6 of the Budget Measures Act (Bill 229) and continue to work with conservation authorities to find workable solutions to reduce red tape and create conditions for growth.

7. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated November 23, 2020 Re: Bill 124 Amendments.  Huron-Kinloss Council supports the Township of Lake of Bays in asking the Provincial government to consider an amendment to Bill 124 to make it a requirement that the building contractor name be disclosed and that the contractor must provide proof of insurance, thus providing greater accountability and responsibility and ensuring that municipalities will not bear the burden alone 

8. Township of Huron-Kinsloss dated November 23, 2020 Re: Cannabis Production and Land Use Regulation.  Huron-Kinloss Council supports Northumberland County, the Township of Blandford-Blenheim, Municipality of Tweed and Township of Asphodel-Norwood in their request that a governing body be established to regulate cannabis production and to take a unified approach to land use planning and restrictions AND in also requesting to amend the legislation under which these facilities operate to ensure the safety and rights of the local communities in which they are situated are respected.

9. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated November 23, 2020 Re: Modify Regulations Governing the Establishment of Cannabis Retail Stores.  Huron-Kinloss Council supports the City of Clarence-Rockland in requesting the Ministry modify the regulations governing the establishment of cannabis retail stores and to instruct the Alcohol and Gaming Commission to evaluation criteria, and provide added weight to the comments of a municipality concerning matters in the public interest when considering the application of new stores. 

10. Township of Amaranth dated November 23, 2020 Re: Governing Body of Cannabis.  Amarnath supports the resolution adopted by Northumberland County for a governing body be created to regulate cannabis production and that the governing body take a unified approach be taken to land use planning restrictions; and that the governing body enforce the regulations under the Cannabis Act on behalf of the licensing agency and ensures local authorities are in fact provided with notification of any license issuances, amendment, suspensions, reinstatement, and revocation within their region; and that the governing body communicated more readily with local governments; and that the governing body provides local government with more support.

11. Town of Essex dated November 23, 2020 Re: Opposition to Amalgamation.  Essex advises that it opposes being part of any further municipal amalgamations.

12. Township of Amaranth dated November 23, 2020 Re: Municipal Elections Act.  Amaranth supports the resolution of Northumberland County regarding requesting a review of the Municipal Elections Act with a view to making amendments that allow for reporting of election fraud and ensuring that legislation can be enforced.

13. Region of Peel dated November 26, 2020 Re: Property Tax Exemptions for Veteran Clubs.  Peel supports amendments to the Assessment Act to apply the existing property tax exemption for Ontario branches of the Royal Canadian Legion, for 2019 and subsequent tax years, to Ontario units of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada.

14. Township of Amaranth dated November 23, 2020 Re: Aggregate Resource Property Valuation.  Amaranth does not consider the revised criteria for assessment of aggregate resource properties as a fair method of valuation for these properties; and believes there is a need to review the current assessment scheme for aggregate resource properties to address the inequity of property values; and calls upon the Province to work with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation to address the assessment issue so that aggregate resource properties are assessed for their industrial value.

15. City of Windsor dated December 2, 2020 Re: Notice of Completion, Sewer and Coastal Flood Protection Master Plan.  Windsor advises of the completion of the Sewer and Coastal Flood Protection Master Plan, and is requesting comments until January 25th.

16. Township of Puslinch dated December 3, 2020 Re: Proposed Changes to the Conservation Authorities Act.  Puslinch requests the Province to withdraw Schedule 6 from Bill 229 until a more thorough analysis of the appropriate solutions can take place, with more clarity on what problems were identified through the consultation process. The Township of Puslinch also encourage the Province to engage with municipalities and Conservation Authorities as the Province works on regulations that will eventually define the various Conservation Authorities Act clauses. 

17. Township of Horwick dated December 3, 2020 Re: Tile Drainage Installation Act.  Howick requests that the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs amend the Tile Drainage Installation Act and/or the regulations under the Act that would require that tile drainage contractors file farm tile drainage installation plans with the local municipality.

Reports
1. Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2020-38 Inclusive Communities Fund.  Administration is recommending that it be authorized to make application to the Inclusive Community Grant to install barrier free entrances to the Golden Age Club and the southwest entrance to the Tecumseh Town Hall for a total value of $60,000 plus HST in eligible project costs, and further that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to enter into a funding agreement with the Province of Ontario, subject to successful project award.
b. CS-2020-41 Closure and Sale of Portion of Desro Drive.  Administration recommends the closure and sale of remnant land from a previous cul-de-sac on Desro Drive to the owner of 13375 Desro Drive.

2. Parks & Recreation Services
a. PRS-2020-27 Tecumseh Multi Use SportsPlex Updated Costing.  Administration presents three options for consideration regarding the proposed Multi-Use Sportsplex:

  1. Maintain the Multi-use SportsPlex project proposal in a state of readinessin anticipation of another grant opportunity from senior levels of government, with updatedcostingestimated at$67M;
  2. Undertake a design and cost analysis of a phased approach to the total project proposal, such that components would be built over time;with an estimated cost of $29.2M for the first phase.
  3. Undertake a design and cost analysis of a reduced project proposal;estimated cost is $25.3M.

b. PRS-2020-26 Pathway to Potential Funding Agreement 2020.  Administration recommends that the Mayor and the Clerk be authorized to execute a Service Agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and the Corporation of the City of Windsor, relating to the Pathway to Potential Program for the 2020 budget year, at no cost to the Town.  These funds assist low-income families with access to recreation programs.

c. PRS-2020-29 2021 - 2025 Buildings Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan.  Administration recommends the following investments in buildings for the coming year:

  • Cada Library Architectural Services $60,000
  • Town Hall HVAC Replacement$65,000
  • Carling Pavilion Replacement $60,000
  • Water Yard Entry Gate $45,000
  • Oasis Concrete Pad Replacement $50,000
  • Town Hall Roof Repair-$25,000
  • OPP Building Management System Upgrade-$30,000
  • Public Works South Building Upgrades-$20,000
  • Fire Hall #2 Building Upgrades-$10,000
  • Annual General Building Repairs not to exceed allocation-$10,000

d. PRS-2020-21 2021-2025 Parks Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan.  Administration recommends the following park development, reforestation and trail development projects for 2021 in the amount of $950,000 be approved:

  • Parks Recreation & Trails Master Plan Update$45,000
  • Lakewood North - historical storyboard $10,000
  • McAuliffe Park -washroom renovation $15,000
  • Optimist Park -playset replacement $100,000
  • Buster Reaume Park -playset replacement $50,000
  • Dorset Park -playset replacement $35,000
  • Dresden Park-playset replacement $35,000
  • Lacasse Park -grandstand replacement $60,000
  • Community LED message display $130,000
  • Park Sign Replacement $15,000
  • Sports Field Top Dressing Overseeding $15,000
  • Install Manufactured Wood Chips at Playsets $15,000
  • Annual Project Allocations TBD $45,000
  • St Mary’s Park -tennis court refurbishing $25,000
  • Rocheleau Park -playset replacement $50,000
  • Chippewa Park -new cement pad & upgrades $30,000
  • Lacasse Park -Pickleball Complex $600,000
  • Baseball infield clay refurbishing $10,000
  • Town Hall - irrigation system $15,000
  • Tree Planting $30,000
  • Weston Park - gravel trail installation $15,000
  • Reforestation Tree Planting $30,000
  • Tree Inventory $40,000
  • Reforestation Lifecycle Reserve $70,000
  • Weston Park - gravel trail installation $15,000

3. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2020-37 CIP Grants Re-assignment Agreement, Gateway Tower, 11870 Tecumseh Road.  Administration recommends a by-law authorizing the execution of an Acknowledgement Agreement related to the re-assignment of the Development Charges Grant Program and the Building and Property Improvement Grant Program awarded to 11870 Tecumseh Road Gateway Tower Inc. (Valente Development) under the Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Financial Incentive Program to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

4. Public Works & Environmental Services
a. PWES-2020-33 2021 Public Works and Environmental Services Capital Works Plan.  Administration recommends the following expenditures in 2021:

Sidewalk Projects

1.Sidewalk Repair Program - Various Locations -$ 69,000

New Infrastructure

  1. Riverside Drive Trail $ 1,201,800
  2. CR42: CR19 to CR43 (Sidewalks and Bike Lanes) $90,000
  3. Lesperance Road Trail (CR22 to CR42)-$ 137,500
  4. Malden Road Pathway Extension-$ 25,000
  5. CWATS Study - Pike Creek/Tecumseh Road $6,000
Road Projects
  1. Road Paving - Tar & Chip $ 100,000
  2. Road Paving - Asphalting $ 1,100,000
  3. Road Paving - Crack Sealing $ 100,000
  4. TTMP Bicycle Sharrows $ 15,000
  5. CR42/43 Construction $22,450
  6. Tecumseh Hamlet SPA EA FSR $ 98,000
  7. Tecumseh Signage Project $ 16,000
  8. Lesperance/VIA Rail Improvements $ 1,434,300$
  9. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $1,422,640
  10. Manning Road/ETLD Drain Relocation - Phase 2 $ 842,400
  11. Manning Road Reconstruction - Phase 3 $325,500
  12. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $94,000
  13. Brighton Road Traffic Improvements-$ 30,000
  14. Various Watermain Replacement Projects 2021-$ 23,100
  15. Scully & St. Mark's Storm PS/Riverside Drive $127,600
  16. Cty Rd 46/Webster/Laval Sanitary Sewer Extension $120,750
  17. Del Duca Drive Sanitary Sewer $112,450
  18. Lanoue Street Improvements $488,300
  19. Tecumseh Road Sanitary Sewer $404,500
  20. Tecumseh Road Path - Arlington to DM Eagle $100,000
  21. Traffic Signal Controller Update 150,000
  22. Expansion/Improvements PW Yard (North) $ 60,000
  23. CP/Lesperance Crossing Improvements-$ 30,000
  24. Traffic Calming Guideline Study $20,000
  25. Annual Project Contingency -$ 250,000
  26. PJ Cecile Storm Pump Station-$ 14,000

Bridge Projects

  1. Bridge #1005 - Pike Creek Drain at Baseline Road -$ 250,000
  2. Culvert #42 - Snake Lane Road-$ 62,300
  3. Culvert #53 - Snake Lane Road-$ 65,100
  4. Culvert #54 - Snake Lane Road-$ 65,100

Water Projects

  1. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $50,250
  2. Manning Road/ETLD Drain Relocation - Phase 2 $ 1,069,300$
  3. Fire Hydrant Reflectors $ 15,000
  4. Banwell Watermain - Intersection to South of CPR-$ 130,900
  5. Various Watermain Replacement Projects 2021-$ 1,085,000
  6. Hwy3-CR34 Water Valve Replacement-$ 456,300
  7. Hwy#3/County Road 11 Watermain Replacement $ 1,826,300$
  8. Watermain Anode Program - Inspection/Replacement-$ 200,000
  9. Tecumseh Hamlet SPA EA FSR - $ 98,000$
  10. Cty Rd 46/Webster Laval Sanitary Sewer Extension - $80,400
  11. Del Duca Drive Sanitary Sewer $5,550
  12. CR42/43 Construction $758,600
  13. 2020 Water and Wastewater Rates Study $10,000

Wastewater Projects

  1. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $63,500
  2. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $186,800
  3. Manhole Restoration Program -$ 125,000
  4. Tecumseh Hamlet SPA EA FSR -$ 113,000
  5. Cty Rd 46/Webster/Laval Sanitary Sewer Extension -$166,700
  6. Scully & St. Mark's Storm PS/Riverside Drive 98,550
  7. Del Duca Drive Sanitary Sewer - $188,500
  8. CR42/43 Construction 74,900
  9. Tecumseh Road Sanitary Sewer - $1,839,000
  10. Sanitary Sewer Model Update -$ 315,000
  11. 2020 Water and Wastewater Rates Study $10,000

Wastewater Facility Projects

  1. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary PS Improvements - $30,000
  2. Lakewood Sanitary PS Improvements - $32,500
  3. St. Alphonse Sanitary PS Improvements -$ 31,500

Stormwater Projects

  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 $32,500
  4. Riverside Drive Trail (Lesperance-Manning)-$ 37,500
  5. Lesperance/VIA Rail Improvements-$ 162,500
  6. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension - $4,200
  7. Brighton Road Storm PS Repairs-$ 75,000
  8. Manhole Restoration Program -$ 125,000$
  9. Oldcastle Storm Drainage Master Plan -$ 490,000
  10. Tecumseh Hamlet SPA EA FSR -$ 496,000
  11. Cty Rd 46/Webster/Laval Sanitary Sewer Extension $77,400
  12. Scully & St. Marks Storm PS/Riverside Drive $1,071,100
  13. MRSPA Pond Design and Construction 2,780,000$
  14. Del Duca Drive Sanitary Sewer $165,850
  15. Lanoue Street Improvements -$0
  16. Shoreline Management Plan - $350,000
  17. Stormwater Rate Study $45,000
  18. Turkey Creek Watershed Assessment - Phase 1-$ 60,000
  19. PJ Cecile Pump Station-$ 486,000

Municipal Drains

1.Manning Road/ETLD Drain Relocation - Phase 2 -$ 3,592,400

b. PWES-2020-36 Water and Wastewater Rates for 2021.  Administration recommends that By-law No. 2020-85,being a by-law to adopt the water and wastewater rates for 2021, based on the recommendations of the 2015 Town of Tecumseh Water and Wastewater Rate Study, and the Mediation Agreement and discussions with the Windsor Utilities Commission, be adopted.

For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at [email protected] or 226-773-1910.

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