April 26th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5pm with a meeting regarding the Lachance Drain.  The agenda can be found here.  The purpose of the meeting is to hear public comment from any affected landowners on the proposed drainage works, as set out in the Drainage Report filed by Mark Hernandez of Dillon Consulting Limited dated February 24, 2022, for the repair and improvement to the Lachance Drain (Lachance Bridge).

At 6pm, there will be a meeting of the personnel committee.  The agenda can be found here.  An update to the Compensation and Salary Administration Policy is proposed which generally clarifies the processes for step advancement within the salary grid, provisional economic adjustments, performance evaluation processes and deferments.  The Town of Tecumseh’s compensation philosophy has been included in the policy and establishes that our salaries are aligned with the 60th percentile of comparator organizations.

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

Delegations
1. Town of Tecumseh 2022 Awards Presentation

  • Dr. Henri Breault Community Excellence Award, Anita Imperioli;
  • Donald ‘Donny’ Massender Memorial Volunteer Award, Edward Janisse;
  • Youth of the Year Award, Jocelyn Adams (2022), and Teanna Kavanagh (2021);
  • Senior of the Year Award, Lynda Lacombe.

Reports
1. Community & Recreation Services
a. CRS-2022-06 Pathway to Potential Funding Agreement 2022.  Administration recommends that Tecumseh enter into an agreement with Windsor for the Pathway to Potential Program for budget year 2022, at no cost to the Town.
b. CRS-2022-07 Optimist Club's Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks 2022.  Administration continues to recommend that the Town of Tecumseh pay the cost for enhanced OPP service during the annual Victoria Day Fireworks event to be held on May 21 or 22, 2022, estimated to be in the order of $1,500.00, and that this cost be funded from the Police Contracts budget.
c. CRS-2022-08 Taste of Tecumseh Festival 2022.  Administration recommends that the Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach be authorized to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for consumption by patrons at Lakewood Park from Friday, June 17, 2022 through to and including Saturday, June 18, 2022, and that relief be granted from Noise By-law No. 2002-07 for the purposes of musical entertainment and event announcements on Friday, June 17, 2022 and Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

2. Development Services
a. DS-2022-12 Zoning By-law Amendment 1401-1429 Lesperance Road Results of Public Meeting and Final Recommendations.  Administration recommends a rezoning of a 0.29 hectare (0.71 acre) parcel of land situated on the southwest corner of the Lesperance Road/Arbour Street intersection (1401-1429 Lesperance Road) from “Residential Zone 2 (R2)” and “Residential Zone 2 (R2-25)” to “Residential Zone 3 (R3-21)” in order to facilitate the construction of a residential development consisting of three, 2.5 storey, six-unit dwellings and establish site-specific lot, building and yard provisions.
b. DS-2022-13 Zoning By-law Amendment, D19 12322RIV, 12322 Riverside Drive, Scheduling of a Public Meeting.  Administration recommends the scheduling of a public meeting on May 24, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., for an application seeking to amend Zoning By-law 1746 by rezoning a 0.12 hectare (0.29 acre) parcel of land situated on the north side of Riverside Drive (12322 Riverside Drive), approximately 45 metres (147 feet) east of its intersection with Lesperance Road, in order to permit the conversion of an existing accessory structure into an Additional Residential Unit, in accordance with subsection 4.2.2 viii) of the Tecumseh Official Plan.
c. DS-2022-14 Zoning By-law Amendment, Condition of Consent Application B-01-22, 6780 Holden Road, Scheduling of a Public Meeting.  Administration recommends the scheduling of a public meeting, to be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., in accordance with the Planning Act for a zoning by-law amendment application submitted for a 20.68 hectare (51.1 acre) parcel of land situated on the east side of Holden Road, approximately 1.1 kilometres north of its intersection with County Road 8 (6780 Holden Road).  This would include rezoning the 0.55 hectare (1.35 acre) non-farm related residential lot (6780 Holden Road), from “Agricultural Zone (A)” to a site specific “Agricultural Zone (A-37)” in order to establish a maximum lot area of 0.55 hectares (1.35 acres) and rezoning the 20.13 hectare (49.7 acre) agricultural parcel from “Agricultural Zone (A)” to a site specific “Agricultural Zone (A-38)” in order to prohibit a residential dwelling from being constructed.
d. DS-2022-15 Renewal of Municipal Housing Facility By-law, Ontario Priorities Housing Initiatives, Tecumseh Participation.  Administration recommends that By-law No. 2022-032 be adopted having the effect of renewing the Municipal Housing Facilities By-law for the Town of Tecumseh, all of which is in accordance with the requirements of the 2021 Rental Housing Component of the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiatives (OPHI) program.
e. DS-2022-16 Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan (CIP), Review of Grant Programs.  Administration recommends discontinuing support for the current Tecumseh Road Main Street CIP Building and Property Improvement Grant (BPIG) Program for grant applications received after April 26, 2022; And further that Administration be directed to report back with a revised BPIG Program that establishes criteria for the purpose of providing BPIG grants to those residential development proposals that meet specific affordability criteria over a specified period of time.

3. Legislative & Clerk Services
a. LCS-2022-12 Court of Revision Appointment - Lachance Drain.  Town Council is requested to appoint a member to the City of Windsor's Court of Revision to consider improvement of the Lachance Drain within the City of Windsor.
b. LCS-2022-14 National AccessAbility Week.  Administration presents a report regarding planned activities for National AccessAbility Week.  The Town will be purchasing the Regional Accessibility Flag to be raised at the Tecumseh Town Hall at the beginning of NAAW. Red Shirt Day (of Action for AccessAbility and Inclusion) will take place on Wednesday, June 1.

4. Public Works & Engineering Services
a. PWES-2022-15 Appointment of Engineer - Cunningham Drain.  Administration recommends that Dillon Consulting Limited be appointed drainage engineer to make an examination of the Cunningham Drain drainage area as submitted by the landowner in the “Notice of Request for Drainage Improvement” dated February 3, 2022, and that a Drainage Report be prepared in accordance with Section 78 of the Drainage Act, including provisions for future maintenance. 
b. PWES-2022-19 Drinking Water Quality Management System Operational Plan, Revision Date April 26, 2022.  Administration recommends that Tecumseh Town Council endorse and commit to the Town of Tecumseh Distribution System, Drinking Water Quality Management System Operational Plan, Revision Date: April 26, 2022.
c. PWES-2022-20 Request to Consider Drainage Petition and Appointment of Engineer - Shields Street.  Administration recommends that the Petition for Drainage Works for Shields Street dated March 3, 2022 as submitted by the Road Authority in accordance with Section 4(1) of the Drainage Act, be received; And that Dillon Consulting Limited be appointed drainage engineer in accordance with Section 8(1) of the Drainage Act to make an examination of the area requiring drainage and to prepare a Preliminary Report in accordance with Section 10(1) of the Drainage Act.  
d. PWES-2022-22 Asphalt Paving Tender Award.  Administration recommends that the low tender from Coco Paving Inc. in the amount of $997,750 plus HST, for the 2022 Asphalt Paving Tender, be approved and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to enter into a contract for the services with Coco Paving Inc.  Streets include:

  1. Riverside Drive. Arlington to Kensington
  2. Poisson Street, Tecumseh Road to Arbour
  3. Piccadilly Avenue, Full Extent
  4. Trafalgar Court, Full Extent
  5. Green Valley Drive, Meadowland to Brunelle
  6. Verdant Court, Full Extent
  7. Maisonneuve Street, St. Anne to Lesperance  
  8. Intersection Road, Lesperance to Shawnee.

e. PWES-2022-23 Tar and Chip Tender Award.  That the sole tender from Shepley Road Maintenance Ltd. in the amount of $209,690 plus HST for the 2022 Tar and Chip Tender, be approved; And that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to enter into contract for the services with Shepley Road Maintenance Ltd.

By-Laws
1. By-Law 2022-028 Being a by-law to levy a special charge of the Business Improvement Area and to provide for its collection for the year 2022

2. By-Law 2022-029 Being a by-law to provide for the repair and improvements to the Lachance Drain

3. By-Law 2022-030 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Service Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and the City of Windsor to administer funds for the Pathway to Potential Program for the year 2022.

4. By-Law 2022-031 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 2022

5. By-Law 2022-032 Being a by-law to provide for Municipal Housing (Municipal Housing Facilities By-Law)

6. By-Law 2022-033 Being a by-law to amend By-law 1746, the Town’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law for those lands in the former Town of Tecumseh.

7. By-Law 2022-034 Amendment No.3 to the Town of Tecumseh Official Plan

8. By-Law 2022-035 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.

9. Confirmatory By-Law 2022-036


Next meetings shall be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022, 4:30 pm Special Council Meeting - Strategic Priorities and Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 4:30 pm Special Council Meeting - Clerk's Service Delivery Review with a 7:00 pm Regular Council Meeting

 

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

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April 7th Meeting

Tecumseh Council is meeting at a special time on Thursday April 7th beginning at 7pm.  The agenda can be found here.

Some local communication items include:

  • Ontario Land Tribunal dated March 24, 2022 - Re: Withdrawn Appeal for OPA No. 1 and By-law No. 2021-46 for Briday
  • County of Essex dated March 24, 2022 - Re: County Participation in the Regional Food and Organics Waste Management Project

Reports include:
1. Chief Administrative Officer - People & Culture
a. CAO-2022-04 Tecumseh 100th Anniversary - Legion Mural Project.  Administration recommends that the Town, supported by the Tecumseh BIA, install a mural commemorating Col. Dr. Paul Poisson, Tecumseh's first Mayor.
b. CAO-2022-05 Tecumseh 100th Anniversary - My Main Street Grant Agreement.  Administration recommends that By-law 2022-025, being a by-law to authorize the Mayor and the Clerk to execute an agreement for the My Main Street Grant that will support mural projects within the municipality, be adopted.
c. CAO-2022-06 Tecumseh 100th Anniversary Celebration - Windsor Symphony Orchestra Agreement.  Administration recommends that By-law No. 2022-021, being a by-law to enter into an agreement with Windsor Symphony Orchestra for the purpose of providing musical performances during the Town’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, be approved; and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute the Agreement between the Town of Tecumseh and Windsor Symphony Orchestra, satisfactory in form and content to the Town’s Solicitor. 

2. Community & Recreation Services
a. CRS-2022-05 Amend 2022 Parks Capital Works Plan - Bert Lacasse Ball Diamond Project.  Administration is recommending that the Bert Lacasse Ball Diamond upgrades capital project be added to the 2022 CRS Parks Capital Works Plan;
And that the Bert Lacasse Ball Diamond Capital project as outlined in this report, in the amount of $3,321,000 including non refundable HST, be authorized and funded out of
the Infrastructure Reserve
And further that the project management cost of $75,000, be authorized and funded out of the Infrastructure Reserve.
And furthermore that Administration be authorized to negotiate under single source procurement section 3.4 of the Town’s Purchasing By-law 2021-60, with SFERA Architectural Associates Inc., to undertake Phase 2 of the architectural services work and upon successful negotiations receive approval from CAO and Purchasing Coordinator to enter into an agreement.

3. Public Works & Engineering Services
a. PWES-2022-13 LAS Sewer and Water Line Warranty Program Service Line Warranties of Canada Inc. Agreement Renewal Term.  Administration recommends that notice be provided to Service Line Warranties of Canada Inc. that the Town intends to allow the ‘Renewal Term’ within section 3(a) of the Agreement to commence, whereby the Agreement will automatically renew for one additional year starting September 27, 2022.
b. PWES-2022-16 Larviciding for the 2022 West Nile Virus Program.  Administration recommends that Correspondence be forwarded to the Ministry of the Environment and GDG
Canada (GDG) through the West Nile Virus program secretary at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit;
And further that program costs in the amount of $6,000 be funded from the Public Works operating budget as approved in the 2022 Operational Budget. 
c. PWES-2022-17 Getting Ontario Connected Act, 2022 - Proposed Legislation and Administrative Comments.  Administration has supplied a variety of comments regarding legislative changes to the Getting Ontario Connected Act, 2022, as described.

By-Laws

  1. By-Law 2022-19 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of an agreement between the The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Derkz Fine Arts.
  2. By-Law 2022-20 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and the Royal Canadian Legion – Col. Paul Poisson, Branch 261
  3. By-Law 2022-21 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and The Windsor Symphony Orchestra
  4. By-Law 2022-02 Being a by-law to amend By-law 1746, the Town’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law for those lands in the former Town of Tecumseh. (292 Lesperance)
  5. By-Law 2022-023 Being a by-law to amend By-law 2065, the Town’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law for those lands in the former Village of St. Clair Beach. (13554 Riverside Drive)
  6. By-Law 2022-024 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. (7035 10th Concession)
  7. By-Law 2022-025 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and the Canadian Urban Institute for funding under the My Main Street Community Activator Program
  8. By-Law 2022-026 Being a by-law to expropriate lands required for municipal purposes.

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

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March 29th Meeting

The meeting of March 29th will begin at 4:30pm.  It is a meeting to discuss Strategic Priorities.

The agenda can be found here.

For Parks, Administration recommends the following priorities:

Bert Lacasse Ball Diamond Upgrades – 2023, including 

  • Replace Existing Grandstand
  • Replace Ball Diamond Backstop
  • Renovate Entrance Plaza
  • Site Plaza Works – Maintenance Garage

Artificial Turf Soccer & Baseball Fields -2023-2024

  • Partner with Lessor replacing turf field with artificial turf
  • McAuliffe Park - Replace one turf field with an artificial turf field & fencing
  • McAuliffe Park - Replace 1 baseball diamond infield with artificial turf

CADA Library Renovation Project in Partnership with Essex County Library Board

  • Phase #1: Community Consultations & Conceptual designs (2022)
  • Phase #2: Upon Council and Library Board approvals, detailed design, tendering, award contract, commence renovation work (2023)Scenario #110
Lakewood Park Splash Pad & Washrooms – 2023-2025
  • Construct Lakewood Park Splash Pad and outdoor washroom facility 2023
  • Lakewood Park –Picnic Shelter 2025

Southfield Park Splash Pad Washrooms – 2024

  • Construct Southfield Park splash Pad and outdoor washroom facility

Maidstone Recreation Centre 2023-2025

  • Outdoor Washrooms 2023
  • Paving the Parking Lot 2024
  • Develop a 4-court Pickleballfacility 2024
  • Building renovations (as required) – update indoor washrooms, lighting, painting, flooring, entrance ramp - 2025
Scenario #2 contains all components of Scenario #1, withthe following additions:
Bert Lacasse Ball Diamond Upgrades - 2023-2024
  • Artificial Turf Field, Renovate Existing Buildings, New Dugouts, LED Lighting

Sportsplex Components – Tecumseh Arena – 2024-2026

  • Double or Triple Gymnasium with program space, walking track & expansion of parking lot

Projects would be undertaken upon approval of upper level Government Grants

For Public Works Projects, four scenarios of priortization are put forward to support the expected residential growth in the area.  These include servicing  the Tecumseh Hamlet, the area near Manning Rooad south of County Road 42, the Oldcastle Hamlet and the Tecumseh Road Mainstreet Community Improvement Plan.

Facilitating the servicing growth projects would require the delay of the Tecumseh Road Mainstreet Community Improvement Plan (prospect of almost 10 years) and the completion of the Manning Road gateway.

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

 

 

 

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March 22nd Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5pm with a Public Meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to hear public comment on a Zoning By-Law Amendment application on a property located at 7035,10th Concession Road to permit a stand-alone Additional Residential Unit (ARU) on the property, in accordance with subsection 4.1.2 (xii) of the Tecumseh Official Plan.  The agenda can be found here.  The structure is existing under a special Temporary Garden Suite designation and the owners wish to make the designation permanent.

A public meeting will be hosted at 5:45pm to hear public comment on a Zoning By-law Amendment application for the property located at 13554 Riverside Drive to permit an Additional Residential Unit (ARU) to occupy a portion of a proposed new single-unit dwelling, in accordance with subsection 4.2.2 (vii) of the Tecumseh Official Plan. The property is proposed to be redeveloped through the demolition of all existing buildings and the construction of a new two-storey single-unit dwelling which includes an attached two-storey garage that would contain an ARU located in the second storey.  The agenda can be found here.

A public meeting will be hosted at 6:15pm to hear public comment on a Zoning By-law amendment application for the property located at 292 Lesperance Road to permit an attached Additional Residential Unit (ARU) within the basement of the existing single-unit dwelling. in accordance with subsection 4.2.2 (vii) of the Tecumseh Official Plan.  The agenda can be found here.

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

Reports include:

  • a two-storey elementary school that will be located centrally on the property. The proposed elementary school (including a day care centre) has a building footprint of 3370 square metres (36,280 square feet) and a total floor area of 6187 square metres (66,607 square feet). A total of 32 classrooms and four daycare rooms are proposed;
  • on-site parking areas and school bus queueing lanes adjacent to Tecumseh Road as well as along the western portion of the site. A total of 82 parking spaces and 35 bicycle parking spaces are proposed. The vehicular entrance to the school site is proposed to be located at the Tecumseh Road/Dorset Park intersection. It is proposed that this new intersection be serviced by signalized traffic lights in order to safely and effectively facilitate vehicular, cycling and pedestrian traffic to and from the property;
  • a combination of hard-surfaced and grassed outdoor recreational areas along the eastern portion of the property;
  • a sidewalk along the western side of the property that will provide a connecting link to Optimist Park that abuts the property to the northwest;
  • a vinyl privacy fence along the western lot line where the property abuts the neighbouring residential lot;
  • chain link fencing for the balance of the property’s side and rear lot lines;
  • a garbage enclosure with surrounding landscaping on the western portion of the property;
  • a municipal sidewalk on the north side of Tecumseh Road across the entirety of the School Board property that will be extended easterly to Arlington Boulevard.
1. By-Law 2022-015 Being a By-law to delegate certain authorities during a “Lame Duck” Council Period during the 2022 Municipal Election
2. By-Law 2022-016 Being a by-law to confirm and appoint certain officers, servants and employees of The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh
3. By-Law 2022-017 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. (Planning File: D19 6067WA – 6067 Walker Road Condition of Consent Application B-17-21)
For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at 226-773-1910 or [email protected]
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March 8th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins with an in camera meeting at 4:30pm.  

Public meetings begin at 5:30pm with the Court of Revision for the Antaya Drain.  The purpose of the meeting is to hear from any affected owner who wishes to appeal his/her assessment or any part thereof as set out in the Drainage Report, prepared by Dillon Consulting Limited, dated November 12, 2021.  The agenda can be found here.

A Public Meeting to consider a proposed rezoning of the Home Hardware at Lesperance Road and County Road 22 will begin at 6:15pm. The purpose of the proposed Official Plan amendment is to remove a site-specific prohibition of driveway access onto Westlake Drive, and to permit a defined outdoor area for the storage/display of products (i.e. garden sheds). The proposed new driveway will serve as a second vehicular ingress/egress access point for the existing Home Hardware Store.  The current site-specific “General Commercial Zones (C1-2) and (C1-7)” that apply to the property would be revised accordingly.  The agenda can be found here.

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

Delegations include:
1. Essex Region Conservation Authority - Transition Plan and 2021 Annual Report Re: Tim Byrne, CAO/Secretary-Treasurer; Tania Jobin, Chair; and Kieran McKenzie, Vice-Chair.

Communications - Action Required include:
1. Ontario Farmland Trust dated February 22, 2022 Re: 2022 Farmland Forum.  Administration recommends that the Mayor and Members of Council be authorized to attend the Virtual March 23, 2022 Farmland Forum, at a cost of $50 per person in accordance with the Town’s Professional Development Policy and subject to funding in the 2022 Budget.

Reports
1.  Development Services
a. DS-2022-07 Consent Agreement, 3425 11th Concession Storm Drain Conversion to a Municipal Drain. The existing storm drain on 11th Concession is proposed to be regulated as a Municipal Drain to service the new properties that have been severed from the original parcel of land to facilitate development. 

b. DS-2022-09 Annual Status Report on the Tecumseh Transit Service for 2021 and Update on Initiation of On-Demand Pilot Program.  Administration recommends  that the current waiver of transit fares due to the pandemic be continued until March 28, 2022; And further that transit fares be waived as an incentive to use the On-Demand Transit Pilot for a one-month period from March 28, 2022 up to and including April 28, 2022, after which regular transit fares be reintroduced.  Administration further reports that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Transit continues to experience lower than pre-COVID-19 ridership levels with no revenues being generated. The lack of revenue during this time is due to the decision of the Town to eliminate the transit fare early on in the COVID-19 emergency (March 23, 2020). Elimination of transit fares has been a measure implemented by many transit operations across the country in an effort to keep transit riders and drivers safe while continuing to provide this essential service to the community, to maintain access to an alternative transportation mode and to maintain the habit of transit use. The revenue shortfall is expected to be fully offset by Provincial grant funding through the Safe Restart Agreement (SRA) program. In addition, a summary of the tasks being undertaken by Town Administration, Blaise Transit and First Student Canada in order to initiate the on-demand pilot project on March 28 is provided to Town Council in the report in anticipation of its launch on March 28th.

2. Legislative & Clerk Services
a. LCS-2022-09 Restricted Acts of Council after Nomination Day - Lame Duck Provisions.  Administration recommends that a by-law be prepared to delegate authority to the Chief Administrative Officer with respect to the actions set out in the Municipal Act, 2001 Section 275(3) during the period which Council may be restricted from certain acts due to the municipal election.
b. LCS-2022-10 Award Nominations.  Administration requests that direction be given on selecting the recipient for the 2021 Donald “Donny” Massender Memorial Volunteer Award, the Dr. Henri Breault Award, and the 2022 Youth of the Year and Senior of the Year Awards.

3. Technology & Client Services
a. TCS-2022-03 2022 Lifecycle and 5 Year Capital Works Plan.  Administration recommends that the 2022 TCS Capital Projects ($209,000) be approved and funded through the Technology & Client Services Lifecycle reserve, including PC Replacements ($20,000), Network Upgrades ($25,000), Video Surveillance ($6000), Audio Visual Systems ($5000), Software licences ($5000), Virtual Server Upgrades ($110,000), Financial Software ($200,000), Data Backup ($15,000), Financial Software Update ($20,000), GPS Collector Data Unit ($15,000), Microsoft Office ($20,000), and Time and Attendance Softwre ($50,000)

4. Public Works & Engineering Services
a. PWES-2022-06 Riverside Drive Multi-Use Pathway Project Update.  Administration reports on the detailed design stage of the Riverside Drive Multi-Use Trail Project and provides an update of the progress performed by the Project Team to date, including a visual presentation of the trail alignment at the 90% design stage and the next steps required to complete the project. 
b. PWES-2022-07 2022 Supply of Various Vehicles.  Administration recommends the purchase of the 2022 Supply of Various Vehicles in the amount of $440,000 plus associated costs for outfitting, $17,000, for a total of $457,000 be funded from the Lifecycle Fleet Reserve, and that $1,900,000 plus associated costs for outfitting, $5,000, for a total of $1,905,000 be funded from the Lifecycle Fire Apparatus Reserve for replacement of fire vehicles.
c. PWES-2022-11 Active Transportation Fund - Multi-Use Recreational Trail - Lesperance Road and Little River Boulevard.  Administration recommends submitting an application to the federal government for funding under the Active Transportation Fund (ATF) for a future commitment to install a multi-use recreational trail on the west side of Lesperance Road (from Riverside Drive to First Street) and on the north side of Little River Boulevard (from Lesperance Road to Gauthier Street), with the Chief Financial Officer be authorized to sign any required documents necessary to complete the application and any subsequent documentation.

By-Laws
1. By-Law 2022-010 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Consent Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Dana Azar (for the 11th Concession Drain)

2. By-Law 2022-011 Being a by-law to amend By-law No. 2019-01 appointing members to the Cultural and Arts Advisory Committee for the term of Council ending 2022 (to appoint new members to the Cultural and Arts Advisory Committee

3. By-Law 2022-012 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.

4. By-Law 2022-013 A By-law to govern the proceedings of Council and its committees/local boards, the conduct of its members and the calling of meetings

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

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February 22nd Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 4:30pm with the Digital Strategy and Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Strategy Presentation.  The agenda can be found here.

  • Digital Strategy Presentation - Susan Chase, Project Manager and Senior Consultant; Andy Will, Senior Consultant, and Prasanna Gunasekera, Consultant; Perry Group Consulting Ltd.
  • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Strategy Presentation:  Gary Walker, Senior IT Consultant; Perry Consulting Group Ltd.
  • Validate all Service Recovery Times: The Town will review all services and validate recovery times.
  • Develop Tabletop Exercises: A schedule will be developed to initiate annual tabletop exercises.
  • Develop an IT Recovery Plan: Based on the business recovery time objectives, IT will implement a technical solution to provide redundancy in the event of a disruption in IT services.
  • Develop Recovery Playbooks: IT will start the process of creating recovery playbooks to be used in the event of a disruption.

At 5:30pm, Town Council will host a Public Council Meeting to hear public comment on a Zoning By-law Amendment application fo a 41.0 hectare (101.3 acre) parcel of land at 6067 Walker Road. The purpose of the application is to keep compliance with "surplus dwelling" policies enacted by the Province for farms:  rezone the 0.51 hectare (1.26 acre) non-farm related residential lot (6067 Walker Road), from “Agricultural Zone (A)” to a site specific “Agricultural Zone (A-34)” in order to establish a maximum lot area of 0.51 hectares (1.26 acres); and rezone the 40.4 hectare (99.8 acre) agricultural parcel from “Agricultural Zone (A)” to a site specific “Agricultural Zone (A-35)” in order to prohibit a residential dwelling from being constructed.  The agenda can be found here.

At 6:00pm, Town Council will host a Public Council Meeting to hear public comment on a Zoning By-law Amendment application for a 0.29 hectare (0.71 acre) parcel of land situated at 1401-1429 Lesperance Road. The request is to rezone from “Residential Zone 2 (R2)” and “Residential Zone 2 (R2-25)” to a site-specific “Residential Zone 3” in order to facilitate the construction of a residential development consisting of three, 2.5-storey, six-unit dwellings and establish site-specific lot, building and yard provisions. The R2 zone applies to the two lots containing existing single-unit dwellings while the R2-25 zone applies to the vacant central property that once was occupied by a commercial office building. The subject property is designated “Residential” in the Tecumseh Official Plan.  The agenda can be found here.
A7 7:00pm, Town Council will host regular business.  The agenda can be found here.

Reports
1. Chief Administrative Officer - People & Culture
a. CAO-2022-03 Tecumseh 100th Anniversary Celebration Update.  Administration provides an update with respect to event funding and the status of various funding applications.  To date, there has been less availability of grants than expected, but there has been a notable uptake of corporate sponsorships.  Thank you to the community for stepping up!
b. CAO-PC-2022-02 Non-Union and Council Economic Salary Adjustment 2022.  Administration recommends that for 2022, an annual economic adjustment for 2022 of 2.0% be approved, effective January 1, 2022, consistent with the unionized staff, for the Management and Non-union Administrative Staff.  Respective increases are proposed to be Mayor - 2.0%, Deputy Mayor - 0.5%, and Councillors - 1.0%.

2. Development Services
a. DS-2022-04 Zoning By-Law Amendment - Existing Garden Suite Temporary Use - Proposed Change to Permanent Additional Residential Unit (Stand Alone) - 7035 10th Concession - Scheduling of a Public Meeting.  Administration recommends the scheduling of a public meeting, on March 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., to receive comments regarding a proposed rezoning of a 9.6 hectare (23.7 acre) parcel of land situated on the west side of 10th Concession Road (7035 10th Concession Road), approximately 600 metres north of its intersection with County Road 8, in order to permit a stand-alone Additional Residential Unit on the property.  The unit is pre-existing and was first authorized in 2012.

b. DS-2022-05 Zoning By-Law Amendment - Proposed Additional Residential Unit - 13554 Riverside Drive - Scheduling of a Public Meeting.  Administration recommends the hosting of a Public Meeting to receive comments regarding a proposed rezoning for a 0.32 hectare (0.79 acre) parcel of land situated on the north side of Riverside Drive (13554 Riverside Drive), approximately 65 metres (213 feet) east if its intersection with Christy Lane, in order to permit an Additional Residential Unit (ARU) to occupy a portion of a proposed new single-unit dwelling, on March 22, 2022 at 5:45pm.

c. DS-2022-06 Zoning By-Law Amendment - Proposed Additional Residential Unit (Attached) - 292 Lesperance Road - Scheduling of a Public Meeting.  Administration is recommending the scheduling of a public meeting, on March 22, 2022 at 6:15 p.m., to receive comments regarding a proposed rezoning for a 719.8 square metre (7,748 square foot) parcel of land situated on the east side of Lesperance Road (292 Lesperance Road), immediately adjacent to the Lesperance Road/Little River intersection, in order to permit an attached Additional Residential Unit within the basement of the existing single-unit dwelling on the property.


Legislative & Clerk Services
a. LCS-2022-03 COVID-19 Economic Recovery - Temporary Outdoor Patio for 2022.  Administration recommends that By-Law No. 2022-007 being a by-law to adopt the Temporary Outdoor Patio Guidelines 2022 (Guidelines), and further that the Chief Building Official be authorized to inspect all temporary patios to ensure compliance with the Guidelines;
And furthermore that Council support extension of existing liquor licenses to December 31, 2022 for temporary patios for businesses in compliance with the Guidelines;
And further moreover that the extension of existing liquor licenses to temporary patios on Town property be subject to an Encroachment Agreement with the Town in form 
and content satisfactory to the Town’s Solicitor;
And further moreover that the Mayor and the Clerk be authorized to execute Encroachment Agreements with business owners requesting to encroach onto Town property for the purpose of establishing a Temporary Outdoor Patio. 

b. LCS-2022-04 Municipal Modernization Fund - Intake 3 Transfer Payment Agreement - Corporate Records and Information Management Service Review.  Administration recommends that By-law No. 2022-008 being a by-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute a Transfer Payment Agreement for Municipal Modernization Funding Intake 3
to fund a third party review of the Corporate Records and Information Services for the Town, be adopted.  The Province of Ontario has approved funding for the Review.

c. LCS-2022-05 Closure and Sale of Portions of Desro Drive.  Administration recommends that the Clerk be authorized to provide notice in accordance with the Town’s Sale
of Land By-law No. 2003-09 and Notice By-law No. 2003-06 of the intent to close as a highway that portion of Desro Drive described as Parts 1, 2, 20, 21 and 22 of Plan 12R19278 in the Town of Tecumseh, County of Essex (Subject Lands) and to declare the lands surplus to the needs of the Town and authorizing the Subject Lands to be sold to the abutting property owners, subject to the Town retaining an easement over Parts 1, 20 and 21;
And further that following notification, the Clerk be directed to a By-law for Council’s consideration to: authorize the closure of a portion of Desro Drive; declare the Subject
Lands to be surplus to the needs of the Town; and authorize the Subject Lands to be sold to the abutting property owners, subject to a reservation of an easement over 1, 20 and 21;
And furthermore that the cost incurred by the Town to close up and convey the Subject Lands be funded from the operating budget of Legislative Services & Clerks with costs to be recovered at the time of sale to abutting property owners. 

d. LCS-2022-06 Closure and Sale of a Portion of Brouillette Manor.  Administration recommends that the Clerk be authorized to provide notice in accordance with the Town’s Sale
of Land By-law No. 2003-09 and Notice By-law No. 2003-06 of the intent to close as a highway that portion of Brouillette Court described as Part 1 Plan 12R-28795 in the
Town of Tecumseh, County of Essex (Subject Lands) and to declare the Subject Lands surplus to the needs of the Town and authorizing the Subject Lands to be sold to 1230839 Ontario Ltd.;
And further that following notification, the Clerk be directed to prepare a By-law for Council’s consideration to: authorize the closure of a portion of Brouillette Court; declare
the Subject Lands to be surplus to the needs of the Town; and authorize the Subject Lands to be sold to 1230839 Ontario Ltd.;
And furthermore that the cost incurred by the Town to close up and convey the Subject Lands be assigned to 1230839 Ontario Ltd. 

e. LCS-2022-07 Request to Purchase Portion of County Road 46 Right-of-Way. Administration recommends that Town owned lands abutting the south side of 4795 County Road 46 be
retained, and further that the request to purchase the Town Land be declined. 

Public Works & Engineering Services
a. PWES-2022-09 Annual Reports for Year 2021 Town of Tecumseh Water Distribution System.  Administration recommends that the 2021 Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Annual Report and the Summary Report for the Town of Tecumseh Water Distribution System (260004969) for the Year 2021, as prepared in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, O.Reg. 170/03, Section 11 – Annual Reports and Schedule 22 - Summary Reports, be adopted, and that the Annual Report and the Summary Report be made available for public viewing through the Town of Tecumseh Website.  There were zero non-compliance events to report in 2021. 
b. PWES-2022-10 Regional Food and Organics and Biosolids Waste Management Project.  It is recommended that Council endorse the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA) Board resolution (Resolution 7-2022) that was adopted at its Wednesday January 12, 2022 meeting, as contained in the EWSWA Letter to the Town dated January 19, 2022;
And further that Council approve Tecumseh’s participation in the EWSWA led regional organics program; 
And furthermore that the Clerk provide notification to the County of Essex of Tecumseh’s intention to participate in the EWSWA led regional organics program no later than March 7, 2022. Tecumseh must provide collection of food and organic waste to single-family dwellings in an urban settlement area and to achieve a target rate of reduction of 50% by 2025.
c. PWES-2022-12 Tecumseh Water Distribution System MECP 2021 Inspection Report.  The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Inspection Report for the
Tecumseh Water Distribution System, dated February 1, 2022, be received.   The Town of Tecumseh received a Final Inspection Rating of 100% for compliance with the MECP’s Drinking Water System Regulation 170/03. The Town’s inspection risk rating is 0.00%

By-Laws
1. By-Law 2022-007.  Being a by-law to adopt Guidelines for Temporary Patio and Patio Expansions and delegate authority for inspection of Temporary Patio and Patio Expansions for 2022

2. By-Law 2022-008.  Being a by-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for funding under the Municipal Modernization Fund – Intake 3 - Corporate Records and Information Management Service Review

 

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

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February 8th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council will begin at 5pm with a meeting to discuss the Oldcastle Stormwater Master Plan.  The agenda can be found here

Delegations include Alain Michaud P.Eng., and Liz Michaud P. Eng., Landmark Engineers Inc.  Approximately $32 million in investment would be required to alleviate the stormwater ponding issues.

At 6:15pm, Town Council will host a meeting regarding the Antaya Drain.  The agenda can be found here:

Delegations include Mark Hernandez, P. Eng., Dillon Consulting Limited.  

Administration recommends:

  1. That the Report and Specifications for the Antaya Drain (Drain) as prepared by Mark Hernandez, P.Eng., of Dillon Consulting Limited., dated November 12, 2021 (Drainage Report) be received; And
  2. That consideration be given to the first and second readings of Provisional By-law No. 2022-06 to adopt the Drainage Report in accordance with Section 42 of the Drainage Act (Act); And further
  3. That notice be given to all affected landowners of the Court of Revision to be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 5:30 pm in accordance with Section 46(1) of the Act, subject to the adoption of the provisional by-law.

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

Delegations include:
1. Request for 911 Signage for Vacant Rural Properties - Josette Eugeni and Jeff Sylvestre. The delegations are requesting a process for assigning civic addresses and installing emergency 911 signage for vacant rural properties.  It is recommended that the request for 911 signage for vacant rural properties and a process for assigning civic addresses be referred to Administration for review and recommendation.

Communications - Action Required
1. Office of the Solicitor General dated January 21, 2022 Re: Court Security and Prisoner Transportation in Ontario.  Administration recommends that the January 21, 2022 letter from the Ministry of the Solicitor General regarding a review of court security and prisoner transportation in Ontario, be referred to the Police Services Board.  The Province is suggesting the creation of a new agency to oversee this service.

2. Association of Municipalities of Ontario dated January 27, 2022 Re: AMO-LAS Virtual Municipal Energy Symposium March 31 and April 1, 2022.  Administration recommends that the Mayor and Members of Council be authorized to attend the AMO – LAS Virtual Municipal Energy Symposium on March 31 and April 1, 2022 at a cost of $275 plus taxes in accordance with the Town’s Professional Development Policy and subject to funding in the 2022 Budget.

Reports include:
1. Chief Administrative Officer - People & Culture
a. CAO-PC-2022-01 CUPE Ontario’s Call for an Independent Expert Review of OMERS.  Administration does not recommend any further action.

2. Community & Recreation Services
a. CRS-2022-01 2022 Parks Capital Works Plan.  $285,000 of leftover work from 2021 and $473,000 of new work for 2022 including design of the new Lakewood Splash Pad, Rocheleau and Shawanoe Park playsets, a new path in Lacasse Park, and further work on the Lacasse Park grandstands.

b. CRS-2022-02 2022 Arena and Pool Capital Works Plan.  $88,000 of leftover work from 2021 and $478,000 of new work for 2022 is planned for the Arena and Pool, including various electrical system replacements.

c. CRS-2022-03 2022 Municipal Buildings Capital Works Plan.  Planned work includes CADA Library Architect Services Contract, Town Hall HVAC Roof Top Unit Replacement (10 units), St. Clair Beach Community Centre ‘A’ Side HVAC Unit Replacement, CADA Library HVAC Unit Replacement,Fire Hall #2 HVAC Unit Replacement,Fire Hall #1 Architect Services Contract, Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations and Various minor infrastructure upgrades to Municipal Buildings.  $60,000 of leftover work and $591,500 of new work for 2022 is proposed including architectural drawings for the renewal of the Cada Library Branch.

3. Community Safety & Fire Services
a. CS-2022-01 Fire Equipment Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan 2022-2026.  $91,775 in spending for 2022 is proposed.

4. Legislative & Clerk Services
a. LCS-2022-02 Court of Revision Appointment - Cahill Drain.  Administration recommends that a member of Council be appointed to represent the Town at the Court of Revision for the Cahill Drain to be held on February 22nd concurrently with our meeting of Council.

By-laws for adoption include By-Law 2022-005 Antaya Drain Being a bylaw to provide for the repair and improvements to the Antaya Drain.

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

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January 25th and 26th Meetings

This week, Tecumseh Town Council will meet twice, on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

There will be an in camera meeting between 5:30pm and 7pm on Tuesday.

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


The delegation for this meeting will be Isabelle Larking, 1st Place Contest Winner for the 100th Anniversary Contest Logo.

Communications - Action Required includes:
1. Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority Re: Regional Food & Organics Waste Management Project

It is recommended: That the January 19, 2022 letter from EWSWA inquiring on the Town of Tecumseh’s participation in the EWSWA led organics program be referred to Administration for review and recommendation to Council prior to March 31, 2022.

EWSWA has adopted a resolution recommending:

1. That the Food and Organic Waste Management Oversight Committee BE DIRECTED to continue to work through the various steps outlined in the Roadmap, and report back with progress updates, and;
2. That the Food and Organic Waste Management Oversight Committee BE DIRECTED to proceed with a short-term organic waste processing contract(s) RFP that meets the following minimum criteria:
a. That the RFP BE REQUIRED to accept, at a minimum, source separated organics from Windsor and any other of the municipalities choosing to
participate at the onset, and allows for changes to quantities of source separated organics, and;
b. That industry standards BE EXCEEDED regarding odour control measures implemented at the facility and the end product, and;
c. That the RFP BE REQUIRED to provide service for a 5-year term with options for extensions.

3. That the EWSWA send correspondence to the County of Essex and all municipalities in the region who have yet to respond to indicate whether or not
their members or those municipalities will participate in the EWSWA led organics program and to indicate that response is required by March 31, 2022.

2. County of Essex dated January 6, 2022 Re: Windsor Essex Workers

It is recommended: That Council consider supporting the January 6, 2022 County of Essex letter to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance requesting support for Windsor-Essex workers.

3. County of Essex dated January 7, 2022 Re: Small Business Support in Essex-Windsor

It is recommended: That Council consider supporting the January 7 , 2022 County of Essex letter to the Premier of Ontario regarding support for Small Business in Windsor-Essex.


Reports include:
1. Chief Administrative Officer - People & Culture
a. CAO-2022-01 Essex Region Conservation Authority Transition Plan. Administration recommends that our Director of Development Services, Brian Hillman, be appointed as the municipal representative during the transition period where the new agreements between municipalities and ERCA for non-mandatory services are going to be developed.

2. Community & Recreation Services
a. CRS-2022-04 Pathway to Potential Funding Agreement 2021.  Administration recommends that the Town of Tecumseh enter into an Agreement with the
City of Windsor for the Pathway to Potential Program for budget year 2021, at no cost to the Town, to provide recreational program subsidies for eligible residents.

3. Development Services
a. DS-2022-02 Zoning By-law Amendment 1401-1429 Lesperance Road, Scheduling of a Public Meeting.  Administration recommends the scheduling of a public meeting, to be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., in accordance with the Planning Act for a zoning by-law amendment application submitted for a 0.29 hectare (0.71 acre) parcel of land situated at the southwest corner of the Lesperance Road/Arbour Street intersection (1401-1429 Lesperance Road), seeking to amend Zoning By-law 1746 by rezoning the subject property from “Residential Zone 2 (R2)” and “Residential Zone 2 (R2-25)” to a site-specific “Residential Zone 3” in order to facilitate the construction of a residential development consisting of three, 2.5 storey, six-unit dwellings and establish site-specific lot, building and yard provisions, be authorized.

b. DS-2022-03 Zoning By-law Amendment 6067 Walker Road – Condition of Consent Application B-17-21 Scheduling of a Public Meeting.  Administration recommends the scheduling of a public meeting, to be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., in accordance with the Planning Act for a zoning by-law amendment application submitted for an approximate 41.0 hectare (101.3 acre) parcel of land situated on the west side of Walker Road, approximately 100 metres (328 feet) south of its intersection with South Talbot Road (6067 Walker Road), seeking to amend Zoning By-law 85-18 by:

  • i. rezoning the 0.51 hectare (1.26 acre) non-farm related residential lot (6067 Walker Road), from “Agricultural Zone (A)” to a site specific “Agricultural Zone (A-34)” in order to establish a maximum lot area of 0.51 hectares (1.26 acres); and
  • ii. rezoning the 40.4 hectare (99.8 acre) agricultural parcel from “Agricultural Zone (A)” to a site specific “Agricultural Zone (A-35)” in order to prohibit a residential dwelling from being constructed all of which is in accordance with Condition No. 5 of Severance Application B-17-21, be authorized.

4. Financial Services
a. FS-2022-01 Taxes Receivable December 2021.  Tax receivable as a percentage of tax levy increased slightly to 4.4% at December 2021 (from 4.0% in 2020).   The figures remain below average from the last several years.

5. Legislative & Clerk Services
a. LCS-2022-01 Open and Closed Meetings for 2021.  For regular meetings, there were 21, comprising of 319 items with 40 hrs. 21 min total duration (1 hr. 55 min. average).  For public meetings, there were 16 comprising 69 items with 9 hrs. 21 min. total duration (35 min. average).  For special meetings, there were 8 comprising 32 items with 19 hours 55 min. (2 hrs. 29 min. average)  For In-Camera, there were 19 meetings with 58 items, with a duration of 16 hours 12 min. (51 min. average).

6. Public Works & Engineering Services
a. PWES-2022-03 Approval of 2022 Public Works and Engineering Services 2022 Capital Works Projects.  The project allocations for 2021 are being presented by Administration.  Capital spending for 39 projects is being recommended, with a $27.4M budget allocation of which $15.7 million is to be expended on the Scully and St. Mark's Pump Station project.

b. PWES-2022-04 Traffic Analysis 2021 Radar Speed Surveys.  Administration advise that of the areas tested in 2021, additional enforcement is required at the following locations:

  • 12th Concession Rd.
  • Arlington Blvd.
  • Lesperance Rd. @ Oliver
  • McNorton St.
  • North Talbot Rd. @ Weston Park
  • Riverside Drive @ Montessori School

c. PWES-2022-05 Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension Main, Lateral and Easement Charges Cost Recovery Part XII By-Law.  Administration recommends that a Public Information Centre be hosted to communicate estimated charges to the property owners within the Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension Study Area;
And further that Administration report back to Council with a summary of the comments received at the Public Information Centre for consideration in preparing the Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension, Main, Lateral and Easement Charges Cost Recovery Part XII By-Law.

By-Laws proposed for adoption include 2022-003 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Service Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and the City of Windsor to administer funds for the Pathway to Potential Program for the year 2021.

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January 11th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council will begin at 7pm.  The agenda can be found here.

1. By-Law 2022-01 Being a by-law to amend By-law 1746, the Town’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law for those lands in the former Town of Tecumseh.  (Planning File: D19 165CHE – 165 Chene Street) 
1. Motion to Proceed to In-Camera:  That the January 11, 2022 meeting of Council recess and a Personnel Committee Meeting convene in closed session in accordance with Section 239 (2)(d) of the Municipal Act, 2001 which permits a meeting, or part of a meeting, to be closed to the public when the subject matter being considered is labour relations or employee negotiations.

Subsequent to the In-Camera Meeting, the public session will resume at approximately 7:45pm with a Special Meeting regarding the Town's Digital Strategy, with Susan Chase, Project Manager and Senior Consultant, Perry Group Consulting as a delegation.

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

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December 14th Meeting

This week, the public portion of Tecumseh Town Council begins at 7pm.  The agenda can be found here.

Delegations include:
1. Local Government Week

  • 1st Place Essay Contest Winner - Owen Michos
  • 2nd Place Essay Contest Winner - Charlotte Vanstone

2. Diana Radulescu, Active Transportation Coordinator, and Jerry Behl, Manager Transportation, Planning and Development, County of Essex Re: CWATS Master Plan Update

3. Paul Bistany, Treasurer, Linda Proctor, Vice Chair and Denise Pelaccia, Coordinator, The Town of Tecumseh Business Improvement Area Re: 2022 Proposed Budget

Reports
1. Chief Administrative Officer - People & Culture
a. CAO-2021-20 Final Requirements of Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.  Administration recommends that the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, in accordance with legislative requirements, be printed and publicly posted in coordination with the Regional Systems Leadership and Project Team.

2. Legislative Services & Clerk
a. LCS-2021-35 Urban Hens Licensing Pilot Program - Year End.  Administration recommends in accordance with the Urban Hens Licensing Pilot Program By-law No. 2021-43, all current licenses issued under the two-year Urban Hens Licensing Pilot Program be terminated as of March 1, 2022; And furthermore that all property owners in the urban area be given notice to remove their hen coop and run, and to re-home their hens, no later than March 1, 2022, unless
ordered to remove earlier.
b. LCS-2021-36 Community Support Centre Services Agreement Renewal - Two Year Term Renewal - 2022-2023.  Administration recommends that the Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh (Town) renew the Agreement with the Community Support Centre of Essex County for the provision of public transportation to persons with a disability and seniors in the Town; and that By-law No. 2021-104 authorizing the Mayor and the Clerk to execute the renewal
Agreement between the Town and Community Support Centre of Essex County, for a further two-year term commencing January 1, 2022, and concluding December 31, 2023, be adopted. 
c. LCS-2021-37 Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Statement.  Administration recommends that the following Land Acknowledgment Statement be approved and kept as a living document, open for revisions for one year to allow for feedback on the Statement and related advice regarding its use:

"We acknowledge that we are on land and surrounded by water, originally inhabited by Indigenous Peoples who have travelled this area since time immemorial. This territory is within the lands honoured by the Wampum Treaties; agreements between the Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-e-naa-bay), Haudenosaunee (Hoe-den-oh-show-nee), Lenni (Len- eh) Lenape (Le-naw-pay) and allied Nations to peacefully share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.  Specifically, we would like to acknowledge the presence of the Three Fires Confederacy (Ojibwe (Oh-jib-way), Odawa (Oh-dah-wah), Potawatomi (Paw-tawwatt-oh-me) and Huron/Wendat (Wen-dat) Peoples. We are dedicated to honouring Indigenous history and culture while remaining committed to moving forward respectfully with all First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

And further that subject to the approval of the Land Acknowledgement Statement, the Procedure By-law be amended to codify the reciting of the Statement at meetings of Council and Committees.

3. Financial Services
a. FS-2021-15 Administrative Fees and Charges 2022.  Administration recommends that By-law No. 2021-96 being a by-law prescribing a tariff of administrative fees and charges for 2022 be approved.  Some fees were increased according to consumer price index while others are unchanged.
b. FS-2021-16 Windsor Essex Intermunicipal Courts Service Agreement.  Administration recommends that By-law 2021-102, being a by-law authorizing the execution of a 3rd Renewal for the Windsor-Essex Area Inter-Municipal Courts Service Agreement for a five (5) year period from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2026, be approved.
c. FS-2021-17 Purchasing By-Law Amendment.  It is recommended that the recommended update to Schedule B of the Purchasing By-law be approved
through the adoption of an Amending By-law 2021-103. The proposed changes are:

  • Clarification to By-law Schedule A “Levels of Contract Approval Authority” to coincide with the language in the policy and current practice,
  • Updates to By-law Schedule B “Goods and Services Not Subject to this By-law” with respect to services exempt from the By-law and Policy to conform with applicable trade agreements,
  • Updates to Purchasing Officer responsibilities,
  • Expansion of the Performance Evaluation section to support a more robust program that will be implemented, and
  • Added clarification on budget approval including specific provisions to enter into a contract where lowest bid exceeds approved budget.

d. FS-2021-14 Budget Variance Report August 2021.  Administration reports a tax-supported surplus of $163,000 and a rate-supported surplus of $423,000
for total net surplus of $586,000 as a result of federal and provincial grants received for COVID-19 impacts.

4. Community & Recreation Services
a. CRS-2021-18 Community and Recreation Services Alternative SportsPlex Strategy.  Administration recommends that Town Council support, in principle, the alternative strategy for the Town’s Multi-Use SportsPlex consisting of three alternative projects in place of one large sportsplex facility, and that the strategy and projects highlighted in this report be provided for Council’s consideration in the 2022 5-Year Lifecycle Capital reports for Parks & Arena.  The proposed strategy is as follows:

  • SportsPlex Component 1 – Lacasse ball diamond upgrades, grandstands, backstop, LED lighting, artificial turf playing field, existing building upgrades in partnership with Tecumseh Thunder and St Clair College
  • SportsPlex Component 2 - triple gym with indoor walking track, programming space and parking lot expansion at Tecumseh Arena in partnership with local sport organization
  • SportsPlex Component 3 - artificial turf sports fields in partnerships with school boards soccer associations and private sector.
  • Artificial turf playing fields for baseball and soccer in various locations;
  • New triple gym with indoor walking track and expanded parking at the arena.

5. Public Works & Engineering Services
a. PWES-2021-46 Source Protection Plan, Part IV Enforcement Transfer Agreement Amendment No. 2.  Administration recommends that By-law No. 2021-97 be approved to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute the Source Protection Plan, Part IV Enforcement Transfer Agreement Amendment No. 2, satisfactory to the Town of Tecumseh (Town) and Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), to extend the agreement to December 31, 2024, and further the Town’s estimated cost share of $4,000 be funded from the Water Operational Budget.
b. PWES-2021-47 Water and Wastewater Rates for 2022.  Administration recommends that By-law No. 2021-105, being a by-law to adopt the water and wastewater rates for 2022, 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.  This amount is 1% for water rates and 2% for wastewater rates.
c. PWES-2021-48 NDMP Extension of Intakes 3, 4, 5, 6 A19 Transfer payment Agreement Amendment.  Administration recommends that By-law No. 2021-101 being a by-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign the Agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in the right on Ontario as represented by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for the Amendment to the Ontario Transfer Payment Agreement for the extension of the National Disaster Mitigation Program
(NDMP) be adopted.  This agreement is for financial support towards the Oldcastle Storm Drainage Master Plan.

By-Laws
1. By-Law 2021-93 Being a By-law to provide for the adoption of the estimates of all sums required (budget) for general municipal purposes for the Year 2022

2. By-Law 2021-94 Being a by-law to impose late payment charges for non-payment of taxes or any installment of taxes by due date

3. By-Law 2021-95 Being a by-law to provide for an Interim Tax Rate for the Year 2022

4. By-Law 2021-96 Being a By-law to prescribe a tariff of administrative fees and charges for the Town of Tecumseh

5. By-Law 2021-97 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Source Protection Transfer Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh (Municipality) and the Towns of Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, LaSalle, the Municipalities of Chatham-Kent and Leamington, Township of Pelee, the Corporation of the City of Windsor and the Essex Region Conservation Authority

6. By-Law 2021-98 Being a by-law to amend By-Law 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 2021-99 Being a by-law to appoint members to the Tecumseh Heritage Committee for the term of Council 2019-2022

8. By-Law 2021-100 Being a by-law to appoint members to the Tecumseh Accessibility Advisory Committee for the term of Council 2019-2022

9. By-Law 2021-101 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of Transfer Payment Agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario as represented by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh under the National Disaster Mitigation Program Intake

10. By-Law 2021-102 Being a by-law to authorize the continued participation in the Provincial Offences Act Transfer Program for the Windsor/Essex County Service Area

11. By-law 2021-103 Being a by-law to amend By-law 2021-60 being a by-law to govern procurement policies and procedures

12. By-Law 2021-104 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and The Community Support Centre for public transportation to the physically disabled and the frail elderly persons for the years 2022 and 2023

13. By-Law 2021-105 Being a By-law to establish the water and wastewater rates for the year 2022

14. By-Law 2021-41 Being a bylaw to provide for the reassessment of the CYR Drain & Extension

15. By-law 2021-77 Being a by-law to provide for the installation of a new bridge with ancillary works to the McLean-Hergott Drain.

Motions
1. High Speed Internet Procurement Process Changes.  This motion is brought forward by Councillor Brian Houston.  

Now Therefore Be It Hereby Resolved That the Council of the Town of Tecumseh send a letter, in addition to the letter sent by the Chair of the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus, to the Minister of Infrastructure, The Honourable Kinga Surma, copying the Premier of Ontario, The Honourable Doug Ford, and MPPs of Southwestern Ontario, recommending that Infrastructure Ontario pause the procurement process until the following recommendations have been addressed:

  • Lot sizes are reduced to an average reserve price of $10M with no single lot having a reserve price greater than $20M;
  • “Wired” and “Wireless” designations are removed from the lots in line with Infrastructure Ontario’s (IO) amendment to allow hybrid bids in all lots;
  • Reserved prices are recalculated for all lots and are based on hybrid solutions rather than “Wired” or “Wireless” solutions;
  • A clear / transparent formula for evaluating proposals that balances bid price with higher fibre content bids is created and communicated to participants;
  • The Request for Proposals (RFP), when issued, be made visible to the public given that it contains no propriety Internet Service Provider (ISP) information;
  • Immediately release the lot maps to all municipalities in Ontario so that they can review and comment;
  • Ensure that small ISPs in Southwestern Ontario are consulted directly and their input is considered; The details of the procurement be re-evaluated and IO consider the following changes:
    • Allow for progress payments to the recipients rather than holding 100 per cent of the funding until customers are in-service;
    • Eliminate the bid bond requirements;
    • Seriously reconsider the position that the Construction Act applies / eliminate the bonding requirements called for by the Act (especially if no progress payments are being made);
    • Eliminate the plan to hold back the final 10 per cent and pay 100 per cent of the project cost by the time the project is complete.

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

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