March 24th Meeting

This week our regular Town Council meeting will begin at 7pm.  With recent changes to the Municipal Act, the meeting may be conducted electronically.  The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Delegations will include Candice Dennis, Chair, and Paul Bistany, Treasurer, The Town of Tecumseh Business Improvement Area Re: BIA Budget

Communications - For Information includes:
1. Township of Pelee dated February 28, 2020 Re: 911 Misdials.  Pelee Township supports the Town's resolution regarding cell phone misdials to 911.

2. Norfolk County dated March 1, 2020 Re: Issues regarding the mapping of Provincially Significant Wetlands.  Norfolk County submitted comments to the province as part of the review of the Provincial Policy statement requesting that the process for PSW mapping be significantly improved to allow for transparency and better
land owner engagement, including, for example, a right of appeal or formal dispute resolution process. This will allow for land owners to be properly informed and engaged where land use designations that affect their property may result.

3. Town of Lakeshore dated March 2, 2020 Re: Notice of Public Meeting.  The County of Essex (Approval Authority) has received 4 applications for Plans of Condominium ( 1 Vacant Land Condominium Application and 3 Standard Condominium Applications) for the Tecumseh Golf lands.  The applicant, Beachside
Development Ltd. has applied for Condominium approval to permit 22 townhouses and two apartment buildings (58 units each), on a common element private road, as well as units or land to be set aside for future development.  A public meeting for resident comment will be held on Tuesday, March 24th , 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town of Lakeshore Council Chambers, 419 Notre Dame Street, Belle River 

4. Town of Ajax dated March 5, 2020 Re: Supporting Conservation Authorities.  Ajax supports no program delivery changes for their conservation authorities.

5.  Grey County dated March 16, 2020 Re: Resolution Supporting 100% Canadian Wines Excise Exemption  Grey supports the excise exemption for 100% Canadian wines in spite of the World Trade Organization deeming it to be discriminatory.

6. AMO Communications dated March 19, 2020 Re:Queen's Park Update: New Provincial Legislation, the Municipal Emergency Act, 2020, will allow Virtual Municipal Council Meetings.  The Ontario Government has passed recent changes allowing for the conducting of regular meetings of Council electronically.

Communications - Action Required includes:
1. Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. dated March 18, 2020 Re: Draft Regulations for the Development Charges Act and Planning Act (Community Benefits Charge Related).  Administration recommends that the Town of Tecumseh support Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. comments and recommendations regarding the draft regulations for the Development Charges Act and the Planning Act on Community Benefits Charge, and be submitted to the Environmental Registry of Ontario as comments from the Town.


Reports include:
Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2020-09 Request for Noise By-Law Exemption - County of Essex.  Essex County requests an exemption from the Town’s Emission of Sounds By-law No. 2002-07, as amended, for the three (3) month period commencing May 1, 2020 through to and including July 31, 2020, during the hours of 8:00 pm to 7:00 am to facilitate the improvement of the pavement condition of County Road 22 from Manning Road westerly to the City of Windsor border.

Parks & Recreation Services
a. PRS-2020-08 Taste of Tecumseh Festival 2020.  Admininstration recommends that the Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach be authorized to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for consumption by patrons at Lakewood Park, and to have a noise By-law exemption from Friday, June 12, 2020 through to and including Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 5pm to 1am, subject to compliance with the provisions of the Town’s Municipal Alcohol Risk Management Policy 31 for the purposes of hosting the 2020 Taste of Tecumseh Festival;


Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2020-13, Skyline Apartments, 11873-11917 Tecumseh Road, Results from Public Meeting and Final Recommendation.  Administration recommends that Town Council adopt a rezoning by-law having the effect of amending the Tecumseh Official Plan land use designation for a 4.4 hectare (10.9 acre) area of land (Plaza East / Tecumseh Terrace apartments owned by Skyline) at 11837 and 11917 Tecumseh Road from “General Commercial” and “Residential” to a new site-specific policy in the “Residential” designation, in order to recognize the two existing apartment buildings located on the northern portion of the property and to facilitate the development of the southern portion of the property for a 150-unit, fourstorey apartment building, with corresponding changes to Tecumseh Zoning By-law 1746 to amend from “General Commercial Zones (C3) and (C3-1)” and “Residential Zone 2 (R2)” to site-specific zones “Residential Zone 3 (R3-16), “Residential Zone 3 (R3-17)” and “Residential Zone 3 (R3-18)”, in order to recognize the two existing apartment buildings, and to be subject to Site Plan Control.

b. PBS-2020-14 D19 BASHI, Comments from Public Meeting No. 2 and Final Recommendation.  Administration recommends that Town Council adopt a rezoning by-law having the effect of amending the Sandwich South Official Plan land use designation for a 0.66 hectare (1.63 acre) parcel of land located on the northeast corner
of the County Road 42/Lesperance Road intersection (12300 County Road 42) from “Neighbourhood Commercial” to “Medium Density Residential” with a site-specific policy establishing a maximum density of 36 units per hectare, in order to facilitate the development of the lands for four, six-unit, three-storey dwellings, for a total of 24 dwelling units, with associated zoning By-law changes, to be subject to Site Plan Control.

Public Works & Environmental Services
a. PWES-2020-17 Amendment to Drainage Assessment Schedule.  To be added

b. PWES-2020-18 Tecumseh Road Sanitary Sewer - Lesperance Road to Southfield Drive - Tender Award.  Administration recommends that the tender for the Tecumseh Road Sanitary Sewer in the amount of $1,478,595 excluding HST be awarded to D’Amore Construction (2000) Ltd. and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute an agreement, satisfactory in form to the Town’s Solicitor, with D’Amore Construction (2000) Ltd.;
And that funding allocations, reflecting an $824,200 decrease, be adjusted as follows: Road Lifecycle Reserve – decrease from $672,600 to $404,500 and  Wastewater Sewers Reserve Fund – decrease from $2,395,100 to $1,839,000.

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

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March 10th Meeting

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

Delegations include, representing the Essex Region Conservation Authority, Richard Wyma, General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer and Kieran McKenzie, Chair.  An accompanying video presentation can be found here.


Communications - For Information
1. County of Haliburton dated February 3, 2020 Re: Tourism Oriented Destination Signage Fee Increases.  Haliburton County has requested that fee increases for Tourism signage be phased in.

2. Town of Lakeshore dated February 12, 2020 Re: Town of Lakeshore's Submission Regading OPP Detachment Boards.  Lakeshore wishes to pursue a two-board (north and south) model for the Ontario Provincial Police detachments of Essex County rather than the single board composition that had been previously recommended by the Mayors of each municipality and the incumbent Police Services Board Chairs/Vice-Chairs. 

3. City of Windsor dated February 14, 2020 Re: Notice of Public Meeting to Consider Amendments to the City of Windsor Official Plan and Zoning By-Law 8600.  The City of Windsor is hosting an Official Plan review at its Development and Heritage Standing Committee Meeting of Monday, March 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm, at the Council Chambers, Main Floor, City Hall, 350 City Hall Square West.

4. Town of Lakeshore dated February 18, 2020 Re: Notice of Public Meeting - Application for Draft Plan of Subdivision.  Lakeshore is hosting a Public Meeting regarding Lakeside Estates - Phase 2 on Old Tecumseh Road at Wallace Line.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at Town of Lakeshore Council Chambers 419 Notre Dame Street, Belle River.  The applicant, Amico Properties Incorporated, has applied for Subdivision approval to permit 75 lots for single detached dwellings. 

5. Town of Lakeshore dated February 18, 2020 Re: Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting.  Location: 85 and 87 East Pike Creak Road.  The municipality is considering an application to amend the Town of Lakeshore Zoning By-law under the provisions of Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990. The Applicant, Jonathon and Erica Sylva, wish to re-zone the subject property from an RW1 zone, Residential Waterfront -Watercourse zone, to a site specific RW1 zone, Residential Waterfront - Watercourse Exception, to recognize and permit a minimum lot area of 1,160 m2 (85 East Pike Creek Road) and 1,025 m2 (87 East Pike Creek Road) and to re-zone the Floodway to EP- 1, Environmental Protection Zone Exception 1, which was recently identified as Floodway, by the Essex Region Conservation Authority.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at Town of Lakeshore Council Chambers 419 Notre Dame Street, Belle River. 

6. Township of Puslinch dated February 20, 2020 Re: AMO’s position on the Legislative Changes in Bill 132 with respect to the Aggregate Resources Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.  Puslinch supports AMO’s position on the Legislative Changes in Bill 132 with respect to the Aggregate Resources Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. 

7. Enbridge Gas dated February 21, 2020 Re: 2020 Windsor Line Replacement - Notice of Brushing and Vegetation Removal.  Enbridge is replacing a 6” pipeline between the intersection of Concession 8 and County Road 46 (Located in the Town of Tecumseh) and the existing Enbridge Gas Port Alma Transmission Station (located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent).  The company will complete vegetation and tree clearing along the project route. The proposed clearing will occur primarily within municipal ROW with additional clearing on private lands were temporary work space is required at watercourse and road crossings.

8. County of Frontenac dated February 21, 2020 Re: Resolution of Support for Conservation Authorities.  Frontenac County encourages the province to continue to support the principle of planning on a watershed basis in the ongoing review and prioritize the allocation of adequate funding to support the core mandate of
conservation authorities; and that the provincial government will maintain and not diminish the core mandate of conservation authorities.

9. Municipality of West Nipissing dated March 3, 2020 Re: Provincially Significant Wetlands Designation.  West Nipissing supports the Village of Merrickville-Wolford, asking the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to respectfully review its practices and procedures to include a requirement to provide supporting evidence, to impacted municipalities, when designating Provincially Significant Wetlands within their boundaries. 

10. Township of Tyendinaga dated March 3, 2020 Re: Call for a solution to the ongoing Coastal GasLink and Rail Disruption situations.  Tyendinaga requests that all parties work together to find a successful and peaceful resolution of the pipeline matter as quickly as possible and requests support of further municipalities.

Communications - Action Required:
1. Essex Region Conservation Golf Tournament dated February 21, 2020.  Re: Save the Date.  The Essex Region Conservation Foundation Golf Tournament will be hosted on Thursday, July 16th and approval is being sought for current ERCA Board Members to be able to attend at the Town's cost.

2. Association Municipalities Ontario dated February 27, 2020 Re: Land Use Planning: Beyond the Basics Workshops.  Administration is recommending that that the Mayor and Members of Council be authorized to participate in the Land Use Planning: Beyond the Basics Workshops, in accordance with the Town's Professional Development and Travel Policies, and subject to 2020 Budget funding.

 

Reports include:

1. Information & Communication Services
a. ICS 2020-02 2020-2024 ICS Lifecycle Works Plan.  Administration recommends that the Information & Communication Services workplan which includes a 2020 expenditure of $77,000 be adopted.  This is the first replacement of IT resources since the program was initiated.

2. Parks & Recreation Services
a. PRS-2020-05 Optimist Club's Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks 2020.  Administration recommends that the Town of Tecumseh pay the cost for enhanced OPP service during the 43rd annual Victoria Day Fireworks event to be held on May 16 or 17, 2020, estimated to be in the order of $1,400 to be funded from the Police Contracts budget.
b. PRS-2020-06 St. Clair College Baseball at Lacasse Park.  Admininstration recommends that St. Clair College be authorized to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for consumption by patrons at the Lacasse Park Baseball Diamond during home games throughout the 2020 baseball season starting June 5, 2020 through to and including August 31, 2020, subject to compliance with the provisions of the Town’s Municipal Alcohol Risk Management Policy 31.
c. PRS-2020-07 Rink A Chiller Replacement.  Administration recommends that the price of $155,985.00 net of 100% refundable HST, submitted from Cimco Refrigeration for Rink A Brine Pump and Chiller Replacement, undertaken through a contract record, be approved, and that Council award the project to Cimco Refrigeration as an Irregular Result under Schedule “A” of the Purchasing policy.

3. Planning and Building Services
a.PBS-2020-09 Site Plan Control, 12000 Tecumseh Road.   Admininstration recommends that a by-law authorizing the execution of the “Villa Pia Investments Ltd.” site plan control amending agreement, satisfactory in form to the Town’s Solicitor, which allows for the construction of a new 361.5 square metre (3,891.7 square foot) commercial building and associated patios, landscaping and on-site services/works on 0.85 hectare (2.1 acre) parcel of land located on the north side of Tecumseh Road/Shawnee Road intersection (12000 Tecumseh Road), be adopted.
b. PBS-2020-10 Encroachment Agreement, 12000 Tecumseh Road.  Admininstration recommends that a by-law authorizing the execution of the “Villa Pia Investments Ltd.” encroachment agreement, satisfactory in form to the Town’s Solicitor, which allows for the establishment of two outdoor patios associated with a proposed new 361.5 square metre (3,891.7 square foot) commercial building to be constructed on a 0.85 hectare (2.1 acre) parcel of land located on the north side of Tecumseh Road/Shawnee Road intersection (12000 Tecumseh Road), be adopted.
c. PBS-2020-11 CIP Grant, 12000 Tecumseh Road.  It is recommended that the Grant Application for the Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan
(CIP) Financial Incentive Program, for the property located at 12000 Tecumseh Road (Roll No. 374401000001900), be deemed eligible and approved for the Development Charges Grant Program in the amount of $26,152.22 in relation to the construction of a new 361.5 square metre (3,891.7 square foot) commercial building on the subject property.


4. Public Works & Environmental Services
a. PWES-2020-15 2018 Water and Wastewater Master Plan Update - Study Completion and Final Adoption.  Admininstration recommends that the 2018 Water & Wastewater Master Plan Update be adopted.  The Master Plan has been in the works for some time and recommends investment in particular new projects to improve service levels.
b. PWES-2020-16 Amend 2020-2024 PWES Five Year Capital Works Plan-CR11 STR Roundabout-Advanced Watermain Modifications.  Admininstration recommends that the County Road 11 and South Talbot Road Roundabout Advanced Watermain Modifications be added to the PWES 2020-2024 Public Works & Environmental Services Five Year Capital Works Plan and that the expenditure of $30,000 from the Watermain Reserve Fund for the Town Water Division to complete the County Road 11 and South Talbot Road Roundabout Advanced Watermain Modifications in 2020 be authorized.

 

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

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February 25th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5:30pm with a Public Meeting discussing the new Official Plan.

Among the proposed changes are:

  • Regulations for cannabis production facilities
  • Conversion of "Hamlet Development" designation to "Future Development"
  • Segregation of commercial policies between Main Street areas and the broader community.
  • Mandatory residential intensification, to 15% of development, in accordance with provincial policy.
  • Consistency with the Ontario Provincial Policy Statement.
  • Incorporation of Transportation Master Plan and past discussion papers into the Official Plan.

A PowerPoint presentation will be shown at the meeting with the draft document available at the March 10th meeting of Tecumseh Council.

Regular business begins at 7pm.

Communications - For Information includes:
1. County of Essex Letter dated January 17, 2020 Re: Notice of Decision with respect to Official Plan Amendment No. 13 - Town of Lakeshore.  Essex County has approved the Amy Croft Secondary Plan prepared by the Town of Lakeshore
2. Prince Edward County Letter dated February 10, 2020 Re: Bill 156, Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act.  Prince Edward County appears to support the intent of Bill 156 without supporting the bill itself.  Tecumseh Council supported the bill at its last meeting.
3. Municipality of Southwest Middlesex Letter dated February 13, 2020 Re: Bill 156, Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act.  Southwest Middlesex supports the intent of Bill 156 and requests additional enhancements for grain farm operations.
4. Township of Madoc Letter dated February 11, 2020 Re: Bill 156, Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act.  Madoc strongly supports Bill 156.
5. Town of Kingsville Letter dated February 12, 2020 Re: Conservation Authority Levies.  Kingsville requests additional, stable funding for the Essex Region Conservation Authority and supports maintaining the present day core mandate of conservation authorities.
6. Township of Madoc Letter dated February 19, 2020 Re: Conservation Authorities Levies.  Madoc supports the Township of Spingwater's request for a review of Conservation Authority levies.
7. Northumberland County dated February 19, 2020 Re: Conservation Authorities Levies.  Northumberland County supports the Township of Springwater's request for a review of Conservation Authority levies.
8. Office of the Solicitor General Letter dated February 12, 2020 Re: 911 Misdials.  Minister Sylvia Jones acknowledges the Town's request to address 911 misdials.
9. City of Belleville Letter dated January 16, 2020.  Re: 911 Misdials.  Belleville has received Tecumseh's request for support regarding 911 misdials but elected to take no action.
10. Town of Lakeshore Letter dated January 17, 2020 Re: 911 Misdials.  Lakeshore supports Tecumseh's request for provincial action regarding 911 misdials.
11. Township of North Kawartha Letter dated January 20, 2020 Re: 911 Misdials.  North Kawartha supports Tecumseh's request for provincial action regarding 911 misdials.
12. Township of Champlain Letter dated January 24, 2020 Re: 911 Misdials.  Champlain supports Tecumseh's request for provincial action regarding 911 misdials.
13. Township of Schreiber Letter dated January 28, 2020 Re: 911 Misdials.  Schreiber supports Tecumseh's request for provincial action regarding 911 misdials.
14. Town of Espanola Letter dated February 3, 2020 Re: 911 Misdials.  Espanola supports Tecumseh's request for provincial action regarding 911 misdials.
15. Township of Addington Hills Letter dated February 7, 2020 Re: 911 Misdials.  Addington Hills supports Tecumseh's request for provincial action regarding 911 misdials.
16. Township of Madoc Letter dated February 19, 2020 Re: 911 Misdials.  Madoc supports Tecumseh's request for provincial action regardin 911 misdials.

Communications - Action Required
1. Town of Lakeshore Letter dated January 30, 2020.  Re: Police Services Board.  Administration recommends that the request of the Town of Lakeshore to create two police services board (north and south) instead of a single board be forwarded to the Tecumseh Police Services Board.

Reports
1. Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2020-06 Minimum Maintenance Standards for Roads.  Administration recommends adoption of a By-law for Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways, be adopted, as appended to the Agenda for the February 25, 2020 meeting of Council.

2. Planning and Building Services
a. PBS-2020-07 Site Plan Control, Lily Jean Daniher, 5355 Manning Road.  Daniher Topsoil is adding a topsoil bagging facility on site together with associated stormwater works.  Approval of the Site Plan for the property is being recommended.

b. PBS-2020-08 2019 Year End Building Permit Report.  Administration advises that in 2019, $58,589,778 worth of construction activity was undertaken, which is up by $21,866,511 over 2018.  Conversely, there was a decline of 27% in total permits due to reduced residential construction activity.

3. Public Works & Environmental Services
a. PWES-2020-10 Highway 3 - County Road 11 Watermain Replacement Project.  Administration recommends signing an agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to allow reconstruction of the Town's watermain in the Highway 3 right-of-way, and to award the tender for the Highway 3/County Road 11 Watermain Replacement Project in the amount of $1,390,658, excluding HST, to Shearock Construction Group Inc. 

b. PWES-2020-12 Annual Summary Report for the Year 2019 - Town of Tecumseh Distribution System (260004969).  The Town is required to publish its water quality reports on an annual basis demonstrating compliance testing and work undertaken in the system.  Reports are circulated to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.

c. PWES-2020-13 Tecumseh Distribution System Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks 2019 Inspection Report.  The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks inspected Tecumseh's water distribution system on January 30, 2020.  The system obtained 100% compliance.

d. PWES-2020-14 Drinking Water Quality Management System Operational Plan Version 10.  Administration submits the Drinking Water Quality Management System Operational Plan Version 10 for endorsement and commitment.  It has been updated to reflect changes in legislation, changes to Town personnel, interal Management Review Committee recommendations and the Town’s administrative and/or policy changes.

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

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February 11th Meeting

This week, City Council begins at 5pm with a public meeting regarding a proposed development at Lesperance Road and County Road 42.
The meeting is to receive comments on the revised Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendment applications for the 0.66 hectare (1.63 acre) parcel of land located on the northeast corner of the County Road 42 and Lesperance Road intersection. The subject property is currently designated “Neighbourhood Commercial” in the Sandwich South Official Plan. The revised Official Plan amendment application proposes to redesignate the subject property to a “Medium Density Residential” designation with a site-specific policy that would allow for the construction of a residential development consisting of four six-unit, three-storey multi-unit dwellings, for a total of 24 dwelling units. The purpose of the associated Zoning By-law amendment was to change the zoning pertaining to the subject property from “General Commercial Zone (C1)” to a site-specific “Residential Zone 2 (R2)” to permit the proposed residential uses and establish site-specific zone provisions, such as minimum yard depths and height.

This second public meeting is to review the revised proposal and to summarize how issues identified at the first public meeting are proposed to be addressed.

At 6pm the first Court of Revision begins.  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 Hurley Relief Branch Drain and Upper Part of Hurley Relief Drain Drainage Report, prepared by Mr. Gerard Rood P. Eng., of Rood Engineering Inc., dated November 20, 2019.

At 6:30pm the second Court of Revision begins.  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 West Branch of the East Branch Delisle Drain Drainage Report, prepared by Mr. Gerard Rood, P. Eng., of Rood Engineering Inc., dated November 18, 2019.  

At 7pm the Delegations begin and include Joe Barile, General Manager, and Kris Taylor, Director Corporate Strategy, Essex Power Corp Re: Essex Power Youth in Community Fund and e: E- Billing and Digital Transformation.  We are also welcoming Curtis Brown, Probe Research Inc. Re: Findings of Customer Satisfaction Survey

 

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January 28th Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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January 14th Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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December 10th Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Road Projects

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

Bridges

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

 

Water

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

Wastewater

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

Stormwater

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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November 12th Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Communications for Information includes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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