September 14th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 4:30pm with three rezoning requests:

1. Public comment on a Zoning By-law Amendment application for a 1.09 hectare (2.7 acre) property situated on the north side of North Talbot Road, abutting the west side of Weston Park (5074 North Talbot Road). The purpose of the proposed amendment is to rezone the subject property from “Agricultural Zone (A-33)” to “Hamlet Residential Zone (RH)” in order to facilitate the creation of one new residential lot and the future construction of one single-unit dwelling.  (Agenda)

2.  Public comment on a Zoning By-law amendment application for a 1.4 acre property situated on the south side of County Road 34, approximately 500 metres west of its intersection with Manning Road (12305 County Road 34). The purpose of the proposed amendment is to rezone the subject property from “Hamlet Residential Zone (RH)” to a site-specific “Hamlet Residential Zone (RH-6)” in order to facilitate the construction of one additional residential unit (“ARU”) on the property, in accordance with subsection 11.2.3 of the Tecumseh Official Plan. (Agenda)

3.  Public comment on A Zoning By-law amendment application for a 1232 square metre (13,261 square foot) property situated on the west side of Shawnee Road, approximately 31 metres (102 feet) north of its intersection with Brouillette Court (1441 Shawnee Road). The purpose of the proposed amendment is to:

  • rezone the western 613.1 square metre (6,600 square foot) portion of the subject property from “Residential
    Zone 2 (R2)” to a site-specific “Residential Zone 3 (R3-20)” to permit the construction of one semi-detached
    dwelling and to establish minimum lot and yard requirements; and
  • rezone the eastern 609.8 square metre (6,564 square foot) portion of the subject property from “Residential
    Zone 2 (R2)” to a site-specific “Residential Zone 2 (R2-26)” to establish a new minimum lot area.  (Agenda)

An in camera meeting will follow at 6pm.

 

Beginning at 7pm, Regular Business will include the following: (Agenda)

Delegations

Communications for Action

1. Rail Safety Week September 20 - 26, 2021.  Administraiton recommends participating in Rail Safety Week from September 20 to 26, 2021;ies in communities, including our municipality.

2. Local Authority Services (LAS) dated September 9, 2021 Re: Risk Management Symposium.  Administration recommends authorizing participation of the Mayor and Members of Council if interested to the LAS Powering Change Climate resiliency for a better tomorrow symposium virtually on October 5-6, 2021 at a cost of $275, subject to funding in the 2021 Budget and compliance with the Town’s Travel and Professional Development Policies.

1. By-Law 2021-63 Being a by-law to amend By-law No. 2019-10 being a by-law to appoint Directors to the Board of Management for the Business Improvement Area for the term of Tecumseh Council 2019-2022
2. By-Law 2021-64 Being a By-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities 
3. By-Law 2021-65 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Site Plan Control Amending Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and The TDL Group Corp.
4. By-Law 2021-66 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 - 5648 North Talbot Road
5. By-Law 2021-67 Being a by-law to amend By-law No. 2002-07 being a by-law to respecting the emission of sound 
6. By-Law 2021-68 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 2 Digital Strategy, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery Plan Review
7. By-Law 2021-69 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 2 Town of Tecumseh and Municipality of Lakeshore Economic Development Study 
8. By-Law 2021-70 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 2 Town of Tecumseh Payroll Systems Review 
10. By-Law 2021-41 (Third Reading) Being a bylaw to provide for the repair and improvements to the CYR Drain
11. By-Law 2021-42 (Third Reading) Being a bylaw to provide for the Realignment of the South Talbot Drain
For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at [email protected] or 226-773-1910.
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September 8th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council will be part of a special meeting on Wednesday, September 8th.  The agenda can be found here.

An In Camera Special Meeting is being convened at 4:00 pm in accordance with Section 239 (2)(b) (c) (d) (h) and (i) of the Municipal Act, 2001. An In-Camera meeting may be held if the subject matter being considered is:

  • personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
  • and labour relations or employee negotiation;
  • a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality;
  • information explicitly supplied in confidence to the municipality or local board by Canada, a province or territory or a Crown agency of any of them;
  • a trade secret or scientific, technical, commercial, financial or labour relations information, supplied in confidence to the municipality or local board, which, if disclosed, could reasonably be expected to prejudice significantly the competitive position or interfere significantly with the contractual or other negotiations of a person, group of persons, or organization.

 

1.  CAO-2020-13 Policy 110: Town of Tecumseh Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  Administration is recommending the approval of a Mandatory Vaccination Policy, with immediate effect, for staff, volunteers, appointees, and members of Council.

2.  PWES-2021-38 Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program Green Stream Stage II 2021 Intake.  Administration is recommending requesting approval to apply for funding from the federal government under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP): Green Stream Stage II, 2021 Intake, for a future commitment to the Watermain Replacement Project on the full length of Centennial Drive, a section of Woodridge Drive (from Dillon Drive to St. Thomas Street) and interconnections with Little River Boulevard and St. Thomas Street.

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

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July 27th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 6:30pm beginning with a public meeting regarding 5648 North Talbot Road.  The purpose of the meeting is to hear public comment on the proposed rezoning by-law amendment for the property.  It is located on the north side of North Talbot Road, approximately 110 metres west of its intersection with 9th Concession Road.  The request is to rezone the subject property from "Agricultural Zone (A-33)" to "Hamlet Residential Zone (RH)" in order to facilitate the creation of one new residential lot and the future construction of one single-unit dwelling.  Details surrounding the application can be found here.

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

1. City of Kitchener dated July 12, 2021 Re: Anti-Hate Crimes.  The City of Kitchener endorses MP Peter Julian’s private member’s motion, Motion M-84 Anti-Hate Crimes and Incidents and his private member’s bill Bill-C 313 Banning Symbols of Hate Act
2. City of Kitchener dated July 12, 2021 Re: Cost of Building Materials.  The City of Kitchener advocates to the Federal and Provincial Governments to review actions that could be taken to help mitigate or offset the impacts related to the rising cost of building materials
3. Minister of Transport dated July 12, 2021 Re: Removal of Windsor International Airport from NAV Canada's Closure List.  Transport Minister Omar Alghabra responds to Tecumseh Council's resolution from December 2020 indicating that on April 15, 2021, NAV CANADA announced that there will be no site closures at air traffic control towers or flight service stations in Canada. Aeronautical studies currently underway at these remote and northern locations will be suspended until further notice.
4. Township of Adelaide Metcalfe July 12, 2021 Re: Abandoned Cemeteries.  Adelaide Metcalfe supports the Township of Rideau Lakes motion to urge the Government of Ontario to provide funding sources for municipalities for the ongoing maintenance and preservation repair of abandoned cemeteries in their care.
5. Township of Adelaide Metcalfe July 12, 2021 Re: Bill 228 - Banning Unencapsulated Polystyrene Foam.   Adelaide Metcalfe supports the Township of Archipelago Banning Unencapsulated Polystyrene Foam.
6. Township of Adelaide Metcalfe July 12, 2021 Re: Bill 279 - Microplastics Filters for Washing Machines.  Adelaide Metcalfe supports the Township of Archipelago Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Microplastics Filters for Washing Machines)
7. Township of Adelaide Metcalfe July 12, 2021 Re: Endorsement of 988 Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline Initiative.  Adelaide Metcalfe supports the 988 crisis prevention hotline.
8. City of Woodstock dated July 16, 2021 Re: Affording Housing.   Woodstock City Council calls on the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario to bring together the Ministry of the Attorney General, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to immediately work together on both short and long term solutions, complete with funding, to take proper responsibility and action to address the affordable housing, homelessness, and addictions crisis.
9. Office of the Solicitor General dated July 8, 2021 Re: Pet Safety.  Solicitor General Sylvia Jones supplies the Fire Marshal's Communiqué surrounding a new Responding to Animals Left in Motor Vehicles Training E-Module.
10. Ontario Energy Board dated July 19, 2021 Re: Natural Gas Increase January 1, 2022.  Enbridge is proposing to increase the 2022 annual cost of natural gas by $8.71.
11. Municipality of Shuniah dated July 19, 2021 Re: Capital Gains Tax on Primary Residence. Shuniah supports the Town of Fort Erie request of the Federal Government to cease consideration of applying a Capital Gains Tax on a Primary Residence.
12. Town of LaSalle dated July 20, 2021 Re: Capital Gains Tax on Primary Residence.  LaSalle supports the Town of Fort Erie request of the Federal Government to cease consideration of applying a Capital Gains Tax on a Primary Residence.
14. Municipality of Lakeshore dated July 20, 2021 Re: Notice of Public Meeting - Floating Homes.  On August 10th at 6pm, Lakeshore will consider an amendment to Lakeshore Zoning By-law 2-2012, as amended (File: ZBA-21-2021), under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O.1990, c.P.13. The amendment is to include a definition of “Float Home” in the Lakeshore Zoning By-law 2-2012 and adding a specific prohibition on float homes in the General Provisions section of the Zoning By-law. In doing so, the definition of “Float Home” precludes it from being specifically permitted in any zone and also prevents a float home as being interpreted as constituting any other type of dwelling or other use which is more specifically defined in the Zoning By-law.
15. Municipality of Shuniah dated July 20, 2021 Re: Lyme Awareness Month.  Shuniah supports the resolution from the City of St. Catharines regarding the Lyme Disease Awareness Month, dated June 11, 2021.
16. Town of Plympton-Wyoming dated June 21, 2021 Re: Include PSA Test for Men into the Medical Care.  Plympton-Wyoming supports the Town of Cochrane's motion requesting that the Federal and Provincial Governments move to have the PSA Test for men included in the national health care system and that it be made available for all Canadian men at no charge.
b.CS-2021-19 December Holiday Schedule for 2022.   Admininstration is recommending that the Tecumseh Town Hall Offices be closefor the 202December Holiday Season from Saturday, December 24, 2022 through to and including Sunday, January 1, 2021.
a. FS-2021-05 2020 Development Charge Reserve Fund Statement.  Administration recommends that the 2020 Development Charge Reserve Fund Statement be received, and that the 2020 Development Charge Reserve Fund Statement be made available to the public on the Town's website in accordance with the Development Charges Act, and that the report be forwarded upon request to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing as per the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 27, s. 43 (3); 2015, c. 26, s.7 (2).
1. By-Law 2021-57 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Sewer Connection Agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Riz-Cona Inc. 
2. By-Law 2021-58 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Sewer Connection Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Amicone Holdings Limited.
3. By-Law 2021-59 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Site Plan Control Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Demeter Developments Inc.
4. By-Law 2021-60 Being a by-law to govern procurement policies and procedures
5. By-Law 2021-61 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of an Encroachment Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and Kona Sushi, 11977 Tecumseh Road East
For questions on these or other municipal matters, I can be reached at 226-773-1910 or [email protected]
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June 29th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council is hosting a special meeting to discuss an organizational review of the Town's Administration.  The agenda can be found here.

The meeting will be hosted In-Camera, thereby closed to the public in accordance with Section 239 2(a) (b) and (d) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as the subject matter being considered is:

  • the security of the property of the municipality or local board;
  • personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
  • and labour relations or employee negotiation.

Delegations include

  1. Susan Chase, Project Manager and Senior Consultant; Andy Will, Senior Consultant, Perry Group Consultants Re: Information Technology Service Review
  2. Bruce Peever, Partner, and Tom Malanfant, Senior Manager, Advisory Management Consulting, Industry Specialist, State & Local Government, KPMG LLP Re: Organizational Review

Reports include:

  1. ICS-2021-03 Information Technology Service Review.  The review identified that Tecumseh operates significantly below recommended ranges for IT staffing and operating expenditures.  The underinvestment in IT is one of the significant contributors inhibiting the Town’s ability to deliver the required services both internally and externally.  Additional capacity in the areas of business analysis, management and help desk is recommended to provide for Recommended changes would provide for more strategic direction for the department as well as functional support for the business needs of the organization.
  2. CAO-2021-12 Organizational Review.  The review concluded that the overall span of control for the Chief Administrative Officer remain the same with seven distinct departments reporting to the position, under a functional model of organization. Some of the services and functions within the departments are recommended to be realigned in order to optimize the delivery of the services, improve customer service and achieve Council’s strategic priorities.  To improve customer service, changes are proposed in many of departments.

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

 

 

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June 22nd Meeting

This week, #Tecumseh Town Council begins at 4:30pm for a meeting of the Policies and Priorities Committee.  The agenda can be found here.

Reports include:

  1. CAO-2021-11 Rodent Control Subsidy.  I had requested this information report in response to various inquiries for Town Council to begin a rodent control subsidy to reduce costs for those who are encountering rat infestations.
  2. CS-2021-13 Procedure By-Law Review.  Various changes to Council's Procedural By-law are being recommended by a subcommittee of Council to respond to electronic meeting and recent legislative changes by the Province of Ontario.
  3. CS-2021-14 Parking Ticket Appeal Committee.  Administration recommends the establishment of a Parking Ticket Appeal Committee, comprised of three (3) administrative staff to hear and consider parking ticket appeals.
  4. FS-2021-06 Purchasing By-Law and Policy Update.  Administration is recommending revisions to the Purchasing By-law to reflect various housekeeping items as well as to adhere to legislative changes.
  5. FIRE-2021-05 Open Burning By-Law.  Administration is recommending amendments to the Open Burning By-law to update enforcement roles and to give additional discretion to the Fire Department for determining non-compliant fires.

There will be an in camera meeting at 5:30pm.

At 6pm there will be a Public Meeting surrounding a rezoning of two residential properties that are proposed to be added to the existing property on Tecumseh Road for the new North Shore Public Elementary School to replace D.M. Eagle Public School.  The new school will also be located on Tecumseh Road adjacent to Dorset Park, with a majority of the build on lands formerly belonging to St. Gregory School and St. Gregory Catholic Church.  The residential properties are proposed to be used as sports fields.  The agenda can be found here.

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

1. Township of McKellar dated May 17, 2021 Re: Tax Breaks on 2020 CERB Payments.  McKellar urges the Federal Government to consider giving disadvantaged CERB recipients a tax break for 2020, or giving them a tax credit for 2021.
2. Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen dated June 3, 2021 Re: Drainage Matters and the Canadian National Railway.  Havelock-Belmont-Methuen advises that it has experienced delays with drainage projects and seeks and improvement in the relationship between municipalities and major railway companies.
3. Municipality of Lakeshore dated May 27, 2021 Re: Support for National Suicide Prevention Hotline.   Lakeshore endorses the 988 crisis line initiative.
4. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated June 1, 2021 Re: Suicide Prevention Hotline.  Huron-Kinloss Council hereby supports The Town of Caledon in endorsing the Federal governments initiative to adopt 988, a National three-digit suicide and crisis hotline.
5. Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen dated June 3, 2021 Re: Support for the Use of Automatic Speed Enforcement (Photo Radar).  Havelock-Belmont-Methuen supports of the use of Automatic Speed Enforcement (photo radar) by municipalities.
6. County of Essex dated June 2, 2021 Re: Request for Discretion on Regional Reopening Strategy.  Essex County requests the sending of a letter to the Premier of Ontario, requesting that there be a reconsideration of the criteria used in the COVID-19 safe reopening strategy for businesses, and that discretionary decisions in accordance with the multi-step criteria be advanced by region based on regional data available at the present time.
7. County of Essex dated June 9, 2021 Re: CWATS Pilot Project Promotes Safer Cycling.  Essex County announces the launching an active transportation pilot project to enhance safety on County Road 2 in Lakeshore through the use of bollards, curbing and increased signage.
8. Town of Gore Bay dated May 11, 2021 Re: Lottery Licensing to Assist Small Organizations.  Gore Bay supports having the Ministry of the Attorney General implement an additional level of licensing to permit small organizations to hold fundraisers that support our communities and organizations.
9. City of St. Catharines dated June 11, 2021 Re: Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  St. Catharines asks the Ontario government to expand testing to all strains of Lyme Disease and improve the level of treatment and care for those diagnosed with this crippling disease.
10. Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen dated June 3, 2021 Re: Continuous Increases of Cost for Municipal Insurance.  Havelock-Belmont-Methuen supports the resolution from the Municipality of Grey Highlands regarding legislative changes to address continuous increases of cost for municipal insurance.
11. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated June 1, 2021 Re: Support for Fire Departments.  Huron-Kinloss requests that the Federal and Provincial Government includes apparatuses, training, equipment and structures for fire departments as eligible categories to any further infrastructure programs.  
12. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated June 1, 2021 Re: Lottery Licensing to Assist Small Organizations.  Huron-Kinloss supports South Bruce Peninsula in requesting that the Province of Ontario give consideration to instituting an additional level of lottery licencing which would enable small organizations to obtain a lottery licence.
13. Town of Halton Hills dated June 1, 2021 Re: Elimination of Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).  Halton Hills requests that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing immediately restore the amendments to the Planning Act that mandated the evaluation of appeals on a consistency and conformity with Provincial policies and plans basis; AND FURTHER THAT in the long term the Government of Ontario eliminate the LPAT entirely, as an antiquated body that slows delivery and adds costs to housing supply via expensive and drawn out tribunal hearings. 
14. Township of Scugog dated June 10, 2021 Re: Capital Gains Tax on Primary Residence.  Scugog requests that the Federal Government cease further consideration of eliminating capital gains tax exemptions on primary residences.
15. CN Rail dated June 15, 2021 Re: Rail Safety Week. CN Rail requests that Town Council resolves to support national Rail Safety Week to be held from September 20 to 26, 2021  
16. Essex Region Conservation Foundation dated June 15, 2021 Re: ERCA Golf Tournament. ERCA is advertising the Golf Tournament on July 15, 2021.
1. By-Law 2021-49 Being a by-law to appoint members to the Rural Broadband Advisory Committee for the term of Council ending 2022
2. By-Law 2021-50 Being a by-law to regulate open-air fires within the Town of Tecumseh.
3. By-Law 2021-51 Being a By-law to authorize the execution of a Fire Dispatch Services Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and The Corporation of the City of Windsor
4. By-law 2021-45 Official Plan Amendment No. 1 (Planning File: D19 BRIDAY - Briday Victoria Development Corporation 12433 Dillon Drive - Former Victoria Public School and former McColl Street Right-of-Way)
5. By-Law 2021-46 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 BRIDAY - Briday Victoria Development Corporation 12433 Dillon Drive - Former Victoria Public School and former McColl Street Right-of-Way)
For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at (226) 773-1910 or [email protected]
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June 8th Meeting

This week the public meetings of Council begin at 5pm.  There will have been an in camera meeting at 4:30pm.

Beginning at 5pm will be the public meeting surrounding the Windsor-Essex Regional Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.  The presentation will be found here.  Lack of housing supply, including affordable housing, respect for traffic laws, sharing of the road and corresponding enforcement, as well as misinformation on social media were cited among the comments shared by Tecumseh residents.

At 5:45pm Council will host a public meeting regarding improvement of the Cyr Drain where affected landowners can advise of concerns.  The Drain is located on the south side of CR 22 from Lesperance Road to Manning Road and landowners requiring that their stormwater be disposed of through this drain would be directly assessed for ongoing maintenance costs.  The agenda can be found here.

At 6:15pm Council will host a public meeting regarding improvement of the South Talbot Drain where affected landowners can advise of concerns.  The improvement is specifically related to changes arising from roundabout construction at South Talbot Road and Walker Road.  There will be no direct cost to residents; costs are accommodated through the construction project.  The agenda can be found here.

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

Delegations include Tony Priolo, Vice President, Education - Strategic Engagement and Community Outreach, Ontario Cannabis Store and Lowell Rubin Vaughan, Senior Manager - Strategic Engagement - Stakeholder Engagement.

Communications - For Information
1. Municipality of Calvin dated May 25, 2021 Re: AGCO Licensing of Small Organizations.  Calvin requests the implementing an additional level of licensing which would permit small organizations to hold fundraisers as a method of sustaining community organizations.

2. Municipality of Calvin dated May May 26, 2021 Re: Durham Dead End Road.  Calvin requests that student transportation services servicing schools allow for:

  1. Exceptions to allow 3-point turns or backing up where necessary, to provide safer service to dead-end and private road kids, that policies be amended to reflect; and when not possible,
  2. Exceptions to allow indemnification agreements to access private land for bus turnarounds to keep bus stops safer and closer to prescribed 800m distance; and when not possible,
  3. “Bus Stop Ahead” warning signage be required to notify oncoming traffic, prior to STS moving common stops to main roadway and,
  4. STS be comprised of solutions like mini-buses, vans, taxis or public transit worked into funding formulas so that it does not negatively impact STS funding stats; and,
  5. Kid Key Performance Indicator (KPI) be included for Ministry “Effectiveness & Efficiency Follow Up Reviews”, establishing benchmarks for responsive problem solving for kids & parents’ busing concerns, and that this be an STS factor to receive funding; and,
  6. That the Province provide a “Parent Portal” for ongoing busing feedback of their STS, so families and kids can review/provide comments, especially during Ministry STS reviews and revisions to funding; and,
  7. That the Province have GPS tracking software to notify parents when children picked up/dropped off.

3. County of Essex dated May 19, 2021 Re: Advocacy for Reform - Municipal Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy Act.  Leamington requests that the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services be requested to review MFIPPA, and consider recommendations as follows:

  1. That MFIPPA assign the municipal clerk, or designate to be the Head under the Act;
  2. That MFIPPA be updated to address current and emerging technologies;
  3. That MFIPPA regulate the need for consistent routine disclosure practices across institutions;
  4. That the threshold for frivolous and/or vexatious actions be reviewed, and take into consideration the community and available resources in which it is applied;
  5. That the threshold for frivolous and/or vexatious also consider the anonymity of requesters, their abusive nature and language in requests to ensure protection from harassment as provided for in Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  6. That the application and scalability of fees be designed to ensure taxpayers are protected from persons abusing the access to information process;
  7. That administrative practices implied or required under MFIPPA, including those of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, be reviewed and modernized;
  8. That the integrity of MFIPPA be maintained to protect personal privacy and transparent governments.
4. Town of Plympton-Wyoming dated May 27, 2021 Re: Advocacy for Reform MFIPPA.  The same request as above is made by Plympton-Wyoming.

5. Regional Municipality of York dated May 27, 2021 Re: Reopening Due to Vaccine Numbers.  York Region appears to be advocating for an economic reopening as of June 2nd although it is not clear based on the text provided.

6. County of Perth dated May 26, 2021 Re: Domestic COVID-19 Vaccine Production and Capacity.  Perth County recommends to the Federal Government to support domestic production of a COVID-19 vaccine; and encourages all levels of Government to engage and support domestic vaccine capacity.

7. Township of Archipelago dated May 21, 2021 Re: Banning Unencapsulated Polystyrene Foam. Arhipelago calls on the Federal Government of Canada (Ministries of Fisheries and the Environment) the Province of Ontario (Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry, Ministry of Environment, Conservation & Parks), the Province of Quebec, The United States (U.S.) Federal Government, and the U.S. States of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota to work in collaboration with each other to enact laws which:

  1. Ban unencapsulated polystyrene (PS) products in all new and replacement public and private floating facilities across the Great Lakes Region and the coasts of Canada and the United Sates;
  2. find common standards of defining encapsulation with the goal of zero emissions of PS foam;
  3. require the timely transition to approved encapsulated PS products, for all public and private floating facilities currently using unencapsulated PS foam; and
  4. require the proper disposal of all unencapsulatedexpanded polystyrene (EPS) products currently being used for dock flotation.

8. Township of Archipelago dated May 21, 2021 Re: Bill 297 Microplastics Filters.  Archipelago requests that future sales of washing machines include filters with a maximum mesh size of 100 microns; and that the Ontario government pass Bill 279, and calls on the Canadian and U.S.government to create appropriate regulatory measures to the same effect; and that until households can only buy new laundry machines outfitted with <100micron filters, the provincial, state and federal governments provide funding and educationto help constituents reduce microfiber waste.

9. Town of Amherstburg dated May 28, 2021 Re: COVID-19 Support for Small Business.  Amherstburg supports Essex in allowing all of our local small businesses to immediately open and remain open for in-store sales but with limited capacity (such capacities being proportionate to the size of the business) and with increased safety measures in place as may be appropriate; that reopenings be on a regional basis, and to provide even more detailed local data in order to support and demonstrate the severity of cases and wish to have governments formally recognize and alleviate the economic impacts of a province wide shutdown on our local small businesses.

10. Township of West Lincoln dated May 26, 2021 Re: 988 Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline.  West Lincoln supports the 988 Hotline being established in Canada.

11. Township of West Lincoln dated May 26, 2021 Re: Review of Cannabis Licensing and Enforcement.  West Lincoln requests that the Federal Government enact legislation to better support local governments with land use management and enforcement issues as they relate to Cannabis Production and Processing.

12. Town of Amherstburg dated May 28, 2021 Re: Advocacy for Reform – MFIPPA Legislation.  Amherstburg supports the Essex County resolution noted above.

13. Town of Amherstburg dated May 28, 2021 Re: Road Management Action on Invasive Phragmites.  Amherstburg requests that the Ontario Ministry of Transportation map and treat invasive Phragmites annually on all its highways; and communicates the strategy on mapping (detecting sites) and controlling invasive Phragmites on provincial highways, the specific highway management plans and results by each MTO region and each highway in the region and work in coordination with municipalities.

14. Lake of Bays dated June 2, 2021 Re: Support for Review of Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Lake of Bays supports the Essex County resolution noted above.

15. Lake of Bays dated June 2, 2021 Re: Road Management Action on Invasive Phragmites.  Lake of Bays supports the Amherstburg resolution noted above.

16. Town of Fort Erie dated June 1, 2021 Re: Provincial Hospital Funding of Major Capital Equipment.  Fort Erie requests that the Province be financially responsible for the replacement costs associated with all major capital equipment in hospitals or alternatively assume full responsibility for funding local hospitals completely.

17. Town of Fort Erie dated June 1, 2021 Re: 2021 Capital Gains Tax.  Fort Erie requests that the Federal Government cease further consideration of eliminating capital gains tax exemptions on primary residences.

18. Sharon Mrkalj dated June 3, 2021 Re: Briday Development.  Mrs. Mrkalj expresses concerns regarding the Briday proposal being considered at this meeting, including retaining all access via Dillon Drive rather than distributing between Dillon Drive and Little River Road, disagreement with the findings of the traffic impact study, and general increase in noise and activity on a distributed basis throughout the day.

19. Lucy Pereira dated June 3, 2021 Re: Briday Development.  Mrs. Pereira expresses concern for the Briday proposal being considered at this meeting, including the density, lack of recreational land in the neighbourhood and lost opportunity to address, traffic and flooding.

20. Windsor Essex County Health Unit dated June 4, 2021 Re: Town of Tecumseh consideration to opting in to Retail Cannabis Sales/Stores.  The Health Unit continues to oppose private cannabis retailing in the community until additional authority is granted to municipalities around location and density of retail outlets.

Reports
1. Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2021-09 Retail Cannabis Stores.  Administration recommends that Council give consideration to opting-in to allowing for cannabis retailing.
b. CS-2021-10 Rural Broadband Advisory Committee.  Adminstration has supplied the names of the applicants for the Rural Broadband Advisory Committee and members of Council are being asked to select four at-large members to serve on the committee from among the applicants.
c. CS-2021-11 Fire Route Designation on Marine Drive.  Adminstration recommends adoption of By-law No. 2021-47 authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to execute Fire Route Agreements with Essex Condominium Corporation 21, Essex Condominium Corporation 27, and Essex Condominium Corporation 40 to designate Marine Drive as a Fire Route that would ensure an enforceable restriction on parking.
d. CS-2021-12 Essex Power Corporation - Appointment of Proxyholder for Shareholder's 2020 Annual Meeting.  It is recommended that Mayor Gary McNamara be appointed proxyholder for the Town of Tecumseh to cast its shareholder’s votes at Essex Power Corporation’s 2021 Shareholders’ Annual Meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, with Mr. Tom Burton as an alternate proxyholder.


2. Financial Services
a. FS-2021-07 Amendment of Financing Agreement with Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation (OILC).  Administration is recommending the extension of a loan agreement with Infrastructure Ontario entered into in 2012 to support sanitary sewer installation in the North Talbot Road area.  It was due to be concluded at the end of the month, and because some of the work to be completed is yet to be finalized, an end date of December 31st is being sought.


3. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2021-28 Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments - Briday Victoria Development Corporation - 12433 Dillon Drive (Former Victoria Public School) - Proposed Residential Condominium Development - Final Recommendation.  Administration is recommending approval of the amended rezoning application from Community Facility designation to Residential for a 63-unit residential development consisting of six two-storey townhouse dwellings totalling 23 units, one, two-storey stacked townhouse dwelling containing 16 units and one three-storey stacked townhouse dwelling containing 24units, and a municipal park, as well as adding a new definition for a “Stacked Townhouse Dwelling” to the Tecumseh Zoning By-law 1746 together with zoning amendments from the “Community Facility Zone (CF)” and “Residential Zone 1 (R1)” categories to “Holding Residential Zone 3(H)R3-19” and “Recreational Zone (RE)”.

4. Public Works & Environmental Services
a. PWES-2021-28 Tecumseh Roadway Signage Inventory and Condition Assessment.  Administration recommends that implementation of the 2020 Community Sign Survey completed by Generator Design of Canada Inc. be included as part of the annual Roads Operational Budget, and further that the replacement of Sign No.11: Brighton Road at VIA Rail and Sign No. 16: Tecumseh Road at Pike Creek, and the installation of a new sign on County Road 9 at South Talbot Road be incorporated as part of the annual Public Works & Environmental Services Capital Works Plan.

By-Laws
1. By-Law 2021-41 Being a bylaw to provide for the repair and improvements to the Cyr Drain

2. By-Law 2021-42 Being a bylaw to provide for the Realignment of the South Talbot Drain

3. By-Law 2021-43 Being a by-law to approve a two year Pilot Program for Licensing Urban Hens

4. By-Law 2021-44 Being a by-law to authorize the execution of an Amending Agreement with the Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation and The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh

5. By-Law 2021-45 Amendment No. 1 to the Town of Tecumseh Official Plan

6. By-Law 2021-46 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 2021-47 Being a By-law to amend Schedule J (Fire Agreements) of By-law No. 2001-36, as amended to regulate traffic and parking on highways and private roadways under the jurisdiction of the Municipality.

 

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

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May 25th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5pm with a meeting of the Policies and Priorities Committee.  (There will be an in camera meeting for members of Council at 4:30pm).  The agenda can be found here.

Reports include:

CS-2021-07 Urban Hens Licensing Pilot Program Interim Update.  Administration is recommending revisions to the enforcement of the Urban Hens program for the remainder of the pilot program duration.  Amendments would include authorization to enter onto property to inspect, issue orders to comply, authorize removal of hens and/or coop and run and to recover any costs incurred; and enhanced wording for the Seizure and Impoundment provisions of the Terms and Conditions to clearly outline costs incurred by the Town can be charged back to the Owner. 

PRS-2021-06 Municipal Alcohol Risk Management Policy.  Administration is recommending housekeeping revisions to the Municipal Alcohol Risk Management Policy to ensure consistency with revisions to the Liquor Licence Act.

PRS-2021-07 Outdoor Tennis and Pickleball Club Operations Policy.  Administration is recommending a new racquet sports court policy for the management of the courts for both public and club users. The Policy establishes criteria for what defines a tennis or pickleball club while outlining the application process for an organization to receive club designation along with the requirement for a formal agreement. The Policy outlines the responsibilities of the Town, such as providing basic recreation level services of all courts and the scheduling of courts for club and public use, as well as the responsibilities of the Club, such as submitting a written request annual for use of the courts as well as promoting the sport of tennis and/or pickleball.

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

Delegations include from the Greater Essex County District School Board, Manager of Facility, Giuliana Hinchiffe, and Amico, Cindy Prince Re: North Shore Public School

Communications - For Information
1. Town of Perth dated April 30, 2021 Re: Provincial Hospital Funding of Major Capital Equipment.  The Mayor of Perth requests that the Province be financially responsible for the replacement costs associated with all major capital equipment in hospitals or to develop a legislative framework as to how counties and municipalities should best address the financial shortfalls facing hospitals throughout Ontario, specifically the funding of major capital equipment.

2. Town of the Blue Mountains date May 12, 2021 Re: Provincial Re-opening Strategy and Frontline Business Experience.  The Mayor of Blue Mountains requests more clarity with respect to the metrics for reopening of the economy from under COVID-19 restrictions.

3. Township of Matachewan dated May 7, 2021 Re: Closure of MeeQuam Youth Residence in Cochrane.  Matachewan is requesting that the Province of Ontario reverse their decision on the closure of Youth Justice Facilities in Northeastern communities. 

4. Town of Plympton-Wyoming dated May 14, 2021 Re: Withdraw Prohibition on Golfing and other Outdoor Recreational Activities.  Plympton-Wyoming requests that the Province of Ontario withdraw its prohibition on golfing and any other outdoor recreational activities.

5. Municipality of Chatham-Kent dated May 12, 2021 Re: Withdraw Prohibition on Golfing and other Outdoor Recreational Activities.  Chatham-Kent requests that the Province of Ontario withdraw its prohibition on golfing and any other outdoor recreational activities.

6. City of Barrie dated April 30, 2021 Re: National 3-Digit Suicide and Crisis Hotline.  Barrie endorses this 988 crisis line initiative.

7. Township of Burpee and Mills dated May 11, 2021 Re: National 3-Digit Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline.  Burpee and Mills endorses this 988 crisis line initiative.

8. Town of Aurora dated May 6, 2021 Re: National 3-Digit Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline.  Aurora endorses this 988 crisis line initiative.

9. Municipality of Grey Highlands dated May 7, 2021 Re: National 3-Digit Suicide and Crisis Hotline.  Grey Highlands endorses this 988 crisis line initiative.

10. Municipality of Chatham-Kent dated May 10, 2021 Re: Time for Change, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Chatham-Kent requests that the Province review the MFIPPA and consider recommendations as follows:

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

11. The Municipality of West Elgin dated May 18, 2021 Re: Phragmites.  West Elgin requests that:

  • The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) map, treat, monitor, and eradicate re-growth of invasive Phragmites annually on all Provincial highways, including areas beyond the road allowances, where Phragmites cells extend;
  • The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) communicates that strategy on mapping (detecting sites) and controlling invasive Phragmites on provincial highways, the specific highway management plans and results by each MTO region and each highway in the region and work in coordination with the Municipality of West Elgin;
  • That the Province of Ontario designate Phragmites australis as a noxious weed under the Noxious Weed Act; and in collaboration with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, the Ontario Phragmites Working Group, and Ontario Municipalities, carry out a public education campaign regarding best practices in eradicating Phragmites; and if possible, develop a system of grants to support the uptake of these best practices by citizens.

12. Township of Georgian Bay dated May 10, 2021 Re: Road Management Action on Invasive Phragmites.  Georgian Bay requests same as above.

13. Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks dated May 13, 20201 Re: Consultation on the Conservation Authorities Act.  The Ministry advises that there is an opportunity to participate in a webinar with ministry staff from the Conservation and Source Protection Branch to provide input on the regulatory proposals. Staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will also be present to discuss aspects of the proposal that relate to that ministry’s natural hazard responsibilities.  The dates are May 27, 2021 (10:30am-12pm) and June 1, 2021 (2:00-3:30pm).

14. Municipality of Chatham-Kent dated May 12, 2021 Re: Cannabis Licensing and Enforcement.  Chatham-Kent requests that Health Canada:

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

15. Municipality of Chatham-Kent dated May 12, 2021 Re: Exempt Carbon Tax on all Primary Agriculture Producers.  Chatham-Kent requests that the Carbon Tax be exempted on all Primary Agriculture Producers and that the exemption extend to the transportation system for all trucking across Canada.

16. Town of Essex dated May 5, 2021 Re: Lottery Licensing to Assist Small Organizations.  Essex supports implementing an additional level of licensing which would permit small organizations to hold fundraisers as a method of sustaining our community and organizations;

17. Township of McKellar dated May 11, 2021 Re: Tax Breaks on 2020 Canada Emergency Response Benefit Payments.  McKellar requests that CERB recipients be given a tax break for 2020, or give them a tax credit for 2021.

18. Township of Brock dated May 19, 2021 Re: Durham Dead-End Road Kids.  Brock requests

  1. Exceptions to allow 3-point turns or backing up where necessary, to provide safer service to dead-end and private road kids, that policies be amended to reflect; and when not possible,
  2. Exceptions to allow indemnification agreements to access private land for bus turnarounds to keep bus stops safer and closer to prescribed 800m distance; and when not possible,
  3. “Bus Stop Ahead” warning signage be required to notify oncoming traffic, prior to STS moving common stops to main roadway and,
  4. STS be comprised of solutions like mini-buses, vans, taxis or public transit worked into funding formulas so that it does not negatively impact STS funding stats; and,
  5. Kid Key Performance Indicator (KPI) be included for Ministry “Effectiveness & Efficiency Follow Up Reviews”, establishing benchmarks for responsive problem solving for kids & parents’ busing concerns, and that this be an STS factor to receive funding; and,
  6. That the Province provide a “Parent Portal” for ongoing busing feedback of their STS, so families and kids can review/provide comments, especially during Ministry STS reviews and revisions to funding; and,
  7. That the Province have GPS tracking software to notify parents when children picked up/dropped off.

19. Town of Cochrane dated May 19, 2021 Re: Reopening of Greenwater Provincial Park.  Cochrane requests that the Province reopen Greenwater Provincial Park whose operations were closed in 2013.

Reports
1. Chief Administrative Officer
a. CAO-2021-08 Tecumseh Police Services Board Response to Proposed Community Safety and Policing Act Regulations.  The Chair of the Police Services Board has provided comments with respect to the development of regulations under the CSPA and Administration is seeking concurrence from Council in order to send as a formal submission.
b. CAO-2021-09 Essex County Detachment Board Composition.  Administration is recommending adoption of a two-board model that would establish two new Police Services Boards that divide up Essex County based on proximity and geography instead of a single police services board.

2. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2021-24 Financial Incentive Program Grant Application - Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan - 11865 Tecumseh Road (1912909 Ontario Inc.) - Parking Lot Improvement Grant Program.  11865 Tecumseh Road (former Magic Carpet Travel) is requesting a Tecumseh Road Mainstreet Parking Area Improvement Grant in the amount of $10,000; and Planning Application and Permit Fee Grant Program in the amount of $1,680.
b. PBS-2021-25 Financial Incentive Program Grant Application - Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan - Kona Sushi Inc. - 11977 Tecumseh Road - Planning, Design and Architectural Grant Program.  The property at 11977 Tecumseh Road (former Tecumseh Submarine) is requesting a Tecumseh Road Mainstreet Planning, Design and Architectural Grant in the amount of $3,000 in relation to the preparation of drawings for the building façade and parking area improvements
c. PBS-2021-26 Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, GECDSB School, 13800-13814 Tecumseh Rd., Scheduling Public Meeting.  Administration recommends scheduling of a virtual/electronic public meeting, to be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., in accordance with the Planning Act for applications submitted by the Greater Essex County District School Board for the eastern 0.6 hectare (1.48 acre) portion (13810 and 13814 Tecumseh Road) of a 2.33 hectare (5.75 acre) parcel of land (13800, 13810 and 13814 Tecumseh Road) situated on the north side of Tecumseh Road, approximately 60 metres (200 feet) west of its intersection with Arlington Boulevard, to amend the Tecumseh Official Plan and St. Clair Beach Zoning By-law 2065 by:

i) Re-designating it from “Residential” to “Community Facility”; and

ii) Rezoning it from “Residential Type Two Zone (R2)” to “Institutional Zone (I)” in order to facilitate an enlarged site for the proposed New North Shore Elementary School

d. PBS-2021-27 Tecumseh New Official Plan, Proposed County of Essex Modifications to Council Adopted Official Plan.  Administration is recommending that changes to the Council-approved Tecumseh Official Plan put forward by Essex County be endorsed.  There are fifteen changes, which fall under the following categories:

  1. Additional Residential Units (ARUs)
  2. Water Resources and Hazard Lands Policies
  3. Indigenous Consultation
  4. Other Minor Modifications

3. Public Works & Environmental Services
a. PWES-2021-23 Request to Levy 2020 Municipal Drain Maintenance Costs.  Administration is recommending that municipal drain maintenance costs incurred in 2020 be levied to the benefitting property owners.
b. PWES 2021-26 South Talbot East Drain and 12th Line Drain - Appointment of Drainage Engineer.  Dobbin Engineering Inc. is recommended to be appointed drainage engineer to make an examination of the South Talbot East Drain and 12th Line Drain drainage area as submitted by the landowner in the “Notice of Request for Drainage Improvement” dated April 16, 2021;
c. PWES-2021-27 McLean Hergott Drain –Appointment of Drainage Engineer.  Rood Engineering Inc. is recommended to be appointed drainage engineer to make an examination of the McLean Hergott Drain drainage area as submitted by the Drainage Superintendent on behalf of the Town of Tecumseh Water Division in the “Notice of Request for Drainage Improvement” dated February 10, 2021.

By-Laws to be considered:

  1. By-Law 2021-38: A By-law to amend drainage assessments estimated in engineer reports based on actual costs incurred for the constructing of various drains.
  2. By-Law 2021-39:  A by-law to authorize the execution of a Site Plan Control Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and 1230839 Ontario Limited.  (Brouillette Manor)
  3. By-Law 2021-14:  A bylaw to provide for the repair and improvements to the Curtis Drain
  4. By-Law 2021-15: A bylaw to provide for the repair and improvements to the Dawson Drain

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

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May 11th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Council begins at 5:45pm with a presentation from Invest Windsor-Essex (the former Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation).  Stephen MacKenzie and Joe Goncalves of the organization are presenting regarding the We Can Green campaign aiming to encourage a transition to electric vehicles and supporting technology in local industry.  The presentation can be found here.

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

Communications - For Information includes:
1. Town of South Bruce Peninsula dated April 23, 2021 Re: Lottery Licensing.  South Bruce Peninsula requests that the Province implement an additional level of licensing which would permit small organizations to hold fundraisers as a method of sustaining our community and organizations.

2. City of Cambridge dated April 1, 2021 Re: Request for Paid Sick Leave.  Cambridge requests that Ontario employers provide no less than five paid sick days annually to workers —after three months of employment — by amending the Employment Standards Act, 2000, or through a different mechanism and to provide necessary funding, fiscal relief and/or support to employers so that all workers in Ontario have access to no less than 10 paid sick days annually in the event of a declared infectious disease emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure all Ontario workers have access to protected and paid emergency leave so care can be provided to children, parents, and/or other family members who may become ill and that all workers may receive paid time off to enable them to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine.

3. Town of Shelburne dated April 27, 2021 Re: Request for Paid Sick Leave.  The Mayor of Shelburne requests that Ontario create a paid sick day policy that must ensure accessible and timely supports to allow workers to stay home when they are sick, get tested, self-isolate and follow all necessary COVID-19 control measures without fear of income-loss and financial hardship. 

4. LEA Consulting Inc. dated April 28, 2021 Re: Notice of Study - Detail Design Services for the Rehabilitation of the Highway 401, Lakeshore Road 103 Underpass and Concession Road 8 Underpass.  Lea Consulting advises that it will be assisting with the detailed design of the project and provides contact information for inquiries.

5. Township of Scugog dated April 28, 2021 Re: Bus Stops at Dead End Roads.  Scugog requests a series of measures that will restore school bus service to residential dead-end roads that school bus providers are advising that they will no longer serve.

6. Town of Tecumseh dated April 29, 2021 Re: Notice of Intention to Remove Holding "H" Zone Symbol.  It is proposed that the HOLDING “H” ZONE SYMBOL affecting a 1.2 hectare portion of a 1.9 hectare parcel of land located between Brouillette Court and County Road 22, approximately 100 metres west of Shawnee Road - 11900 Brouillette Court be removed to facilitate the redevelopment of Brouilliette Manor with a new 96-unit, long-term care facility.

7. Windsor International Airport dated April 26, 2021 Re: NAV Canada Aeronautical Study at Windsor International Airport.  NAV Canada has made the decision to maintain air traffic control service at Windsor International Airport.

8. Town of Amherstburg dated May 3, 2021 Re: Regional Food and Organic Waste Management Program.  Amherstburg supports the City of Windsor’s resolution regarding the Regional Food and Organics Waste Management Program.

9. Town of Amherstburg dated May 3, 2021 Re: Request for Funding for Tree Planting in Windsor-Essex County.  Amherstburg supports the City of Windsor’s resolution regarding their request for Funding for Tree Planting in Windsor-Essex County.

10. Town of Amherstburg dated May 3, 2021 Re: Planning Act Timelines.  Amherstburg requests that the Province of Ontario review and reconsider the current timelines established for review of Planning Act applications before an appeal is permitted to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal and to return to the timelines that were in effect under Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017;

11. Municipality of Calvin dated May 4, 2021 Re: National Three-Digit Suicide and Crisis Hotline.  Calvin endorses the 988 crisis line initiative.

12. Municipality of Leamington dated May 5, 2021 Re: Advocacy for Reform Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Leamington requests a review of MFIPPA, and consider recommendations as follows:

  1. That MFIPPA assign the municipal clerk, or designate to be the Head under the Act;
  2. That MFIPPA be updated to address current and emerging technologies;
  3. That MFIPPA regulate the need for consistent routine disclosure practices acrossinstitutions;
  4. That the threshold for frivolous and/or vexatious actions be reviewed, and take into consideration the community and available resources in which it is applied;
  5. That the threshold for frivolous and/or vexatious also consider the anonymity of requesters, their abusive nature and language in requests to ensure protection from harassment as provided for in Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  6. That the application and scalability of fees be designed to ensure taxpayers are protected from persons abusing the access to information process;
  7. That administrative practices implied or required under MFIPPA, including those of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, be reviewed and modernized;
  8. That the integrity of MFIPPA be maintained to protect personal privacy and transparent governments.
13. Town of East Gwillimbury dated April 21, 2021 Re: Submissions of the Town of East Gwillimbury Health Canada Consultation on Guidance on Personal Production of Cannabis for Medical Purposes.  East Gwillimbury supports Health Canada’s draft “Guidance on personal production of cannabis for medical purposes”.

14. Municipality of Calvin dated April 27, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire.  Calvin requests that the Federal and Provincial Government includes apparatuses, training, equipment and structures for fire departmentsas eligible categories to any further infrastructure programs which will not only provide immediatestimulus to the local, provincial and federal economies given current economic uncertainty but also ensure thesafety of Canadians and dedicated firefighters.


Reports
1. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2021-20 Site Plan Control Agreement-1230839 Ontario Limited/Brouillette Manor Nursing Home - 11900 Brouillette Court.  Administration recommends adoption of a by-law authorizing the execution of the “1230839 Ontario Limited”/Brouillette Manor Long Term Care Home site plan control agreement, satisfactory in form to the Town’s Solicitor, which agreement facilitates the phased development of a new 5408 square metre (58,211 square foot), 96-bed long-term care facility, the demolition of the existing 1,935 square metre (20,828 square foot) 60-bed long-term care facility and the addition of new associated parking areas, landscaped areas and on-site services/workson the 1.92 hectare (4.74 acre) parcel of land located between Brouillette Court and County Road 22, approximately 100 metres (328 feet) west of Shawnee Road (11900 Brouillette Court).

b. PBS-2021-21 Site Plan Control Agreement - Demeter Developments Inc. - 11941 Tecumseh Road.  Administration recommends adoption of a by-law authorizing the execution of the “Demeter Developments Inc.” site plan control agreement, satisfactory in form to the Town’s Solicitor, which allows for the development of a four-storey apartment building consisting of 38 dwelling units and associated parking, landscaping and on-site services/works on a 0.43 hectare (1.06 acre) parcel of land situated on the south side of Tecumseh Road, approximately 80 metres west of its intersection with Shawnee Road (11941 Tecumseh Road).

c. PBS-2021-22 Financial Incentive Program Grant Application - Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan - Demeter Developments Inc. - 11941 Tecumseh Road - Development Charges Grant Program. Administration recommends that the Grant Application for the Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Financial Incentive Program, for the property located at 11941 Tecumseh Road (Roll No. 374402000000700), be deemed eligible and approved for the Development Charges Grant Program in the amount of $100,000 in relation to the construction of a four-storey, 38-unit apartment building proposed for the subject property, and that the construction timeline requirement for the proposed development be extended from one year to two years, in accordance with Section 11.3 (5) of the CIP. 

d. PBS-2021-23 Financial Incentive Program Grant Application - Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan - Demeter Developments Inc. - 11941 Tecumseh Road.  Administration recommends that the Grant Application for the Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Financial Incentive Program, for the property located at 11941 Tecumseh Road (Roll No. 374402000000700), be deemed eligible and approved for the Building and Property Improvement Grant Program, the amount of which will be determined based upon the incremental increase in the municipal portion of property tax that results from the works being completed in relation to the construction a four-storey, 38-unit apartment building proposed for the subject property, all of which is in accordance with Section 11.3 (5) of the CIP, and that the construction timeline requirement for the proposed development be extended from one year to two years, in accordance with Section 11.3 (5) of the CIP.

2. Public Works & Environmental Services
a. PWES-2021-19 2020 Bridge and Culvert Needs Study.  Administration recommends that the 2020 Bridge & Culvert Needs Study (Structures with Spans >3.0m) be received; And that the recommendations contained within the 2020 Bridge & Culvert Needs Study (Structures with Spans > 3.0m) form the basis for prioritizing projects when completing the annual Public Works & Environmental Services Capital Works Plan.  Two structures were identified with deficiencies that should be addressed within the next one to five years: Structure No. 1028 – East Townline Drain at St. Thomas Street Bridge and Structure No. 1029 – East Townline Drain at Little River Road Bridge.

b. PWES-2021-22 Manning Road Pump Station, Fish Pond Inlet Erosion Repair - Tender Award.  Admininstration recommends that the low tender from SheaRock Construction Group Inc. in the amount of $129,790 plusHST, for the Manning Road Pump Station, Fish Pond Inlet Erosion Repair Tender, be approved.

c. PWES-2021-24 Larviciding for the 2021 West Nile Program.  Administration provides an information report surrounding the 2021 mosquito larviciding program that will be undertaken by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

Motion

Paramedics Week Banner.  Councillor Rick Tonial has proposed accepting a request by Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services under the Town’s Banner Policy (Policy) for the placement of a banner on the Town’s polls on Tecumseh Road near the intersection of Southfield in recognition of ParamedicServices Week (May 23-29, 2021), to be funded by Essex Power.

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

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April 27th Meeting

This week, #Tecumseh Council begins at 5pm with a Public Meeting regarding a proposed amendment to rezone a 0.47 hectare (1.16 acre) property situated on the west side of the 11th Concession Road, approximately 120 metres (393 feet) south of its intersection with County Road 42 (3425 11th Concession Road), from “Agricultural Zone (A)” to a site-specific “Residential Zone 1 (R1-19)” in order to establish specific minimum lot area and frontage provisions to facilitate the creation of three new residential lots and the future construction of three single-unit dwellings. The subject property is designated “Residential” in the recently-adopted Town of Tecumseh Plan.  The agenda and background reports can be found here.

At 6pm, a public meeting to hear public comment on a proposed Housekeeping Zoning By-law having aim to restrict cannabis greenhouse operations in the Agricultural (A) Zone of Zoning By-law 85-18, in accordance with the policies of the newly-adopted Town of Tecumseh Official Plan. The newly-adopted Official Plan establishes that cannabis greenhouse operations are not permitted as-of-right in the Agricultural designation and are only permitted by way of site-specific Zoning Bylaw amendments that are required to meet a number of locational and design criteria.  The agenda and background reports can be found here.

At 7pm regular business begins.  The agenda can be found here.

1. Township of Lake of Bays dated April 7, 2021 Re: Colour Coded Capacity Limits.  Lake of Bays supports the previous City of Sarnia motion requesting adjusted capacity limits for businesses in the COVID-19 colour coding schedule.
2. Township of Zorra dated April 8, 2021 Re: Joint and Several Liability.  Zorra supports the Municipality of Tweed in their call for reform and reconsideration of the Negligence Act, R.S.O. 1990, c N.1.
3. Town of Caledon dated March 31, 2021 Re: Ontario Fire College.  Caledon expresses an interest in becoming a Regional Training Centre for Fire Services to be able to deliver fire services training that is accessible, affordable and attainable;
4. Township of Essa dated April 9, 2021 Re: Bill 257, Supporting Broadband and Infrastructure Expansion Act, 2021, Schedule 3.  Essa supports the request to rescind Schedule 3 from Bill 257 which retroactively approves Ministerial Zoning Orders where there is legislative discrepancy.
5. City of Kitchener dated March 31, 2021 Re: Planning Act Timelines.  Kitchener requests that the Provice review and reconsider the current timelines established for review of Planning Act applications before an appeal is permitted to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal and to return to the timelines that were in effect under Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017
6. Township of Georgian Bay dated April 12, 2021 Re: Planning Act Timelines.  Georgian Bay requests that the Provice review and reconsider the current timelines established for review of Planning Act applications before an appeal is permitted to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal and to return to the timelines that were in effect under Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017
7. Township of The Archipelago dated April 9, 2021 Re: Road Management on Invasive Phragmites.  The Archipelago requests the Ontario Ministry ofTransportation to map and treat invasive Phragmites annually onall its highways; that the Ontario Ministry ofTransportation (MTO) communicates the strategy on mapping (detecting sites) and controlling invasive Phragmites on provincial highways, the specific highway management plans and results by each MTO region and each highway in the region and work in coordination with the Township ofThe Archipelago;and requests that all levels of government to consider funding support to aid the Township ofThe Archipelago in managing invasive phragmites.
8. Township of Springwater dated April 16, 2021 Re: Clean Fuels Standard.  Springwater opposes the new Clean Fuels Standard combined with the recent Carbon Tax, as it has the potential to put many Canadian farmers out of business and compromises the growing need of food supply in our country.
9. Town of Caledon dated March 31, 2021 Re: Three - Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline.  Caledon supports 988, A 3-Digit Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline.
10. Town of LaSalle dated March 30, 2021 Re: Three - Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline.  LaSalle supports 988, A 3-Digit Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline.
11. County of Essex dated April 14, 2021 Re: Three - Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline.  Essex County supports 988, A 3-Digit Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline.
12. Town of Plympton-Wyoming dated April 20, 2021 Re: Three - Digit Suicide Hotline.  Plympton-Wyoming supports 988, A 3-Digit Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline.
13. Municipality of Chatham-Kent dated April 13, 2021 Re: Healthy Professional News Media.  Chatham-Kent encourages other Municipal Councils within the province and across Canada to acknowledge that a robust news media is essential to the proper functioning of democracy in their jurisdictions, to endorse legislation and regulations to support and rejuvenate news outlets across Canada and to urge the Federal Government to move quickly to pass legislation to ensure an ecosystem for a healthy news media to serve all Canadians.
14. Town of Cochrane dated April 21, 2021 Re: Support for Fire Departments.  Cochrane endorses and supports the resolution from the Township of Hudson that the Federal and Provincial Government includes apparatuses, training, equipment and structures for fire departments as eligible categories to any further infrastructure programs which will not only provide immediate stimulus to the local. provincial and federal economies given current economic uncertainty but also ensure the safety of Canadians and dedicated firefighters. (addressed to the Government of Canada)
15. Town of Cochrane dated April 21, 2021 Re: Support for Fire Departments.  Same as above (addressed to the Province)
16. Municipality of Calvin dated April 13, 2021 Re: Carbon Tax for Primary Agricultural Producers.  Calvin supports the recommendation of Norfolk County Council that the Federal Government consider the concerns of the agricultural community and move to exempt all primary agriculture producers from current and future carbon taxes.
17. CN Rail dated April 21, 2021 Re: Prefiling Notice of Intent with Surface Transportation Board.  CN advises that it has commenced the regulatory process for a merger should Kansas City Southern Board accept CN’s purchase proposal.
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April 13th Meeting

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Township of Hudson dated March 31, 2021 Re: Support for Fire Departments.  Hudson requests that the Federal and Provincial Government include apparatuses, training, equipment and structures for fire departments as eligible categories to any further infrastructure programs which will not only provide immediate stimulus to the local, provincial and federal economies given current economic uncertainty but also ensure the safety of Canadians and dedicated firefighters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19. City of Kitchener dated March 31, 2021 Re: Planning Act Timelines.  Kitchener urges the Province of Ontario to review and reconsider the current timelines established for review of Planning Act applications before an appeal is permitted to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal and to return to the timelines that were in effect under Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

b. PBS-2021-16 BPIG CIP Grant, 11957 Tecumseh Road.  Administration recommends that the Grant Application for the Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Financial Incentive Program, for the property located at 11957 Tecumseh Road (Roll No. 374402000000800), be deemed eligible and approved for the Building and Property Improvement Grant Program, the amount of which will be determined based upon the incremental increase in the municipal portion of property tax that results from the works being completed in relation to the construction a three-storey, 32-unit apartment building proposed for the subject property, all of which is in accordance with Section 11.3 (5) of the CIP. 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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