This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5pm. We are beginning with a look at the Tecumseh Road Mainstreet Detailed Street Design. You can read the information to be presented here.
Some modifications are being proposed:
- Creation of additional laneways to replace closed driveways with reciprocal access for adjacent properties
- Reconfiguration of Ticonderoga Park to accommodate a new laneway
- Change of Lanoue Street to two-way traffic.
- Leaving some of the overhead electrical wiring in place at the west limit of the project.
Gail Shillingford of Dialog Consultants and Laura Herlehy of Dillon Consulting have been working on the project and will be presenting the specifics of the most recent update.
At 7pm, regular business begins. The reports can be found here.
- Steven Jelich, Director, Southwest Region Operations, Enbridge Gas Inc. Re: Windsor Pipeline Replacement Project. Enbridge (formerly Union Gas) is replacing approx. 60 km of the existing Windsor natural gas pipeline, an 8-to-10-
inch diameter pipeline, with a new 6-inch pipeline to be constructed in the vicinity of the existing pipeline. The 6-inch pipeline will operate at higher pressure. Construction cost is $88M (est.) and project will occur between Oldcastle and Port Alma, primarily along County Rd. 46, Lakeshore Rd. 309, and Goodreau Line.
- Luc Gagnon, Director Financial Services & Treasurer and Rick Wellwood, Development Officer Re: Retirement Recognition
Communications - For Information include:
- Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities dated March 27, 2019 Re: Provision of an additional $2.2 billion to the Gas Tax Fund. The Government of Canada advises that it has supplied these additional funds and are geared towards municipalities. Funds shall be distributed through the Government of Ontario.
- Township of Tudor and Cashel dated April 2, 2019 Re: Cost for service delivery for hydro. Tudor and Cashel have indicated that electricity delivery fees are felt to be excessive and are asking for a review of these charges.
- City of Windsor dated April 15, 2019 Re: Notice of Complete Application for 1920 Grove Ave. Windsor has received an application for development of a subdivision at the former St. John Catholic School at 1920 Grove Avenue and are advising Lasalle, Tecumseh and Lakeshore as a courtesy.
- City of Brantford dated April 16, 2019 Re: Single Use Plastic Straws. Brantford Council is considering restricting the use of single use plastic straws within their boundaries.
- Greater Essex County District School Board dated April 18, 2019. Re: Education Development Charge Rate Change. Effective Monday April 22, 2019, the residential EDC rate will be increasing to $605 for both the City of
Windsor by-law and the County of Essex and Township of Pelee by-law.
Communications - Action Required
- Town of Saugeen Shores dated February 11, 2019 and Municipality of Brockton dated March 26, 2019 Re: Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. It is requested that the Town of Tecumseh support the Town of Saugeen Shores and the Municipality of Brockton resolutions on the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario to open the application process and accept applications for the Bi-lateral "Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program". Each of the municipalities is requesting that the provincial government make the existing federal funding available to municipalities and to open the application process for these funds.
- Business Improvement Area dated April 15, 2019 Re: Exceptions to the Town's Noise By-Law and Sign By-Law for the Night Market Events dated June 21 and July 19, 2019. The BIA is requesting an exemption from the Town’s Noise By-Law and Sign By-Law for the Town of Tecumseh BIA Night Market events being held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Green Valley Plaza, 13300 Tecumseh Rd. E. and on Friday, July 19, 2019 located at the Tecumseh Towne Centre Plaza, at 1614 Lesperance Rd. and County Rd. 22 to allow signage in parks and on Town property, and to allow noise between 8pm and midnight.
Corporate Services & Clerk
CS-2019-11 Checker Flag Storyboard. It is proposed to place a Checker Flag Speedway Storyboard, which recognizes its
physical attributes and historical timeline in the community, located within Cranbrook Park. The cost will be paid for by Mr. John Lucier.
Fire & Emergency Services
FIRE-2019-02 Tecumseh Fire Services Q1 Update. Calls for service in the first part of the year have declined versus previous years with 26, 22 and 25 calls in January, February, and March respectively.
Planning & Building Services
PBS-2019-09, D19 69308TH, Zoning By-law Amendment, 6930 8th Concession. Administration recommends the scheduling of a public meeting on Tuesday May 28th at 6pm to facilitate the severance of residential lot from an existing farm and to preclude further houses from being built on the remnant parcel at 6930 8th Concession.
Public Works & Environmental Services
- PWES-2019-21 2018 Tecumseh Distribution System - Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Inspection Report. Administration advises that the Town’s water distribution system did not have any non-compliance issues with regulatory requirements as a result of a Ministry inspection on February 28, 2019. The Town’s inspection risk rating is 0.00% and the final inspection rating is 100.00%. Those ratings represent the best possible rating achievable.
- PWES-2019-22 2018 Bridge and Culvert Needs Study. The 2018 Bridge & Culvert Needs Study for Structures with Spans > 3.0m is recommended to be received, and the recommendations contained within the 2018 Bridge & Culvert Needs Study for Structures with Spans > 3.0m are proposed to form the basis for prioritizing projects when completing the annual Public Works & Environmental Services Capital Works Plan.
- PWES-2019-24 Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program Rural and Northern Communities Funding Stream 2019 Intake. Administration recommends that an application for funding under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP): Rural and Northern Communities Funding Stream – 2019 Intake for a future commitment to the Manning Road Improvement Project Phases 2 and 3 to be completed in 2021-2022.
- PWES-2019-25 Internal Lining Replacement of the Town of Tecumseh Elevated Water Tank. Administration recommends a sole source purchase with Landmark Municipal Services (Landmark) to sandblast and re-line the
interior of the Town of Tecumseh’s elevated water tank in the amount of $448,365 excluding HST.
- PWES-2019-26 Arlington Boulevard Petition. 20 of the 67 properties on Arlington Boulevard from Riverside Drive to St Gregory’s Road have requested the acceleration of improvements to Arlington Boulevard including a traffic calming mechanism (e.g. all-way stop, speed bump or roundabout) at Arlington and Hayes, install a sidewalk
or foot and/or bike path along one side of Arlington Blvd. on the stretch from Riverside Drive to St. Gregory's, and implement a speed limit reduction along Arlington Blvd.
For questions on these items or other municipal matters please contact me at (226) 773-1910 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This week Town Council begins at 6pm. You can read the agenda for this part of the meeting here.
This meeting is to hear public comment for a proposed rezoning of a 2.9 acre parcel of land on the south side of North Talbot Road, 95 metres east of its intersection with Walker Road from "Neighbourhood Commercial Zone" to a site specific "Business Park Zone". The subject parcel of land is designated "Business Park" in the Sandwich South Official Plan. The rezoning will permit the future development of the lands for a range of light industrial and commercial uses.
A letter has been received from Friends of Oldcastle Development Letter dated April 1, 2019, with and objection to the Zoning By-Law Amendment.
Regular business begins at 7pm. The agenda for the regular meeting can be found here.
Our delegation for the evening is Chaouki Hamka, Community Leader, MADD Windsor and Essex County Re: MADD Campaign 911 Program
Communications - For Information include:
a. Township of South Frontenac Letter dated March 19, 2019 Re: Review of Ontario Municipal Partnership Funding (OMPF). South Frontenac supports the resolution passed by the Township of South Stormont regarding the Provincial Government review of OMPF funding that provides annual funding allotments to municipal governments to help offset operating and capital costs and advise the
Premier, Ministers of Finance, Municipal Affairs and Housing and our local MPP of our concerns.
b. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Letter dated March 20, 2019. Re: 2018-2019 Fiscal support for small and rural municipalities. Minister Steve Clark advises that the Town of Tecumseh receive a one-time payment of $620,201.
c. Town of Lakeshore dated March 22, 2019 Re: Notice of Open House and Complete Application. Lakeshore held a public meeting regarding 2110 Manning Road on Tuesday April 2nd. An application has been received to allow temporary use of the property as a trucking terminal.
d. Town of LaSalle dated March 25, 2019 Re: Notice of Public Meeting and Planning Advisory Committee Information Meeting. LaSalle advises of a new subdivision proposal including 950 single dwellings, new commercial units on the south side of Laurier Parkway, business park on the west side of Howard Avenue, a new school and parkland. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday April 16th, 6pm at LaSalle Town Hall.
e. Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities Letter dated March 27, 2019 Re: Gas Tax Fund. The Minister of Infrastructure and Communities advises that $819,443,895 will be dispersed to Ontario municipalities, of which $167,421,424 is dedicated to the City of Toronto and $2,081,548 for the Province of Ontario.
a. Corporate Services & Clerk
1. CS-2019-08 MADD Campaign 911 Program. Administration recommends that MADD be permitted to install Program signs at the entrances to the Town of Tecumseh (Town) from Windsor on Tecumseh Road and Riverside Drive, as well as the entrance and exits of the Town on County Road 22, along with County Road 11 and County Road 19, subject to the approval of the County of Essex;
And further that MADD Windsor & Essex County be granted licensing privileges under the Use of Official Mark Policy 51 to permit the use of the Town’s Official Mark on their Program signs, and further that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute a Trademark Agreement with MADD Windsor and Essex County to permit the Town’s Official Mark on the Program signs. MADD is requesting to install ten (10) signs in the Town of Tecumseh.
The MADD Campaign 911 Program (Program) was launched in 2007 nationwide to encourage residents to help make roads safe and reduce the number of deaths caused from impaired driving. The City of Windsor implemented this Program in 2008, with 42 signs installed around the City. At the writing of this report, the Towns of LaSalle and Amherstburg and the Municipality of Leamington have formally supported this Program in their respective municipalities.
2. CS-2019-09 Fluoridation of Drinking Water. Administration recommends that Report CS-2019-09 regarding the Fluoridation of Water, be received and that the draft By-law authorizing fluoridation of drinking water, in accordance with the Fluoridation Act, R.S.O. 1990 c.F.22, be considered.
b. Financial Services
1. FS-2019-03 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses Paid in 2018. Administration supplies a report surrounding Council expenses for each member of Council. My remuneration was $30,354 in 2018.
c. Planning & Building Services
1. PBS-2019-07 D19 13214RIV, 13214 Riverside Drive, Zoning By-law Amendment. Administration recommends the scheduling of a public meeting, to be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., in accordance with the Planning Act for a Zoning By-law Amendment application to rezone a 1251 square metre (13,465 square foot) parcel of land situated on the north side of
Riverside Drive, approximately 290 metres west of its intersection with Manning Road (13214 Riverside Drive), from "Residential Zone 1 (R1)" to a site specific "Residential Zone 1 (R1-11)" to permit the construction of a detached accessory garage with a
second storey dwelling unit on the subject property in addition to one detached dwelling unit.
Fire & Emergency Services
1. FIRE-2019-03 Partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada. Administration recommends the signing of a partnership
agreements with Wounded Warriors Canada for the purpose of formalizing support for their mission and services, making use of the mental health programs provided, and identify potential fundraising opportunities to support their programming and services.
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This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5:30 pm.
We begin with a public meeting for comments regarding rezoning a 10.5 hectare (26.0 acre) agricultural property on the south side of County Road 34, approximately 150 metres east of its intersection with King’s Highway No. 3, from “Agricultural Zone (A)” to a site specific “Agricultural Zone (A-30)”. This is a condition necessary to sever the residential lot from the farm. You can find the background information here.
At 6pm a second public meeting will be held to hear comments from any affected landowners for the repair and improvement of the Dawson Drain. You can find the background information here
At 6:05pm, a third public meeting will be held to hear comments from any affected landowners on the proposed drainage works, as set out in the Drainage Report filed by Dillon Consulting on February 13, 2019 for the repair and improvement of the East Townline Drain. You can find the background information here.
At 6:30pm a fourth public meeting will be held to hear comments from any affected landowners on the proposed drainage works, as set out in the Drainage Report filed by Dillon Consulting on March 11, 2019 for the South Talbot Drain. You can find the background information here.
Regular business begins at 7pm. You can find the background information here.
Delegations include Sean Girard and Gage Smith, Town of Tecumseh who will receive Recognition for Life Saving Efforts, and Mr. Trevor Durant, Archer Daniels Midland Company for a Cheque Presentation supporting the Fire Department's Confined Space Equipment, as well as Richard Wyma, CEO and Irek Kumierczyk, Chair of Essex Region Conservation Authority, speaking to the 2018 Annual Report based on Essex Region Conservation Authority's goals and objectives for 2019. The video to be shown can be found here: ERCA 2018 Annual Report Video
Standards Committee, that Chris Carpenter be appointed to the Committee of Adjustment and Tony Muscedere be appointed to the Property Standards Committee, in his place; that Shane Meloche be appointed to the vacant Director position on the Business Improvement Area (BIA) Board of Management; and that the resignation of Suzanne Beneteau from the Heritage Committee, be accepted.
- Approximately 20.5 hectares (50.6 acres) of land identified for residential uses offering a range of housing types, including single unit dwellings, semi-detached and multi-unit dwellings and retirement homes.
- An approximate 0.75 hectare (1.85 acre) commercial parcel situated at the northeast corner of the 8th Concession Road/North Talbot Road intersection. This parcel could accommodate commercial uses in a building having a footprint of
approximately 1,200 square metres (13,000 square feet), with associated on-site parking. The types of uses to be permitted include retail, eating establishments, financial institutions, day nursery, adult day care centre, general and professional
offices, personal service shop and accessory uses;
- A 30 metre (98 foot) wide strip of land along the western boundary of the property adjacent to the 8th Concession Road and extending fully from the commercial block to the northern limit of the subject property. The purpose of this strip of
land, which is proposed to be conveyed to the Town, is to provide adequate separation from the industrial uses on the west side of the 8th Concession Road and the proposed residential use of the balance of the subject property. It is intended that the 30 metre (98 foot) strip of land will comprised three components:
a) a berm with appropriate tree plantings on the top to assist with visual screening;
b) a 3 metre (10 foot) multi-use pathway, which would ultimately extend to North Talbot Road and potentially along the northerly limit of the proposed residential lands;
c) a drainage feature/swale for the conveyance of stormwater;
- A stormwater drainage corridor along the northern extent of the property and along the north-eastern portion of the property where it abuts the former railway lands. This stormwater drainage corridor, if deemed acceptable in relation to the
stormwater management scheme yet to be approved for the subject property, would also include a multi-use pathway; an area of land identified for a stormwater management pond at the easterly extent of the subject property, where it abuts the existing Weston Park. This stormwater management pond would be designed as an amenity and would incorporate multi-use pathway linkages to adjacent lands (including Weston Park, potential future multi-use pathway on former railway lands, potential multi-use pathways on the subject property and along the north side of North Talbot Road;
- A multi-use pathway along the north side of North Talbot Road that would ultimately provide connectively to existing homes and Weston Park to the east and other proposed multi-use pathways in the vicinity.
(i) Make an examination of the Curtis Drain and drainage area as submitted by the Town in the “Notice of Request for Drain Improvement” dated September 25, 2018; and
(ii) Prepare a Drainage Report in accordance with Section 78 of the Drainage Act, including provisions for future maintenance of the Drain.
And that funding for the purchase of the Valve Maintenance Trailer in the amount of $85,000 be funded from the Fleet Lifecycle Reserve. This request is a cost-saving measure to reduce contractor labour and materials in case of water main breaks.
1. One 2500 Crew Cab Pickup Truck, in the amount of $33,907 plus HST plus outfitting costs; and
2. One 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 Pickup Truck and Plow Combination, in the amount of $44,556 plus HST plus outfitting costs.
And that the $7,844 allocation deficit be funded from the Vehicle Lifecycle Reserve;
And further that the funding allocation for fleet replacement be adjusted to reflect current vehicle and plow equipment replacement costs.
This week, Town Council begins at 7pm. The agenda can be found here.
a. Representatives of the Tecumseh Business Improvement Association Board of Management, including Candice Dennis, Chair; Paul Bistany, Treasurer; and Paula Rorai, Coordinator. They will be speaking regarding the Board's 2019 Budget which is being presented tonight for approval.
b. Town of Tecumseh Parks and Recreational Services Department. Staff will present regarding the 2018 Tecumseh Corn Festival Named a Top 100 Festival by Festival and Events Ontario
a. Notice - Enbridge Gas Inc. dated February 19, 2019 . Enbridge Gas Inc. has applied to raise its natural gas rates effective April 1, 2019 to recover costs associated with the Federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. There would be an increase of $86.21 for each account.
b. AMO Communications - dated February 21, 2019 Re: Local Planning Appeal Support Centre (LPASC). AMO advises that the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre will be shut down and no new cases are being accepted.
c. County of Essex dated February 21, 2019 Re: Official Plan Amendment No. 15 - Village of St. Clair Beach Official Plan, 14328 and 14346 Tecumseh Road. Essex County has approved the the Official Plan amendments required for the Harbour Club Condominium Building at the former Pud's Place Marina and no appeals were received.
Communications recommended for action include:
a. Township of South Stormont dated February 26, 2019 Re: Provincial Review of the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF). Administration recommends that the Town of Tecumseh support the Township of South Stormont resolution on the provincial review of the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund and the future financial considerations ensures municipal sustainability. Essentially, South Stormont wishes to have the results of the OMPF review expedited so that planning for 2020 can begin.
a. Parks & Recreation Services
1. PRS-2019-03 Rotary Club Fish Fry. Administration is recommending that the Rotary Club of Essex be authorized to sell and serve alcoholic beverages at Lakewood Park on Friday, July 19, 2019 between 4pm and 8pm. A Noise By-law exemption is also being requested.
2. PRS-2019-02 Taste of Tecumseh Festival 2019. Administraton recommends that the Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach be authorized to sell and serve alcoholic beverages at Lakewood Park from Friday, June 14, 2019 through to and including Saturday, June 15, 2019. A Noise By-law exemption is also being requested.
3. PRS-2019-01 Optimist Club's Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks 2019. Administration recommends that the rental fees associated with use of the St. Clair Beach Community Centre and Optimist Park for the Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach’s 2019 Victoria Day Fireworks Display, at a cost of $201 be waived; and that the fees associated with the fireworks permit as regulated under By-law Number 2013-50, a by-law to regulate the sale and use of fireworks, at a cost of $50 be waived.
b. Planning & Building Services
1. PBS-2019-06 Extension of the One-Year Moratorium on Building Permit Fees. Administration supplied this report and asks for direction as to whether to continue.
c. Public Works & Environmental Services
1. PWES-2019-11 Appointment of Drainage Engineer for Variation of Assessment. Administration recommends appointing Dillon Conulting Limited as Drainage Engineer to:
(i) make a variation of the assessment schedule for maintenance and repair on the drainage works required to maintain the CYR Drain and Extension Outlet Drain; and
(ii) prepare a Report in accordance with Section 76 of the Drainage Act.
For further information on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at (226) 773-1910 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Town Council begins at 7pm this week. You can read the full agenda here.
a. Chief Administrative Officer
1. CAO-2019-03 Town Hall Expansion. Administration is proposing that $3.15M be invested into Town Hall for expansion to accommodate all customer-facing staff, to address a shortage of consultation and meeting space, and to improve access to Council Chambers. Funding would be from past surpluses (Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve $1.25M) and from a portion of the New Infrastructure Reserve revenues ($1.90M).
The proposed new look can be found here.
b. Planning & Building Services
1. PBS-2019-03, D11 STMAR, Ste. Marguerite d’Youville Elementary, Site Plan Control. Administration is recommending approval of a Site Plan Agreement for Ste. Marguerite d'Youville school. An 390 sq m expansion is proposed for the existing Day Care facility at the northwest corner of the building together with a new 16-space parking area at the north-western portion of the school, and on-site works, including new sidewalks and landscaping.
2. PBS-2019-04, Zoning By-law Amendment, 11079 Cty. Rd. 34. A public meeting is recommended to discuss a rezoning of 11079 County Road 34. This is the result of a a lot consolidation where a prohibition for building a new house is required under Provincial policy. The public meeting is proposed to be scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.
c. Public Works & Environmental Services
1. PWES-2019-09 FCM Grant Agreement Amendment. The Town's Storm Drainage Master Plan is funded in part from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. An amendment to the funding agreement is requested to set the completion date at June 30, 2019.
2. PWES-2019-13 Drinking Water Quality Management System Operational Plan Version 9. Administration has updated the Safe Drinking Water operational plan and has submitted for Town Council approval. The plan updates content related to the link to the Quality Management System Policy on the website, commitments to the Town’s Quality Management System, additional detail respecting records, new procedures in place to maintain disinfectant residuals within the distribution system, risk assessment for hazardous events, and an explanation of how opportunities for improvement come about.
3. PWES-2019-15 County Road 11 (North) Sanitary Sewer - Tender Award. Administration is recommending a tender award for the County Road 11 (North) Sanitary Sewer in the amount of $1,199,000 to Shearock Construction Group Inc. The project also includes a new trail which will include recoveries from the County of Essex for the County Wide Active Transportation System (CWATS) of approximately $190,750.
4. PWES-2019-16 Rehabilitation of Bridges No. 1004, 1013 and 1014 - Tender Award. Administration recommends that the tender for the Rehabilitation of Bridges #1004, #1013 and #1014 in the amount of $518,915 excluding HST be awarded to South Shore Contracting of Essex County Inc.
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This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5pm with a Public Council Meeting. This meeting will address the proposed Bicycle Lanes on Lesperance Road from Riverside to McNorton. The lanes would be added by removing the paint from Lesperance Road and eliminating the continuous centre left turn lane. Left turn lanes would be retained at Riverside Drive and at McNorton Street. Because most of the cost is covered by a provincial grant and the County's CWATS fund, the impact to the municipality is $11,500. The engineering consultants reviewed resident concerns and responded with the best opportunities for risk mitigation where warranted. They did encourage that pre-existing concerns for speeding and for poor stopping habits of drivers be referred to the Ontario Provincial Police for enforcement.
The agenda can be found here. Delegations are Andrea Winter from Dillon Consulting Ltd and Lori Newton, Executive Director of Bike Windsor Essex.
At 7pm, regular business begins. The agenda can be found here.
Communications are received from:
a. Municipality of Mattice-Valcôté dated December 11, 2018. Re: Amend Paragraph 4 of Municipal Council Members' Declaration of Office. Mattice-Valcôté wishes to remove the oath of duty to the Queen for Council members.
b. Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario dated January 21, 2019 Re: 14328 and 14346 Tecumseh Road Appeal Withdrawn. The Local Planning Appeals Tribunal advises that the appeal of the Harbour Club Condominiums at Pud's Place Marina has been withdrawn by the appellant and there are no further objections.
c. City of Niagara Falls dated January 22, 2019. Re: Opting in to Allow Retail Cannabis Stores. Niagara Falls is requesting that the Province give municipalities greater regulatory controls over the location, distance separations and numbers of Retail Cannabis Stores within a municipality.
d. County of Essex dated January 29, 2019 Re: Notice of Decision for Official Plan Amendment No. 15 - Village of St. Clair Beach Official Plan 14328 and 14346 Tecumseh Road. Essex County advises that it has approved the Harbour Club Condominiums at Pud's Place Marina.
e. Independent Electricity System Operator dated January 31, 2019. Re: Establishing a switching station in the Leamington area to accommodate demand growth. IESO requests that Hydro One establish a new switching station at or near Leamington Junction to sectionalize and switch the four existing 230 kV circuits from Chatham to the Windsor area (C21J/C22J/C23Z/C24Z).
f. Letters from Mayor Gary McNamara dated February 5, 2019. Re: In support of SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology's request to modify the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Broadband Funding Model. Mayor McNamara and CAO Tony Haddad submitted letters requesting a rebalancing of funding for broadband implementation to include areas in Southwestern Ontario.
10.Communications - Action Required
Town of Georgina and Town of Orangeville dated January 17, 2019 Re: Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act. Administration recommends support for the resolution calling for recommended changes to Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act.
Chief Administrative Officer
CAO-2019-02 Strategic Priorites Update. This report details the Town's progress with respect to Town Council's most recent Strategic Plan.
Corporate Services & Clerk
1. CS-2019-02 Fluoridation of Water Supply. Administration is recommending that no action be taken until legal opinions and notification of decision by the City of Windsor is made.
2.CS-2019-04 2018 Open and Closed Meetings. This report summarizes the time spent in Open and Closed Meetings. 2019 was as follows:
Meeting Type | # of Meetings | # of Agenda Items | Total Duration Average | Duration
Regular Council Meeting | 18 | 274 | 30 hrs. 21 min. | 1 hr. 41 min.
Public Council Meeting | 11 | 76 | 8 hrs. 45 min. | 0 hr. 47 min.
Special Council Meeting | 7 | 9 | 14 hrs. 11 min. | 2 hrs. 1 min.
In-Camera Meeting | 13 | 36 | 11 hrs. 17 min. | 0 hr. 52 min.
3. CS-2019-05 Pregnancy and Parental Leave for Members of Council. Administration recommends establishing a Pregnancy and Parental Leave Policy for Council members in response to Bill 68 - Modernizing Ontario's Municipal Legislation Act, 2016. Changes prevent Councils from having a seat being declared vacant during an absence related to the Member’s pregnancy, birth or the adoption of a Member’s child for up to 20 consecutive weeks.
1. FS-2019-01 Taxes Receivable December 2018. Administration supplies an update with respect to tax arrears indicating a decline in the number of residential and industrial properties in arrears and increase in commercial properties in arrears (although the value of the industrial arrears is increasing. There is a total of 600 properties in arrears having a value of $2,203,000.
Information & Communication Services
1. ICS-2019-01 ICS Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan 2019-2023. Administration is recommending funding the following technology projects in 2019:
PC Replacements -- 30,000
Network Upgrades -- 15,000
Video Surveillance -- 6,000
A/V Systems -- 15,000 (previously approved)
Miscellaneous Software -- 3,000
Street Photography -- 10,000
Virtual Server Upgrades -- 5,000
Corporate Website -- 20,000 (previously approved)
Multifunction Copiers -- 75,000 (60,000 previously approved)
Arena Sound System (revised) -- 25,000 (previously approved)
GPS Data Collector Units -- 6,000
Records Management -- 10,000
Issue Tracking Software -- 30,000 (previously approved)
FMW Web Capital Plan Module -- 10,000
Total of $260,000 ($150,000 previously approved)
Planning & Building Services
1. PBS-2019-01, Tecumseh Transit Service, 2018 Review. Administration advises that ridership has stagnated with a slight increase noted in 2018. The system appears to have peaked at its current ridership levels based on current route design. Tecumseh Mall and Southfield/Tecumseh remain the most popular stops for riders. Discussions surrounding further coordination with Transit Windsor have also been initiated.
2. PBS-2019-02 2018 Year End Permit Report. There has been a reduction in new residential building activity from 2017 but an increase of additions and renovations. Revenues from new buildings exceeded expectations.
Public Works & Environmental Services
1. PWES 2019-01 2018 Traffic Analysis - Radar Speed Surveys. Administration presents the findings of the most recent Radar Trailer deployments:
Location | Posted Speed Limit | Average Speed | 85th Percentile Speed
Tecumseh Road near Dorset (westbound traffic) 50 km/h 50.7 km/h 58.8 km/h
Tecumseh Road near Dorset (eastbound traffic) 50 km/h 51.8 km/h 59.0 km/h
Riverside Drive east of Arlington (eastbound traffic) 50 km/h 51.1 km/h 59.0 km/h
Riverside Drive at Kensington (westbound traffic) 50 km/h 49.4 km/h 58.6 km/h
Riverside Drive at Pinewood (eastbound traffic) 50 km/h 52.2 km/h 59.2 km/h
Riverside Drive at Centennial (westbound traffic) 50 km/h 53.8 km/h 62.1 km/h
Intersection Road west of Shawnee (westbound traffic) 50 km/h 52.7 km/h 59.7 km/h
Intersection Road at the residential boundary (eastbound traffic) 50 km/h 57.2 km/h 66.4 km/h
Little River Boulevard near Chene (eastbound traffic) 50 km/h 45.6 km/h 54.5 km/h
McNorton Street near the baseball diamond (eastbound traffic) 40 km/h 44.5 km/h 51.8 km/h
Dillon Drive at Coronado (westbound traffic) 40 km/h 35.1 km/h 47.0 km/h
2. PWES-2019-04 West Branch of the East Branch Delisle Drain - Appointment of Drainage Engineer. Administration recommends appointing Gerald Rood as Drainage Engineer for this drain cleaning project. Costs are assessed to benefiting property owners.
3.PWES-2019-06 Water Distribution System - Annual Summary Report. Administration presents the Annual Summary Report for the Tecumseh Distribution System (260004969) for the Year 2018, as prepared in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, O. Reg. 170/03, Schedule 22. The report notes one adverse report in the vicinity of County Road 19 and County Road 34 at a vacant house.
4. PWES-2019-07 2019 Supply of Various Vehicles. Administration is requesting permission to solicit quotations for several vehicles that have reached the end of their life cycle and to dispose of the existing fleet vehicles once replaced.
Department | Vehicle | Estimated Price
Public Works 12-12 2500 Crew Cab $35,000
Parks 06-12 2500 4x4 Crew Cab – Plow Package $37,000
Parks 31-16 Jacobson R311T Mower $44,000
Parks 36-16 Kubota 331 Mower $15,000
Parks 37-16 Kubota 331 Mower $15,000
Water 06-11 Large Service Truck $85,000
Water 10-04 Utility Trailer $2,600
Recreation 03-98 Zamboni $110,000
5. PWES-2019-08 South Talbot Road Reconstruction Tender Award. Administration recommends awarding a tender for the South Talbot Road Reconstruction in the amount of $2,056,935 excluding HST to Amico Infrastructures Inc. Because this is less than expected the deductions from the Road Lifecycle Reserve decrease from $2,330,500 to $1,973,614 and the Bridges Lifecycle Reserve decreases from $606,000 to $581,84613.
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This week, Tecumseh Town Council will be hosting a Public Meeting to discuss fluoridation of the Town's water supply beginning at 6pm. Tecumseh has purchased its water from the City of Windsor since 2004 and Windsor has supported reintroducing fluoride to its water supply. Tecumseh residents previously held a referendum supporting the introduction of fluoride on December 17, 1968. According to a Windsor Star report from May 14, 2003, when Tecumseh operated its own water treatment plant, its fluoride machinery was shut down in December 2001 after the Ministry of Labour condemned it as unsafe. Fluoride would not be restored until the City of Windsor distributed water once again to the community. In 2012, Tecumseh Town Council passed a By-law to remove fluoride and this decision was implemented in 2013 following the passage of a By-law by the City of Windsor.
The Administrative Report regarding the matter is here. Administration does not take a position in 2019, but previously expressed support for fluoridation in 2012 as a result of the Health Unit support for the practice. You can read the previous report here beginning on Page 178. A recent Health Unit report regarding the state of Oral Health in our community can be found here.
Town Council has received dozens of letters and emails regarding this issue. Those that have been submitted for the record can be found here.
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This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5pm. We will be discussing the proposed Multi-Purpose Sportsplex. The agenda can be found here. Craig Goodman and Sebastian Spataro of CS&P Architect Inc. will discuss the state of the facility design.
At 6:45pm Town Council will consider resident feedback regarding the rezoning of a farm property at 5500 Sexton Side Road. The property is being consolidated with the previous home severed. To comply with provincial policy, the remaining parcel must have further construction of a residence prohibited. The agenda can be found here.
At 7pm, Regular Business begins. The agenda can be found here.
contribution from member municipalities of approximately $3,238,667. This represents an increase of $89,915, or $0.32 per person ($9.68 to $10.00 per person).
This week, Tecumseh Town Council will be meeting at 5pm to set the 2019 Business Plan and Budget. The document and accompanying reports can be found here.
Administration is recommending a 2.7% tax levy increase net of growth on the Tecumseh portion of taxes (53% of the total residential tax bill) and represents an increase in the municipal tax bill of approximately $50 on a property assessed at $250,000 (the average assessed value of a home in Tecumseh).
The 2019 budget provides for:
- A $150,000 increase towards the New Infrastructure Levy (NIL). This fund is intended to enhance existing municipal services. As an example, new sidewalks could be constructed under this fund.
- A $100,000 increase towards Lifecycle infrastructure replacement.
- $17.5 million capital expenditure program supported by an increase in Provincial OCIF grant of $377,000 ($700,000 to
$1,077,000) and Federal Gas Tax grant funding of $1,127,500 (a decrease of $21,000 from 2018 level of $1,148,500).
- Service level enhancements in some areas, including:
- Extended Parks and Recreation office hours to include evenings and weekends
- Additional resources to maintain Parks facilities during extended operating hours
- Additional Parks resources to improve department efficiency and effectiveness and to address health and safety issues
- Additional Public Works resources by substituting one full-time labourer position for an existing part-time seasonal
- $330,000 for known employee wage and benefit increases including:
- $170,000 for negotiated wage and related benefit increases,
- $60,000 for Bill 148 impact of increasing wages for certain part-time/seasonal employees,
- $55,000 for impact of income tax changes affecting Council compensation, and\
- $45,000 for employee retirement payouts.
- $330,000 increase to general operations including:
- $92,000 estimated increase to contracted policing costs,
- $80,000 increase in materials and supplies, largely impacted by fuel costs, and
- $130,000 increase to professional services, largely due to various studies to be undertaken during 2019, much of
which will be funded through reserves.
In addition, Administration is recommending that Town Council set a Public Meeting for Tuesday, January 29th at 7pm to solicit feedback regarding fluoridation of the Town's water supply. Water is supplied by Windsor but under the Fluoridation Act as it supplies to both Tecumseh and LaSalle, at least one of the municipalities must agree to the change. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has supplied an Oral Health study as a point of information on this subject. The study can be found here. Administration is not offering a proposed direction on this matter.
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The first Town Council meeting of 2018 will begin at 5:15pm.
There will be a 45 minute presentation regarding cyber security on the most common computer hacks, and to provide awareness allowing users to protect themselves and the corporation.
At 6pm, a Special Meeting of Council will begin. The agenda can be found here. The following will be discussed:
- 2019 - 2022 Advisory and Statutory Committee Appointments
- 2019 - 2022 Board Appointments
- Council Compensation Review
- Award Nominations
The nominees for each of the proposed committee members and awardees can be found within the agenda.
At 7pm, regular business begins. The agenda can be found here.
- Nicole Dupuis, Director of Health Promotion, and Eric Nadalin, Manager of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention for the Windsor Essex County Health Unit Re: Municipal Considerations for Cannabis Retail
- Mike Symons, OPP Re: Retail Cannabis Shops in Municipalities
- Eleanor Groh, Vice Chair Tecumseh Police Service Board Re: 2019 Budget Presentation
- Luc Gagnon, Director Financial Services & Treasurer, and Tom Kitsos, Deputy Treasurer & Tax Collector Re: 2019 Proposed Business Plan and Budget
Communications - For Information
- Windsor-Essex County Health Unit dated October 5, 2018 Re: Cannabis Resolution Recommendation. The WECHU has supplied a proposed resolution for Council's consideration.
- St. Clair College dated November 16, 2018 Re: Donation of a 1990 Spartan Pumper Firetruck to their Pre-Service Firefighting Program. St. Clair College has sent a letter of thanks for the Town's donation of the 1990 Fire Truck.
- Local Planning Appeal Tribunal - Environment and Land Tribunals dated November 27, 2018 Re: OMB Case No. PL160967 - Tecumseh, Del Duca Industrial Park Ltd., Nabbout Appeal and Burford Appeal. The Tribunal has granted the Town's request to withhold its order for an additional 6 months to allow for time to continue with discussions between the Town and Friends of Oldcastle Development.
- Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing dated November 30, 2018 Re: Congratulations on Success of Municipal Elections. Minister Steve Clark sends a letter of congratulations to Council for our election.
- Greater Essex Catholic District School Broad dated November 30, 2018 Re: Cannabis Retail Stores Proximity to Schools. The School Board is concerned with the minimum separation of 150m (500') from schools, believing it to be too low.
- Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing dated December 6, 2018 Re: Streamlining Development Approvals. The Province is seeking to increase opportunity for housing supply and mix, and improve efficiency of the process.
a. Corporate Services & Clerk
- CS-2018-40 Civil Marriages and Licence Service Update. Administration has supplied an update regarding this program detailing that the Town has issued 94 marriage licences and performed 13 civil wedding ceremonies.
- CS-2018-41 2018 Council Orientation Overview. Administration has summarized the results of the Council Orientation Session of November 19. As a follow-up, further discussions are scheduled at the Strategic Planning and Priority Setting Session scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2019 at 9:00 am, as well as deliberations on the 2019 Budget at the Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm.This item has attachments.
- CS-2018-42 Management and Non-Union Administrative Support Staff and Council Economic Salary Adjustment for 2019. Administration is recommending that Non-Union staff be granted a 2% increase for 2019.
- CS-2018-45 Dog Commissionaires, Administration reports that the Dog Tag program was successful, increasing compliance and revenues to the Town from $20,452 in 2017 to $36,486 in 2018 (to date).
- CS-2018-47 Cannabis Legalization. Administration recommends that the Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh opt-out of hosting retail cannabis sales.
b. Financial Services
1. FS-2018-19 2019 Fees and Charges. Administration has proposed the schedule of fees and charges for 2019. Fees and charges are raised annually to reflect the increase in CPI over the course of the year. The CPI increase for September 2018 over September 2017 is 2.2% (2017 over 2016 was 1.7%) based on the Ontario All Items Index. Tax certificates increased from $64 to $70. Public Works indemnities have been increased to $1,000 and $2,000. In general, arena and pool / swimming rates have slightly increased.
c. Fire & Emergency Services
1. FIRE 2018-09 2019 Fire Five (5) Year Capital Projects Plan 2019 - 2023 Fire Equipment. Fire is proposing to purchase 4 Swiss Phone pagers $3,000, 5 Firefighter helmets $2,250, 4 Leather boots $2,000, 5 Sets of firefighter bunker gear $13,000 and Vehicle extrication tools $45,000.
d. Parks & Recreation Services
1. PRS-2018-14 2019 - 2023 Arena and Pool Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan. Administration is recommending approval for the following projects:
- Building Environment Control System $ 45,000
- Sportsplex Architect & Detailed Design $350,000
- Replacement Spectator Safety Netting $18,000
- Replacement Inside Rink B Zamboni Room Garage Door $10,000
- Inspection of Rink A Exterior Walls $5,000
- Replacement Work Bay Garage Door $6,000
- Tankless Water Heater for Showers $10,000
- Ultraviolet Disinfection System $15,000
- Pool Slide Structure Refurbishment $28,000
- Rebuild Sand Filters $5,000
2. PRS-2018-21 2019 - 2023 Buildings Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan. Administration is recommending approval for the following projects:
- Parks Buildings upgrades (paint, block repair, fixtures) $ 15,000
- Lakewood Pro Shop HVAC $17,000
- Fire Hall #1 garage floor $ 8,000
- St Clair Beach CC fire alarm panel $ 3,000
3. PRS-2018-23 2019-2023 Parks Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan. Administration is recommending approval for the following projects:
- Various - Park Bench Replacement and Installation $ 15,000
- Sports Fields Top Dressing Overseeding -- $ 15,000
- Basketball Post Replacement - various parks -- $ 10,000
- In Ground Garbage Containers -- $ 36,300
- Install Manufactured Wood Chips under Play Sets -- $ 15,000
- Annual Project Allocations TBD -- $ 10,000
- Lakewood North Boardwalk Replacement -- $ 40,000
- Green Acres Playset Replacement -- $100,000
- McAuliffe Park - New Washroom Building -- $450,000
- Tecumseh Soccer Fields - Drainage Improvements -- $ 30,000
- Lacasse Baseball Upgrades -- $ 30,000
- Green Acres Tennis Court Crack Sealing -- $ 10,000
- St Mary's Park - Walkway -- $ 10,000
- Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan -- $ 45,000
- Lakewood North - Historical Storyboard Installation -- $ 10,000
- Park Sign Replacements - various parks -- $ 15,000
- Drainage Improvements Weston Park -- $ 10,000
- Tree Planting $ 40,000
e. Planning & Building Services
- PBS-2018-23 1122 Lesperance Road, CIP Grant No. 3. Administration recommends approval of a reimbursement of building permit fees for a facade replacement at 1122 Lesperance Road at Lachance Court for a total amount of $561.60.
- PBS-2018-25 Summary of all CIP Grant Applications and Commercial Fee Moratorium. Administration has supplied a summary report of all projects funded through the Tecumseh Road Mainstreet Community Improvement Program.
f. Public Works & Environmental Services
- PWES-2018-08 PWES 2019-2023 Capital Works Plan
Administration is recommending approval of the projects for the 2019 year, and the Capital Project List 2019-2023:
1. Sidewalk Repair Program - Various Locations $ - $ 69,000
- Riverside Drive Trail $ 850,000
- CR11: Hwy401 to NTR (CWATS Multi-Use Trail) $ 434,600
- Road Paving - Tar & Chip - $ 100,000
- Road Paving - Asphalting - $ 1,100,000
- Road Paving - Crack Sealing $ 100,000
- Lesperance Road Bike Lane Pavement Markings - $ 110,000
- Tecumseh Rd/Lacasse Blvd Intersection Improvements - $ 40,000
- Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design - $ 1,422,640
- South Talbot Road Reconstruction - $ 2,330,500
- Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension - $ 94,000
- Scully & St. Mark'sStorm PS/Riverside Drive - $ 43,600
- Cty Rd 46/Webster/Laval Sanitary Sewer Extension - $ 120,750
- Delduca Drive Sanitary Sewer - $ 92,450
- Road Needs Study $ - $ 63,000 - $ 63,000
- Traffic Signal Controller Update - $ 150,000
- Brighton Road Traffic Study - $ 32,000
- Road Line Painter - $ 30,000
- Expansion/Improvements PW Yard (North) - $ 30,000
- Traffic Calming Guideline Study - $ 20,000
- Culvert #46 (STR Reconstruction) - $ 410,500
- Culvert #47 (STR Reconstruction) - $ 195,500
- Bridge #1004 - Sullivan Creek at 12th Concession - $ 250,300
- Bridge #1013 - Merrick Creek at 8th Concession - $ 250,300
- Bridge #1014 - Townline Road Drain at 6th Concession - $ 250,300
- Water & Wastewater Master Plan Update - $ 57,500
- Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design - $ 50,250
- Hwy#3/County Road 11 Watermain Replacement - $ 134,600
- Water Audit and Water Balance - $ 15,000
- Cty Rd 46/Webster Laval Sanitary Sewer Exten. - $ 80,400
- Delduca Drive Sanitary Sewer - $ 5,550
- CR42 & CR43 Advanced Engineering - $ 25,000
Water Facility Projects
1. Water Tower Internal Lining Replacement - $ 470,000
- Water & Wastewater Master Plan Update - $ 57,500
- Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $ 63,500
- Sanitary Sewer Rehab. (I&I Removal) - Phase 3 - $ 3,000,000
- CR11 (North) Sanitary Sewer Extension - $ 1,152,000
- Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $ 186,800
- Manhole Restoration Program - $ 50,000
- Cty Rd 46/Webster/Laval Sanitary Sewer Exten. - $ 166,700
- Scully & St. Mark's Storm PS/Riverside Drive - $ 20,550
- Delduca Drive Sanitary Sewer - $ 148,500
- CR42 & CR43 Advanced Engineering - $ 16,000
- Sanitary Sewer Model Update & Flow Monitioring - $ 250,000
Wastewater Facility Projects
- Sanitary Pump and Meter Station Improvements $ - $ 32,500
- Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $ 68,310
- Storm Drainage Master Plan $ 600,000
- Oldcastle Storrm Drainage Master Plan - $ 330,000
- Storm Pump Stations - 2019 Repairs - $ 268,000
- Manhole Restoration Program - $ 50,000
- Cty Rd 46/Webster/Laval Sanitary Sewer Extension- $ 2,400
- Scully & St. Marks Storm PS/Riverside Drive - $ 733,100
- Delduca Drive Sanitary Sewer - $ 50,850
- CR42 & CR43 Advanced Engineering - $ 9,000
2. PWES 2018-32 2019 Water and Wastewater Rates. Administration recommends the following rate updates for 2019:
- (a) Metered water consumption charge with usage under 10,200 cubic meters per month at $1.1893 per cubic meter, or $5.4067 per 1,000 imperial gallons;
- (b) Metered water consumption charge with usage over 10,200 cubic meters per month at $0.8597 per cubic meter, or $3.9083 per 1,000 imperial gallons;
- (c) metered wastewater collection and treatment charges at $1.2336 per cubic meter, or $5.6081 per 1,000 imperial gallons;
- (d) wastewater collection and treatment charges for Bonduelle North America at $0.8224 per cubic meter, $3.7387 per 1,000 imperial gallons;
- (e) fixed charge for water and wastewater service connections at:
- 5/8” & ¾” $15.04
- 1” $26.08
- 1.5” $51.21
- 2” $76.29
- 3” $128.09
- 4” $206.76
- 6” $367.67
- (f) flat rate water un-metered consumption charge at $46.60 per month;
- (g) flat rate un-metered wastewater collection and treatment charge at $47.80 per month;
- (h) meter connection charge at $535.00 per meter;
- (i) meter reconnection charge at $89.00 per meter;
- (j) hydrant rental at $89.00 per day;
- (k) Oasis Water Filling Station at $2.10 per cubic meter; and
- (l) Miscellaneous charge at $15.00.
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