This week, Town Council begins at 6pm. The agenda can be found here.
a. Manning Road Secondary Plan
Re: Verbal Report by the Director Planning & Building Services
b. Stormwater Master Plan
Re: Verbal Report from the Director Public Works & Environmental Services
c. McColl Avenue
Re: Verbal Report from the Director Corporate Services & Clerk
Regular business begins at 7pm. The agenda can be found here.
a. Corporate Services & Clerk
1. CS-2018-31 Taxi Cab Owner License Limitation. Administration recommends that:
- The number of Taxi Cab Owner Licenses be maintained at a maximum of twelve (12) licenses; and
- The number of Accessible Taxi Cab Owner Licenses be maintained at a minimum of three (3) licenses; and
- The fees and fares set out in Schedule B of By-law No. 2003-85, would be amended, as follows:
- $4.15 start
- $2.31 first km
- $39.60 / hour waiting.
2. CS-2018-35 Unattended Children and Pets in Vehicles during Hot Temperatures. Administration has supplied a report detailing measures available to prevent heat exhaustion or hyperthermia deaths of unattended children and pets in
vehicles during extreme hot and cold temperatures, including Car Seat Technology, Rear Seat Reminder System in General Motors Vehicles, and After Market Devices.
3. CS-2018-39 Green Acres Optimist Park. Administration recommends that Green Acres Optimist Park be renamed as “Optimist Park" based on a request from the Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach.
b. Financial Services
1. FS-2018-17 Award General Insurance and Risk Management Services. It is recommended that the proposal for the General Insurance & Risk Management Services contract in the amount of $295,428 plus PST be awarded and contracted to Frank Cowan Company Limited; and further that an allocation of $39,000 be made to the Insurance Reserve which provides funding for those years where we have an extraordinary number of deductible payments required.
2. FS-2018-18 - Contract Renewal - Auditing Services. It is recommended that the Town approve the contract renewal for KPMG LLP as the external auditors for the Town and BIA for the 2018 to 2022 fiscal years; and that a by-law be prepared appointing KPMG LLP as auditors in accordance with the original Request for Proposal – External Audit Services dated October 4, 2013 and their request for renewal letter dated August 2, 2018.
c. Planning & Building Services
1. PBS-2018-40 Zoning By-law Amendment, 5500 Sexton, D19 5500SE. Administration recommends the scheduling of a public meeting, to be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., for the application submitted by 538073 Ontario Inc., to amend Sandwich South Zoning By-law 85-18 to rezone an approximate 19.4 hectare (48.0 acre) agricultural property situated on the east side of Sexton Side Road (5500 Sexton Side Road), approximately 325 metres south of its intersection with County Road 46, from “Agricultural Zone (A)” to a site specific “Agricultural Zone (A-28)” in order to:
i) prohibit the construction of a residential dwelling unit in accordance with Section 220.127.116.11 c) of the Provincial Policy Statement; and
ii) prohibit a livestock facility within the existing farm building, in accordance with the Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) Formula, be authorized.
2. PBS-2018-41 2018 Nine Month Permit Report. Construction values in 2018 are down from 2017. There was $22.39 Million in building activity this year, down from $33.09 Million in 2017. 392 dwelling units were constructed in 2018, down from 433 in 2017. A total of 392 permits were issued in 2018, down from 600 in 2017.
3. PBS-2018-42 1122 Lesperance Road, CIP Grant No. 2. Administration recommends that a Grant Application for the Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan Financial Incentive Program, for the property located at 1122 Lesperance Road (at Lachance - Azar Homes & Edward Jones Investments), be approved and deemed eligible for a Building Façade Improvement Grant in an amount of $15,000.00 towards the cost of the proposed building façade improvement works.
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Tecumseh Town Council begins this week at 5pm with a Public Meeting to discuss a proposed driveway access to Home Hardware from Westlake Drive. The matter was considered several years ago and was denied by Town Council at the time. Owing to continuing difficult conditions with access to the property and turning movements the request is being made to reconsider that previous decision. The agenda and accompanying report can be found here.
Regular business begins at 7pm. The agenda and accompanying reports can be found here.
- Replacement of the structural support stone bases with a cement pad and that the pad be extended beyond the current stone base footprint to allow for accessible viewing of the playing field.
- Fencing extension installed from the current left field fence to just short of the Lacasse Park sign. The fencing would stop any errant balls thrown on the practice diamond and would act as a permanent piece of the Corn Festival.
The Renewal Agreement would be for $2,500 plus H.S.T. for the month of December 2018; and $2,600 plus H.S.T. from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023. There would be a five year renewal option with six months notice.
A special meeting of Council is being held on Tuesday October 30th at 5pm to discuss a Site Plan Control agreement for the Lakeview Montessori School located at Riverside Drive and St. Mark's. The full agenda can be found here.
Administration is recommending that Council pass a by-law authorizing the execution of the “Lakeview School” site plan control
agreement, satisfactory in form to the Town’s Solicitor, which allows for a 948 square metre (10,208 square foot) addition to the Lakeview Montessori School, consisting of a 511 square metre (5,503 square foot) gymnasium addition and a 437 square metre
(4,705 square foot) school addition, along with associated parking, landscaping, outdoor playground areas and on-site services/works on 0.64 hectare (1.6 acre) parcel of land situated on the southeast corner of the Riverside Drive/St. Mark’s Road intersection (13797 Riverside Drive).
Work contemplated is as follows:
- The 511 square metre (5,503 square foot) gymnasium addition on the southerly portion of the property and a 437 square metre (4,705 square foot) school addition to the central/internal portion of the property;
- A new asphalted parking area on the southerly portion of the property abutting the proposed new gymnasium that will accommodate 10 vehicles and will include infrastructure to provide proper stormwater drainage. In total, 53 parking spaces (three of which are barrier-free spaces) will be provided on-site;
- Improvements to the existing northerly parking area that will result in improved on-site traffic movement;
- The southerly extension to the existing toddler drop-off lane on the east side of St. Mark’s Road. This improvement is being undertaken in accordance with the Traffic Impact Study that was prepared as part of the aforementioned planning approvals and in response to the traffic concerns on St. Mark’s Road that were identified through the past public consultation process;
- The installation of 12 bike racks (six near the northern school entrance and six near the future gymnasium entrance);
- The installation of planters, trellises and columnar trees along the westerly and southerly building façades of the gymnasium addition. This improvement is being undertaken to reduce the “massing” of the gymnasium and is in response to the
design/façade concerns that were identified through the past public consultation process.
- Future playground areas within the 700 square metre (7,534 square foot) area of land that was purchased from the abutting residential property located at 101 Arlington Boulevard. It should be noted that these areas are identified as future uses and the site plan requires that approval of an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment will be required prior to these uses being established. The required amendments will restrict the uses within this area solely to passive outdoor recreational uses.
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This week, Council begins at 5pm with a meeting of the Policies and Priorities Committee. The agenda can be found here.
- CAO-2018-11 CAO Recruitment. The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and a Community Representative will participate in a hiring committee. Recruitment advertisements will placed in November, interviews held in December and a recommendation by the Hiring Committee in January to Council for consideration and approval. Allowing time for administrative logistics, the start date for the new CAO will be mid to late February 2019.
- CS-2018-16 Health and Safety Policy No. 7 Annual Review. Administration recommends that Health and Safety Policy No. 7, as reviewed for the year 2018, in accordance with Section 25(2)(j) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, be approved; And that Health and Safety Policy No. 7, be posted in all Municipal Buildings.
- CS-2018-17 Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Policy No. 68 Annual Review. Administration recommends that the Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Policy No. 68, as revised and appended to Report No. CS-2018-17, be approved;
And that the approved Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Policy No. 68, be posted in all Municipal Buildings. The Joint Health and Safety Committee members were not fully in favour of the proposed changes which involve third party reporting to Dunk and Associates for investigation.
A Public Meeting of Council begins at 6pm to discuss the East Townline Drain Report. The agenda can be found here. Administration recommends that the Drainage Report and Specifications for the East Townline Drain (St. Clair Outlet) as prepared by Mr. Mark Hernandez, P.Eng., of Dillon Consulting Ltd., dated September 7, 2018 be received; And that consideration be given to the first and second readings of a provisional by-law to adopt the Drainage Report; And further that the Clerk give notice to all affected landowners of the Court of Revision to be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm in accordance with Section 46(1) of the Drainage Act subject to adoption of the provisional by-law.
Regular business begins at 7pm. The agenda can be found here.
a. Lacasse Park, 590 Lacasse Boulevard
b. St. Anne’s Cemetery, 1521 Lesperance Road
c. Tecumseh Area Historical Society [including Log Cabin and Sheds], 12350 Tecumseh Road;
And further that notice be given to the above-listed property owners advising them of their inclusion on the Municipal Register of Cultural Heritage Properties Listing.
1. Official Plan change from “Commercial” to “Medium Density Residential” with a site-specific policy establishing a maximum density of 51 units per hectare and permitting a five-storey, 65-unit condominium apartment building, limited ground-floor commercial uses and marina uses.
2. Zoning change from “General Commercial Zone (C1-5)” to a site-specific “Holding - Residential Type Three Zone (H) R3-13” which will establish site-specific zoning regulations in order to facilitate the development of the lands for a five-storey, 65-unit condominium apartment building, limited ground-floor commercial uses and marina uses.
1. Scheduling of a public meeting to be held on November 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., for the applications submitted by Home Hardware Stores Limited to allow for the installation of a vehicular driveway access onto Westlake Drive that will serve as a second vehicular ingress/egress access point for the existing Home Hardware Store.
the north side of Fasan Drive (2140 Fasan Drive), be approved, subject to a $10,000 security and final stormwater management design, stormwater management calculations, and associated site service drawings being approved by the Town.
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This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins with a Public Council Meeting at 5:30pm. The agenda and corresponding reports can be found here.
Resident Anna Mae Bracken will speak as a delegation. Letters of objection were received from Mr. Karim Nash and Mrs. Bracken as well.
Communications include a resolution from Amaranth Township requesting support for maintaining dairy supply management in Canada, and from Union Gas advising that it wishes to introduce firm transportation services for gas distributors that will have competitive storage and gas supply options under a new M17 rate class effective January 1, 2019. Administration is also recommending that Council support a local resident proposal for Parks Canada to establish a feasibility Study to designate the Western Basin of Lake Erie as a National Marine Conservation Area.
a. Chief Administrative Officer
1. CAO-2018-10 Strategic Priorities Update. The Chief Administrative Officer supplies an overview of the Town's Strategic Plan and progress on various items.
b. Corporate Services & Clerk
1. CS-2018-27 Elections 2018 - Compliance Audit Committee. Administration is recommending the appointment of residents Jerry Marion, Walter Copeland, Mary Masse and Mary Birch to the Elections Compliance Audit Committee.
c. Fire & Emergency Services
1. FIRE-2018-07 Disposal of Surplus Fire Apparatus. Administration recommends the donation of the Surplus Fire Spartan Engine Rescue 1 (1990) to the St Clair College Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program. Its current value is approximately $4000.
d. Planning & Building Services
1. PBS-2018-33, CIP Grant Funding, 12122 Tecumseh Road, Building Facade Improvement Grant. Re/Max Preferred Realty is requesting $4000 under the Tecumseh Road Mainstreet Community Improvement Plan to support painting both buildings a dark grey colour, paint the front porch, paint the existing doors and garage door of the accessory structure, and restain the existing deck at the rear of the main building.
e. Public Works & Environmental Services
1. PWES-2018-22 South Talbot-Holden Outlet and Branch Drain - Appointment of Drainage Engineer. Administration is requesting that Dillon Consulting Ltd. be appointed as Drainage Engineer for the cleaning of the South Talbot - Holden Outlet and Branch Drain and to prepare a Drainage Report to establish future maintenance of the Drain.
2. PWES 2018-29 Source Protection Plan, Part IV Enforcement Transfer Agreement Amendment. Administration recommends that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute a Source Protection Plan, Part IV Enforcement Transfer Agreement Amendment satisfactory to the Town of Tecumseh (Town) and Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), to extend the agreement to December 31, 2021, with estimated cost share of $10,025 to be funded from the Source Protection Municipal Implementation Fund (SPMIF) grant. This agreement is recommended as ERCA supplies the Town's statutory risk management services on behalf of the Town.
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This week, Town Council begins at 5pm with a Public Meeting. The agenda can be found here.
This is the second public meeting to consider comments on a rezoning for the former Pud's Place Marina, a 1.3 hectare (3.2 acre) property located on the north side of Tecumseh Road, approximately 45 metres east of its intersection with Brighton Road (14328 and 14346 Tecumseh Road). This commercial property is proposed to be redesignated as "Medium Density Residential" that would allow for the construction of a five-storey condominium apartment building containing 65 units, an accessory marina and limited ground-floor commercial uses, along with associated on-site surface and underground parking.
The developer, Davide Petretta, will present the revised proposal. Various letters of correspondence will also be received relevant to the application.
At 7pm, regular business will begin. The agenda can be found here.
- Veronica Friesen, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594, to speak to the agenda item for the Windsor Essex Community Foundation (WECF) Grant Application, and
- Jagmanjot Singh Deol and Bikramjeet Singh, who will be recognized for their life saving efforts
Communications for information include:
a. Community School Alliance dated August 13, 2018 who have supplied minutes regarding their Annual General Meeting
b. Minister of Finance dated August 14, 2018 Re: Preserving Canada's Heritage: the Foundation for Tomorrow. The Minister indicates that the government of Canada will not support a tax credit for the restoration and preservation of heritage properties.
c. Town of Lakeshore dated August 17, 2018 Re: Notice of Adoption OPA No. 13 - Amy Croft Secondary Plan. Lakeshore advises that is has approved the proposed Secondary Plan for the Amy Croft area.
d. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services dated August 29, 2018 Re: Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act - 2017 Compliance Review. The Ministry has determined that the Town of Tecumseh is compliant with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
e. Township of Selwyn dated August 15, 2018 Re: Provincial Agricultural Systems Mapping. Selwyn is opposed to provincial agricultural mapping changes and is soliciting support to have the system reviewed.
Chief Administrative Officer
1. CAO-2018-08 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594 WECF Grant Application. The Legion is asking the Town to act as its intermediary in a Grant Application to the Windsor-Essex Community Foundation so that it can apply for funds to improve building accessibility. There is no cost to the Town.
Corporate Services & Clerk
1. CS-2018-23 2019 Council Conferences. This report details the various conferences that members of Council typically attend and their dates for the coming year. Administration is recommending pre-approval for participation in these conferences.
2. CS-2018-24 2019 December Holiday Schedule. Administration is recommending that the Tecumseh Town Hall Offices close for the 2019 December Holiday Season from Monday, December 23, 2019, through to and including Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
3. CS-2018-26 2018 Local Government Week. Administration is recommending that:
- That the Mayor proclaim the week of October 15 to 21, 2018, as Local Government Week (LGW) in the Town of Tecumseh (Town);
And that events and activities be planned for local elementary and secondary students to create awareness in local government and acknowledge its vital role and function in helping to shape the community;
And further that LGW activities and events be posted on the Town’s website, Tecumseh App and Social Media pages (Facebook and Twitter);
And furthermore that Local elementary and secondary schools be invited to participate in the planned events.
4. CS-2018-30 2019 Council Meeting Calendar. Administration is recommending that Council Meetings be cancelled in 2019 for Tuesday, January 8; Tuesday, June 11; Tuesday, August 27; and Tuesday, December 24.
5. CS-2018-33 Integrity Commissioner. Administration is recommending that Mr. Robert Swayze be appointed as the Integrity Commissioner for The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh (Town) until December 31, 2019.
6. CS-2018-34 Snow and Leaf Angels Program. Administration recommends that the Snow & Leaf Angels Program (Program) continue for the 2018-2019 Fall/Winter season, and that Administration work with area service groups, schools, volunteer organizations and the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) to recruit volunteers (Snow & Leaf Angels). Volunteer incentives would be funded from Administration (the expense of promotional items).
1. FS-2018-12 Taxes Receivable - June 2018. Administration reports that tax receivables at June 2018 totals $11.9 million of which $1.5 million is due from prior years, compared to $11.8 million and $1.3 million respectively at June 2017. Prior year receivables have been trending downward. The residential class accounts for 68% of total tax revenues and 74% of tax arrears. Commercial class properties account for 17% of total tax revenues and 13% of tax arrears and industrial properties account for 15% of tax revenues and 13% of arrears. Tax arrears per residential property have increased from last year at $5,231 in 2018 compared to $4,334 in 2017.
2. FS-2018-14 Water Bulk Supply Rate Memorandum of Agreement WUC. Administration recommends that the Mayor and Clerk execute the Memorandum of Agreement dated August 14th, 2018 between the Town of Tecumseh, Windsor Utilities Commission and the City of Windsor. There was dispute over the interpretation of the original agreement, and resolution was reached in which there is a financial impact to the average residential consumer water bill of $11.52 per year or a 4.1%
increase. The impact to our large consumer would also be 4.1% which amounts to approximately $13,000 per year.
Planning & Building Services
1. PBS-2018-28 2018 Tecumseh Transit Jan. to June 6 Month Review. Monthly ridership averages for the first six months of 2018 ranged from 77-97riders per day, with the average daily ridership a peak of 97 passengers per day occurring in the month of June. These figures represent similar ridership levels compared with the same period for 2017. The current 2018 monthly high was reached in June when a total of 2,511 passengers boarded the TTS. Overall, total ridership was up approximately 1.5% (or 199 riders) from January-June 2018 when compared against the same time period in 2017.
2. PBS-2018-29, CWATS, Proposed 2019 Projects. Administration recommends that the 2019 CWATS Project - Segment Tec-3:
Construction of Trail, East Side of Walker Road, From North Talbot Road to Highway 401 be completed:
i. The total estimated cost of the trail construction of $369,770, with Tecumseh’s share being $221,862 (60%) and the County’s share being $147,908 (40%). Funding from the Infrastructure Reserve (Attachment 3) for this project, is proposed to be increased from $224,580 to $260,760.
3. PBS-2018-30 2018 Six Month Permit Report. Construction value is down by $6,354,133 or 28.5 percent over last year. This is due in part to a decrease in new residential construction over the previous year and late spring construction
start which results in increased permit activity for the 3rd quarter.
Public Works & Environmental Services
1. PWES-2018-21 National Disaster Mitigation Program - Intake 5. Administration request Council approval to submit two Project Proposal Forms to the federal government (through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing) for funding under
the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) for the Sanitary Sewer Collection System Rehabilitation Project Phase 3, and the Oldcastle Storm Drainage Master Plan.
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This week, Town Council will convene at 5:30pm for a meeting of the Policies and Priorities Committee. The agenda for this meeting can be found here.
Communications include the Town of Lakeshore dated March 9, 2018 Re: Dog Pound Services. Lakeshore is requesting input from Town Council regarding the vision for the Dog Pound including a possible rebranding.
a. CS-2018-19 2018 Keeping of Urban Chickens. Administration is requesting direction as to whether the raising of chickens ought to be regulated or prohibited within the urban limits of the Town. The options presented are:
1. Amend the Animal Control By-law No. 1999-07 to prohibit the keeping of urban chickens in urban areas.
2. Prohibit urban chickens in residential areas and allow residents to make a request to Council for an exemption to permit hen coops based on guidelines and criteria to be established.
3. Regulate the keeping of urban chickens through a permit or licensing program. If this option were preferred, Administration would develop a licensing model and regulations, including an annual permit fee and inspection. The fee would be adequate to cover staffing resources to administer, monitor and enforce the program.
b. CS-2018-28 Council Post-Retirement Benefits. A legal opinion has been received stating the Council must enact a separate by-law authorizing access to Post-Retirement Benefits after 16 years of service. It cannot be addressed administratively. The extension of benefits exists in several municipalities. Administration is requesting direction on this item.
c. CS-2018-29 Noise By-law Amendment. Council has asked to delegate authority for certain noise by-law exemptions. It is recommended that the Director Parks & Recreation be authorized to grant a noise by-law exemption for special events held in compliance with the Outdoor Special Events Policy No. 85, which do not offer the sale and/or consumption of alcohol and are scheduled within the hours of 8:00am to 11:00 pm.
New Business includes a discussion of the Canada Revenue One-Third Tax Exemption elimination for municipal officials by the Federal Government. This exemption supplied to Town Councillors a blanket tax credit to cover job-related costs such as mileage.
Regular business begins at 7pm. The agenda for this meeting can be found here.
and Twitter pages], advertised in the local media, delivered to local charitable and non-profit organizations, displayed on the Town’s LED sign, as well as posted in prominent locations in the Town’s facilities. Awardees will be considered at a Special Meeting of Council scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 6:00 pm.
and posted in prominent locations in the Town’s facilities (i.e. Town Hall, Tecumseh Arena and Cada Library Complex) in September 2018 and that that a Special Meeting of Council be scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 6:00 pm for the purpose of considering Committee and Local Board applications.
i) the current Official Plan designation of “Neighbourhood Commercial” to a “Medium Density Residential” designation with a site-specific policy that will establish a maximum density of 38 units per hectare; and
ii) the current “General Commercial Zone (C1)” to a site-specific “Residential Zone 2 (R2)”
in order to permit the construction of a residential development consisting of three six unit, three-storey multi-unit dwellings, for a total of 18 dwelling units.
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The meeting will begin at 7pm with delegations:
This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 7pm. The Agenda can be found here.
A delegation for this week is Diane Mitchell, National Campaign Coordinator for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. CUPW is seeking support on expanding postal services as well as postal banking.
Communications - For Information includes a letter from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation dated July 4, 2018 Re: Cancellation of the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling (OMCC) program.Read more
This week, Town Council begins at 7pm. The full agenda can be found here.
a. Dan Piescic, who is retiring as Tecumseh's Director of Public Works & Environmental Services
b. Judy Wellwood-Robson, who is being recognized as Senior of the Year Award Recipient
c. Cynthia Swift, CPA, KPMG, who will be presenting the 2017 Draft Audited Financial Statements