November 8th Meeting

This week, our regular meeting of Council begins at 7pm and will feature the following items. The packet can be found here.

COMMUNICATIONS FOR INFORMATION
a. Township of Zorra, October 21, 2016 Re: Accommodation Review Process. Zorra Township is asking the Province to revisit the Accommodation Review Process for rural schools in an effort to stem school closings.
b. Township of South-West Oxford, October 26, 2016 Re: Resolution in Support of Elimination of Barriers for CCAs (Certified Crop Advisors). South West Oxford is supportive of allowing Certified Crop Advisors to work for any clients of their choosing which will no longer be legal under pending legislation.

COMMUNICATIONS ACTION REQUIRED
a. Committee of Adjustment, October 18, 2016, Re: OACA Conference - The Committee of Adjustment is requesting that all 7 members be offered an opportunity annually to attend and be financially supported for the OACA conference.
b. Ontario Rural Education Symposium, October 25, 2016 - Administration is recommending that Members of Council be authorized to attend the Ontario Rural Education Symposium on Saturday November 25, 2016, in accordance with the Town’s Travel and Professional Development Policies.

REPORTS
a. Corporate Services & Clerk
1. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, Report No. 48/16, October 21, 2016 Re: 2016 By-Election Councillor Ward 2 Accessibility Report. This report speaks to the regulatory actions taken to ensure voter accessibility during the recent Ward 2 By-election.
2. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, Report No. 51/16, October 31, 2016 Re: IESO Feed-In Tariff Version 5 Municipal Template Resolution Request - Solar Power Network. This report recommends that a solar installation at 2005 Blackacre Drive be endorsed.

b. Public Works & Environmental Services
1. Manager Engineering Services, Report No 39/16, October 28, 2016 Re: 2016 Culvert Needs Study (Structure with Spans < 3.0m). Administration is requesting support for prioritizing culvert replacement projects in accordance with the recommendations of the 2016 Culvert Needs Study. This will amount to 20 repairs in 2017 at a cost of $680,000 and similar investments in future years.
2. Manager Engineering Services, Report No. 47/16, October 24, 2016 Re: North Talbot Road Sanitary Sewer Outlet Amendment to the Main and Lateral Charges By-Law (2011-103). Administration is recommending that twelve additional properties be incorporated into the drainage area for the North Talbot Sanitary Sewer Outlet area and be required to drain into the system.

3. Manager Engineering Services, Report No. 48/16, October 25, 2016 Re: 2016 Bridge and Culvert Needs Study (Structures with Spans > 3.0m). Administration is requesting support for prioritizing culvert replacement projects in accordance with the recommendations of the 2016 Culvert Needs Study. This study identifies almost $1 million in work required for larger spans over the next five years.

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

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October 25th Council Meeting

This week Council begins at 7:00 PM Tecumseh Town Hall.  You can find the complete agenda package here.

We will have two delegations:

  1. Our new Ward 2 Councillor Bill Altenhof, who will be sworn in at the beginning of the meeting
  2. Gord Smith, 2017 Healthy Workplace & Bike Friendly Workplace Award Recognition

The following communications were received:

  1. Town of Kingsville, September 30, 2016 Re: Beach Water Sampling.  Kingsville is requesting that more frequent sampling occur such that the impact of beach closures can be limited to shorter time periods and the possibility for reopening under good conditions could occur sooner.
  2. The Corporation of the Township of Madawaska Valley, October 3, 2016  Re: Resolution Regarding Parole System and Bill 21, Private Members Bill.  Madawaska Valley is requesting support for Bill 21 which will request that parolees for violent crimes be subject to electronic monitoring during their time on parole.
  3. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, October 6, 2016 Re: Introduction of Legislation to Amend the Aggregate Resources Act.  The Province advises that the Aggregate Resources Act has been introduced at Queen’s Park and is intended to supply stronger oversight for the management of aggregate operations, increased and equalized fees and royalties, enhanced environmental accountability, and improved information on operations and enhanced public participation.
  4. Grey County, October 11, 2016 Re: Provincial Legislation and Hydro One's Strategy Regarding Hydro Costs.  Grey County requests that the province revisit electrical distribution charges to reduce the disparity between rural and urban customers.
  5. Association of Municipalities of Ontario, October 6, 2016.  AMO requests that the Town of Tecumseh support the Association of Municipalities of Ontario in its work to close the fiscal gap; so that all municipalities can benefit from predictable and sustainable revenue, to finance the pressing infrastructure and municipal service needs faced by all municipal governments.
  6. Association of Municipalities of Ontario, October 14, 2016.  AMO invites the Mayor and Members of Council to the November 3-4, 2016, Energy Now and Into the Future Symposium in Toronto.

 REPORTS

  1. Deputy Clerk, Report No. 38/16, August 31, 2016 Re: Renewal of Cat Intake Agreement with the Windsor Essex County Humane Society for 2017. Administration is recommending that
    1. The Town execute the Cat Intake Agreement with the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society for 2017 to permit stray cats to be dropped off at a cost of $10 to the resident and $20 to the Town of Tecumseh for each cat;
    2. Funding for the Cat Intake Program remain $2,500 in the 2017 Budget;
    3. Information respecting the renewal of the Cat Intake Program be communicated to residents in the local media, as well as on the Town’s website, the Tecumseh App and Social Media [Facebook and Twitter] following execution of the Agreement.
  2. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, Report No. 41/16, September 27, 2016 Re: Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program, Municipal Template Resolution Request - DLS Biogas.  It is recommended that the DLS Biogas Application under the IESO FIT 5.0 Program for a Biogas [on-farm] project at 4640 11th Concession be endorsed.  It is a new Combined Heat & Power (CHP) system.  An anaerobic digester facility already exists at this facility.
  3. Deputy Clerk, Report No. 45/16, September 1, 2016 Re: Renewal of Cat Spay & Neuter Voucher Program for 2017.  It is recommended that the Cat Spay and Neuter Voucher Program continue in 2017, with 95 vouchers having a value of $50 each with 89 Vouchers for the spay or neuter of Feral Cats, to a maximum of five (5) vouchers per caregiver of feral cats and 6 Vouchers for the spay or neuter of Owned Cats, to a maximum of three (3) vouchers per household for low income families.  The Vouchers will be made available early April 2017 and issued on a first come, first serve basis with a 120-day expiry period.  The program will be advertised advising of the 2017 Program, along with a notice in the Shoreline Week and Essex Free Press, as well as on the Town’s website, Tecumseh App and Social Media (Facebook and Twitter).
  4. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, Report No. 46/16. October 17, 2016 Re: 2016 By-Election for the Office of Councillor Ward 2 Results.  Administration supplies a report regarding the Ward 2 by-election.  There was a turnout of 45.1% whereas the 2014 turnout was 57.85%.  Bill Altenhof was the winner with 676 votes of 1360 total votes.
  5. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, Report No. 47/16, October 19, 2016 Re: Travel Policy Amendment.  This report supplies background for Council’s request to have a daily per diem paid to Members for travel days.
  6. Director Financial Services & Treasurer, Report No. 18/16, October 15, 2016 Re: Budget Variance Report - August 31, 2016.  Currently the Town is on track to have a surplus of $510,000 regarding its operating budget, a deficit of $19,000 for sanitary funding and $78,000 for water operations.
  7. Manager Parks & Horticulture, Report No. 28/16, October 12, 2016 Re: Design, Supply, & Install Outdoor Exercise Equipment at Lakewood Park RFP Award.  Administration is recommending that Playpower LT Canada be engaged to design, supply, and install exercise equipment at Lakewood Park in the amount of $85,415.00 and that an agreement be approved.
  8. Manager Planning, Report No. 31/16 Re: Zoning By-law Amendment, Summary of Public Consultation and Planning Analysis, V.A.C. Management Inc, 1415 Lesperance Road.  Administration reports that it has met with the applicant and has secured a number of architectural features that will be complementary to the neighbourhood.  They recommend approval and rezoning with site plan approval.
  9. Director Planning & Building Services, Report No. 32/16, October 20, 2016 101 - 110 Re: CWATS Plan, Town of Tecumseh 2017 Project, Trail on Riverside Drive from Tecumseh/Windsor Municipal Boundary to Manning Road.  Administration recommends that
    1. Council consider construction of a 2.4 metre wide trail having a length of approximately 2.4 kilometres along Riverside Drive from the Town of Tecumseh/City of Windsor municipal boundary to Manning Road, at a total estimated cost of $775,000, to be endorsed as a 2017 Tecumseh CWATS Project, more specifically identified as segment Tec-7 in the CWATS Plan; and
    2. The Town formally request a facility enhancement from “paved-shoulders” to an “off-road trail” for segment Tec-7 of the CWATS Plan and that the project be submitted to the CWATS Committee as a 2017 project that will include the following tasks:
      1. Final evaluation of preferred trail location on north or south side of Riverside Drive
      2. Preparation of a detailed trail design (including driveway refurbishing, drainage works, landscaping treatments)
      3. A public consultation process by way of an Open House
      4. Consideration for funding for the Riverside Drive trail as part of the 2017 Public Works and Environmental Services Capital Works Plan
      5. Construction of the Riverside Drive trail, subject to funding to be considered as part of the 2017 Public Works and Environmental Services Capital Works Plan and evaluated among other capital programs
  10. Manager Planning, Report No. 33/16, October 20, 2016 111 - 121 Re: Zoning By-law Amendment, JSNC Holdings Inc., 1855 Manning Road/ County Road 19.  Administration is recommending the scheduling of a public meeting for Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. There is an application to rezone a 1.5 hectare (3.8 acre) property located on the west side of Manning Road / County Road 19 (1855 Manning Road), approximately 190 metres south of its intersection with Jamsyl Drive, from “Industrial Zone (M1)” to a site-specific “Industrial Zone (M1)”, in order to permit the establishment of a “commercial recreation establishment”.

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

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October 11th Meeting

This week's Council meeting begins at 7pm. The full agenda can be found here: https://tecumseh-pub.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=81

Delegations will be received this week from:

a. Tecumseh Ranger Rookies Major Baseball Team Re: 2016 Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) “A” Championship
b. Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach, Tony Corona, Fred Raby and David Lozinsky Re: Taste of Tecumseh and Club Initiatives
c. Tecumseh Thunder Senior AAA Baseball Club Re: 2016 Canadian National Championship
d. Cathy Copot-Nepszy, Chair of the Windsor-Essex Communities In Motion Re: Windsor-Essex Communities in motion All Star Award Presentation

Communications include:

a. City of Belleville, Re: Supporting Agricultural Experts in Their Fields. The City of Belleville is requesting support for their call to the Province to allow Certified Crop Advisors to conduct pest assessments even when they are also being compensated by manufacturers or retailers of pesticides.

b. County of Essex Accessibility Advisory Committee. The Tecumseh Accessibility Advisory Committee is asking to be authorized to attend the October 25, 2016 Essex County Accessibility Advisory Workshop, on October 25, 2016, in accordance with the Town’s Travel and Professional Development Policies.

REPORTS
1. Director Corporate Services & Clerk Re: 2017 December Holiday Schedule. It is proposed that Tecumseh Town Hall Offices close for the 2017 December Holiday Season from Monday, December 25, 2017, through to and including Monday, January 1, 2018.
2. Director Corporate Services & Clerk Re: 2017 Council Meeting Calender. It is proposed that four meetings of Council be cancelled: Tuesday, January 10; Tuesday, June 13; Tuesday, August 22; and Tuesday, December 26.
3. Director Corporate Services & Clerk Re: IESO Feed-In Tariff Program Version 5 Municipal Template
Resolution Request – Essex Energy Corporation. Essex Power is requesting endorsement of its Solar Panel project to be located at the Highway 3 Operations Centre.
4. Director Corporate Services & Clerk Re IESO Feed-In Tariff Program Version 5 Municipal Template Resolution Request - Solar Power Network. Solar Power Network is requesting endorsement of a Solar Panel project located at 2179 Fasan Drive.
5. Director Fire Services & Fire Chief Re: Fleet Enhancement (1990 Spartan Rescue #1). Permission to begin research for the replacement of the Spartan Rescue #1 vehicle is being sought. Funding for the eventual purchase is already accounted for in life cycle budgeting.
6. Director Parks & Recreation Services Re: Strategic Master Plan for Parks & Recreation Services 5 Year Update - Consultant Appointment. Administration recommends that Bezaire & Associates be contracted to update the Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan in the amount of $71,600 plus HST and to build an additional contingency fund of $20,000.
7. Manager Recreation Programs & Events Re: 2018 Senior Men's National Baseball Championships. Council is being asked to consider what to do with the Tecumseh Corn Festival in the event that the 2018 Senior Men's National Baseball Championships are awarded to Tecumseh.
- Option A: Status Quo – The 2018 Tecumseh Corn Festival remain scheduled at Lacasse Park the weekend prior to Labour Day (August 23 - 26, 2018).
- Option B: Change Date – The 2018 Tecumseh Corn Festival be moved to one week earlier (August 16-19, 2018) to accommodate the 2018 Canadian National Championships.
- Option C: Change Location – The 2018 Tecumseh Corn Festival be relocated to Lakewood Park to allow Lacasse Park to be available to host the 2018 Canadian National Championships.

For questions on these or any other Council matters please feel free to be in touch at 226-773-1910.

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September 27th Meeting

This week Council begins at 5pm with a special Policies and Priorities Committee meeting.  The packet can be found here.

We will begin with delegations.  Chris Hales, Chair, and Fred Stibbard, Member, Tecumseh Police Services Board member wish to speak regarding the Police Services Board Term of Appointment.  In 2014 Council appointed Mr. Stibbard to serve on the Police Services Board from 2015-2016 and Mr. Guy Dorion to serve from 2017-2018.  The Board has requested that Mr. Stibbard's appointment be extended to 2018 with the consequence that Mr. Dorion would have his pending appointment rescinded.  On August 9th Council previously received this request and made the decision at that time that it would not change the appointments.

Agenda items are as follows:

1.  Committee and Board Term of Appointments.  This report speaks to the various vacancies for committees and boards including the aforementioned pending change to the Police Services Board.  Applications are now available for the following:

  • Committee of Adjustment
  • Corn Festival
  • Youth Advisory
  • Senior Advisory
  • Culture and Arts Advisory
  • Heritage Committee
  • Tecumseh Accessible Advisory (TAAC)
  • Essex Power Corporation

2.  Examination of Urban Chicken Control & Rodent Complaints.  Administration is reporting that in response to growing concerns revisions to the Animal Control By-law are under way.  It also advises that Tecumseh's by-laws are silent on the matter of urban chickens whereas they are banned in many other area municipalities.  Options also include contracting for a rodent exterminator.  Introduction of a hard-sided garbage container requirement is recommended later in the agenda as part of Council's regular business.

3.  Travel Policy Amendment:  Administration proposes to recommend amendments to the Travel Policy intended to clarify when meal allowances and per diems are paid, and to grant payment of allowable expenses [ie: travel, accommodation, meal and per diems] following attendance at a job-related workshop/seminar and conference.  Right now expenses for municipal officials and employees are paid beforehand but under policy changes reimbursement would follow until after travel is completed to avoid reconciliations.  A flat rate for meals is supplied to staff to avoid the processing costs involved with receipting.  No reimbursement is currently offered nor proposed for incidentals incurred during travel to seminars and conferences.

4.  Municipal Drain Policy:  It is proposed to allow property owners requiring to contribute to drainage work to finance the work through the town at an interest rate of 1% over and above the administrative time spent on administering and managing these drainage loans.

5.  Corporate Credit Card Issuance & Use Policy #16.  It is proposed to allow Managers to be issued Credit Cards, to generally restrict any alcohol purchases (with some exceptions), to raise the credit limit for the Mayor and CAO, and direct reconciliation from user's regular pay when personal purchases are made.

6.  Summary of Draft New Sign By-law. The By-law is proposed to be changed to address inadequacies noted with the current by-law including the proliferation of temporary signs. Input is proposed to be sought from Council and from the Public with respect to any changes.

Beginning at 7pm, regular business of Council begins with the Agenda available here.

Delegations include:

  • Gerry Orum and Beth Noakes from Dragon Boats For a Cure who are requesting that the event be consolidated to the north side of Lakewood Park.  Presently the Town does not allow any events to occur on the north side of Lakewood Park.
  • John Matheson and Mike Varey, StrategyCorp will speak to the Ward Boundary and Council Structure Review.  No advance report is available unfortunately
  • Tracy Pringle, Account Manager, MPAC, Municipal & Stakeholder Relations will speak to the 2016 MPAC assessments.  Some statistics are that the assessment increase is on average 4.1% for 2017 and similar annual increases in subsequent years, and that the average home value is $265,000.  Typical residences were a 4.2% increase ($265,000), condominiums 2,8% ($183,000) and waterfront properties 7.0% ($623,000).
  • Kristi Koutros & Hannah Ruuth, Youth Advisory Committee; and Douglas Drouillard and Nancy Tenant, Senior Advisory Committee will speak to their 2016 Activity Report and 2017 Outlook.  An advance report is not available.

Association of Municipalities of Ontario, September 14, 2016:  Formula Allocation for New Federal and Provincial Clean Water Funding.  The funding model will be 50% Federal, 25% Provincial and 25% Municipal investment.  (For receipt)

Town of Amherstburg, September 14, 2016, Re: Municipal Nuclear Emergency Response Plan (MNERP).  Amherstburg is soliciting endorsement of their Nuclear Emergency Response Plan and for additional funding to allow compliance from the Province.

Recycling Council of Ontario, September 14, 2016.  Seeking proclamation of October 17 to 23, 2016, as ‘Waste Reduction Week’ in the Town of Tecumseh

Regular business is as follows:

1.  Corporate Services & Clerk:  Re: Ontario 150 Partnership Program Grant Application.  Council is being asked to support an Ontario 150 Partnership Program grant application for funding under the Priority Area of "Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship" with a total project cost of $20,000, including non-refundable HST; and that the Town’s 25% share of the Program cost in the amount of $5,000 be funded from the 2017 Youth Advisory Committee Forecast Budget.

2.  Financial Services Re: Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation (OILC) Borrowing 2016. Council is being asked to borrow from Infrastructure Ontario a 1.59 % (estimated) 5 year amortizing debentures in the Principal amount of $284,000 for the financing of Burke/Outer/Morro Sanitary Sewer construction costs for 2016 which will allow the owners who will be using the sewers to pay their share of costs over a 5 year period.

3.  Parks & Recreation Services Re: Dragon Boat Festival Request - Lakewood Park.  This report responds to the Dragon Boats request and Administration is recommending continuing with the current practice of not allowing festivals on the north side of Lakewood Park.

4.  Planning & Building Services  Re: 2016 2nd Quarter Permit Report.  The construction value of permits over the quarter was $54,310,519, which is almost $19 million over the same period last year.  219 permits were issued, with the increases typically for new builds and home renovations.  Permits for multi-residential units are also significantly higher.

5.  Planning & Building Services  Re: Tecumseh Transit Service (TTS) January to June 2016 Status Report and Public Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) Overview.  Monthly ridership averages for the first six months of 2016 ranged from 85-99 riders per day, with a peak of 99 passengers per day in the month of February which is slightly less than last year.  The Tecumseh Mall stop handled 49% of all trips with next highest use stops being Tecumseh Road and Southfield, Zehrs, and at the Town Parking Lot on Tecumseh Road.  Most users are between 8am-9am and 3pm-4pm.  Revenue from first 6 months was $13,819

6.  Public Works & Environmental Services Re: Interim Paved Walkway Installation along County Road 42 - Preliminary Cost Estimate.  Cost for installation of a temporary pathway on County Road 42 in the vicinity of Tecumseh Vista School easterly until work is completed by the County would $400,000.  The County's project is expected to begin this year.  Therefore Administration is recommending not making the expenditure given that this work will be undertaken by the County shortly.

7.  Public Works & Environmental Services Re: Request for Approval by Resolution for Drainage Apportionment Agreement.  Administration is requesting approval of various drain apportionment (of costs) agreements be approved by Council.  These are negotiated agreements with benefitting residents to complete drainage works.

8.  Public Works & Environmental Services Re: Amendment to Refuse Control By-law 2003-40.  Council is being requested to endorse mandatory hard sided garbage containers to help alleviate rodent issues.

 

For further information on these and other matters feel free to contact me at 226-773-1910 or Andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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September 13the Meeting

Sadly I won't be able to supply a summary of this week's meetings.   However you can find the packets here:

Public Meeting PCM-ZBA 1415 Lesperance Road https://tecumseh-pub.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=54

Court of Revision 6:30pm https://tecumseh-pub.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=52

Regular Business 7pm https://tecumseh-pub.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=56

 

We will also be hosting two Official Plan open houses: Wednesday, September 14 from 4 to 8 pm at the Ciociaro Club and from 4 to 8 pm in Council Chambers on Thursday, September 15. 

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August 9th Meeting

This week Tecumseh Town Council meetings begin at 5pm.

The first is a Public Council Meeting dealing with the proposed rezoning of an area (21.6 ha) located at the north-east corner of 8th Concession and North Talbot Road. In the Official Plan it is planned to be residential development. The owner is proposing to change this to Business Park to facilitate an industrial development. The packet with full details can be found here:
http://town.tecumseh.on.ca/amserver/Public%20Council%20Meeting/2016-08/09-17-00/Agenda%20Package%20-%20Public%20Council%20Meeting_Aug09_2016.pdf

The second is a meeting giving consideration to the Drainage Report prepared by Baird AE, as reconsidered, for improvement of the East Townline Drain and to give an opportunity for affected landowners to speak to Council. The packet can be found here: http://town.tecumseh.on.ca/amserver/Public%20Council%20Meeting/2016-08/09-18-00/Agenda%20Package%20-%20Public%20Council%20Meeting_Aug09_2016(1).pdf

The regular business begins at 7pm featuring the following items. The packet can be found here: http://town.tecumseh.on.ca/amserver/Regular%20Council%20Meeting/2016-08/09-19-00/Agenda%20Package%20-%20Regular%20Council_Aug09_2016.pdf

Communications

1) Stephanie Cole requests that Council authorize that Prostate Cancer Awareness Month be promoted on the Town of Tecumseh’s website and social media sites. Administration is in concurrence.

Reports

1. Chief Administrative Officer, July 20, 2016, Report No. 06/16 Re: 2015-16 Strategic Priorities Progress Report. The CAO provides to Council a detailed update with respect to the strategic priorities identified by Council at the beginning of our term, indicating where various programs are at and what has been completed so far.

2. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, July 21, 2016, Report No. 22/16, Re: Call for 2016 Award Nominations. It is recommended that a Notice of Call for Nominations for the 2016 Dr. Henri Breault Community Excellence Award and Donald “Donny” Massender Memorial Volunteer Award, as well as the 2017 Senior of the Year Award (Awards), be placed on the Town’s website and Social Media, with consideration at the November 22nd meeting of Council.

2. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, July 21, 2016, Report No. 23/16 Re: Advisory and Statutory Committee Call for 2016 Applications
. The following recommendations are propoesd:

  1. The resignation of Duncan Hind from the Committee of Adjustment be filled by way of a call for new members during the month of September.
  2. That a further call for new members for the Seniors Advisory Committee and Youth Advisory Committee be received during the month of September.
  3. That a current Council position on the Business Improvement Association be converted to a Business position and that this be advertised in September.
  4. Direction on a request by the Tecumseh Police Services Board to retain the current community member for an additional two years rather than appoint the person previously selected by Council in 2017.
  5. That a new Member Attendance policy be instituted wherein lack of attendance for 3 consecutive meetings would be deemed a resignation.

Nominations would be open to October 31st, 2016, and new members selected on November 22, 2016.

3. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, August 2, 2016, Report No. 24/16 Re: 2016 By-Election Councillor Ward 2 Update. The Clerk advises that Nomination Day has been established as Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Nominations may now be filed in person at any time during which the Clerk’s office is open, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, and on Nomination Day between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Election Day will be Friday, October 14, 2016 with polls closign at 8pm. The voting services will be supplied by Intellivote Systems.

4. Deputy Treasurer & Tax Collector, August 2, 2016, Report No. Re: Q2 2016 Budget Variance Report. Town Operations are currently on track for a small deficit of $9000 but a capital surplus of $10,000. Generally costs are in line with where they were expected to be.

5. Deputy Treasurer & Tax Collector, July 28, 2016 Report No. 14/16 Re: Taxes Receivable - June 2016
Tax arrears are in decline within the Town with $1,623,923 outstanding. Most of these are owing from residential properties. The ratio of arrears owing to amounts received is now lower than the Essex County and provincewide averages.

6. Manager Planning, August 2, 2016, Report No. 24/16 Re: Zoning By-Law Amendment, V.A.C. Management, 1415 Lesperance Road. Administration is recommending the hosting of a Public Meeting regarding the proposed rezoning of 1415 Lesperance Road on Tuesday, September 13th to permit the construction of a general/professional office building. Currently it is residential that doesn't normally allow this zoning notwithstanding that the site was formerly several businesses. It is intended to reconstruct a similar building as the previous one present had deteriorated to a point where reuse was not feasible.

7. Manager Planning, August 2, 2016, Report No. 25/16 Re: Town of Tecumseh New Official Plan, Sustainability Discussion Paper. This will be the final Official Plan Discussion Paper, providing an overview of sustainability and sustainable development.
It:

  • Describes the current legislative authority and policy framework in effect for sustainability;
  • Provides examples of various forms/methods of sustainable development;
  • Identifies how sustainability is addressed within the other Discussion Papers that will form the basis of the new Official Plan;
  • Fosters public participation through the release of this discussion paper. 

The document also speaks to recent reports and individual efforts to achieve sustainability within the past few years.

8. Manager Engineering Services, July 19, 2016, Report No. 41/16 Re: North Talbot Road Sanitary Sewer Outlet Amendment to the Main and Lateral Charges By-law (2011-103). Administration has determined that additional sanitary sewer servicing could be provided via the 8th Concession Road Sanitary Outlet Sewer than what was originally believed to be the case. Therefore it is recommended that a Public Information Centre to detail the charges to the additional property owners affected by the revisions in the North Talbot Road Sanitary Sewer service area be held and that an amending By-law be brought forward.

9. Director Public Works & Environmental Services, July 28, 2016, Report No. 44/16 Re: Tecumseh Gateway Signage on Highway 401. Administration is recommending that the Official Mark (i.e. the image of Chief Tecumseh on the maple leaf) of the Town be used for the future Highway 401 Gateway Signage rather than the Wordmark (found on the Water Tower).

For information on these or other items please contact me at 226-773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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July 26th Council Meeting

Council is beginning at 5pm this week.

The meetings begin with a Public Information Centre for the rezoning of a 19.9ha (49.1 acre) parcel of land on the north side of South Talbot Road and the 10th Concession. The request is for prohibit the construction of a new residential dwelling on the property (7258 South Talbot) as there is an existing home that is being severed off. Provincial policy does not allow for new home construction on agricultural lots. The packet can be found here https://tecumseh-pub.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=19

At 5:15pm we will host another Public Information Centre for the rezoning of a 1,000 square metre (10,764 square foot) property, the former St. Mark's Church Rectory, to allow for an addition to Lakeview Montessori School which will house an auditorium and gymnasium. Current zoning is Single Family Residential and the request is to zone as Commercial but with a site-specific designation not allowing any other type of use should it cease to be a school. One letter, from Sandra and Stephen Crouse, was received expressing concerns about traffic consideration and waste management. The full packet can be found here: https://tecumseh-pub.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=21

At 6pm the Court of Revision will sit to consider whether or not to assess the property owners identified by the Drainage Report for the West Branch of the Delisle Drain for the charges contained therein. One delegation, Mr. Charles McLean, has registered to speak. The full packet can be found here: https://tecumseh-pub.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=18

At 7pm the Regular Meeting of Council begins. The full packet can be found here: https://tecumseh-pub.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=23

Linda Proctor, Chair of the BIA Fall Into Health Day Fair and Paula Rorai, BIA Coordinator will be present to speak as delegations with respect to the proposed Fall Into Health Day Fair.

Communications to Council include:
a. College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario, July 11, 2016 Re: Call for Nominations for the 2017 College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario Council Award. The College wants to honour physicians whose performance in these roles is outstanding, recognizing that individual physicians will demonstrate more extensive expertise in some roles than in others.

  1. City of Windsor, July 07, 2016 Re: Excessive Idling of Vehicles Resolution. The City of Windsor is asking for a regional standard for the idling of vehicles of 3 minutes and therefore is requesting that Town Council adopt same. Administration is asking that the issue be referred to the Public Works & Environmental Services Department for review and recommendation.
  2. Westray Law Resolution, June 10, 2016. The United Steelworkers are asking for Council to endorse a resolution stating support for a campaign to urge the Attorney General and Labour Minister for Ontario to ensure that:
  • Crown attorneys are educated, trained and directed to apply legislative amendments enacted following the Westray Mine disaster;
  • Dedicated prosecutors are given the responsibility for health and safety fatalities;
  • Police are educated, trained and directed to apply the Westray amendments;
  • There is greater coordination among regulators, police and Crowns so that health and safety regulators are trained to reach out to police when there is a possibility that Westray amendment charges are warranted. 

Administration is recommending adoption of this resolution.

REPORTS

Director Corporate Services & Clerk, July 19, 2016, Report No. 21/16 82 - 85 Re: By-Election for the Office of Councillor Ward 2. The Clerk advises that for the Ward 2 By-Election, Nomination Day will likely be established as soon as Tuesday, August 30, 2016, and Election Day as Friday, October 15, 2016 by Internet and Telephone Voting.

Deputy Clerk, July 6, 3016, Report No. 20/16
Re: Cat Spay & Neuter Voucher Program and Cat Intake Program BiAnnual Update. The Deputy Clerk advises that of the initial 86 Feral Cat Vouchers, 73 have been issued and 13 vouchers are remaining. Nine (9) vouchers were made available for Low Income Owned Cats, however, none were issued. 34 vouchers are so far unused and will expire on August 13, 2016 at which time they will be made available to the public once again, as well as the 9 Low Income Vouchers should they not be solicited prior to September 1, 2016

Deputy Treasurer & Tax Collector, July 19, 2016, Report No. 12/16
Re: 2017 Business Plan & Budget Timetable. The Deputy Treasurer proposes to schedule budget deliberations as follows:

  • Council consultation September 13, 2016
  • Public engagement September 13 to September 30, 2016
  • Table proposed Business Plan & Budget November 8, 2016
  • Council deliberations TBD week of November 21, 2016
  • Council deliberations TBD week of November 28, 2016
  • Council consideration & adoption December 6, 2016

Manager Recreation Programs & Events, July 7, 2016, Report No. 21/16 Re: Tecumseh BIA's Fall Into Heath Day Event

Administration is recommending that the Fall Into Health event be granted relief from Noise By-law 2002-07, as amended, in order to permit the Tecumseh Business Improvement Area to operate loud speakers or sound amplifying equipment on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for background music and event announcements; and that the Tecumseh Business Improvement Area be granted an exemption from the Town’s Sign By-law starting August 29, 2016 to permit them to advertise the Fall Into Health Day event in consultation with the Parks Department and Planning Department

Manager Planning, July 19, 2016, Report No. 19/16 Re: Site Plan Control Approval, Briadco Tool and Mold, 5605 Roscon Industrial Drive

Administration is recommending that the Site Plans supplies for construction of a 725 square metre (7,800 square foot) industrial addition, along with associated on-site works, to an existing 2563 square metre (27,591 square foot) industrial building located on the west side of Roscon Industrial Drive (5605 Roscon Industrial Drive), be approved, subject to securities being deposited with the Town and that storm water retention calculations are approved by the Town.

Director Planning & Building Services, July 19, 2016 Report No. 20/16 Re: CIP Grant Program - Valente Development Corporation - Carmelita Court.  

Administration is recommending that $150,000 be reallocated from the New Lifecycle Issues Reserve to the Community Improvement Plan Reserve, and that the Carmelita Court development be issued a Development Charges Grant for a total amount of $80,003 toward the construction of three 3-unit residential dwellings and one 4-unit residential dwelling. These will be townhomes on the west side of the property.  Administration is recommending approval as there has been significant momentum with CIP projects this year, and funding would otherwise be exhausted.

Manager Planning, July 14, 2016, Report No. 21/16 Re: Plan of Condominium - Redline Revisions - Gridlock Solutions (Petretta) - 250 Manning.

Administration is recommending a technical survey approval with respect to allowing the 36 underground parking units to be sold to any resident of the condominium apartment building rather than assigning them to a specific dwelling unit, which is consistent with the process followed for the condominium apartment building constructed during Phase 1.

Manager Building Services & Chief Building Official and Manager Facilities, June 24, 2016, Report No. 22/16
Re: Building - Five (5) Year Capital Projects Report

Administration recommends the following upgrades for 2016:

a) Golden Age Community Centre - Roof Repair $ 81,000
b) Lacasse Park Baseball Building - Double Door Replacement $ 5,000
c) Lacasse Park Washroom - Entrance Replacement $ 5,000
d) Lakewood Park Former Pro Shop – Exterior Work $ 10,000
e) OPP Station – Roof Repair, Mechanical Unit Replacement & Interior Work $ 142,000
f) St Mary's Park Equipment Building – Building Replacement $ 20,000
g) Cada Library - Exterior Work $ 4,000
TOTAL $ 267,000

Administration also recommends the following work in future years be planned for:

2017 - $321,000
Cada Library - Remove and replace mechanical units. $ 40,000
Tecumseh Town Hall - Remove and replace flooring. $ 52,000
Fire Hall Number 1 - Remove and replace roof system. $ 83,000
Lacasse Park Grandstand - Condition assessment engineering study to confirm structural condition
$ 10,000
Lacasse Water Services Building - Remove and replace roof system. $136,000

2018 - $72,000
Lacasse Public Works Garage - Remove and replace roof system, mechanical units, flooring, interior painting and exterior work. - $72,000

2019 - $64,000
Green Acres Park Community Centre - Remove and replace flooring. $28,500
St. Mary’s Park Washroom/Shelter - Remove and replace roof system, interior painting and exterior work. $5,100
Golden Age Community Centre - Remove and replace flooring. $16,000
McCord Storage Barn - Remove and replace roof system. $14,400

2020 - $305,000
Tecumseh Town Hall - Remove and replace roof system, mechanical units, interior painting and exterior work. Heating/cooling units. Interior finish (painting, wallpaper etc.). $305,000

Manager Planning, July 21, 2016, Report No. 23/16 Re: Tecumseh New Official Plan, Parks and Open Space Discussion Paper, July 2016.

The Parks and Open Space Discussion Paper includes the following key recommendations:

  • Parks and open space polices need to be incorporated into the new Official Plan that provide a common and consistent policy approach Town-wide while having regard to more specific design issues as enunciated in a number of Secondary Plans;
  • Updated parkland dedication policies to be consistent with current Provincial Policy Statement policies and Planning Act requirements;
  • Incorporate appropriate parks and multi-use pathway policies from the Town’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan related to:
    • Parkland Provisioning Standards;
    • Cash-in-Lieu of Parkland;
    • Parkland Acquisition;
    • Parks Design; and
    • Trail Design and Connectivity;
  • Identify the future location of proposed parks and trails consistent with the various Secondary Plans and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan to ensure the long-term objectives with respect to the location and size of parks are met as well as ensuring the protection of the various corridors for the ultimate development of an appropriate trail network over time;
  • Incorporate design criteria policies (in the Urban Design Guidelines section) for parks, recreation facilities and trails.

Director Public Works & Environmental Services, July 8, 2016 Report No. 15/16 Re: LAS Sewer and Waterline Warranty Coverage for Residential Homeowners.

Administration is recommending that the Local Authorities Service (LAS) Sewer and Water Line Warranty Program offered to homeowners by Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC), be endorsed and that program availability be communicated. (This program can be considered similar to insurance for your sewer and water connections.)

Manager, Water & Wastewater, July 21, 2016, Report No. 42/16 Source Protection Municipal Implementation Fund Amending Agreement No. 2 – Additional Flexibility of Activities and Timelines.

The Province has authorized additional funding to reimburse the municipality for more of its costs in carrying out Source Protection Plan activities.

For more information on these or other items please feel free to contact me at 226-773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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July 12th Meeting

This week Council begins at 5:30pm.

The first meeting is to give consideration to the Drainage Report prepared by Tim Oliver, P. Eng., of Dillon Consulting Ltd., for the repair and improvement of the Malden Road Drain West and to hear from any affected land owners. The packet can be found here.

The second meeting beginning at 6pm is to give consideration to the Drainage Report prepared by Halliday Pearson, P. Eng., and Don Joudrey, P. Eng., of Baird AE, Architecture & Engineering, for the repair and improvement of the East Townline Drain (Pike Creek Outlet) and to hear from any affected land owners. The packet can be found here.

The main meeting begins at 7pm.  The packet can be found here.

We begin with several delegations with respect to the Essex Region Greenway Trail and South Talbot Road. Earlier this year funding was secured to complete the trail link between the Rt Hon Herb Gray Parkway and the existing Chrysler Canada Greenway. The proposed location is adjacent to a drain to the rear of several properties fronting on South Talbot Road to ensure a consistent natural environment but will require the purchase of property to complete. The delegations have communicated their preference for a trail along South Talbot Road in advance.

Delegations will be:

  1. Celeste O'Neil Re: Essex Region Greenway Trail and South Talbot Road
  2. Melanie Gosselin for Marlene O'Neil, 1185604 Ontario Inc. Re: Essex Region Greenway Trail
  3. Ed Hooker, Solicitor and Richard Wyma, CEO and Kevin Money, Director Conservation Services, ERCA Re: Essex Region Greenway Trail

VIII. COMMUNICATIONS FOR INFORMATION
A. Carolyn Langley, Clerk, West Lincoln, Letter dated June 28, 2016 Re: Mandatory Municipal Consent for Future Renewable Energy Projects. West Lincoln has asked the province to require mandatory municipal approval for renewable energy projects so solar farms and wind turbines would not be installed where they are not wanted. Administration does not recommend supporting.
B. Mike Palecek, National President, CUPW. Letter dated June 6, 2016. Re: Federal government reviewing our public postal service - Have your say! The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is requesting that the Town resolve to participate in the forthcoming parliamentary review of Canada Post. Administration does not recommend supporting.

XI. REPORTS
Corporate Services & Clerk
A. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, June 6, 2016, Report No. 16/16 Re: Declaration of the Office for Councillor Ward 2 as Vacant and Methods to Fill the Vacancy. Council will decide whether to begin the process for a by-election or for an appointment to fill the Council vacancy resulting from the passing of Councillor Mike Rohrer.

B. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, June 30, 2016, Report No. 19/16 Re: Essex Region Greenway Trail Extension Land Acquisition from the Congregation of the Order Antonin Maronite. This is an agreement to purchase lands required for the Trail connection.

Fire Services
C. Director Fire Services & Fire Chief, July 5, 2016, Report No. 04/16 Re: Cyanide Antidote Deployment Agreement. This report recommends that Tecumseh participate in a Pre-Hospital Joint Operational Cyanide Antidote Deployment Agreement; and that an antidote for cyanide, present in burning insulation, furniture coverings, carpets and plastics, be purchased for an initial purchase cost of $810 with ongoing replacement of the Cyanide antidote approved and funded from the Fire Services Equipment Budget.

Planning & Building Services
D. Development Co-ordinator, July 1, 2016, Report No.17/16 Re: Sumatara - Estates of Lakewood Park Development, Placing of Services on Maintenance. With construction complete of the new residential roads (Hayes Avenue and Lakewood Crescent) south of Lakewood Park, Administration is recommending that the one year contractor maintenance period begin prior to acceptance of the roads by the Town.

E. Director Planning & Building Services, July 6, 2016, Report No. 18/16 Re: Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments Del Duca Industrial Park Ltd. Adminsitration is recommending that a public meeting be scheduled for Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., to consider a rezoning for a 21.6 hectare (53.4 acre) parcel of land situated at the north-east corner of the 8th
Concession/North Talbot Road intersection. Long-term, the lands are proposed to be “Hamlet Development” which would change to “Business Park”; and the rezoning would be from “Agricultural Zone (A)” to “Industrial Zone (M1)” to facilitate the development of the lands for an industrial subdivision/business park. The land is on North Talbot just west of Weston Park.


Public Works & Environmental Services
F. Manager, Engineering Services, July 6, 2016, Report No. 35/16 Re: Tecumseh Road Main Street CIP - Streetscape Plan and Design Revised Scope & Budget Update. Administration is recommending that $355,000 be committed to engineering design for the Tecumseh Road Main Street Streetscaping Plan and Design with funding to be provided as follows:

  1. Road Lifecycle Reserve $272,750
  2. Watermain Reserve Fund $6,250
  3. Wastewater Sewers Reserve Fund $55,100
  4. Storm Sewer Lifecycle Reserve $20,900

This would bring the total project budget to $19,713,004.

G. Director Public Works & Environmental Services, June 24, 2016, Report No. 36/16 Re: Speed Limit Reduction on South Talbot Road. Administration is recommending that the speed limit of South Talbot Road be reduced from 80km/h to 60km/h from Howard Avenut to Walker Road.

For any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at 226-773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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June 28th Council Meeting

Council begins this week at 6pm with a Public Meeting to give consideration to the Drainage Report prepared by Gerard Rood,
P. Eng. of Rood Engineering Inc. for the repair and improvement of the West Branch Delisle Drain and to hear from affected
land owners.

The full packet can be found here: http://town.tecumseh.on.ca/amserver/Public%20Council%20Meeting/2016-06/28-18-
00/Packet.pdf

Regular business begins at 7pm and the full packet can be found here: http://town.tecumseh.on.ca/amserver/Regular
%20Council%20Meeting/2016-06/28-19-00/Packet.pdf

We wil begin with a delegation from Tourism Windsor-Essex Pelee Island from Gordon Orr and Lynnette Bain who will speak to
the 2016/17 TWEPI Visitor Guide and various Tourism Windsor-Essex Initiatives.

Paul Morand will be present to be recognized as the 2016 Senior of the Year Award. Congratulations Paul!

Leslie Furlan, Corn Festival Committee Member, will be recognized for her contributions to the Tecumseh Corn Fest, having
received a Festivals and Events Ontario Certificate of Recognition for Significant Contribution. Congratulations Leslie!

The Tecumseh Heritage Advisory Committee will be recognized for having received the Ontario Historical Society’s B. Napier
Simpson Jr. Award Presentation in recognition for their work in protecting the Banwell Road Black Settlement.

Karen Howard, Rotary Club 1918 will speak regarding the application for noise and sign by-law exemptions for the Rotary Club Fish Fry

COMMUNICATIONS FOR INFORMATION
A. Ted McMeekin, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated June 10, 2016, Re: Letter of Sympathy. Minister
Ted McMeekin has sent to Tecumseh Town Council a letter of sympathy expressing sadness over the death of Councillor Mike
Rohrer.

B. County of Essex, Office of the Warden, June 7, 2016, Re: Resolution Climate Change Action Plan. Essex County Council
has sent a letter to the Premier expressing concern for efforts to restrict the use of Natural Gas and other inexpensive
means of home heating in favour of supply through electricity.

C. Dillon Consulting, June 6, 2016, Re: Redesignation of Engineer Collins Drain Dillon Project No. 14-9799 and
D. Dillon Consulting, June 6, 2016, Re: Redesignation of Engineer, East Townline Drain Enclosure, Dillon Project No. 15-
2408. Dillon Consulting has reassigned work related to these two drain projects to Mark Hernandez, P.Eng.

COMMUNICATIONS ACTION REQUIRED
E. Town of Oakville, Re: Request to Amend Provincial Policy on Autism IBI Therapy. The Town of Oakville has formally
requested the following from the Province of Ontario and Administration recommends support:

  1. Ensure families leaving the current IBI waitlist that the level of intervention their child needs will be provided through the transition and under the new delivery model;
  2. Ensure that all children are assessed equally for the level of intensive therapy they need regardless of age;
  3. Ensure oversight by professionals and parents based on ‘development progress’ criteria and milestones; and
  4. Consider a transitory Direct Funding Offering model to accompany the current Direct Service Offering Model.

F. County of Essex, Office of the Director of Council Services/Clerk, May 26, 2016, Re: Lyme Disease Resolution
2016-05-18 Lyme Disease Resolution. Essex County, the Town of Amherstburg, the Township of Augusta and the Township of
GIllies have supported a resolution by Niagara Region that calls for increased provincial funding for research aimed to
enhance the testing for Lyme disease, and that increased federal funding be supplied for both enhanced testing and
determining better treatment for long term outcomes of Lyme disease.

G. Essex Region Conservation Foundation, Re: Essex Region Conservation Foundation's 28th Annual Golf Tournament.
Administration is recommending that Council's ERCA representatives be funded to participate in this event up to a cost of
$175 per person.

H. Township of South-West Oxford, June 2, 2016, Re: the continued combination of the ROMA/OGRA Conference. The Rural
Ontario Municipalities Conference and the Ontario Good Roads Conference have historically been held together. A decision
has been made to sever this co-location. South-West Oxford has passed a resolution opposing this separation as it means
that it will be more expensive for local Councils to bring back the same information to their communities - two conference
attendances will be required rather than one.

ROMA OGRA Conference
I. Association of Ontario Municipalities, Ontario Municipal Social Services Association, Re: AMO/OMSSA Human Services
Symposium Registration Human Services Symposium Flyer and Registration Form. Administration is recommending that funding
be approved for members of Council to attend this workshop should they so choose on September 22nd in Vaughan.


REPORTS
Corporate Services & Clerk
A. Tina Savic, University of Windsor Master's Intern, June 20, 2016, Report No. 15/16, Re: Accessible Customer Service
Policy Review. This report proposes updates to the Accessible Customer Service Policy, namely:

  1. Training for all workers and volunteers
  2. New definitions for “Assistive Device” and “Regulated Health Professional”;
  3. Written confirmation for the need of a service animal now includes an array of regulated health professionals;
  4. Clarity that a support person is a person to accompany someone with a disability for the purposes of health or safety and in consultation with the person. If it’s determined a support person is required, the fee or fare (if applicable) for the support person must be waived;
  5. Ensuring feedback process is in an accessible format
  6. Public distribution of the policy

B. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, June 6, 2016, Report No. 16/16, Re: Declaration of the Office for Councillor Ward 2
as Vacant and Methods to Fill the Vacancy. It is recommended that Councillor Mike Rohrer's seat be declared vacant and
that Council determine the means of replacing him. The two options are to appoint a person to the seat - the second place
finisher in the election, however, isn't eligible - or hold a By-Election. The most recent example of a By-election was in
2013 in the City of Windsor for Ward 7. Costs are $1,500 and $15,000, respectively. The process for either finalizing an
appointment or holding a By-election would begin in or around September.

C. Director Corporate Services & Clerk, May 25, 2016, Report No. 17/16, Re: Health & Safety Policy No. 7 Annual Review.
This is Council's annual review of the Health and Safety Policy for the Town.

D. Director Financial Services & Treasurer, June 7, 2016, Report No. 11/16, Re: 2015 Development Charge Reserve Fund
Statement. This is Council's regular statement to the Province regarding the collection of Development Charges and state
of reserves.


Parks & Recreation Services
E. Manager Recreation Programs & Events, May 24, 2016, Report No. 18/16, Re: Rotary Club Fish Fry. The Rotary Club of
Windsor (1918) is proposing to host a Fish Fry at Lakewood Park on August 12th from 4pm to 8pm. They are requesting that
they receive a blanket exemption from the Sign By-law in order to place signage anywhere that does not impede sight lines
and they are seeking relief from the Noise By-law as they will be operating loudspeakers.

F. Manager Recreation Programs & Events, June 8, 2016, Report No. 19/16, Re: Tecumseh Terry Fox Run 2016. Administration
is recommending consideration of waiving park fees for the Tecumseh Terry Fox Committee for use of Green Acres Park and the
Optimist Community Centre.

G. Manager Recreation Programs & Events, June 10, 2016, Report No. 20/16, Re: Windsor Sports and Culture Club Park Rental
2016. The Windsor Sports and Culture Club is requesting relief from the Noise By-law in order to operate loud speakers or
sound amplifying equipment at McAuliffe Park on Saturday, August 27, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for live band
performances / entertainment during their annual community event celebration.

Planning & Building Services
H. Manager Planning, June 22, 2016, Report No. 11/16, Re: Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Bylaw Amendment, Lakeview
Montessori School, 116 St. Marks Road. Administration is recommending that Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:15pm be designated for the Public Meeting required as part of the rezoning process for Lakewood Montessori School. They are proposing to build a new gym/auditorium on property that is currently zoned for residential, which was formerly the St. Mark's Church Rectory.

I. Manager Planning, June 8, 2016, Report No. 12/16, Re: Zoning By-law Amendment, Condition of Consent for Surplus Dwelling Lot (B-11/16), Agricultural Surplus Dwelling – 7258 South Talbot Road, Charles and Carol McLean. Administration is recommending that a public meeting be scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., to prohibit the construction of a residential dwelling unit on a property recent severed, situated on the north side of South Talbot Road/10th Concession intersection (7258 South Talbot Road).

J. Director Planning & Building Services, June 13, 2016, Report No. 13/16, Re: Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan, Financial Incentive Program Grant Application, Planning Application and Permit Fee Grant Program and Development Charges Grant Program, 1300/1310 Lesperance Road (1614840 Ontario Ltd.). Administration is recommending approval of grants in the amount of $2,000 from the Planning Application and Permit Fee Grant Program, and $80,784.00 from the Development Charges Grant Program. This is a 6 unit apartment building being constructed at Lesperance and Lanoue that reflects an in-fill development and that adheres to the urban design guidelines set out in the Community Improvement Program.

K. Director Planning & Building Services, June 15, 2016, Report No. 14/16, Re: Part Lot Control Exemption, Block 88 on Registered Plan of Subdivision 12M-606 (West side of Lakewood Crescent), 670172 Ontario Inc. (Kolody Homes), Creation of Individual Lots for Townhouse Units. This application is to allow for separate ownership of each unit in a townhome development in the new Lakewood subdivision. At the time of construction it was unknown where the walls would be constructed.

L. Manager Planning, June 23, 2016, Report No. 15/16, Re: Town of Tecumseh New Official Plan Transportation Discussion Paper, June 2016. Administration is releasing the tenth of 12 discussion papers for Transportation matters in the future Tecumseh Official Plan. It is intended to align the recent Tecumseh Transportation Master Plan with the Official Plan which provides legal framework for planning decisions. It is envisioned that a broader, complete streets approach will be incorporated favouring more transit, cycling and walking options in a manner accessible to everyone and to rebalance our priority for motor vehicles throughout the Town. Traffic Calming is also discussed.

M. Manager Building Services & Chief Building Official, June 21, 2016, Report No. 16/16, Re: 2016 1st Quarter Permit Report
16-16. Building activity is down for the first quarter of the year, primarily owing to last year's construction of 250 Manning Road condominium complex. However many more permits have been issued this year than last year.

Public Works & Environmental Services
N. Drainage Superintendent, May 26, 2016, Report No. 33/16, Re: Request for Repair and Improvements to a Municipal Drain, Appointment of Drainage Engineer – Hurley Relief & Branch & Extension Drain. Administration is recommending that Gerald Rood, P.Eng. of Rood Engineering be appointed as the Drainage Engineer for this cleaning project.

O. Drainage Superintendent, May 30, 2016, Report No. 34/16, Re: Request for Repair and Improvements to a Municipal Drain, Appointment of Drainage Engineer – Eleventh Concession Drain. Administration is recommending that Gerald Rood, P.Eng. of Rood Engineering be appointed as the Drainage Engineer for this cleaning project.

P. Manager Roads & Fleet, June 10, 2016, Report No. 38/16, Re: 2016 Sidewalk Extension Program - Tender Award 38-16 PWES 2016 Sidewalk Extension Tender Award_062816. Piracenzi Construction is being recommended to construct the sidewalk program for this year at a tender cost of $38,860. The sidewalks to be constructed are:

  • South side of Riverside Drive 12439 Riverside to Lacasse Blvd. 105m
  • South side of Little River Boulevard Arrowhead Park to Lesperance Rd. 203m
  • South side of St. Denis Street Carling Park to Lacasse Blvd. 43m
  • East side of Lacasse Boulevard Along the Bonduelle Parking lot 45m
  • East side of Lesperance Road 2100 Lesperance toAbraham Cole Park 12m

If you have any questions on these or other matters please contact me at (226) 773-1910 or andrew@andrewdowie.ca

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Passing of Councillor Mike Rohrer

Town of Tecumseh Council and Administration are deeply saddened to advise of the sudden passing of Ward 2 Councillor Michael Rohrer early this morning. Michael was an outstanding member of the St. Clair Beach community in Tecumseh.  He was first elected to Town Council in 2014 and proudly represented his constituents with enthusiasm.  His presence at the Council table will be missed.  Michael was a successful businessman, and served on numerous boards including the Tecumseh BIA, Tecumseh Committee of Adjustment, the Assessment Review Board of Ontario and the CPP/OAS Review Tribunal. On behalf of Council, Administration and the residents of Tecumseh, we offer Michael’s wife Dee-Dee, children Hannah, Michael and Grace and family our deepest and most sincere condolences.

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