This week, Town Council begins at 6pm to discuss Awards and Committee Appointments.
Administration recommends that the nomination of Jocelyn Adams for the 2019 Dr. Henri Breault Community Excellence Award (Dr. Breault Award) be accepted, and that Town Council determine a direction with respect to awards for the 2019 Donald “Donny” Massender Memorial Volunteer Award (Donny Massender Award) and 2020 Senior of the Year Award. The report can be found here.
Further, it is recommended that the applications of Betty Lee-Daigle, Manmander Matharu, and Jelena Ristic to the Cultural & Arts Advisory Committee, of Amanda Deshaies and Scott Robinson to the Heritage Advisory Committee, and of John Levesque to the Seniors Advisory Committee, be approved. In addition there are three applicants to the Committee of Adjustment for the vacant position. The report can be found here.
Regular business begins at 7pm. The full agenda can be found here.
1. Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment, Joseph Ouellete, Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Re: Flag of Remembrance and Plaque dedicated to Major Fred Tilston
2. Baron Championship Rings, Drina Baron-Zinyk, Vice President, Co-Owner, Richard Baron, Founder, and Kathy Baron Co-Founder Re: Toronto Raptors Rings. A sample of the rings produced can be found here.
Communications - For Information include:
1. County of Essex dated November 8, 2019 Re: Notice of Decision on Official Plan Amendment, 11870 Tecumseh Road. Essex County has approved the Valente condominium development located on the north side of the Tecumseh and Southfield intersection.
2. Town of Wasaga Beach, November 8, 2019 Re: Resolution from the Township of Springwater - Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Levy. The Towns of Springwater and Wasaga Beach are each asking for breakdowns of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority budgets and that the Province allow them to see the budget lines in order to deliver their responsibilities for financial stewardship.
3. Town of Essex, November 7, 2019 Re: More Choice, More Homes Act, 2019 - Bill 108 Proposed Regulations. Essex has backed the request of the Town of Tecumseh to have a three month consultation period regarding the regulations associated with Bill 108, the More Choices, More Homes Act.
4. Town of Lakeshore dated November 19, 2019. Lakeshore extends to the Town an invite to their Shoreline Management Plan Public Consultation Event to be held on Thursday, November 28th, 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the Atlas Tube Centre.
5. Township of Larder Lake dated November 12, 2019 Re: Main Street Revitalization Fund. Larder Lake is requesting an extension in which to expend the allocated funding of the Main Street Revitalization Fund to June 2020.
6. County of Essex dated November 22, 2019 Re: Notice of Design and Construction Public Open House. Essex County advises of a Public Meeting to be held regarding the proposed widening of County Road 42 from County Road 19 to the City of Windsor limits, consisting of a five-lane roadway with bike lanes, sidewalks, and/or multi-use trails. Multi-lane roundabouts are being introduced at County Road 19 (Manning Road) and the new intersection with County Road 43 (Banwell Road) and at the diversion and reconstruction of County Road 43 from Shields Avenue to south of County Road 42. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the County of Essex - West Pike Depot, 11965 County Road 42, Tecumseh ON.
1. Chief Administrative Officer
a. CAO-2019-11 Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Development. Administration recommends that Tecumseh join in with the County of Essex, other
Area Municipalities and the City of Windsor for the development of a regional Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. The Community Safety Plan is a new requirement under the Police Services Act (1990) (Act) and the Community Safety and Policing Act (2019) by January 1, 2021.
2. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2019-39, D19 SKY, Skyline Real Estate Holdings, Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment, Scheduling of Public Meeting. Administration is recommending the scheduling of a public meeting, to be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., in accordance with the Planning Act for applications submitted by Skyline
Real Estate Holdings for a 4.4 hectare (10.9 acre) parcel of land situated at the southeast corner of the Tecumseh Road/Southfield Drive intersection (11873 and 11917
Tecumseh Road). The request is to redesignate the property from “Commercial” and “Residential” to “Residential” with a new site-specific policy and rezoning the subject property from “General Commercial Zones (C3) and (C3-1)” and “Residential Zone 2 (R2)” to a sitespecific “Residential Zone (R3-16)” in order to:
i) recognize the two existing apartment buildings located on the northern portion of the property and permit accessory commercial uses within their first floors;
ii) permit the development of the southern portion of the lands for an additional two, four-storey apartment buildings totalling 150 units;
iii) establish a total overall lot density of 91 units per hectare for the entirety of the property; and
iv) establish site-specific lot, building and yard provisions.
For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at (226) 773-1910 or [email protected]
This week, Town Council begins at 6pm with a Special Meeting to discuss the newly completed Brighton Road Traffic Review. The full agenda can be found here.
• Remove the “stop sign paddles” at all intersections along Brighton Road
• Introduce pavement markings and signage along the pathway
• Introduce “crossrides” where the pathway crosses a stop-control side street
• Retain existing median islands Roundabout (with Tecumseh Road East)
• Introduce pedestrian crossovers (PXOs) on the west and north legs
• Introduce a “crossride” where the pathway crosses the south leg
• Introduce a painted yellow line between the truck apron and the drive aisle
All-Way Stop (with (Old) Tecumseh Road)
• Undertake minor signage changes and enhancements
Traffic Circles (with Aloha Drive and Southwind Crescent)
• Retain both traffic circles with the following enhancements:
• Introduce a “crossride” where the multi-use pathway crosses the east legs
• Raise the splitter island on the east legs only to be 75mm above the surface of the road (similar to the existing truck apron)
• Introduce additional traffic calming measures on Brighton Road between the VIA railway and the roundabout at Tecumseh Road East (Potential Option: 2 Sets of Speed Cushions)
Re: Remembrance Day video will be played in honour of our Veterans
- The Royal Canadian Legion, Col. Paul Poisson Branch 261 Re: Unveiling of Veteran's dedicated parking space.
- Christopher Hales, Chairperson, Police Services Board Re: 2020 Police Services Board Budget. An increase of $71,213 or 2.08% is being requested.
- Margaret Misek-Evans, Chief Administrative Officer, Tom Kitsos, Director Financial Services & Chief Financial Officer, and Zora Visekruna, Deputy Treasurer & Tax Collector Re: 2020 Business Plan and Budget
- Claire Sanders, Climate Change Specialist, and Summer Locknick, Research Assistant, Essex Region Conservation Authority Re: Windsor Essex Climate Change Collaborative Partnership
• approximately 480 new single detached, semi-detached, townhouse and apartment style dwelling units;
• new mixed-use (commercial and apartment style residential) buildings on approximately 2 hectares of land situated along the south side of Laurier Parkway;
• new neighbourhood commercial buildings on approximately 3.2 hectares of land located along of the south side of the 6th Concession Road;
• a new school on approximately 3 hectares of land;
• new parkland, trails, and storm water management facilities.
This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5pm with a meeting of the Policies and Priorities Committee. The agenda for the meeting can be found here.
Delegations will be received regarding the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Councillors' Records, and iCitizen - Resident Access to Tax Information via the Town's Website.
a. CS-2019-30 Customer Service Policy Administration is recommending adoption of the proposed Customer Service Policy. Calls are proposed to be responded to within 1 day, emails within 3 days, written correspondence within 5 days and social media postings within 1 day.
b. CS-2019-31 Public Complaints Policy. It is proposed to establish a policy of acknowledgement, assign, investigate, and Resolve/Decision. Town staff will
acknowledge a formal complaint within three (3) days and provide information on the next steps of the complaint process.
c. CS-2019-32 Health and Safety Policy No. 7 Annual Review. Administration recommends approval of the existing Occupational Health and Safety Policy for the next year.
d. CS-2019-33 Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Policy No. 68 Administration proposes to add to the scope of the policy as part of its 2019 review.
e. CS-2019-35 Fire Alarm By-Law. Through proposed amendments, it is proposed that Town Administration shall be responsible for registration of both fire and security alarms; Provide for the imposition of two (2) ‘At Fault False Alarms’ before being charged for each ‘At Fault False Alarm’ thereafter during a calendar year; Prescribe the fee for registration under the annual Fees and Charges By-law; and Prescribe the fee for attendance to each ‘At Fault False Alarm’ as the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) rate for responses to an emergency on a provincial highway, for improved recovery of cost.
f. CS-2019-36 Urban Hen Licensing Pilot Program. A two year pilot program allowing for 6 hens and a $25 licence fee is being proposed subject to a public meeting.
g. CS-2019-37 Alley Closing Policy. Administration proposes the formalizing of an alley closing policy in which the onus for securing the support of alley closures is left to the proponent.
h. CS-2019-38 Professional Appearance Policy. Administration proposes the establishment of guidelines that will govern the dress code of Town employees.
i. CS-2019-39 Employee Service Recognition. The “Application” for recognition of employees has been amended to include Members of Council, and to describe who is not included; the “Procedures” have been revised to reflect the current practice of providing specific gifts at key career milestones.
Beginning at 7pm, our regular business begins. The agenda can be found here.
Delegations include Celeste O'Neil and Judy Robson regarding Cannabis Production Facilities in Oldcastle, and Loretta Stoyka, Diane Mulcaster, and Janice Moroun Re: Windsor Essex Compassion Care
Communications for Information includes:
- Town of Lakeshore dated September 26, 2019 Re: Notice of the passing of a zoning by-law amendment. Lakeshore has passed a By-law for the former Tecumseh Golf property in which zoning has been changed to a mixed use environment with several variances from existing planning by-laws.
- Municipality of Grey Highlands dated October 2, 2019 Re: Conservation Authorities. Grey Highlands resolves to support continuation of the programs
and services of the three CAs, both mandatory and non-mandatory, and that no programs or services of conservation authorities be “wound down” at this time; and that the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks give clear direction as to what programs and services are considered mandatory and non-mandatory and how those programs will be funded in the future.
- Municipality of East Ferris dated October 10, 2019 Re: Child Care Services at Conferences. East Ferris resolves to request municipal conferences offer child care services to participants.
- Enbridge Gas Inc. dated October 10, 2019 Re: Notice of Application. Enbridge has filed an application with the Ontario Energy Board for approval to construct approximately 34 kilometres of natural gas pipeline and associated facilities in the Municipality of West Grey and the Township of Chatsworth, both in the County of Grey, and to introduce a new service for gas distributors effective December 1, 2019. This new service under Rate M17 is proposed to be a firm point-to-point transportation service for existing and new gas distributors in Ontario. Enbridge Gas Inc. is also proposing to modify and limit the applicability of the existing bundled delivery service under Rate M9 and the semi-unbundled storage and transportation service under Rate T3, to existing gas distributor customers.
- City of Windsor dated October 11, 2019 Re: Notice of Commencement and Public Information Centre - Wyandotte St. E. and Jarvis Avenue. The City of Windsor is hosting a public meeting surrounding the extension of Wyandotte Street East and Jarvis Avenue on Thursday, July 24.
1. Chief Administrative Officer
a. CAO-2019-08 20th Anniversary of Amalgamation Project. Administration recommends that a storyboard be created to recognize the 20th Anniversary of the January 1, 1999, amalgamation of the former Township of Sandwich South, Town of Tecumseh and Village of St. Clair Beach, which together now form The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh as it is today at a cost of $4,000.
2. Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2019-27 Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization Initiative. Administration is recommending that the Municipality authorize electronic gaming within the Town boundaries.
b. CS-2019-34 Liability and Insurance Cost Reforms. Administration is recommending that Town Council support recommendations from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario supporting reforms to Joint and Several Liability.
3. Financial Services
a. FS-2019-13 Budget Variance Report - August 31, 2019. The 2019 August Variance analysis projects a year-end surplus of $63,000 (Tax Supported
surplus $309,000 and Rate Supported deficit $246,000).
4. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2019-37 Elderberry Court Development Agreement, Assumption of Services. Administration recommends that the municipal services constructed for the Elderberry Court development be accepted as part of the municipal infrastructure network.
b. PBS-2019-38 CIP Grant Application 12000 Tecumseh, Villa Pia Investments. Administration recommends approval of a Community Improvement grant for the property located at 12000 Tecumseh Road (adjacent to Frank Brewery) for the Planning Design and Architectural Grant Program in the amount of $3,000; and the Planning Application and Permit Fee Grant Program in the amount of $1,075 in relation to the design and site plan application for the proposed construction of a new commercial building on the subject property.
For questions on these or other municipal matters please contact me at 226-773-1910 or [email protected]
This week, #Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5:30pm. We shall begin with a discussion surrounding the Ontario Provincial Police Billing Model. The presentation surrounding the model can be found here. Tecumseh's policing costs have been below the provincial average cost in recent years, being $348 per household in 2019. Sgt. Peter J. Marshall, Contract Analyst / Transition Coordinator, Municipal Policing Bureau, Ontario Provincial Police will be our delegation.
Our regular meeting begins at 7pm. The agenda for the meeting can be found here.
1. Paul Anthony, Director Parks and Recreation Services Re: Southwestern Ontario in Motion - Outstanding Community Partner Recognition
2. Jamie Dow, Supervisor of Transportation Services Community Support Centre of Essex County Re: Funding AgreementCommunications - For Information
1. Township of North Glengarry dated September 23, 2019 Re: Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline. North Glengarry requests that for Pupil Accommodation Reviews, that the economic impact of a school closure on a municipality be considered before a school is closed; that there be proven value to the student when considering a school closure, including greater access to amenities, services, and learning opportunities (i.e., after school work, coop programs etc.); that multiple options be allowed to be considered during the Pupil Accommodation Review Process; and that students being removed from their community be the absolute last resort, with all efforts being exhausted for school boards to share amenities and space before a child is transported out of their community.
2. Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus dated October 1, 2019 Re: Provincial Priorities and Current Initiatives. The Western Ontario Warden's Caucus provides its report supporting an improved inter-community bus system, sustainable funding to support asset management, eliminating the funding gap for the delivery of care, and the operational restrictiveness of the Long Term Care Homes Act for all public sector licensees together with a real solution to the unintended consequences of the Age-In-Place Strategy and flexibility to the staffing requirements outlined in Regulation 79/10, continue supporting and investing in the vision to empower communities to
access global opportunities through local, ultra-high speed connections, and support greater economic prosperity across Southwestern Ontario by investing in local and regional economic development strategies, providing infrastructure needed for business expansion and attraction, addressing labour market shortages, and
supporting land use planning policies that encourage responsible growth.
3. City of Hamilton dated September 30, 2019. Re: Consumer Packaging. Hamilton supports the Kitchener resolution to lobby the Federal Government, to review regulations related to consumer packaging on single-use wipes to remove the word flushable.
4. Douglas Ryan Drouillard, Past President of Tecumseh Area Historical Society dated September 30, 2019. Re: County of Meath, Ireland. Mr. Doug Drouillard recently visited Meath, Ireland and particularly, Oldcastle, and sends his regards for our continued twinning.
5. Ontario Good Roads Association dated October 3, 2019 Re: Nominations for Directors. The Ontario Good Roads Association reports that a vacancy exists for their Board of Directors representing the South West zone.
Communications - Action Required
1. Essex Region Conservation Authority dated September 18, 2019 Administration recommends that the following individuals’ appointment to the Essex Region Source Protection Committee be endorsed:
- Thom Hunt, City of Windsor, to be reappointed December 12, 2019; expiration of appointment December 12, 2024
- Antonietta Giofu, Town of Amherstburg, to be reappointed December 12, 2019; expiration of appointment December 12, 2024
- Kevin Girard, Town of Lakeshore, appointment date: February 21, 2019; expiration of appointment February 21, 2024
- Paul Drca, City of Windsor, appointment date: November 2, 2015; expiration of appointment November 2, 2020
- Nelson Santos, Union Water Supply System, appointment date: November 2, 2015; expiration of appointment November 2, 2020
1. Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2019-26 Dog Tag and Licensing Enforcement Program 2019. Administration reports that the Dog Tag and Licensing Enforcement Program continues to be successful, with compliance increasing from 1,050 tags in 2017 to 1,627 tags in 2019.
b. CS-2019-28 2019 Local Government Week. Administration recommends that the week of October 21 to 25, 2019, be proclaimed 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 of 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, and Social
Media pages (Facebook and Twitter), and furthermore that local elementary and secondary schools be invited to participate in the planned events.
c. CS-2019-29 Community Support Centre Services Agreement - Two Year Term Renewal Agreement 2020-2022. Administration recommends renewal of the agreement with the Community Support Centre of Essex County (CSC) to provide public transportation to persons with a disability and seniors in the Town. A By-law is recommended to execute the renewal of the agreement, and a $15,000 budget is recommended for 2020 and 2021 to provide Three Dollars ($3) per Tecumseh resident rider subsidy, up to a maximum annual contribution of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000).
2. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2019-35 Carmelita Court Development Agreement, Assumption of Services. With completion of all municipal requirements, Administration is recommending that a resolution assuming the services for the Arbour Grove (Carmelita Court) Residential Development Agreement be approved and passed, as of October 8, 2019
b. PBS-2019-36 Summary of Proposed Changes to Provincial Policy Statement. Administration has reviewed recent provincial legislation changes surrounding land use planning principles in Ontario and has provided a summary of the changes and recommendations to be forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
3. Financial Services
FS-2019-12 Amendment to the 2019-2023 Fire Equipment Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan. Administration recommends that High Water Rescue Equipment, including
a Fire rescue boat and personal protective equipment, in the amount of $16,000, be funded from the Fire Equipment Lifecycle Reserve, and that an increase to the annual allocation to the Fire Equipment Lifecycle Reserve of $2,000 should be considered during the Town’s 2020 Budget process.
Two notices of motion are to be presented:
1. Councilor Jobin - Motion - Future Planning Study - Hamlet Development Lands. Councillor Jobin wishes to propose advancing with a Secondary Plan for the Oldcastle area, and
2. Deputy Mayor Joe Bachetti - Dedicated Veteran Parking Spaces. Deputy Mayor Bachetti wishes to propose designating certain parking spaces in the municipal parking lot adjacent to the Legion for veterans.
For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at [email protected] or 226-773-1910.
This week at Tecumseh Town Council, we begin at 7pm following an In Camera meeting. The agenda can be found here.
and Administration communicate the exemption to the OPP. Concerns and/or complaints respecting the emission of sound, resulting from
the entertainment, are to be monitored.
#Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5pm with a Public Meeting for a redevelopment proposal of the former Victoria School.
Public comment will be received regarding the proposal to build residential condominium development on a parcel of land located at 12433 Dillon Drive. The application for the proposed Official Plan amendment is requesting a redesignation of the parcel of land from "Community Facility" to "Residential" to accommodate the proposed development.
The associated proposed Zoning By-law amendment is requesting to change the zoning from "Community Facility Zone" and "Residential Zone 1 (R1)" to a site specific "Residential Zone 3 (R3-16)". The proposed R3-16 zone would permit the proposed residential uses and establish various site specific zone provisions. In addition, the proposed rezoning would add a definition for the term "stacked townhouse dwelling unit" to the definitions section of Tecumseh Zoning By-law 1746.
The developer and several area residents will also be attending as delegations to the meeting.
The reports and comments submitted can be found here.
Beginning at 7pm, regular business begins. The agenda can be found here.
Conference, August 16 - 19, 2020 Ottawa, ON; FCM Annual Conference and Trade Show, June 4 - 7, 2020 Toronto, ON; Festivals and Events Ontario Conference, February 25 - 27, 2020 Richmond Hill, ON; Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiatives Annual Meeting and Conference
To be determined. Quebec City, QC; OGRA Annual Conference February 23 - 26, 2020 Toronto, ON; OSUM Conference and Trade Show, To be determined; ROMA Annual Conference, January 18 - 21, 2020 Toronto, ON.
- the authorization of staff to proceed with developing a community fundraising program made up of a citizen based fundraising committee with staff support;
- hiring of a contracted fundraising coordinator to oversee the building of the fundraising committee and program, so that upon final project funding approval the fundraising program can commence;
- A subcommittee of three (3) members comprised of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and one (1) member of Council be established to appoint a chair or co-chairs to lead the citizen based fundraising committee;
- That Town Council subcommittee and chair or co-chairs be authorized to appoint members of the fundraising committee following an open recruitment process;
- That all future associated cost for the community fundraising program will be incorporated into future operating budgets, commencing with the 2020 budget cycle;
- That a member of Council be appointed as a municipal representative to the fundraising committee.
This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 6:30pm with the Court of Revision. We are considering the assessment of drain cleaning charges to abutting properties. The reports regarding the Court of Revision meeting can be found here.
Regular business begins at 7pm. The agenda and reports can be found here.
- the Youth Advisory Committee and Senior Advisory Committee, speaking to Annual Accomplishments and Initiatives
- Majors McGuire Inc, Ron McGuire Re: Fire Facility Use Agreement
- Watson & Associates Economists Ltd., Gary Scandlan Re: Development Charges By-law (Note: This delegation will be heard at 8:00 pm.)
Communications - For Information includes:
a. Enwin Utilities Ltd. dated July 18, 2019 Re: Reintroduction of Fluoridation. Enwin formally advises the Town of LaSalle of the decisions by both Tecumseh and Windsor to reintroduce fluoride to the water supply.
b. Town of Lakeshore dated July 18, 2019 Re: Notice of the Passing of a Zoning By-Law Amendment. This notice concerns the proposed Holiday Inn Express and Suites located on the current Tecumseh Golf property on the north side of Amy Croft Drive near Manning Road.
c. James Sylvestre Development Ltd Letter dated July 19, 2019 Re: Development Charges Background Study dated June 13, 2019. James Sylvestre Development Ltd. supplies comments regarding the proposed Development Charges By-Law. The company identifies several concerns with the recommended approach of the municipality.
d. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing dated July 22, 2019 Re: Provincial Policy Statement Review - Draft Policy. Minister Steve Clark advises of a provincial review of the Provincial Policy Statement that governs decision-making relevant to planning and land development decisions in the Province of Ontario.
e. Town of Lakeshore dated July 25, 2019 Re: Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting. Melvin Orr Trucking is requesting the addition of a new barn located on their property. There will be a public meeting held on August 13th at 6pm, at the Lakeshore Town Hall.
Chief Administrative Officer
1. CAO-2019-05 Municipal Modernization Fund Allocation. Administration recommends that Council authorize Municipal Modernization Fund expenditures ($620,201) of up to $50,000 for the purchase, installation and annual support and maintenance fees (2019 and 2020) of eSCRIBE software and hardware required to implement Council meeting webcasting as per Report CS-2019-10. Administration is recommending allocating the remainder of the funds towards a variety of projects related to:
- Town Hall Expansion
- Online property tax inquiry service
- Cityworks Work Order Management
- Water Oasis Payment solution
- Online permit payment
- Organizational Review
- Corporate Dashboard Reporting
- Mobile Technology
- Speed Control Devices
- ConsignO Cloud Digital Signature Software
- Community LED signs
- Public Wi-Fi
- Citizen Satisfaction Survey
- Community Engagement
Corporate Services & Clerk
1. CS-2019-07 2020 December Holiday Schedule. Administration is recommending that the Tecumseh Town Hall Offices close for the 2020 December Holiday Season from Thursday, December 24, 2020, through to and including Friday, January 1, 2021.
2. CS-2019-12 Closed Meeting Investigator Appointment - 2020. Administration recommends that the Closed Meeting investigator Appointment change from Local Authority Services to the Ontario Ombudsman effective January 1, 2020 for a cost savings of $17,500, be reallocated to the Integrity Commissioner Reserve.
3. CS-2019-18 Call for 2019 Award Nominations. Administration recommends that paragraph 4.02 of the Awards Policy No. 2 be amended such that a Special Meeting of Council (or a Committee comprised of Members of Council) will be held on the fourth Tuesday of November each year, either before or after the Regular Meeting of Council, in order that the members may review the nominations and select the award recipient for each of the awards;
And further that nominations received for the Awards be considered at a Special Meeting of Council (or a Committee comprised of Members of Council) to be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 6:00 pm.
4. CS-2019-20 Advisory and Statutory Committees - Call for 2020 Applications. It is recommended that a Notice of Call be issued for Applications for the:
- Committee of Adjustment;
- Tecumseh Accessibility Advisory Committee;
- Cultural & Arts Advisory Committee;
- Heritage Committee;
- Senior Advisory Committee; and
- Youth Advisory Committee;
Fire & Emergency Services
1. FIRE-2019-07 Majors McGuire Confined Space Training Facility Rental. The Acting Fire Chief supplies a report regarding Major McGuire’s proposal to utilize the Town of Tecumseh Fire Department facilities for confined space rescue training at regular rental rates.
1. FS-2019-09 Water and Sanitary Billing. Administration recommends that performance of the Water and Sanitary billing and collection function for the Town continue to be provided by Essex Powerlines Corporation (EPC) for the 2019 and 2020 budget years; and that the Water and Sanitary billing and collection function be reviewed by Administration for the 2021 budget year.
2. FS-2019-10 Budget Variance Report - June 2019. Administration reports that the 2019 Quarter 2 Variance analysis projects a year-end surplus of $331,000 (Tax Supported surplus $183,000 and Rate Supported surplus $148,000).
Planning & Building Services
1. PBS-2019-27 Tecumseh Transit Service, January to June Statistical Review. Versus previous years, there are more users of the Tecumseh Transit service. It is believed that this is the result of an increase in student attendance at schools in Windsor.
2. PBS-2019-28 Six Month Permit Report. Construction value was reported at $12,725,965, which is down by $3,211,523 or 20 percent over last year. There have been 183 permits issued to date versus 253 for the same period last year.
3. PBS-2019-26 2019 Development Charges, Results of Public Meeting and Final Recommendation. Administration recommends that the 2019 Development Charges Background Study, dated June 13, 2019, as amended (if applicable), as prepared by Watson & Associates Economists Ltd, be received and approved.
4. PBS-2019-25 Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Briday Developments, Scheduling of a Public Meeting. It is recommended that the scheduling of a public meeting, to be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., in accordance with the Planning Act for applications submitted for the former Victoria School property. The proposal is to redesignate the property from “Community Facility” to “Residential”; and to rezone the subject property from “Community Facility Zone (CF)” and “Residential Zone 1 (R1)” to a site-specific “Residential Zone 3 (R3-16)”; to facilitate the development of the lands for a 63-unit residential condominium development consisting of five, two-storey townhouse dwellings totalling 23 units and two, three-storey stacked townhouse dwellings totalling 40 units.
5. PBS-2019-29 CIP Grant Funding Request, 12222 Tecumseh Road, Parking Lot Improvements. Administration recommends that the Grant Application for 12222 Tecumseh Road (Roll No. 374406000001800), be deemed eligible and approved for the Tecumseh Road Mainstreet Parking Area Improvement Grant Program for a total amount of $10,000 toward the parking lot improvements being proposed, in accordance with PBS-2019-29.
For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at 226-773-1910 or [email protected]
This week, Town Council begins at 6:30pm with a meeting to discuss the Wellwood Drain. The agenda can be found here.
Administration presents and recommends receipt of a report concerning the completion of a Drainage Study for the cleaning of the Wellwood Drain, prepared by R.C. Spencer and Associates. The next step would be the hosting of a Court of Revision Meeting on August 13, 2019, wherein property owners will have opportunity to dispute assessed charges.
Beginning at 7pm, regular business begins. The agenda can be found here
- The 2018 base pay remuneration for Elected Officials at Tecumseh is the same or higher relative to the comparator group identified.
- Base pay for the Deputy Mayor and Councillor positions is higher than the 65th percentile of the comparator group (22% and 13% respectively).
- The 65th percentile target (P65) is a reasonable pay target for base pay having regard to local area practice and the comparator group.
- Other elements of compensation are generally competitive, including health and life benefit coverage, technology, travel and professional development.
- That base pay for the Elected Official positions be adjusted to offset the removal of the 1/3 tax free treatment, effective January 1, 2019, and
that the adjustment be removed in the event that the CRA provision is repealed.
- That Council continue the practice of adjusting base pay for the Elected Official positions annually by using the % adjustment provided for the
Management/Non-union Salary Grid; however, Council may wish to consider a varied economic adjustment for the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and/or Councillor position in 2019 and future years to normalize the base pay for the three positions and become more aligned with comparator practice and the 65th percentile (i.e.,100% of the economic adjustment for the Mayor, 50% for Councillor and 25% for Deputy Mayor)
- That an external review be conducted once every four years using a Community Advisory Committee, a Consultant and comparator data; the next
review being during the next term of Council (2022-2026)
- That Council consider revising the comparator group when the comparators for the Management/Non-union compensation change.
- That Council consider providing more itemization of the remuneration and benefits in the Annual Statement of Council Remuneration.
Commercial Zone (C3)” to a new site-specific “General Commercial Zone (C3-15)” at 11870 Tecumseh Road, in order to facilitate the development of the lands for a six-storey apartment building consisting of 97 residential dwelling units.
to the federal government for newly available funding under the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF) for the following projects:
(i) Scully & St. Mark’s Storm Pump Station Improvements
(ii) P.J. Cecile Storm Pump Station Improvements
funding under the Rail Safety Improvement Program – Infrastructure, Technology and Research Funding (RSIP-ITR) for the VIA Rail Crossing at Lesperance Road (Chatham Mile 99.31).
That the sole tender from Shepley Road Maintenance Ltd. in the amount of $218,500 plus non-rebatable HST, for the 2019 Tar and Chip Tender, be approved with costs over $200,000 drawn from the Roads Lifecycle Reserve.
This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 5:30pm. There will be a public meeting to discuss an application for Condominium Approval for a five-storey, 64-unit condominium dwelling on a 1.3 hectare (3.2 acre) property located on the north side of Tecumseh Road (14328-14346 Tecumseh Road), approximately 45 metres east of its intersection with Brighton Road. The report can be found here.
Beginning at 6pm there will be a public meeting to discuss the level of Development Charges to be levied on new land developments. The agenda and reports can be found here.
Regular business begins at 7pm. The agenda can be found here.
• Expand the existing West St. Louis Pump Station;
• Decommission the St. Mark’s Pump Station and replace the existing Scully Pump Station with an upgraded facility for the consolidated Scully/St. Mark’s
• Replace the existing PJ Cecile Pump Station with an upgraded facility; and
• New storm pump station along Southwind Crescent.
• Construct a surface storage facility within the “Tecumseh Soccer Fields” adjacent to École Secondaire L'Essor;
• Construct a surface storage facility within Buster Reaume Park; and
• Construct an underground/surface storage facility within Tecumseh Centre Park.
Governance, Demonstrate the Town’s leadership role in the community by promoting good governance and community engagement, by bringing together
organizations serving the Town and the region to pursue common goals.
2019, to permit musical entertainment from 7:30 pm until 11:30 pm for their Black Tie Tailgate Fundraising event at Beach Grove Golf and Country Club, located at 14134 Riverside Drive; And that the area residents and OPP be informed of this exemption from the Noise By-law; And further that concerns and/or complaints respecting the emission of sound, resulting from the entertainment, are to be monitored.
Public engagement September 12-30, 2019
Table proposed business plan and budget November 12, 2019
Council deliberations November 19, 2019
Council consideration and adoption December 10, 2019
This week, Town Council will meet on two nights, Monday and Tuesday.
Monday will begin with a meeting regarding the proposed Tecumseh Sportsplex at 6pm. The agenda can be found here.
Delegations include Craig Goodman, Principal and Sebastian Spataro, Senior Associate CS&P Architects Inc.,and Jo-Anne Neilson of the Tecumseh Pickleball Association.
The original Multi-Use Sportsplex Feasibility Study and Business Plan can be found here. Without grant support, the project was expected to be $12.5 million and with grant support, the project cost was expected to be $3.6 million. The total cost was expected to be $22 million
On May 23rd, 2017, the cost estimate was changed to $24.75 million. It was expected that the capital contribution from Town taxes would range from $6.6 million with 2/3rds grant funding to $19.8 million (if no grant funding was secured). The report can be found on page 102 here.
In January 2019, Council received a rendering of a proposed design concept. Being received tonight is a costing of that concept. It is $60.4 million. Additional options featuring facility deletions are $54.05 million (reduction in architectural features), $49.65 million (reduction in program space) and $42.65 million (eliminations of the gymnasium and renovations to the existing arena)
This translates to a 1.87% tax increase to pay for the most recent concept, and 1.43%, 1.13% and 0.66% respectively for the additional options.
On Tuesday, Town Council begins at 4:30pm with a Public Council Meeting regarding the Storm Water Drainage Master Plan. The agenda can be found here. The presentation can be found here. Recommended projects are:
Pump Station Improvements
• Upgrade and replace the existing Lesperance Road pump station with a new pump station and outlet;
• Expand the West St. Louis pump station;
• Upgrade and replace the St. Mark’s and Scully pump stations with a new consolidated pump station at the existing Scully pump station site;
• Upgrade and replace the existing PJ Ceceile pump station with a new pump station and outlet;
• Construct a new storm pump station on Southwind Crescent.
• Incorporate surface storage within the “Tecumseh Soccer Fields” owned by École Secondaire L'Essor;
• Incorporate surface storage within Buster Reaume Park; and
• Incorporate underground/surface storage behind the Tecumseh Town Hall property
New or upgraded trunk sewers identified for various areas. Total cost of implementation is $106 million.
The Court of Revision meets at 5:30pm to consider appeals to the assessment of drainage costs from benefitting property owners. The agenda can be found here.
At 6pm there will be a public meeting to consider feedback regarding the proposal of a 97-unit apartment building at 11870 Tecumseh Road. The agenda can be found here. The property is currently zoned as General Commercial which includes apartment buildings as compatible developments, but which requires approval of a site-specific designation called “General Commercial Zone (C3-15)”. The meeting agenda can be found here.
At 7pm, Regular Business begins. The full agenda can be found here.
Tecumseh to cast its shareholder’s votes at Essex Power Corporation’s 2019 Shareholders’ Annual Meeting.
until 11:30 pm and Sunday, July 21, 2019 until 11:00 pm, to permit musical entertainment for their Parish Festival at the church grounds located at 5700 Outer Drive.
2. Shawn Avenue – entire length
3. Jelso Place – entire length
4. Hebert Street – Intersection Road to Westlake Drive
5. Malden Road – South Talbot Road to County Road 8
6. Malden Road – various repair areas