December 8th Meeting

This week, Town Council begins at 5pm with a meeting of the Policies and Priorities Meeting.  The agenda can be found here.

1. CS-2020-37 Management and Non-Union Administrative Support Staff and Council Economic Salary Adjustment for 2021.  Administration recommends adoption of the “Management and Non-Union Administrative Support Staff and Council Economic Salary Adjustment for 2021,” which will result in a deferral of any salary changes as a result of the economic situation.

2. CS-2020-42 Joint Health and Safety Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.  Administration recommends that the “Joint Health and Safety Advisory Committee Terms of Reference" updates be received and approved.

3. PRS-2020-20 Commemorative Tree Program Policy.  Administration recommends that the existing Tree Replacement, Donation and Memorial Policy 33/09 be rescinded and that the Commemorative Tree Program Policy be approved.  The principal difference between the policies is that sponsorship of the tree will end once the tree has reached end of life.

4. PWES-2020-20 Tree Maintenance and Removal Policy.  Administration recommends that the Tree Trimming Policy No. 40/2002 be rescinded and that the Tree Maintenance and Removal Policy be adopted.  The policy addresses tree maintenance, removal and replacement and considers legislation in place to protect the tree canopy within the Town of Tecumseh.

 

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

Delegations include:

1. Christopher Hales, Chair, Tecumseh Police Services Board, Inspector Glenn Miller, Essex County OPP speaking to the 2021 Police and Police Services Board Budget.  Police will require a 0.96% increase to its budget.

2. Tom Kitsos, Director Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer, and Marg Misek-Evans, Chief Administrative Officer.  Re: 2021 Draft Budget and Business Plan.  Administration is proposing a 3.05% tax rate increase at the municipal level and total 1.8% increase when Essex County and Education levies are included.  New spending is principally geared towards increased capital expenditures and offsetting reduced revenues.

Communications - For Information
1. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated November 23, 2020 Re: Unauthorized Car Rallies.  Huron-Kinloss Council supports Northumberland County and Town of Wasaga Beach in asking that the Provincial government develop tougher laws with larger financial penalties when dealing with unauthorized car rallies and participants.

2. Township of Larder Lake dated November 24, 2020 Re: Funding Support and Training Resources under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in order to confirm to WCAG 2.0 Level AA by January 1, 2021.  Larder Lake supports the City of Belleville's resolution requesting that the Province of Ontario consider providing funding support and training resources to municipalities in order to comply with the standards of 0. Reg 191/11 under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

3. Municipality of Grey Highlands dated November 18, 2020 Re: Bill 229 and the Conservation Authorities. Grey Highlands requests that the Province remove Schedule 6 from Bill 229, and that the Province of Ontario delay enactment of clauses affecting municipal concerns; and that the Province of Ontario provide a longer transition period up to December 2022 for non-mandatory programs to enable coordination of conservation authority-municipal budget processes. 

4. Town of Mono dated November 25, 2020 Re: Bill 229 and the Conservation Authorities.  Mono requests that the Province remove Schedule 6 from Bill 229.

5. Township of Essa dated November 19, 2020 Re: Bill 229 and the Conservation Authorities.  Essa requests that the Province repeal Schedule 6 of the Budget Measures Act (Bill 229) and continue to work with conservation authorities to find workable solutions to reduce red tape and create conditions for growth.

6. Town of Shelburne dated November 25, 2020 Re: Bill 229 and the Conservation Authorities.  Shelburne requests that the Province repeal Schedule 6 of the Budget Measures Act (Bill 229) and continue to work with conservation authorities to find workable solutions to reduce red tape and create conditions for growth.

7. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated November 23, 2020 Re: Bill 124 Amendments.  Huron-Kinloss Council supports the Township of Lake of Bays in asking the Provincial government to consider an amendment to Bill 124 to make it a requirement that the building contractor name be disclosed and that the contractor must provide proof of insurance, thus providing greater accountability and responsibility and ensuring that municipalities will not bear the burden alone 

8. Township of Huron-Kinsloss dated November 23, 2020 Re: Cannabis Production and Land Use Regulation.  Huron-Kinloss Council supports Northumberland County, the Township of Blandford-Blenheim, Municipality of Tweed and Township of Asphodel-Norwood in their request that a governing body be established to regulate cannabis production and to take a unified approach to land use planning and restrictions AND in also requesting to amend the legislation under which these facilities operate to ensure the safety and rights of the local communities in which they are situated are respected.

9. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated November 23, 2020 Re: Modify Regulations Governing the Establishment of Cannabis Retail Stores.  Huron-Kinloss Council supports the City of Clarence-Rockland in requesting the Ministry modify the regulations governing the establishment of cannabis retail stores and to instruct the Alcohol and Gaming Commission to evaluation criteria, and provide added weight to the comments of a municipality concerning matters in the public interest when considering the application of new stores. 

10. Township of Amaranth dated November 23, 2020 Re: Governing Body of Cannabis.  Amarnath supports the resolution adopted by Northumberland County for a governing body be created to regulate cannabis production and that the governing body take a unified approach be taken to land use planning restrictions; and that the governing body enforce the regulations under the Cannabis Act on behalf of the licensing agency and ensures local authorities are in fact provided with notification of any license issuances, amendment, suspensions, reinstatement, and revocation within their region; and that the governing body communicated more readily with local governments; and that the governing body provides local government with more support.

11. Town of Essex dated November 23, 2020 Re: Opposition to Amalgamation.  Essex advises that it opposes being part of any further municipal amalgamations.

12. Township of Amaranth dated November 23, 2020 Re: Municipal Elections Act.  Amaranth supports the resolution of Northumberland County regarding requesting a review of the Municipal Elections Act with a view to making amendments that allow for reporting of election fraud and ensuring that legislation can be enforced.

13. Region of Peel dated November 26, 2020 Re: Property Tax Exemptions for Veteran Clubs.  Peel supports amendments to the Assessment Act to apply the existing property tax exemption for Ontario branches of the Royal Canadian Legion, for 2019 and subsequent tax years, to Ontario units of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada.

14. Township of Amaranth dated November 23, 2020 Re: Aggregate Resource Property Valuation.  Amaranth does not consider the revised criteria for assessment of aggregate resource properties as a fair method of valuation for these properties; and believes there is a need to review the current assessment scheme for aggregate resource properties to address the inequity of property values; and calls upon the Province to work with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation to address the assessment issue so that aggregate resource properties are assessed for their industrial value.

15. City of Windsor dated December 2, 2020 Re: Notice of Completion, Sewer and Coastal Flood Protection Master Plan.  Windsor advises of the completion of the Sewer and Coastal Flood Protection Master Plan, and is requesting comments until January 25th.

16. Township of Puslinch dated December 3, 2020 Re: Proposed Changes to the Conservation Authorities Act.  Puslinch requests the Province to withdraw Schedule 6 from Bill 229 until a more thorough analysis of the appropriate solutions can take place, with more clarity on what problems were identified through the consultation process. The Township of Puslinch also encourage the Province to engage with municipalities and Conservation Authorities as the Province works on regulations that will eventually define the various Conservation Authorities Act clauses. 

17. Township of Horwick dated December 3, 2020 Re: Tile Drainage Installation Act.  Howick requests that the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs amend the Tile Drainage Installation Act and/or the regulations under the Act that would require that tile drainage contractors file farm tile drainage installation plans with the local municipality.

Reports
1. Corporate Services & Clerk
a. CS-2020-38 Inclusive Communities Fund.  Administration is recommending that it be authorized to make application to the Inclusive Community Grant to install barrier free entrances to the Golden Age Club and the southwest entrance to the Tecumseh Town Hall for a total value of $60,000 plus HST in eligible project costs, and further that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to enter into a funding agreement with the Province of Ontario, subject to successful project award.
b. CS-2020-41 Closure and Sale of Portion of Desro Drive.  Administration recommends the closure and sale of remnant land from a previous cul-de-sac on Desro Drive to the owner of 13375 Desro Drive.

2. Parks & Recreation Services
a. PRS-2020-27 Tecumseh Multi Use SportsPlex Updated Costing.  Administration presents three options for consideration regarding the proposed Multi-Use Sportsplex:

  1. Maintain the Multi-use SportsPlex project proposal in a state of readinessin anticipation of another grant opportunity from senior levels of government, with updatedcostingestimated at$67M;
  2. Undertake a design and cost analysis of a phased approach to the total project proposal, such that components would be built over time;with an estimated cost of $29.2M for the first phase.
  3. Undertake a design and cost analysis of a reduced project proposal;estimated cost is $25.3M.

b. PRS-2020-26 Pathway to Potential Funding Agreement 2020.  Administration recommends that the Mayor and the Clerk be authorized to execute a Service Agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and the Corporation of the City of Windsor, relating to the Pathway to Potential Program for the 2020 budget year, at no cost to the Town.  These funds assist low-income families with access to recreation programs.

c. PRS-2020-29 2021 - 2025 Buildings Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan.  Administration recommends the following investments in buildings for the coming year:

  • Cada Library Architectural Services $60,000
  • Town Hall HVAC Replacement$65,000
  • Carling Pavilion Replacement $60,000
  • Water Yard Entry Gate $45,000
  • Oasis Concrete Pad Replacement $50,000
  • Town Hall Roof Repair-$25,000
  • OPP Building Management System Upgrade-$30,000
  • Public Works South Building Upgrades-$20,000
  • Fire Hall #2 Building Upgrades-$10,000
  • Annual General Building Repairs not to exceed allocation-$10,000

d. PRS-2020-21 2021-2025 Parks Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan.  Administration recommends the following park development, reforestation and trail development projects for 2021 in the amount of $950,000 be approved:

  • Parks Recreation & Trails Master Plan Update$45,000
  • Lakewood North - historical storyboard $10,000
  • McAuliffe Park -washroom renovation $15,000
  • Optimist Park -playset replacement $100,000
  • Buster Reaume Park -playset replacement $50,000
  • Dorset Park -playset replacement $35,000
  • Dresden Park-playset replacement $35,000
  • Lacasse Park -grandstand replacement $60,000
  • Community LED message display $130,000
  • Park Sign Replacement $15,000
  • Sports Field Top Dressing Overseeding $15,000
  • Install Manufactured Wood Chips at Playsets $15,000
  • Annual Project Allocations TBD $45,000
  • St Mary’s Park -tennis court refurbishing $25,000
  • Rocheleau Park -playset replacement $50,000
  • Chippewa Park -new cement pad & upgrades $30,000
  • Lacasse Park -Pickleball Complex $600,000
  • Baseball infield clay refurbishing $10,000
  • Town Hall - irrigation system $15,000
  • Tree Planting $30,000
  • Weston Park - gravel trail installation $15,000
  • Reforestation Tree Planting $30,000
  • Tree Inventory $40,000
  • Reforestation Lifecycle Reserve $70,000
  • Weston Park - gravel trail installation $15,000

3. Planning & Building Services
a. PBS-2020-37 CIP Grants Re-assignment Agreement, Gateway Tower, 11870 Tecumseh Road.  Administration recommends a by-law authorizing the execution of an Acknowledgement Agreement related to the re-assignment of the Development Charges Grant Program and the Building and Property Improvement Grant Program awarded to 11870 Tecumseh Road Gateway Tower Inc. (Valente Development) under the Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Financial Incentive Program to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

4. Public Works & Environmental Services
a. PWES-2020-33 2021 Public Works and Environmental Services Capital Works Plan.  Administration recommends the following expenditures in 2021:

Sidewalk Projects

1.Sidewalk Repair Program - Various Locations -$ 69,000

New Infrastructure

  1. Riverside Drive Trail $ 1,201,800
  2. CR42: CR19 to CR43 (Sidewalks and Bike Lanes) $90,000
  3. Lesperance Road Trail (CR22 to CR42)-$ 137,500
  4. Malden Road Pathway Extension-$ 25,000
  5. CWATS Study - Pike Creek/Tecumseh Road $6,000
Road Projects
  1. Road Paving - Tar & Chip $ 100,000
  2. Road Paving - Asphalting $ 1,100,000
  3. Road Paving - Crack Sealing $ 100,000
  4. TTMP Bicycle Sharrows $ 15,000
  5. CR42/43 Construction $22,450
  6. Tecumseh Hamlet SPA EA FSR $ 98,000
  7. Tecumseh Signage Project $ 16,000
  8. Lesperance/VIA Rail Improvements $ 1,434,300$
  9. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $1,422,640
  10. Manning Road/ETLD Drain Relocation - Phase 2 $ 842,400
  11. Manning Road Reconstruction - Phase 3 $325,500
  12. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $94,000
  13. Brighton Road Traffic Improvements-$ 30,000
  14. Various Watermain Replacement Projects 2021-$ 23,100
  15. Scully & St. Mark's Storm PS/Riverside Drive $127,600
  16. Cty Rd 46/Webster/Laval Sanitary Sewer Extension $120,750
  17. Del Duca Drive Sanitary Sewer $112,450
  18. Lanoue Street Improvements $488,300
  19. Tecumseh Road Sanitary Sewer $404,500
  20. Tecumseh Road Path - Arlington to DM Eagle $100,000
  21. Traffic Signal Controller Update 150,000
  22. Expansion/Improvements PW Yard (North) $ 60,000
  23. CP/Lesperance Crossing Improvements-$ 30,000
  24. Traffic Calming Guideline Study $20,000
  25. Annual Project Contingency -$ 250,000
  26. PJ Cecile Storm Pump Station-$ 14,000

Bridge Projects

  1. Bridge #1005 - Pike Creek Drain at Baseline Road -$ 250,000
  2. Culvert #42 - Snake Lane Road-$ 62,300
  3. Culvert #53 - Snake Lane Road-$ 65,100
  4. Culvert #54 - Snake Lane Road-$ 65,100

Water Projects

  1. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $50,250
  2. Manning Road/ETLD Drain Relocation - Phase 2 $ 1,069,300$
  3. Fire Hydrant Reflectors $ 15,000
  4. Banwell Watermain - Intersection to South of CPR-$ 130,900
  5. Various Watermain Replacement Projects 2021-$ 1,085,000
  6. Hwy3-CR34 Water Valve Replacement-$ 456,300
  7. Hwy#3/County Road 11 Watermain Replacement $ 1,826,300$
  8. Watermain Anode Program - Inspection/Replacement-$ 200,000
  9. Tecumseh Hamlet SPA EA FSR - $ 98,000$
  10. Cty Rd 46/Webster Laval Sanitary Sewer Extension - $80,400
  11. Del Duca Drive Sanitary Sewer $5,550
  12. CR42/43 Construction $758,600
  13. 2020 Water and Wastewater Rates Study $10,000

Wastewater Projects

  1. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design $63,500
  2. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension $186,800
  3. Manhole Restoration Program -$ 125,000
  4. Tecumseh Hamlet SPA EA FSR -$ 113,000
  5. Cty Rd 46/Webster/Laval Sanitary Sewer Extension -$166,700
  6. Scully & St. Mark's Storm PS/Riverside Drive 98,550
  7. Del Duca Drive Sanitary Sewer - $188,500
  8. CR42/43 Construction 74,900
  9. Tecumseh Road Sanitary Sewer - $1,839,000
  10. Sanitary Sewer Model Update -$ 315,000
  11. 2020 Water and Wastewater Rates Study $10,000

Wastewater Facility Projects

  1. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary PS Improvements - $30,000
  2. Lakewood Sanitary PS Improvements - $32,500
  3. St. Alphonse Sanitary PS Improvements -$ 31,500

Stormwater Projects

  1. Tecumseh Road CIP - Streetscape Plan & Final Design- $68,310
  2. Manning Road/ETLD Drain Relocation - Phase 2 - $71,000
  3. Manning Road Reconstruction - Phase $32,500
  4. Riverside Drive Trail (Lesperance-Manning)-$ 37,500
  5. Lesperance/VIA Rail Improvements-$ 162,500
  6. Sylvestre Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension - $4,200
  7. Brighton Road Storm PS Repairs-$ 75,000
  8. Manhole Restoration Program -$ 125,000$
  9. Oldcastle Storm Drainage Master Plan -$ 490,000
  10. Tecumseh Hamlet SPA EA FSR -$ 496,000
  11. Cty Rd 46/Webster/Laval Sanitary Sewer Extension $77,400
  12. Scully & St. Marks Storm PS/Riverside Drive $1,071,100
  13. MRSPA Pond Design and Construction 2,780,000$
  14. Del Duca Drive Sanitary Sewer $165,850
  15. Lanoue Street Improvements -$0
  16. Shoreline Management Plan - $350,000
  17. Stormwater Rate Study $45,000
  18. Turkey Creek Watershed Assessment - Phase 1-$ 60,000
  19. PJ Cecile Pump Station-$ 486,000

Municipal Drains

1.Manning Road/ETLD Drain Relocation - Phase 2 -$ 3,592,400

b. PWES-2020-36 Water and Wastewater Rates for 2021.  Administration recommends that By-law No. 2020-85,being a by-law to adopt the water and wastewater rates for 2021, based on the recommendations of the 2015 Town of Tecumseh Water and Wastewater Rate Study, and the Mediation Agreement and discussions with the Windsor Utilities Commission, be adopted.

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


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