February 22nd Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council begins at 4:30pm with the Digital Strategy and Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Strategy Presentation.  The agenda can be found here.

  • Digital Strategy Presentation - Susan Chase, Project Manager and Senior Consultant; Andy Will, Senior Consultant, and Prasanna Gunasekera, Consultant; Perry Group Consulting Ltd.
  • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Strategy Presentation:  Gary Walker, Senior IT Consultant; Perry Consulting Group Ltd.
  • Validate all Service Recovery Times: The Town will review all services and validate recovery times.
  • Develop Tabletop Exercises: A schedule will be developed to initiate annual tabletop exercises.
  • Develop an IT Recovery Plan: Based on the business recovery time objectives, IT will implement a technical solution to provide redundancy in the event of a disruption in IT services.
  • Develop Recovery Playbooks: IT will start the process of creating recovery playbooks to be used in the event of a disruption.

At 5:30pm, Town Council will host a Public Council Meeting to hear public comment on a Zoning By-law Amendment application fo a 41.0 hectare (101.3 acre) parcel of land at 6067 Walker Road. The purpose of the application is to keep compliance with "surplus dwelling" policies enacted by the Province for farms:  rezone the 0.51 hectare (1.26 acre) non-farm related residential lot (6067 Walker Road), from “Agricultural Zone (A)” to a site specific “Agricultural Zone (A-34)” in order to establish a maximum lot area of 0.51 hectares (1.26 acres); and rezone the 40.4 hectare (99.8 acre) agricultural parcel from “Agricultural Zone (A)” to a site specific “Agricultural Zone (A-35)” in order to prohibit a residential dwelling from being constructed.  The agenda can be found here.

At 6:00pm, Town Council will host a Public Council Meeting to hear public comment on a Zoning By-law Amendment application for a 0.29 hectare (0.71 acre) parcel of land situated at 1401-1429 Lesperance Road. The request is to rezone from “Residential Zone 2 (R2)” and “Residential Zone 2 (R2-25)” to a site-specific “Residential Zone 3” in order to facilitate the construction of a residential development consisting of three, 2.5-storey, six-unit dwellings and establish site-specific lot, building and yard provisions. The R2 zone applies to the two lots containing existing single-unit dwellings while the R2-25 zone applies to the vacant central property that once was occupied by a commercial office building. The subject property is designated “Residential” in the Tecumseh Official Plan.  The agenda can be found here.
A7 7:00pm, Town Council will host regular business.  The agenda can be found here.

Reports
1. Chief Administrative Officer - People & Culture
a. CAO-2022-03 Tecumseh 100th Anniversary Celebration Update.  Administration provides an update with respect to event funding and the status of various funding applications.  To date, there has been less availability of grants than expected, but there has been a notable uptake of corporate sponsorships.  Thank you to the community for stepping up!
b. CAO-PC-2022-02 Non-Union and Council Economic Salary Adjustment 2022.  Administration recommends that for 2022, an annual economic adjustment for 2022 of 2.0% be approved, effective January 1, 2022, consistent with the unionized staff, for the Management and Non-union Administrative Staff.  Respective increases are proposed to be Mayor - 2.0%, Deputy Mayor - 0.5%, and Councillors - 1.0%.

2. Development Services
a. DS-2022-04 Zoning By-Law Amendment - Existing Garden Suite Temporary Use - Proposed Change to Permanent Additional Residential Unit (Stand Alone) - 7035 10th Concession - Scheduling of a Public Meeting.  Administration recommends the scheduling of a public meeting, on March 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., to receive comments regarding a proposed rezoning of a 9.6 hectare (23.7 acre) parcel of land situated on the west side of 10th Concession Road (7035 10th Concession Road), approximately 600 metres north of its intersection with County Road 8, in order to permit a stand-alone Additional Residential Unit on the property.  The unit is pre-existing and was first authorized in 2012.

b. DS-2022-05 Zoning By-Law Amendment - Proposed Additional Residential Unit - 13554 Riverside Drive - Scheduling of a Public Meeting.  Administration recommends the hosting of a Public Meeting to receive comments regarding a proposed rezoning for a 0.32 hectare (0.79 acre) parcel of land situated on the north side of Riverside Drive (13554 Riverside Drive), approximately 65 metres (213 feet) east if its intersection with Christy Lane, in order to permit an Additional Residential Unit (ARU) to occupy a portion of a proposed new single-unit dwelling, on March 22, 2022 at 5:45pm.

c. DS-2022-06 Zoning By-Law Amendment - Proposed Additional Residential Unit (Attached) - 292 Lesperance Road - Scheduling of a Public Meeting.  Administration is recommending the scheduling of a public meeting, on March 22, 2022 at 6:15 p.m., to receive comments regarding a proposed rezoning for a 719.8 square metre (7,748 square foot) parcel of land situated on the east side of Lesperance Road (292 Lesperance Road), immediately adjacent to the Lesperance Road/Little River intersection, in order to permit an attached Additional Residential Unit within the basement of the existing single-unit dwelling on the property.


Legislative & Clerk Services
a. LCS-2022-03 COVID-19 Economic Recovery - Temporary Outdoor Patio for 2022.  Administration recommends that By-Law No. 2022-007 being a by-law to adopt the Temporary Outdoor Patio Guidelines 2022 (Guidelines), and further that the Chief Building Official be authorized to inspect all temporary patios to ensure compliance with the Guidelines;
And furthermore that Council support extension of existing liquor licenses to December 31, 2022 for temporary patios for businesses in compliance with the Guidelines;
And further moreover that the extension of existing liquor licenses to temporary patios on Town property be subject to an Encroachment Agreement with the Town in form 
and content satisfactory to the Town’s Solicitor;
And further moreover that the Mayor and the Clerk be authorized to execute Encroachment Agreements with business owners requesting to encroach onto Town property for the purpose of establishing a Temporary Outdoor Patio. 

b. LCS-2022-04 Municipal Modernization Fund - Intake 3 Transfer Payment Agreement - Corporate Records and Information Management Service Review.  Administration recommends that By-law No. 2022-008 being a by-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute a Transfer Payment Agreement for Municipal Modernization Funding Intake 3
to fund a third party review of the Corporate Records and Information Services for the Town, be adopted.  The Province of Ontario has approved funding for the Review.

c. LCS-2022-05 Closure and Sale of Portions of Desro Drive.  Administration recommends that the Clerk be authorized to provide notice in accordance with the Town’s Sale
of Land By-law No. 2003-09 and Notice By-law No. 2003-06 of the intent to close as a highway that portion of Desro Drive described as Parts 1, 2, 20, 21 and 22 of Plan 12R19278 in the Town of Tecumseh, County of Essex (Subject Lands) and to declare the lands surplus to the needs of the Town and authorizing the Subject Lands to be sold to the abutting property owners, subject to the Town retaining an easement over Parts 1, 20 and 21;
And further that following notification, the Clerk be directed to a By-law for Council’s consideration to: authorize the closure of a portion of Desro Drive; declare the Subject
Lands to be surplus to the needs of the Town; and authorize the Subject Lands to be sold to the abutting property owners, subject to a reservation of an easement over 1, 20 and 21;
And furthermore that the cost incurred by the Town to close up and convey the Subject Lands be funded from the operating budget of Legislative Services & Clerks with costs to be recovered at the time of sale to abutting property owners. 

d. LCS-2022-06 Closure and Sale of a Portion of Brouillette Manor.  Administration recommends that the Clerk be authorized to provide notice in accordance with the Town’s Sale
of Land By-law No. 2003-09 and Notice By-law No. 2003-06 of the intent to close as a highway that portion of Brouillette Court described as Part 1 Plan 12R-28795 in the
Town of Tecumseh, County of Essex (Subject Lands) and to declare the Subject Lands surplus to the needs of the Town and authorizing the Subject Lands to be sold to 1230839 Ontario Ltd.;
And further that following notification, the Clerk be directed to prepare a By-law for Council’s consideration to: authorize the closure of a portion of Brouillette Court; declare
the Subject Lands to be surplus to the needs of the Town; and authorize the Subject Lands to be sold to 1230839 Ontario Ltd.;
And furthermore that the cost incurred by the Town to close up and convey the Subject Lands be assigned to 1230839 Ontario Ltd. 

e. LCS-2022-07 Request to Purchase Portion of County Road 46 Right-of-Way. Administration recommends that Town owned lands abutting the south side of 4795 County Road 46 be
retained, and further that the request to purchase the Town Land be declined. 

Public Works & Engineering Services
a. PWES-2022-09 Annual Reports for Year 2021 Town of Tecumseh Water Distribution System.  Administration recommends that the 2021 Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Annual Report and the Summary Report for the Town of Tecumseh Water Distribution System (260004969) for the Year 2021, as prepared in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, O.Reg. 170/03, Section 11 – Annual Reports and Schedule 22 - Summary Reports, be adopted, and that the Annual Report and the Summary Report be made available for public viewing through the Town of Tecumseh Website.  There were zero non-compliance events to report in 2021. 
b. PWES-2022-10 Regional Food and Organics and Biosolids Waste Management Project.  It is recommended that Council endorse the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA) Board resolution (Resolution 7-2022) that was adopted at its Wednesday January 12, 2022 meeting, as contained in the EWSWA Letter to the Town dated January 19, 2022;
And further that Council approve Tecumseh’s participation in the EWSWA led regional organics program; 
And furthermore that the Clerk provide notification to the County of Essex of Tecumseh’s intention to participate in the EWSWA led regional organics program no later than March 7, 2022. Tecumseh must provide collection of food and organic waste to single-family dwellings in an urban settlement area and to achieve a target rate of reduction of 50% by 2025.
c. PWES-2022-12 Tecumseh Water Distribution System MECP 2021 Inspection Report.  The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Inspection Report for the
Tecumseh Water Distribution System, dated February 1, 2022, be received.   The Town of Tecumseh received a Final Inspection Rating of 100% for compliance with the MECP’s Drinking Water System Regulation 170/03. The Town’s inspection risk rating is 0.00%

By-Laws
1. By-Law 2022-007.  Being a by-law to adopt Guidelines for Temporary Patio and Patio Expansions and delegate authority for inspection of Temporary Patio and Patio Expansions for 2022

2. By-Law 2022-008.  Being a by-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for funding under the Municipal Modernization Fund – Intake 3 - Corporate Records and Information Management Service Review

 

For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at (226) 773-1910 or [email protected]


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