February 8th Meeting

This week, Tecumseh Town Council will begin at 5pm with a meeting to discuss the Oldcastle Stormwater Master Plan.  The agenda can be found here

Delegations include Alain Michaud P.Eng., and Liz Michaud P. Eng., Landmark Engineers Inc.  Approximately $32 million in investment would be required to alleviate the stormwater ponding issues.

At 6:15pm, Town Council will host a meeting regarding the Antaya Drain.  The agenda can be found here:

Delegations include Mark Hernandez, P. Eng., Dillon Consulting Limited.  

Administration recommends:

  1. That the Report and Specifications for the Antaya Drain (Drain) as prepared by Mark Hernandez, P.Eng., of Dillon Consulting Limited., dated November 12, 2021 (Drainage Report) be received; And
  2. That consideration be given to the first and second readings of Provisional By-law No. 2022-06 to adopt the Drainage Report in accordance with Section 42 of the Drainage Act (Act); And further
  3. That notice be given to all affected landowners of the Court of Revision to be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 5:30 pm in accordance with Section 46(1) of the Act, subject to the adoption of the provisional by-law.

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

Delegations include:
1. Request for 911 Signage for Vacant Rural Properties - Josette Eugeni and Jeff Sylvestre. The delegations are requesting a process for assigning civic addresses and installing emergency 911 signage for vacant rural properties.  It is recommended that the request for 911 signage for vacant rural properties and a process for assigning civic addresses be referred to Administration for review and recommendation.

Communications - Action Required
1. Office of the Solicitor General dated January 21, 2022 Re: Court Security and Prisoner Transportation in Ontario.  Administration recommends that the January 21, 2022 letter from the Ministry of the Solicitor General regarding a review of court security and prisoner transportation in Ontario, be referred to the Police Services Board.  The Province is suggesting the creation of a new agency to oversee this service.

2. Association of Municipalities of Ontario dated January 27, 2022 Re: AMO-LAS Virtual Municipal Energy Symposium March 31 and April 1, 2022.  Administration recommends that the Mayor and Members of Council be authorized to attend the AMO – LAS Virtual Municipal Energy Symposium on March 31 and April 1, 2022 at a cost of $275 plus taxes in accordance with the Town’s Professional Development Policy and subject to funding in the 2022 Budget.

Reports include:
1. Chief Administrative Officer - People & Culture
a. CAO-PC-2022-01 CUPE Ontario’s Call for an Independent Expert Review of OMERS.  Administration does not recommend any further action.

2. Community & Recreation Services
a. CRS-2022-01 2022 Parks Capital Works Plan.  $285,000 of leftover work from 2021 and $473,000 of new work for 2022 including design of the new Lakewood Splash Pad, Rocheleau and Shawanoe Park playsets, a new path in Lacasse Park, and further work on the Lacasse Park grandstands.

b. CRS-2022-02 2022 Arena and Pool Capital Works Plan.  $88,000 of leftover work from 2021 and $478,000 of new work for 2022 is planned for the Arena and Pool, including various electrical system replacements.

c. CRS-2022-03 2022 Municipal Buildings Capital Works Plan.  Planned work includes CADA Library Architect Services Contract, Town Hall HVAC Roof Top Unit Replacement (10 units), St. Clair Beach Community Centre ‘A’ Side HVAC Unit Replacement, CADA Library HVAC Unit Replacement,Fire Hall #2 HVAC Unit Replacement,Fire Hall #1 Architect Services Contract, Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations and Various minor infrastructure upgrades to Municipal Buildings.  $60,000 of leftover work and $591,500 of new work for 2022 is proposed including architectural drawings for the renewal of the Cada Library Branch.

3. Community Safety & Fire Services
a. CS-2022-01 Fire Equipment Five (5) Year Capital Works Plan 2022-2026.  $91,775 in spending for 2022 is proposed.

4. Legislative & Clerk Services
a. LCS-2022-02 Court of Revision Appointment - Cahill Drain.  Administration recommends that a member of Council be appointed to represent the Town at the Court of Revision for the Cahill Drain to be held on February 22nd concurrently with our meeting of Council.

By-laws for adoption include By-Law 2022-005 Antaya Drain Being a bylaw to provide for the repair and improvements to the Antaya Drain.

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


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