June 22nd Meeting

This week, #Tecumseh Town Council begins at 4:30pm for a meeting of the Policies and Priorities Committee.  The agenda can be found here.

Reports include:

  1. CAO-2021-11 Rodent Control Subsidy.  I had requested this information report in response to various inquiries for Town Council to begin a rodent control subsidy to reduce costs for those who are encountering rat infestations.
  2. CS-2021-13 Procedure By-Law Review.  Various changes to Council's Procedural By-law are being recommended by a subcommittee of Council to respond to electronic meeting and recent legislative changes by the Province of Ontario.
  3. CS-2021-14 Parking Ticket Appeal Committee.  Administration recommends the establishment of a Parking Ticket Appeal Committee, comprised of three (3) administrative staff to hear and consider parking ticket appeals.
  4. FS-2021-06 Purchasing By-Law and Policy Update.  Administration is recommending revisions to the Purchasing By-law to reflect various housekeeping items as well as to adhere to legislative changes.
  5. FIRE-2021-05 Open Burning By-Law.  Administration is recommending amendments to the Open Burning By-law to update enforcement roles and to give additional discretion to the Fire Department for determining non-compliant fires.

There will be an in camera meeting at 5:30pm.

At 6pm there will be a Public Meeting surrounding a rezoning of two residential properties that are proposed to be added to the existing property on Tecumseh Road for the new North Shore Public Elementary School to replace D.M. Eagle Public School.  The new school will also be located on Tecumseh Road adjacent to Dorset Park, with a majority of the build on lands formerly belonging to St. Gregory School and St. Gregory Catholic Church.  The residential properties are proposed to be used as sports fields.  The agenda can be found here.

At 7pm, regular business begins.  The agenda can be found here.

1. Township of McKellar dated May 17, 2021 Re: Tax Breaks on 2020 CERB Payments.  McKellar urges the Federal Government to consider giving disadvantaged CERB recipients a tax break for 2020, or giving them a tax credit for 2021.
2. Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen dated June 3, 2021 Re: Drainage Matters and the Canadian National Railway.  Havelock-Belmont-Methuen advises that it has experienced delays with drainage projects and seeks and improvement in the relationship between municipalities and major railway companies.
3. Municipality of Lakeshore dated May 27, 2021 Re: Support for National Suicide Prevention Hotline.   Lakeshore endorses the 988 crisis line initiative.
4. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated June 1, 2021 Re: Suicide Prevention Hotline.  Huron-Kinloss Council hereby supports The Town of Caledon in endorsing the Federal governments initiative to adopt 988, a National three-digit suicide and crisis hotline.
5. Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen dated June 3, 2021 Re: Support for the Use of Automatic Speed Enforcement (Photo Radar).  Havelock-Belmont-Methuen supports of the use of Automatic Speed Enforcement (photo radar) by municipalities.
6. County of Essex dated June 2, 2021 Re: Request for Discretion on Regional Reopening Strategy.  Essex County requests the sending of a letter to the Premier of Ontario, requesting that there be a reconsideration of the criteria used in the COVID-19 safe reopening strategy for businesses, and that discretionary decisions in accordance with the multi-step criteria be advanced by region based on regional data available at the present time.
7. County of Essex dated June 9, 2021 Re: CWATS Pilot Project Promotes Safer Cycling.  Essex County announces the launching an active transportation pilot project to enhance safety on County Road 2 in Lakeshore through the use of bollards, curbing and increased signage.
8. Town of Gore Bay dated May 11, 2021 Re: Lottery Licensing to Assist Small Organizations.  Gore Bay supports having the Ministry of the Attorney General implement an additional level of licensing to permit small organizations to hold fundraisers that support our communities and organizations.
9. City of St. Catharines dated June 11, 2021 Re: Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  St. Catharines asks the Ontario government to expand testing to all strains of Lyme Disease and improve the level of treatment and care for those diagnosed with this crippling disease.
10. Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen dated June 3, 2021 Re: Continuous Increases of Cost for Municipal Insurance.  Havelock-Belmont-Methuen supports the resolution from the Municipality of Grey Highlands regarding legislative changes to address continuous increases of cost for municipal insurance.
11. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated June 1, 2021 Re: Support for Fire Departments.  Huron-Kinloss requests that the Federal and Provincial Government includes apparatuses, training, equipment and structures for fire departments as eligible categories to any further infrastructure programs.  
12. Township of Huron-Kinloss dated June 1, 2021 Re: Lottery Licensing to Assist Small Organizations.  Huron-Kinloss supports South Bruce Peninsula in requesting that the Province of Ontario give consideration to instituting an additional level of lottery licencing which would enable small organizations to obtain a lottery licence.
13. Town of Halton Hills dated June 1, 2021 Re: Elimination of Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).  Halton Hills requests that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing immediately restore the amendments to the Planning Act that mandated the evaluation of appeals on a consistency and conformity with Provincial policies and plans basis; AND FURTHER THAT in the long term the Government of Ontario eliminate the LPAT entirely, as an antiquated body that slows delivery and adds costs to housing supply via expensive and drawn out tribunal hearings. 
14. Township of Scugog dated June 10, 2021 Re: Capital Gains Tax on Primary Residence.  Scugog requests that the Federal Government cease further consideration of eliminating capital gains tax exemptions on primary residences.
15. CN Rail dated June 15, 2021 Re: Rail Safety Week. CN Rail requests that Town Council resolves to support national Rail Safety Week to be held from September 20 to 26, 2021  
16. Essex Region Conservation Foundation dated June 15, 2021 Re: ERCA Golf Tournament. ERCA is advertising the Golf Tournament on July 15, 2021.
1. By-Law 2021-49 Being a by-law to appoint members to the Rural Broadband Advisory Committee for the term of Council ending 2022
2. By-Law 2021-50 Being a by-law to regulate open-air fires within the Town of Tecumseh.
3. By-Law 2021-51 Being a By-law to authorize the execution of a Fire Dispatch Services Agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh and The Corporation of the City of Windsor
4. By-law 2021-45 Official Plan Amendment No. 1 (Planning File: D19 BRIDAY - Briday Victoria Development Corporation 12433 Dillon Drive - Former Victoria Public School and former McColl Street Right-of-Way)
5. By-Law 2021-46 Being a by-law to amend By-law 1746, the Town's Comprehensive Zoning By-Law for those lands in the former Town of Tecumseh (Planning File: D19 BRIDAY - Briday Victoria Development Corporation 12433 Dillon Drive - Former Victoria Public School and former McColl Street Right-of-Way)
For questions on these or other municipal matters, please contact me at (226) 773-1910 or [email protected]

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