November 12th Meeting

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.

Tim Kooistra and Mike Walters, Dillon Consulting Limited will be present to report on their findings.  Recommendations include:

Multi-Use Pathway
• 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)

Traffic Calming
• 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)

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

Re: Remembrance Day video will be played in honour of our Veterans

1.City of Windsor dated October 7, 2019 Re: Funding for eco-passage through the Ojibway corridor.  The City of Windsor advises that it will be requesting funding of the Provincial, Federal and LaSalle governments to assist in constructing an eco-passage.
2. Town of Lakeshore dated October 9, 2019 Re: Five Year Official Plan Review Open House.  Lakeshore advises that they have held an Open House regarding the five year review of their Official Plan on October 29, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Atlas Tube Centre.
3. Town of Ingersoll dated October 19, 2019 Re: Support for Continuation of Mandatory and Non-Mandatory Programs of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority.  Ingersoll requests that local control be retained with respect to the services delivered by the local Conservation Authority.
4. Township of Springwater dated October 21, 2019 Re: Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Levy.  Springwaterl requests that local control be retained with respect to the services delivered by the local Conservation Authority.
5. Town of LaSalle dated October 25, 2019 Re: Amended Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment.  LaSalle advises of a Public Meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Council Chambers at 5950 Malden Road to consider a proposed Amended Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment for approximately 72 hectares of land located between the 6th Concession Road and the 7th Concession Road, east of Huron Church Line Road and west of Howard Avenue.  A development is proposed that includes:
• 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. 
6. Town of Prescott dated October 28, 2019 Re: Provincial Consultation on the Transformation of Building Services in Ontario.  Prescott requests that the Province provide evidence based justification to municipalities that the creation of a new Delegated Administrative Authority is necessary prior to any legislative changes to the Building Code Act, with regard to building service delivery.
7. Niagara Region dated November 1, 2019  Re: Actions and Resources to Join the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities.  Niagara advises that it has joined the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities (CIM), formerly known as Canadian Coalition for Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) and has signed a declaration to support the ten CIM commitments and that it intends to create supporting governance structures with internal and external stakeholders to advise on internal diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and support the creation of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan;
8. Niagara Region dated November 1, 2019 Re: Proposed Cuts to Legal Aid Ontario Budget.  Niagara requests that the Ontario Government not impose additional cuts to the Legal Aid Ontario budget and that it re-invest in the Legal Aid and clinic systems.
9. Township of Stirling-Rawdon dated November 5, 2019 Re: Municipal Liability and Insurance Costs.  Stirling-Rawdon endorses the report submitted by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and requests that the Attorney General of Ontario be requested to conduct a full review of joint and several liability as it affects municipalities.
2. Municipality of West Elgin Re: Provincial Policy Statement Proposed Changes.  Administration requests support for The Municipality of West Elgin's resolution dated October 10, 2019, concerning the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) with regards to large grounded-mounted solar facilities; and recommends that the PPS policies also include language to direct wind turbine facilities away from prime agricultural and specialty crops, except for on-farm diversified use. 
Reports include:

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