This week at Tecumseh Town Council, business begins with a Public Meeting at 5pm. The agenda can be found here.
The meeting will consider feedback from the community with respect to changing permitted uses under the “Agricultural Zone (A)” to exclude livestock intensive agricultural uses and greenhouses. In addition, it will continue to prohibit mushroom farms. Currently, greenhouses are allowed and one is currently under construction at 2085 Highway 3 which is proposed to house a Cannabis crop.
The purpose of the meeting is to hear public comment on a proposed Housekeeping Zoning By-law Amendment to the Sandwich South Zoning By-law 85-18 pursuant to the provisions of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990.
Currently, there are three separate settlement areas in the Town’s Official Plan pertaining to lands within the former Sandwich South area, that collectively, identify areas where long-term urban uses are to be established. Within each of these three settlement areas, future development lands are either within a Hamlet Development Designation (requiring further study and Official Plan amendments to determine and identify the ultimate preferred urban land uses) or a specific urban land use designation (such as the Maidstone Hamlet Residential designation).
The proposed housekeeping amendment would have the effect of changing the zoning on these lands to a site-specific “Agricultural Zone (A)” that would permit all of the uses in the “Agricultural Zone (A)” with the exception of livestock intensive agricultural uses and greenhouses. In addition, it will continue to prohibit mushroom farms.
- When compared to 2018, Essex Powerlines undertook less planned outages in 2019 and 2020. 2020 Construction in Progress has 32 transformer replacements ongoing.
- In 2020, Essex Powerlines experienced an increase in Loss of Supply (3) events. These types of outages by their nature (feeder lock out) usually result in the largest number of customer outage hours.
- In 2019 and 2020, Essex Powerlines also saw an increase in defective equipment related outages when compared to 2018.
- In 2019 and 2020 the Town of Tecumseh did experience some adverse weather and lightning related outages which were not experienced in 2018.
9. Town of Gore Bay dated August 18, 2020 Re: Support for COVID-19 Funding. The Town of Gore Bay is in support of The Corporation of the City of Oshawa requesting support of their motion to request the Federal, Provincial and Regional Government to help municipalities assist their local social cultural, service clubs and children/youth minor sporting organizations with clear and definitive relief funding programs.
And further that, Council authorize the use of the Infrastructure Reserve to fund the architectural services to undertake the analysis, estimated in the amount of $65,000;
And further moreover that Council suspend the Tecumseh Multi-use Sportsplex Fundraising Program until a determination is made on the future of the project.