WARD BOUNDARY CHANGES & ALTERATION TO THE COMPOSITION OF COUNCIL
Tecumseh Council at their regular meeting held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, approved changes to the current Wards and Ward Boundaries in the Town, as well as to the composition of Council, in accordance with Sections 217 and 222 of the Municipal Act, 2001 (Act).
In accordance with the Act, Notice is hereby given of the passing of By-law No. 2017-22 being a by-law to provide for the alternation of the Wards and Ward Boundaries for the Town of Tecumseh. By-law No. 2017-23 alters the composition of the Council for The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh.
The approved changes introduce five (5) new Wards and provide for representation of each Ward by one (1) elected Councillor. The new Ward and Ward Boundaries are depicted in the map below. The Mayor and the Deputy Mayor will continue to be elected at-large
Any person or agency may appeal the approval of By-law No. 2017-22 to the Ontario Municipal Board by filing a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Town setting out the objections to the by-law and the reasons in support of the objections. Appeals must be filed with the Clerk at the address indicated below within forty-five (45) days of this notice, being not later than Monday, July 3, 2017.
These by-laws will come into force on the day the new council of the municipality is organized following,
1. the 2018 Municipal and,
- no notices of appeal are filed,
- notices of appeal are filed and are all withdrawn before January 1, 2018, or
- notices of appeal are filed and the Board issues an order to affirm or amend the by-law before January 1, 2018; or
2. the second regular election after the by-law is passed, in all other cases except where the by-law is repealed by the OMB.
For more information regarding the Ward Boundary and Council Composition Review, consultation and reports, or to view the By-laws, visit the Town’s website at http://www.tecumseh.ca/wardboundaryreview