Roads & Fleet Division
Roads & Fleet Division is represented by the following Administration:
- Daniel Piescic, P.Eng., Director Public Works & Environmental Services
- Kirby McArdle, P.Eng., Manager Roads and Fleet
The Roads & Fleet Division is responsible for the maintenance and construction of all roads and bridges within the Town of Tecumseh. Department staff maintains 183 kms of roadway, 17 bridges, 37 culverts (spans of 0.9m to 3.0m) and 14 culverts (spans less than 0.9m), with 14 vehicles and 6 pieces of heavy equipment from two works yards: Lacasse Boulevard and Oldcastle Hamlet.
Responsibilities of staff include but are not limited to: inspections and repairs of roads, road patrols, bridges and culverts; roadside maintenance including sewer cleaning and maintenance, shouldering, & pothole repair; street cleaning; hard top patching; annual inspection of street signs and replacement as necessary; verification of traffic signal function; review and installation of pavement markings including coordination with outside forces as required; fleet car and management of all Town fleet, including annual licensing and inspection program.
Specifically, roadside maintenance also includes grass cutting, weed control, upkeep of roadside shoulders, culverts and removal of ditch debris as necessary. A roadside shoulder condition review is conducted annually.
Winter control is carried out with seven snow plows on six routes and two salt sheds. The Town also utilizes two pieces of sidewalk snow removal equipment in the clearing of 35 kilometres of sidewalks and pathways. The salt sheds are located at the Lacasse Boulevard yard and the Oldcastle yard.
Street lighting servicing is carried out by Essex Power on a Maintenance Contract.
Garbage Collection & Disposal
The Town of Tecumseh contracts out garbage, yard waste and white goods collection. The current contract is with Windsor Disposal Service (WDS) and runs through to January 2012. Garbage disposal is at the Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA) site. EWSWA is operated by a Board of members appointed from the County of Essex and the City of Windsor. Recycling is provided at the upper tier level.
Storm Sewer System
A storm sewer system is designed to drain excess rain or ground water from paved streets, parking lots and sidewalks, as well as from homes where private drain connections exist. The Town’s storm system consists of 124 kms of storm pipe; 1,327 manholes; 4,343 catch basins and 8 pump stations.
The Public Works department is responsible for maintenance and repair of all mainline storm pipe, catch basins and manholes, private drain connections to homes, and the pumping stations. Maintenance involves flushing, vacuuming and cleaning of sumps and mainlines. Town staff also operates video inspection equipment in the maintenance of the mainline storm sewer system to identify deficiencies that require remedial action. Where necessary, staff performs ditching work, culvert maintenance and replacement.
Stormwater Management - Information for Residents
For information on stormwater management, click on the link below entitled "Information Report for Residents - Tecumseh Stormwater Management".
For information on protecting your home from flooding, click on the link below entitled "Protect Your Home from Basement Flooding".
Roundabouts are a safety improvement over signalized intersections. The number of conflict points between vehicles is less and studies have shown that collisions are reduced and delays to motorists are significantly lower.
For more information on Roundabouts in Tecumseh, click on the link below entitled "Tecumseh Roundabout Brochure".
2013 Capital Infrastructure Projects
The attached map illustrates the 2013 Capital Infrastructure Projects, including roads, water, wastewater and storm.
Roads & Fleet Division will look to reduce the overall age of the Town's fleet of vehicles through the established replacement program. By the end of 2012, the Town's 'active' duty fleet will have no vehicle in service older than ten years. Through this ongoing Town initiative of replacing the aging fleet, the Town should be able to start realizing reduced overall maintenance costs by the end of 2012.
Storm Sewer System
There are continued service level changes recommended for Storm Sewers maintenance for 2012 onward. Continuation of increased maintenance and repair initiatives for the storm sewer collection system will help ensure full utilization of the Town system during storm events. Administration is recommending installation of back-up power generators at six of the Town's eight storm water pumping stations. Significant upgrades in the collection and aging pumping systems are also recommended to be implemented for the next two to five years.
Garbage Collection & Disposal
Garbage collection is contracted to Windsor Disposal Services (WDS). The current contract extends to January 31, 2012. Council has approved Administration's recommendation to negotiate a contract extension with WDS.
The Environmental Services Department is supported by:
TOWN OF TECUMSEH, TOWN HALL - PHONE# 519 735-2184 FAX # 519 735-6712