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Council Connect: Highlights from the July 26, 2022, meetings of Council

Tecumseh Town Council met this evening and here are the highlights:

Special Council Meetings

Council held a Special Meeting to appoint a candidate to the office of Ward 1 Councillor for the remainder of this term of Council (until November 14, 2022). Eight candidates applied to the position; at tonight’s meeting, Council interviewed each applicant, and appointed Douglas Pitre to the position.

Regular Meeting of Council

Tecumseh 100th Anniversary Presentation: Council was presented with commemorative gift bags in recognition of their support and contributions to the Town’s recent 100th Anniversary celebrations.

Tecumseh Bus Stop Advertising: Council discussed a proposal from Creative Outdoor Advertising (COA) for bus stop advertising on Tecumseh Transit. Under the terms of the proposal, COA would install bus stop benches at their cost, which would accommodate advertising. A portion of the advertising revenue would be remitted to the Town, and the advertising program would be administered by COA. This model is followed by a large number of municipalities across Canada. Based on criteria identified by staff, 16 bus stops are currently being recommended for placement of a COA advertising bench. Council approved the proposal, and an agreement will be signed between COA and the Town to formalize the program.  

Zoning By-law Amendment for 205-277 Lesperance Road: Council received an update on the Zoning By-law amendment request that has been underway for 205-277 Lesperance Road. The amendment calls for the rezoning of a parcel of land at the southwest corner of Lesperance Road/Dillon Drive to allow for four 2.5 storey, six-unit dwellings on the site. Council approved the amendment to the by-law.

Skate Shop Lease Agreement: Council received a report regarding a one-year lease agreement with AAA Profile Sharpening to provide skate shop services, including skate sharpening, at the Tecumseh Arena. The one-year lease has an option to renew for a five-year term. Council approved the lease agreement.

Riverside Drive Multi-Use Trail: Council received a report that the single tender for the Riverside Drive Multi-use trail project be rejected, due to the bid from Piera Con Enterprises Inc. being significantly over budget. Further, Administration suggested the bid should be negotiated with Piera Con Enterprises Inc. for a lower price that is closer to the pre-tender estimate and efforts are underway to get the Canada Community Revitalization Fund federal grant extended past March 2023. Council approved the rejection and renegotiation of the bid.

By-laws: Council confirmed by way of by-law the appointment of Douglas Pitre to the position of Ward 1 Councillor for the remainder of the term of Council (until November 14, 2022).  

Next Regular Meeting: The next regular meeting of Council is August 9, 2022. The agenda and livestream will be available on the Town’s website. Follow the Town of Tecumseh on Facebook and Twitter for news and the latest information.