Please Note: Council meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, at 7 pm, and are usually held in the Council Chambers, Tecumseh Town Hall at 917 Lesperance Road.  Due the COVID-19 Pandemic, Council will meet electronically and the meetings will be streamed live on the Town’s website.

Tecumseh Town Council has one Mayor, one Deputy Mayor, and five ward Councillors. Each serves a four-year term.

Tecumseh Town Council 2018-2022

Inauguration of the 2018 to 2022 Council took place on December 4, 2018. View the Mayor's Inaugural speech. The current Council will serve from December 1, 2018 until November 14, 2022. Everyone in the Town elects the Mayor and Deputy Mayor. You elect the Councillor for the ward you live in. Each member has one vote on items before Council.

Regular Council meeting, committee and holiday calendar

Every year the Town prepares a calendar setting out holiday closures, Regular Council meetings and Committee meetings.  

2022 Regular Council Meeting, Committee and Holiday Calendar

Council and committee meetings

Council meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, at 7 pm, and are usually held in the Council Chambers, Tecumseh Town Hall at 917 Lesperance Road. Due the COVID- 19 pandemic, Council will meet electronically. 

Meetings are streamed live on the Town's website.  Our Live Streaming Policy allows residents to participate in Council and Committee meetings from their own homes. In order to request to appear before Council, you must register with the Clerk's Office.

View the Council Meeting Calendar to see our current schedule for Council and Committee meetings and to access agendas and minutes of meetings. Special Council Meetings and Public Council Meetings can occur at other times.   

Archived agendas and minutes can also be viewed. 

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Members of Council

You can contact a member of Council by emailing them or by calling their personal phone number listed below. You can also call 519-735-2184, ext. 113 to speak to the Administrative Assistant to Mayor and Council.

View our contact information for Council Members for the 2018-2022 Term.

Mayor Gary McNamara

Mayor Gary McNamaraEmail Gary McNamara

Phone: 519 735-2184, extension 115

1562 Carmelita Crt., Tecumseh, ON N8N 0E3

Deputy Mayor Joe Bachetti

Deputy Mayor Joe BachettiEmail Deputy Mayor Joe Bachetti

Phone: 519-979-3339

1918 Corbi Lane, Tecumseh, ON N8N 5C8

Ward 1 Councillor - Andrew Dowie 

Councillor Andrew DowieEmail Councillor Andrew Dowie

Phone: 226 773-1910

461 Amberly Cres., Tecumseh, ON N8N 3L8

Ward 2 Councillor - Bill Altenhof

Councillor Bill AltenhofEmail Councillor Bill Altenhof

Phone: 519-818-1067

266 Edgewater Boulevard, Tecumseh, ON N8N 2H2

Ward 3 Councillor - Ricardo (Rico) Tonial 

Councllor Rick TonialEmail Councillor Rick Tonial

Phone: 519-999-0344

1445 Poisson St., Tecumseh, ON N8N 1T5

 

Ward 4 Councillor - Brian Houston

Councillor Brian HoustonEmail Councillor Brian Houston

Phone: 519-819-5782

1812 Corbi Lane, Tecumseh, ON  N8N 2N1

Ward 5 Councillor - Tania Jobin 

Councillor Tania JobinEmail Councillor Tania Jobin

Phone: 519 791-4213

4710 11th Concession, Maidstone, ON N0R 1K0

Certificate requests 

Congratulatory certificates from the Council of the Town of Tecumseh are available to honour:

  • Birthdays (80 years or more);
  • Wedding anniversaries (50 years or more);
  • Anniversaries of private companies (50 years or more);
  • Anniversaries of non-profit service or social clubs and religious groups (25 years or more); and
  • Retirement (25 years or more).

If you would like to request a certificate, please contact the Administrative Assistant to the Mayor & Council at least 3 to 4 weeks before the event.

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act protects the information that you provide.

You can also request congratulatory letters from other levels of government. Contact them at:

Code of Conduct 

The Code of Conduct for Members of Council and Local Boards outlines the principles and rules of good conduct and ethics that Council or Local Board members are expected to demonstrate in the performance of their duties.

In accordance with Section 223 of the Municipal Act, 2001, the Town of Tecumseh has the authority to appoint an Integrity Commissioner. The Integrity Commissioner has the power to assess and investigate complaints respecting alleged contraventions of the Code of Conduct or any policy, procedure or by-law adopted by Council.

The Integrity Commissioner reports to Council and is responsible for performing, in an independent manner, the following three duties:

  • Complaint Investigation;
  • Complaint Adjudication; and
  • Preparing and Presenting Reports to Council.

Individuals who have identified or witnessed behaviour or an action by a member of Council or a Local Board, in their capacity as members of Council or a Local Board for the Town of Tecumseh, that they believe is in contravention of the Code of Conduct, may address the matter through a complaint process outlined in the Code of Conduct for Members of Council and Local Boards. You can submit the claim using this form and emailing it to:

Robert J. Swayze, Barrister & Solicitor
Integrity Commissioner for the Town of Tecumseh
Telephone: 519-942-0070
Fax: 519-942-1233
E-mail: robert.swayze@sympatico.ca

Councillors' salaries and expenses 

The Municipal Act requires a Statement of Remuneration and Expenses paid to Councillors every year.  Every March 30th, the previous year's information is published. The Canada Revenue Agency defines the Councillors' salaries.  Expenses include travel and other costs.  

Conflict of Interest declarations

The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.50, prohibits members of councils and local boards from engaging in the decision-making process in respect to matters in which they have a personal economic interest.  Conflicts of interest by Council and board members must be documented in a registry and are also noted in minutes of meetings.