I was happy to support public consultation on a Transit Windsor proposal for public transit in Amherstburg and I was happy to highlight the need for paved shoulders or a multi-use trail on Middle Side Road in McGregor, voting for Administration to come up with a costing for that important project. Here's how I voted on August 10, 2020:
6.1 Chained No More, A Painting by Monte Scott - Donated by Frank DiPasquale
Voted to display the painting in Town Hall and directed Administration to investigate the cost to make 12-20 copies to donate to schools etc.
REPORTS - CORPORATE SERVICES
7.1 2020 First Quarter (Q1) Variance as at March 31, 2020
Approved an over-expenditure not to exceed $2,500 for operation of Co-An Park for a total operating cost not to exceed $20,000.
REPORTS – CAO's OFFICE
11.1 Economic Development Advisory Committee Call for Applications
Voted to appoint Alan Buterbaugh to the Economic Development Advisory Committee for the remainder of the 2018-2022 term.
11.2 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee Composition
Voted to reduce the composition of the Mayor's youth Advisory Committee from 13 lay members to 11.
11.3 Vacancies on Seniors Advisory and Parks and Recreation Advisory Committees
Voted to appoint Tony Pietrangelo to the Seniors Advisory Committee and Sarah Voegeli to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.
11.4 Code of Conduct for the Chief Building Official and Inspectors
Voted to adopt as presented the Code of Conduct for the Chief Building Official and Inspectors.
13.1 to 13.7
Directed Administration to send correspondence in support of items 13.1 through 13.7:
- 13.1 Support for Private Members Bill M-36 Emancipation Day - City of Owen
- 13.2 Providing Tax or Other Relief to Non-Profit and Service Clubs as a result of
COVID-19 - City of Oshawa
- 13.3 Providing Tax or Other Financial Relief to Non-Profit-Service Clubs as a
result of COVID-19 - City of Windsor
- 13.4 Request for More Detailed COVID-19 Information - Kingsville Resolution
- 13.5 Request for Raw Data on Positive COVID-19 Cases in Essex County - Town
- 13.6 Support for Federal Assistance for People with Disabilities - COVID-19
Pandemic - County of Essex
- 13.7 Support OPP Diversity Training - Town of Gore Bay
14.1 Essex Region Source Protection Committee - Municipal Resolution
Supported the appointments of Albert Dionne, Town of Lakeshore, Ian Wilson, City of Windsor, and Nelson Santos, Union Water Supply System, to the Essex Region Source Protection Committee.
14.2 September 2020 - Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Voted to proclaim September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the Town of Amherstburg.
CONSENT OTHER MINUTES
15.1 July 28, 2020 Committee of Adjustment Minutes
Voted to receive the minutes.
16.2 Paved Shoulders/Multi-Use Trail on Middle Side Road in McGregor
Directed Administration to get a cost for paved shoulders or a multi-use trail on Middle Side Road between Howard Avenue and Walker Road.
17.2 Speed Bump on Golfwood and Turner
Directed Administration to place a temporary speed bump at Golfwood and Turner for the remainder of the golf season.
17.3 Town Hall Reopening
Directed Administration to reopen Town Hall with the requirement that masks be worn in public spaces.
17.4 Libro Centre Reopening
Directed Administration to expeditiously reopen the Libro Centre and walking track.
17.5 Reopening of Town Playgrounds
Directed Administration to expeditiously reopen all Town playgrounds.
17.6 COVID-19 Assistance for Local Businesses
Directed Administration to bring back a report regarding the feasibility of assisting local businesses struggling because of COVID-19 and to vet that report through the Economic Development Advisory Committe.
17.7 Gravel Piles at Foot of Texas Road
Directed Administration to bring back a report on what the Town can do to eliminate the delivery of gravel on the waterfront at the end of Texas Road.
17.8 Petition Calling on Government to Apologize for Slavery
Directed Administration to send correspondence to the Prime Minister in support of the appeal by Elise Harding Davis for the government to apologize for Canada's role in slavery.
17.11 Reserves Page on Town website
Directed Administration to create a page on the website detailing the amount of money in Reserves and transfers in and out.
17.12 Welcome to Amherstburg
Directed Administration to investigate the possibility of erecting a Welcome to Amherstburg sign for pedestrians and cyclists crossing in Amherstburg at the Walker Road entrance to the Amherstburg-Essex Greenway.
REPORT OUT FROM SPECIAL IN-CAMERA SESSION - August 10, 2020 - Item 1
Directed Administration to undertake public consultation on a proposal received from Transit Windsor and to bring back a business plan, inclusive of grant funding opportunities, for the delivery of public transit in Amherstburg.
REPORT OUT FROM SPECIAL IN-CAMERA SESSION - August 10, 2020 - Item 2
Approved the MOU for funding contributions toward the detailed engineering design and tender services for serving the Southeast Quadrant with Amico Properties Inc., Capo D'Aqua Corporation, Hunt Club Creek Inc. and Rocksedge Development Inc.
Approved an agreement with Stantec Consulting Ltd. to provide Detailed Design and Tender Services for the Southeast Quadrant for an amount not to exceed $528,000 plus applicable taxes.
Approved a 2020 capital over-expenditure not to exceed $101,760 for Southeast Quadrant engineering services to be funded from developer contributions and local service charges as outlined in the report dated July 27, 2020, with the amounts to be collected interim financed by a loan from the Wastewater Capital Reserve and Water Capital Reserve.
Approved a pre-commitment in the 2021 Budget for Southeast Quadrant engineering services in an amount not to exceed $435,533 to be funded from developer contributions and local service charges as outlined in the report dated July 27, 2020, with the amounts to be collected interim financed by transfers from the Wastewater Capital Reserve and Water Capital Reserve.