Voting Record -- August 12, 2019

I was happy to support a By-Law exemption that will allow The Perch Pit food truck to set up shop downtown and also to support Council making itself available to residents living in McGregor, Malden, Anderdon and River Canard. 

I was also very happy to approve the contract that will kick start the long-awaited and much-anticipated makeover of Beaudoin Park in River Canard.

Here's how I voted:

REPORT OUT FROM IN-CAMERA SESSIONS - July 15 & July 25, 2019

 5.1  Public Meetings

Supported holding council availability sessions ahead of Council meetings every month and to hold availability sessions quarterly in each of Anderdon, Malden, McGregor and River Canard.

Delegations

 7.1 Perch Pit - Bill Deslippe 27

Approved a By-law exemption for the 200 metre set-back from licensed restaurants so The Perch Pit could operate a food truck in the downtown core and classified The Perch Pit as a refreshment vehicle under the By-law.

PRESENTATIONS

 8.1 Legion Noise Study Preliminary Findings - Colin Novak, Akoustik Engineering Ltd.

Received a presentation from Colin Novak, Akoustic Engineering Ltd., regarding the Legion Noise Study Preliminary Findings and requested further study in the effort to reach a compromise. 

REPORTS – PARKS, FACILITIES, RECREATION AND CULTURE

 10.1 Road Closures/Business Temporary Encroachments - Amherstburg Uncommon Festival

Approved road closures for the Amherstburg Uncommon Festival from Friday, September 27, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 11:00
p.m.; and, directed Administration to advise the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) that Council has no objection to the proposed temporary extension of the licensed area for the following businesses:
 The Beacon Alehouse, 239 Dalhousie St, Amherstburg
 Artisan Grill, 269 Dalhousie St, Amherstburg
 Lot 10 Brewing Company, 263 Dalhousie St, Amherstburg 

 10.2 Beaudoin Park Improvements Request for Proposals (RFP) Results

Accepted the proposal for Beaudoin Park Improvements from New World Park Solutions Inc. for an amount not to exceed $149,440.42 plus H.S.T. Read my blog post about the project!

REPORTS – ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS

 11.1 Culvert No. 3 - Collison Drain and Culvert No. 59 – Hamel Bezaire Drain - Engineering Services Request for Proposals (RFP) Results

Accepted the proposals from Hrycay Engineering to complete the final design for Culvert No 3 – Collison Drain in an amount not to exceed $40,951 plus H.S.T. and for Culvert No. 59 – Hamel Bezaire Drain in an amount not to exceed $45,327 plus H.S.T.

 11.2 Financial Plan for the Town of Amherstburg’s Municipal Drinking Water System

Approved the six-year Financial Plan (2020 to 2025) for the Town of Amherstburg Municipal Drinking Water System; and, authorized Administration to submit to the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in accordance with Ontario Regulation 453/07 in order to meet the requirements of the Municipal Drinking Water License renewal.

REPORTS – PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

 12.1 Zoning By-law Amendment for 6746 Concession 6 South 64

Passed By-law 2019-066 being a by-law to add an additional permitted use to the Special Provision Commercial Neighbourhood (CN-10) Zone for 6746 Concession 6 South.

REPORTS - CAO's OFFICE

 13.1 Pregnancy and Parental Leave for Members of Council

Approved the policy regarding Pregnancy and Parental Leave for Members of Council.

 13.2 DRAINAGE BOARD APPOINTMENT

Appointed Anthony Campigotto to the Drainage Board.

Other Minutes

 17.1 Amherstburg Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes - June 18, 2019

Approved the Senior’s Advisory Committee recommendation to explore ways to support the Senior’s Expo

 17.2 Heritage Committee Minutes - June 27, 2019 

Received reports from Meg Reiner, Heritage Consultant, regarding Properties Recommended for Addition of Removal on Heritage Registry; directed Administration to bring the recommendations of the reports to a Special Council Meeting and to bring a report on the Heritage Tax Rebate Program to the Heritage Committee with recommendations on changes.

NEW BUSINESS

 19.1 Pointe West Traffic Calming

Directed Administration to a place temporary rubber speed bump at the stop sign leaving Pointe West golf course onto Turner Crescent on a trial basis for 3 months.

 19.2 Electoral System Review

Directed Administration to re-evaulate the Town’s election system and to bring a report back with options including at-large, ward or a hybrid approach to the 2022 Election for Council’s consideration.

BY-LAWS

 21.1 2019-071 - Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Appointment

Passed By-law 2019-071 being a by-law to Appoint Members to a Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.