Voting Record -- July 12, 2021

I was happy to support providing heritage tax rebates to several eligible properties and the awarding of a tender for the first phase of the Fryer Street Reconstruction project. Here's how I voted on July 12, 2021:

DELEGATIONS

6.1 Better Laws for Paws - Mackenzie Porter and Sarah Aubin

That: 1. The delegation BE RECEIVED; and,
2. Administration BE DIRECTED to bring back a report outlining any areas in which the Town's by-law can be improved based on the information
brought forward by the delegates.

REPORTS - INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

9.1 Fryer Street Reconstruction Phase 1 – Richmond Street to Alma Street - Tender Results

That: 1. A 2021 over-expenditure not to exceed $472,450 for the Fryer Street Reconstruction Phase 1 (Richmond to Alma) project for a total cost not
to exceed $2,672,450 including net HST BE APPROVED to be funded as outlined in the report from the Manager of Engineering dated June 28, 2021;
2. The Tender for Fryer Street Reconstruction Phase 1– Richmond Street to Alma Street BE AWARDED to Sherway Contracting (Windsor) Limited. for an amount not to exceed $2,383,010 plus HST and the Mayor and Clerk BE AUTHORIZED to execute an agreement with
Sherway Contracting (Windsor) Limited for the Fryer Street Reconstruction Phase 1– Richmond Street to Alma Street; and,
3. The proposal from Dillon Consulting Limited for Fryer Street Reconstruction Phase 1 – Contract Administration and On-Site Services BE ACCEPTED and the Mayor and Clerk BE AUTHORIZED to execute an agreement with Dillon Consulting Limited for Fryer Street Reconstruction Phase 1 – Contract Administration and On-Site Services for a total amount not to exceed $187,050 plus HST.

REPORTS - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

10.1 Heritage Tax Rebate Applications for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Taxation Years

That: 1. The applications for the Heritage Tax Rebate for the properties listed below BE APPROVED for the 2018 tax year:
o 273 Ramsay St.
o 443 Dalhousie St.
2. The applications for the Heritage Tax Rebate for the properties listed below BE APPROVED for the 2019 tax year:
o 7143 County Rd. 50
o 252 Dalhousie St.
o 51 North St.
3. The applications for the Heritage Tax Rebate for the properties listed below BE APPROVED for the 2020 tax year:
o 459 Dalhousie St.

10.2 Resolution # 20210712-233

That Administration BE DIRECTED to dedicate a line item for heritage rebates in future budgets starting in the 2022 Budget.

REPORTS - CAO's OFFICE

11.1 Provision of Dispatch Services Agreement - City of Windsor

That: 1. Administration BE AUTHORIZED to procure fire dispatch services through sole source purchasing per section 24.3.2 of the Town’s
Procurement Policy;
2. The amended Fire Dispatch Services Agreement with the City of Windsor BE APPROVED, as presented; and,
3. By-law 2021-045 being a By-law to execute an agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Amherstburg and the Corporation of the
City of Windsor for Fire Dispatch Services be taken as having been read three times and finally passed and the Mayor and Clerk BE AUTHORIZED to sign same.

INFORMATION REPORTS

Resolution # 20210712-235

That the following information reports BE RECEIVED: 12.1 Provincial Job Site Challenge Update

CONSENT CORRESPONDENCE

Resolution # 20210712-236

That the following consent correspondence BE RECEIVED:
13.1 2021 Induction of the Coloured All-Stars into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame - Chatham-Kent Resolution
14.2 Inclusion of the PSA Test in the National Health Care System at No Charge - Town of Cochrane Resolution
14.3 Municipal Land Transfer Tax - Municipality of St. Charles Resolution
14.4 Request to Advertise - Veterans Day Magazine

Resolution # 20210712-237

That Administration BE DIRECTED to send correspondence in support of the Town of Cochrane's resolution regarding Inclusion of the PSA Test in the National Heath Care System at No Charge.

CORRESPONDENCE

14.1 Bullying Elimination Week - September 20-26, 2021

That:1. The Proclamation received by Ryan Doyle, Author of Tears of Loneliness: The Angel Within regarding Bullying Elimination Week - September 20-26, 2021 BE RECEIVED; and,
2. September 20-26, 2021 BE PROCLAIMED as Bullying Elimination Week in the Town of Amherstburg.

CONSENT OTHER MINUTES

Resolution # 20210712-239

That the following minutes BE RECEIVED:
15.1 Inclusive Community Program Advisory Steering Committee Minutes - June 23, 2021
15.2 Seniors Advisory Committee Minutes - May 11, 2021
15.3 Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Minutes - May 12, 2021
15.4 Economic Development Advisory Committee Minutes - June 3, 2020

OTHER MINUTES

16.1 Drainage Board Meeting Minutes - July 6, 2021


That: 1. The Drainage Board Meeting Minutes of July 6, 2021 BE RECEIVED;
2. By-law 2021-046 being a By-law to provide for the Parks Drain Access Bridges and Drain Maintenance Schedules based on the Drainage Report by Dillon Consulting Ltd. BE PROVISIONALLY ADOPTED by giving first and second reading and the Mayor and Clerk BE AUTHORIZED to sign same;
3. The request from Rose Girard and Janet Moore for the maintenance of an existing access culvert over the Tremblay Drain per Section 74 of the Drainage Act BE ACCEPTED, as recommended by the Drainage Board; 
4. The appointment of the firm of Rood Engineering Inc. to complete a report per Section 78 of the Drainage Act for the repair and improvement to the Tremblay Drain BE APPROVED, as recommended by the Drainage Board;
5. The request from Robert Blais for the installation of a new access culvert over the 3rd Concession Drain North per Section 78 of the Drainage Act BE ACCEPTED, as recommended by the Drainage Board;
6. The appointment of the firm of Rood Engineering Inc. for the repair and improvement to the 3rd Concession Drain North BE APPROVED, as recommended by the Drainage Board; and
7. The drainage apportionments BE APPROVED as listed, as recommended by the Drainage Board:
o Consent B/35/20 - Drainage Apportionments for the Whelan Drain – 4401 Concession Road 4S
o Consent B/02/21 – Drainage Apportionments for the Shaw Drain North – 5775 Concession Road 5N
o Consent B/12/21 – Drainage Apportionments for the Warren Drain and Long Marsh Drain – 3441 Concession Road 3N

16.2 Amherstburg Environmental Advisory Committee Minutes - June 9, 2021

That Administration BE DIRECTED to bring back a report on how the Town can best utilize the trees received by ERCA, outline the costs associated, and
outline where the trees can be planted in the Town’s parklands.

Thumbs down graphic16.3 Audit and Finance Advisory Committee Minutes - May 26, 2021

1. The Audit and Finance Advisory Committee Minutes of May 26, 2021 BE RECEIVED;
2. Administration BE DIRECTED to BRING TARGETS with the revised Reserve Policy for the medium and long term plan of Town Reserves; and,
3. Administration BE DIRECTED to INDICATE which of the Audit and Finance Advisory Committee recommendations provided in the review of the last year’s budget were approved.

16.3 Audit and Finance Advisory Committee Minutes - May 26, 2021

That the Audit and Finance Advisory Committee Minutes of May 26, 2021 BE RECEIVED.

NEW BUSINESS

Thumbs down graphic Resolution # 20210712-245

That Administration BE DIRECTED to prepare another concept of all of H. Murray Smith Park inclusive of greenspace in place of the former ACS
building. 

BY-LAWS

20.1 By-law 2021-048 - Confirmatory By-law

That By-law 2021-048 being a by-law to Confirm all the Resolutions of the Municipal Council Meetings held on July 12, 2021 be taken as having been read three times and finally passed and the Mayor and Clerk BE AUTHORIZED to sign same.