ITEM # and DESCRIPTION_ IREK VOTED COUNCIL VOTED TYPE OF ITEM
7.4 – New Sandwich Library named after John Muir Yes 10-0 Communication
8.1 – New Fire Hall No. 5 Tender Yes 10-0 Consent
8.2 – Extension of service for parking Yes 10-0 Consent
8.3 – Declare vacant parcel on Howard Ave Yes 10-0 Consent
8.4 – Amendments for Children’s Fest Yes 10-0 Consent
8.5 – Declare surplus South Pacific Avenue land Yes 10-0 Consent
8.14- Conveyance of Clairview Avenue Yes 10-0 Delegation
11.1 – Neighbourhood Market Value Analysis Yes 10-0 Delegation
10.1 – Lancaster Bomber stewardship agreement Yes 10-0 Delegation
11.2 – Canada 150 intake two Yes 10-0 Regular
ITEM # and DESCRIPTION_ IREK VOTED COUNCIL VOTED TYPE OF ITEM
       
5.1 – PwC Audit Performance Dashboard Yes 10-0 Presentation
6.1 – CHC 2015 Financial Statement Yes 10-0 Regular
6.2 – Summary of Hotline Yes 10-0 Regular
6.3 – 2016 Q2 Budget Variance Yes 10-0 Regular
6.4 – Status Report Yes 10-0 Regular
6.5 – Status Report on Audit Recommendations Yes 10-0 Regular
6.6 – Delegation of Authority Yes 10-0 Regular
6.7 – 2015 Consolidated Financial Statement Yes 10-0 Regular
ITEM # and DESCRIPTION_ IREK VOTED COUNCIL VOTED TYPE OF ITEM
10.1 – Parks Master Plan Yes 10-0 Presentation
8.14 – St. Patrick’s drive proposed parking Yes 10-0 Delegation
11.5 – Pelissier Street Parking Garage EOI Yes 6-5 Delegation
11.1 – Vehicle idling – 3 minutes Yes 8-2 Delegation
11.2 – Final Tax Rate and Billing Yes 10-0 Regular
11.3 – CIP – NEMAK Yes 10-0 Regular
11.4 – Annual investment report Yes 10-0 Regular
ITEM # and DESCRIPTION_ IREK VOTED COUNCIL VOTED TYPE OF ITEM
8.1 – Ojibway sewers RFP Yes 9-0 Consent
8.2 – Combined heat and power WFCU Yes 9-0 Consent
8.3 – WFCU LED light conversion Yes 9-0 Consent
8.4 – Interim control parking Sandwich St Yes 9-0 Consent
8.5 – WPL postage meter rental Yes 9-0 Consent
8.6 – Utility Cut restoration Yes 9-0 Consent
8.7 – Grand Marais drain culvert Yes 9-0 Consent
8.8 – Fairbairn cemetery Yes 9-0 Consent
8.9 – Minutes Willistead BoD Yes 9-0 Consent
8.10 – Healthy Kids update Yes 9-0 Consent
8.11 – Willistead BoD report Yes 9-0 Consent
8.12 – Accessibility Advisory report Yes 9-0 Consent
8.13 – Accessibility Advisory report Yes 9-0 Consent
8.14 – Huron Lodge committee minutes Yes 9-0 Consent
8.15 – Update Arts and Culture funding Yes 9-0 Consent
8.16 – Local Immigration Partnership update Yes 9-0 Consent
8.17 – Accessibility Advisory Report Yes 9-0 Consent
8.18 – Willistead BoD report Yes 9-0 Consent
8.19 – Report to close Belleview Ave Yes 9-0 Consent
8.20 – Rezoning 3021 Walker Road Yes 9-0 Consent
8.23 – IRC meeting minutes Yes 9-0 Consent
8.24 – BIA Advisory Committee meeting Yes 9-0 Consent
8.21 – CIP Plan – Cavalier Tool Yes 9-0 Consent
8.22 – Close Buckingham Drive alley Yes 9-0 Delegation
10.1 – Abar’s Island View Demolition Yes 6-3 Delegation
11.1 – Archery Range usage Yes 9-0 Consent
       

 

10.1 – Abar’s island View Demolition: I voted in favour of demolition of Abar’s.

ITEM # and DESCRIPTION_ IREK VOTED COUNCIL VOTED TYPE OF ITEM
5.1 – PwC Risk Assessment Yes 10-0 Presentation
5.2 – PwC year in review Yes 10-0 Presentation
5.3 – Succession planning PwC report Yes 10-0 Presentation
5.4 – PwC management action plan Yes 10-0 Presentation
6.1 – Year End Risk Management Report 2015 Yes 10-0 Presentation
6.2 – Ward Fund expenditures Yes 10-0 Presentation
ITEM # and DESCRIPTION_ IREK VOTED COUNCIL VOTED TYPE OF ITEM
8.3 – Development of fees N/A   Consent
8.4 – Rezoning housekeeping     Consent
8.5 – Minutes of Windsor Licensing     Consent
8.6 – Petition to reconstruct sidewalks     Consent
8.7 – EWSWA Annual Report     Consent
8.8 – Transit Windsor salary review     Consent
10.1 – Central Box Study Area     Presentation
10.2 – Response to CQ54 and CQ62 2015     Presentation
10.3 – WCU AGM     Presentation
10.4 – WCU 2015 Financial Statement     Presentation
7.6 – WCU 1st Quarter 2016     Presentation
10.5 – Contract for Animal Control     Delegation
8.1 – CQ8-2016     Delegation
8.2 – Herb Gray Parkway     Delegation
11.1 – Purchase two street sweepers     Regular
11.2 – Proposed budget timelines     Regular
11.3 – Social Infrastructure funding     Regular

 

Note – This is the second Regular City Council meeting I missed in over two-and-a-half years on City Council.  The reason – I was out of town for a family reunion that had been organized in advance.

 

I support the right kind of Sports Tourism – which is the reason I voted to support the OFSAA Track and Field Championship that will be hosted in Windsor this summer.

The City was asked to provide about $10,000 in support – about half in-cash and half in-kind – by the local organizers.

In exchange – the tournament will draw about 5,000 people to the City of Windsor.

Two things make OFSAA an appealing sports tourism draw the City should support:

(a) The organizers take on 100 per cent of the risk of organizing the event – which means no City staff are required to operate the event.

(b) The organizers are on the hook for the financial cost of the event – with City providing a small amount of support or leverage

(c) These Ontario championships will draw people from Ontario and hence potential repeat visitors –  since travel is shorter, easier and less expensive

(d) The return-on-investment (ROI) can be measured and documented – providing taxpayers with a high level of accountability and transparency

(e) The return-on-investment (ROI) is significant – both in terms of tourism, economic development and branding

Taken together – the City is getting one heckuva good return on it’s $10,000 investment.  See you at the starting blocks!

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