|ITEM # and DESCRIPTION_||IREK VOTED||COUNCIL VOTED||TYPE OF ITEM|
|8.7 – McNorton Multiuse Trail||Yes||10-0||Consent|
|8.21 – Zoning Bylaw 4350 Howard||Yes||10-0||Delegation|
|10.1 – Festival Plaza finalization||Yes||10-0||Delegation|
|10.2 – Ouellette Avenue streetscape||Yes||10-1||Delegation|
|8.19 – Waiver of Fees for Diving Plongeon Canada||No||6-5||Delegation|
|11.1 – Exemption from Demolition Control||N/A||9-0||Delegation|
|10.3 – Karen Street One Way||No||3-7||Delegation|
|11.2 – Sandwich Street roundabout||Yes||8-2||Regular|
Item 8.19 Waiver for Fees $75,000 for Diving Plongeon Canada: I voted NO on the waiver of fees for Diving Plongeon Canada in the amount of $75,000.
Firstly – providing a waiver of fees for a brand new sports/cultural organization like the diving club – while existing clubs like the Windsor Aquatics Club pay $120,000 in annual fees to the city – is patently unfair.
Second – I am not against Waiving of Fees. I have supported waiving of fees for the Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF), the Downtown Farmers Market, the OFSAA Provincial Championships, the Filipino Community Basketball Tournament, and the Via di Italia Cycling Race among others.
In these instances – the organizations have clearly demonstrated (a) a significant economic benefit to the City of Windsor (b) a community-wide quality of life benefit.
In short – these organizations met a higher standard for a waiver exemption.