|ITEM # and DESCRIPTION_||IREK VOTED||COUNCIL VOTED||TYPE OF ITEM|
|7.3 – Design Guidelines for fencing along Riverside Drive East||Yes||10-0||Communications|
|7.4 – Use of Aerial drones in Parks||Yes||10-0||Communications|
|11.1 – Phase 1 of Cabana Corridor||Yes||10-0||Regular|
|11.2 – Roseland AGM||Yes||10-0||Consent|
|11.3 – Canada 150 and Ontario 150 Grants||Yes||10-0||Consent|
Item No. 7.3 – Design Guidelines for Fencing Along Riverside Drive
Riverside Drive is classified as a Scenic Drive – making it the jewel of Windsor’s road network.
Residential property owners go to great lengths – and make serious investments – to maintain a high standard of landscaping and fencing along the waterfront of Riverside Drive East.
It only makes sense that the City of Windsor, as well as commercial and industrial property owners, maintain the same level of standard as residential property owners when it comes to fencing – and in particular the goal of the report is replace rusted, industrial chain-link fencing with something more appropriate to the waterfront location. A good example is the rusted, chain-link fencing on the Ford Motor Company property in Ford City across from Drouillard Road.
The purpose of the report is to develop a mechanism that will encourage industrial and commercial property owners along the waterfront to upgrade their industrial chain-link fencing and replace it with something more decorative – a perfect example of quality fencing can be found along the property of Hiram Walker.
The City already has programs that encourage commercial and industrial property owners to improve their fencing – such as the Sandwich Community Improvement Plan (CIP) that provides a grant up to $15,000 or 50 per cent of the cost to improve fencing OR the Little River Fence Improvement Grant.
This report directs administration to expand that program along the waterfront to the Ford City CIP.
Finally – it is imperative that the City of Windsor also replace old chainlinked fencing along municipally owned waterfront property and replace it with something of a higher standard the reflects the pride of place that is our waterfront.
Item 7.4 – Aerial Drones in City Parks
I support the use of aerial drones for recreation and commercial purposes.
This report simply examines whether our regulations are sufficient to make sure that the safety and privacy of residents using our parks – such as Sandpoint Beach and Ganatchio Trail as well as playgrounds etc. – are protected.
Currently, our regulations align with what most municipalities across Ontario have in place.