As expected it was a shorter meeting, over by 8:15 even though it started about fifteen minutes late.

The only item that I found of interest in the Councillors reports and questions of Staff was the announcement that the Town would be presenting information on the Parry Sound Power / Lakeland merger to the public in the next few weeks. It seems that things have progressed to the point where we will be let in on the ‘deal’.

Correspondence and Deputations

4.1 – A letter expressing concern about the Seguin/James Street intersection following the accident that took place there on Friday October 11, 2013. [Passed on to Staff.]

4.3 – A letter concerning a culvert replacement on Marion Street and water service issues on Isabella Street. [Passed on to Staff.]

5.1 – A deputation informing Council and the public about an art installation commemorating aboriginal women in Canada who have gone missing or have been murdered in the last 20 years. It will be in Parry Sound January 10-31 of 2014. [A positive reception from Council that suggests the Town will donate $500 to the cost of hosting the installation.]

Consent Agenda

There is nothing significant on the Consent Agenda.

Resolutions and Directions to Staff

9.2.1 – Council Meeting Dates – 2014 [CARRIED]

9.2.2 – A resolution to endorse the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and OPP’s new billing model. [CARRIED – see my meeting preview notes for more information.]

9.5.1 – Roof Repair – A resolution to accept a tender from J.G. Fitzgerald & Sons Ltd. for  $145,000, plus HST, to repair of the Waste Water Treatment Plant roof and the Parry Sound Public Library roof. The Library roof repair is to be funded $60,000 from the Library Reserve and $47,000 from the Reserve for Rate Stabilization. [CARRIED]


10.1.1 – a by-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement Between the Parry Sound Area Planning Board and Parry Sound to lease a portion of the Fire/Emergency Services Complex at 4 Church Street. [CARRIED]

10.4.1 – a by-law to grant Site Plan Approval and authorize the execution and registration of a development agreement with Alexei Klimov for an eight unit residential complex at 81 River Street. [CARRIED – this was more interesting than I initially realized. Apparently the builder had started construction on the site without a building permit. It’s the white ICF structure on River Street that has been stalled for the last couple of weeks. Council expressed surprise about this very obvious transgression but decided to let the project move forward after all of the appropriate applications and documentation had been since provided.]

10.4.2 – a by-law to deem certain lots in the Town of Parry Sound not to be part of a registered Plan of Subdivision (Hands the Family Help Network) to permit an expansion of the facility. [CARRIED]

These notes review only those portions of the council meeting that I see as having greater importance or general community interest. See my agenda preview posts for additional comments.

The official minutes from council meetings are available at the Town of Parry Sound website, no later than the Friday following the meeting. The full council proceeding are available on video through Cogeco. Schedule details are available from the town office (705-746-2101).

It Was a Misty Morning (Parry Sound in Black & White)