A very short meeting agenda this week. The key items are noted below. The most interesting item on the agenda is Item 5.1, 2017 Citizen Budget Survey. I’m not sure if it is being proposed or if it has been completed. This is the first I have heard about it.

There is nothing on the agenda beyond what’s written that’s worth commenting on. The full agenda package is available online at the Town of Parry Sound’s website and from the ParrySounds website.

Public Meeting

2.1.1 – Council will hold a public meeting to consider a proposed Zoning By-law amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act. The applicant has requested to amend the Special Provision 16 (SP26.16) Zone to permit six residential units. Currently, the zone only permits four residential units, but 6 units are in the current building. This will legitimize an existing use. All other provisions of the R3 zone shall apply.


4.1 – Howard Wesley, Parry Sound Affordable Housing Development Corporation. Re: Request to have Affordable Housing property located at 82 Gibson Street to be included in the new Residential Tax Class in Parry Sound.

4.2 – Bonnie Ramsey, Treasurer, Parry Sound Affordable Housing Development Corporation. Re: Request for the return of the Construction Permit fee for 82 Gibson Street, Parry Sound.


5.1 – Dayna Caruso, Executive Director. Re: Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer.

5.2 – Trevor Pinn, Director of Finance and POA Court Services. Re: 2017 Citizen Budget Survey.

Resolutions and Direction to Staff

9.2.1 – Refund of Water Customer Deposits – Property Owners. Resolution. That staff refund all deposits held for property owners as a credit on the next water and wastewater bill.

9.4.1 – Permission for Improvement on Town Smelter Wharf. Resolution. That Council approve improvements on the Town’s Smelter Wharf for the construction of a new office space and the demolition of the current building.

9.6.1 – 2017 Budget Considerations – Economic Development Officer. Direction. That Council direct staff to include costs of hiring an Economic Development Officer (EDO) as part of the 2017 budget deliberations.


10.1.1 – Solicitation on Public Property. Being a By-law governing solicitation on municipal property.

I may attend if only to get some exercise walking to the Town Office.

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