The agenda this week is light, light, light. Get out and enjoy the beautiful evening weather. You can always catch this week’s council meeting as a replay later in the week.

Worth Noting:

9.1.1 – Water and Wastewater rates. There is a new pricing model based on usage from the first gallon. It only impacts homes and businesses with a water meter. As more and more houses are sold, and the new owners are required to install a water meter, more and more people will be subject to usage pricing. My sense is that it won’t be more expensive than the unmetered rates as long as you don’t have a leak somewhere, or insist on washing your driveway once a week. The issue has been open to comment for more than a month, so if you have a concern now is the time to raise your voice.

10.3.2 – Stockey Centre website refresh. The proposed cost is about $20,000, and it’s in the 2017 Budget at $30,000.

10.3.3 – The second phase addition to the Gardens (Retirement Residence) is up for approval. It was on last week’s agenda but pushed back two weeks to see if a sidewalk could be included in the plans. The developer preferred to wait until the third phase of the project because of the cost and the logistics. It seems that a compromise of sorts has been reached with a wider section of the road being dedicated and marked as a pedestrian lane. I’m up there often enough to recognize that this will probably meet the needs of the developer, the Town, and the people at the Gardens.

Closed Session:

c) a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land for municipal or local board purposes. (Business Stimulus Plan)

e) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board. (Zoning Matter)


4.1 – Beverley Langford, resident. Re: Letter regarding concerns with Lakeland Power repair times.

4.2 – Peter Istvan, Canada College. Re: Offering of Leadership Series at Canadore College, Parry Sound


5.1 – Bill McMeekan, Camp Oochigeas, Summer Camp for Children with Cancer. Raising awareness of this Summer Camp and fundraising.

Resolutions and Direction to Staff

9.1.1 – Proposed New Water and Wastewater Rate Structure. Direction. That the Accounting Supervisor proceed with establishing a water and wastewater rate structure similar to Option 3 that was presented on February 21, 2012 and return with proposed rates for 2018 to 2021. This rate structure would have a monthly fixed charge, based on meter size, and a consumptive rate (per gallon / per cubic metre) that is uniform for all customers. There will be the removal of the monthly allowable consumption, that is to say that metered users will pay for the exact usage.

9.2.1 – Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) – Isabella Street Realignment. Resolution. That Council direct staff to apply for OCIF top-up funding to offset the cost to realign Isabella Street from Summit Avenue to William Street to accommodate a sidewalk and improve the storm sewer system, as well as improve the sanitary connections.

9.5.1 – Goal Plan Update – 3rd Quarter. Resolution. That Council approves the September, 2017 Third Quarter Goal Plan update, attached as Schedule “A”.


10.1.1 – Review of Investment Policy. By-law 2017 – 6768. Being a By-law to Approve an “Investment Policy” for the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound and Repeal By-law 2015-6492.

10.3.2 – Stockey Centre/Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Website Redesign and Volunteer Online Database Development Approval. By-law 2017 – 6770. Being a By-law to authorize the execution of an agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound and Future Access to redesign the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts and Bobby Orr Hall of Fame websites and to redevelop the Volunteer Online Database.

10.3.3 – Site Plan Amendment – M2 Developments Inc. – 12 College Drive. By-law 2017 – 6765. Being a By-law to authorize a Site Plan / Development Amending Agreement between the Town of Parry Sound and 12 College Drive (M2 Developments Inc.).

I will take my own advice and catch the meeting online, sooner or later.