Nothing to comment on at this past meeting. Take a quick look in case there is something decided that you have an interest in.

Additions to Agenda/Notice of Motion

1.1.1 Recreation Master Plan. THAT staff be directed to bring back a letter in a later meeting to invite municipalities of West Parry Sound to participate in the upcoming recreation plan. Carried


1.4 Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof. Mayor McGarvey Declared Pecuniary Interest on item 6.4.2 in the Closed Meeting as his wife works for the Festival of the Sound.

Public Meeting

2.1 – Zoning By-law Amendment – Z/19/07 – 1929330 Ontario Limited (9 Great North Road). Subsequent to an explanation of how the public was notified of application Z/19/07 – 1929330 Ontario Limited (9 Great North Road),Taylor Elgie, Manager of Building & Planning Services gave an explanation of the purpose of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, reporting that the applicant, Trestle Brewing Company has requested to amend the C3 zone to reduce the on-site parking spaces requirement by 25 spaces and permit an accessory structure between the roadway and the main building. The request is to meet parking requirements due to a proposed patio.
No member of the public responded to the Mayor’s invitation to speak in favour of the proposed zoning by-law amendment. Vivian Ibey of 24 Great North Road, living directly across from Trestle Brewing Company reported that she is opposed to the motion as there is not enough parking for what is currently there and she questions whether in future there will be enough parking for the Company as well as the public parking for the walking trail.
Mr. Elgie reported that one letter from Diane Waters of 22 Great North Road has been received in support of the zoning by-law amendment, noting that Trestle Brewing Company has been a huge asset to the Town, including their community outreach and fundraising events. Ms. Waters expressed that she believed the addition of a patio would provide more opportunity for locals and tourists to enjoy Seguin River and the historic trestle bridge and will be a benefit to the Town.
Mayor McGarvey concluded the public meeting with notice that the public should contact staff or check the Town’s website to see when this amendment will come back for a decision. Council, at its discretion, may approve the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment. If so, it must either circulate notice of passing of the by-law or give notice in the local press. Objections to the passing of the by-law will be received by the Clerk within 20 days from the date such notice is given, which objections will be forwarded to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. If an appeal is submitted and the appellant has not provided Council with an oral or written submission before the passing of the by-law, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal may choose to dismiss the appeal

Questions of Staff

3.2.1 – In response to Councillor Keith’s inquiries, Director of Public Works Peter Brown reported that River Street is basically done; it has been resurfaced with line painting all the way through and staff will monitor to ensure there is sufficient drainage. With respect to Waubeek Street, Mr. Brown reported that the work is on schedule and that he expects the work will be move to another phase within the next three weeks. The paving company is following behind, and expectations are to have single surface done in late- August.
With respect to the intersection and top of the Waubeek Street hill at Avenue Road, Mr. Brown reported that he will be bringing a report back to the next Council meeting for information, as well as a report regarding a pedestrian crossing at Isabella and William Street as previously requested by Council.

3.2.2 – In response to Councillor McCann’s inquiry regarding paving on Hillcrest Street, Mr. Brown reported that the asphalt paving budget for 2019 has been exhausted, but that Hillcrest Street is on the list with others that need work. Mr. Brown noted that the Town has the opportunity of taking advantage of federal gas tax funding that was just announced. Mr. Brown also pointed out that the Town just hired a company to do a complete roads assessment review, and that once completed, there will be a better handle on the priority of roads that need to be done.

3.2.3 – In response to Councillor McCann’s inquiry regarding garbage pick-up time, Mr. Brown reported that it is not recommended to put out garbage in the evening, but rather by 7:00 A.M. the day of garbage pick-up.

3.2.4 – In response to Councillor McCann’s inquiry regarding blue recycling bins, Mr. Brown concurred that a reminder to the public through the Town’s website on what can go in them would be useful and that this information is also already posted on the blue recycling bins.


4.1 – Bayside Family Church – Concerns with municipal service causing flooding at 4 Parry Sound Drive. Referred to the Director of Public Works for investigation and follow-up.

4.2 – Lori & Doug Kerr. Objection to Greystone Project vis a vis building height as it will block view. Referred to the Manager of Building & Planning, with the project the subject of a public meeting at the next Council meeting.

4.3 – Lynn Martin. Concerns with and suggestions for Stockey Centre recycling/waste practices Referred to the Programming & Events Manager at the Stockey Centre for follow-up.

4.4 – Jeremy Cross, Executive Director, National Coaches Association of Ontario. National Coaches Week September 21-29, 2019. Covered by a resolution on the Consent Agenda this evening.


5.1 – Rita Orr, CEO, Hartley Hutchinson, Parry Sound Public Library. Library Commercial & Cottage Dockside Reads. Library CEO Rita Orr and Hartley Hutchinson, through a 2-minute library commercial and verbal report, advised that the Library was undertaking a new outreach program this summer with various authors featured at Cottage Dockside Reads being held at the new Carling Community Recreation Centre starting next Thursday, July 11th.

Resolutions and Direction to Staff

9.1.1 – Caitlin Dyer appointed VP Communications to CASH (Canadian Association for Sports Heritage). Direction. That the announcement of Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Curator Caitlin Dyer’s appointment as VP Communications to the Canadian Association for Sports Heritage be received. Carried

9.2.1 – 2019 Budget Analysis in relation to 4 per cent challenge. Direction. That the Report be received for Information Purposes. Carried

9.4.1 – Façade Improvement Project Recommendations. Resolution. That upon the recommendation of the 2019 Façade Improvement Review Committee, Council approves:
97a Bowes Street (Maurizio’s Pizzeria) in the amount of $10,750.50;
47 Gibson Street (Don Corbett) in the amount of $12,427.20;
69a Bowes Street (Parry Sound Insurance) in the amount of $562.50;
42 Gibson Street (Georgian Bay Software) in the amount of $1,250.00;
19 James Street (White Squall) in the amount of $1,525.00; and
67 James Street (FAD Architects) in the amount of $9,570.00.
And that Agreement Letters be drafted and executed by the successful applicants. Carried


10.3.1 – The Cemetery By-law. By-law 2019 – 6940. Being a by-law to establish the maintenance, management, regulation and control of Hillcrest Cemetery and Sylvan Acres Cemetery. Passed, Signed and Sealed.

10.4.1 – Transfer of surplus lands to the Township of The Archipelago.By-law 2019 – 6941. Being a By-law to declare property surplus to the Town’s needs and to identify a means of sale for Town-owned property legally described as HARRISON LOCATION CL 16222; CON 2 PT LOTS 24 AND 25 RP;42R19262 PART 1 RP 42R19322;PART 1 now located in the Township of The Archipelago. Passed, Signed and Sealed.

10.4.2 – Municipal By-law Enforcement on call service agreement with Gary Kloetstra. By-law 2019 – 6942. Being a By-law to enter into agreement for municipal by-law enforcement on-call service and appoint Gary Kloestra as a Municipal By-law Enforcement Officer. Passed, Signed and Sealed.