It was a quickie meeting, over by 7:45. All items on the agenda were carried. A couple of points worth noting:

1) Mayor McGarvey has been appointed to the Railway Safety Committee of AMO (Association of Municipalities of Ontario). The committee has been tasked with providing recommendations to improve rail safety in Ontario communities.

2) Parry Sound has agreed to donate $1,000 to the flood relief fund for the Bancroft area.

Correspondence and Deputations

A deputation regarding the relocation of the anchors from the Atlantic and the Seattle was well received and a report and recommendation is expected to be on the agenda for the next meeting of Council.

Resolutions and Directions to Staff

9.2.1 – a proposal to consolidate Council’s Strategic Plan with the Departmental Business Plans (Strategic & Business Planning Guidelines). [CARRIED]

9.5.1 – a proposal to accept the tender from Fowler Construction in the amount of $13.81 per tonne, plus HST, for the supply, delivery, blending and stacking of 300 tonnes of winter sand. [CARRIED]

9.5.2 – a proposal to accept a series of tenders for the plowing of Town property parking lots. The contracts are for a period of two years and have been split among multiple suppliers. [CARRIED]


10.4.1 – adoption of the Town’s new Official Plan. [CARRIED]

These notes review only those portions of the council meeting that I see as having greater importance or general community interest.

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).

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