As might be expected given the Parry Sound Municipal Election that is underway (advance voting at least) there is very little on this week’s agenda. So little in fact that I probably won’t bother to attend. It’s mostly housekeeping items on the agenda.

With that said here are the items that most interest me.

Closed Agenda – Retaining of Recruiter for Wastewater Manager Position. Filling this position seems to be a bit of a challenge. It was on the open portion of an earlier agenda, then removed, and now back on as a closed agenda item. What’s up?

9.1.3 – Direction. Disposal of Town Lands – 1 Emily Street. This is a 1,300 sq. ft. property on the edge of Emily as you turn right off of Parry Sound Road and seems to have fallen to the Town as a result of defaulted tax payments. Private buyers have offered them $10,000 for the property. So $10K for 1/32 of an acre, or $300K per acre and the Town sells 23 acres for $40K or about $1,400 per acre. Let’s hope the implied housing development arrives shortly. If not I have three magic beans the Town might be interested in. You plant them in the ground, water them for 30 years, – then, poof, a fully built development.

9.5.2 – Direction. Hillcrest Ave Storm Sewer Follow Up Report. The recommendation is that the Town hires the services of an engineer to design a replacement for the existing sewers which are in dire need of repair/replacement. Current options range from about $150,000 to $1 million depending on the option chosen.

10.1.1 – By-Law. Sale of Town-owned Lands: Georgian Bay Airways. This finalizes the sale of the property to GBA for $7,500. I will note that this is higher than the amount originally proposed ($1,000). It seems fair in my opinion.

And that folks is all that strikes me as being of any real importance. You may disagree and I encourage you to check out the full agenda at the Town’s website.

Hmm! What Does Sparky Know? (Parry Sound, a Touch of Colour)

ParrySights-20141008-_DSC5178_DxOFYI – off the Rotary Algonquin Regiment Fitness Trail, past the Skate Park.