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It’s a light meeting with some tidying up of processes and procedures in addition to a few new items. There is more on the agenda than what’s itemized below, but that’s why you always check out the full agenda, right? (Available from the top menu.)

Correspondence

4.1 – Letter from Steve Gingrich of Gingrich & Harris. Re: Financial Letter regarding Audit of Town of Parry Sound’s 2014 Financial Statements. Areas for improvement were noted but nothing major from what I was able to infer from the letter.

4.2 – Letter with local signatures from Tudhope Street. Re: Request for ditch improvements on Tudhope Street. This concerns the potential for accidents related to the ditches in the area of the new school and some of the mess in the area. This seems to be an issue that has been going on for a few years now.

4.3 – Dan Mathieson, Chair, MPAC Board of Directors. Re: Closure of Parry Sound office and relocation to Bracebridge by the end of 2015 and further consolidation of Parry Sound/Bracebridge to Gravenhurst in 2016. This is on the agenda as Item 9.6.1.

Deputations

5.1 – Mr. Frank Hinde. Re: Three near misses encountered on Great North Road and Bowes Street while trying to cross the street. You will need to attend the meeting, or catch it on Cogeco, to learn what’s going on. There is no additional information in the council package.

5.2 – Eric McIntyre. Re: Update on the background of the Atlantic and Seattle Anchors. I’m interested to hear how his discussions with the Belvedere Board have developed. It’s an organization that seems to have taken some public relations management policies from the railways. 

Resolutions and Direction To Staff

9.3.2 – Approval of Consolidated Financial Statements for the year-ended December 31, Resolution. Lots of stuff here, it’s at least worth taking a look at the Staff summary.

9.4.2 – Tender – Public Library Renovations. Resolution. Whereas the Town of Parry Sound received a grant in the amount of $150,000.00 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation on behalf of the Parry Sound Public Library for building renovations; andWhereas FAD Architect Inc. recommends that Council accept the tender from Incon Construction Inc. in the amount of $165,729.60, HST extra, this tender being the lowest tender of three (3) tenders received; and Whereas the tender exceeds the grant by $15,729.90; Therefore Council authorizes the shortfall to be funded by the Emergency Capital Asset Reserve. 

By-laws

10.3.1 – Amendment to Council Remuneration By-law. This basically formalizes the remunerations approved at a recent Council meeting. It’s worth taking a look at what is reimbursed and for how much. Nothing controversial in my opinion, but it’s always good to know what public servants people are getting paid.

See you Tuesday night. It will be a short one.

The Rent-A-Roof program at Granite Harbour. (Parry Sound in Full colour)

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