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This preview is a little bit late, but there doesn’t seem to be too much on the agenda in terms of mission critical issues. There are a couple of letters regarding fluoridation, one in support and one against. Fluoridation is off the agenda and out of mind, for at least a couple of years.

The KPO Summary (9.4.1) and Financial Report (9.5.1) are always interesting to review, but at this point I have little to offer regarding either of them. The By-Law enforcement agreement with Carling is being renewed (10.3.2) which helps offset some of the Town’s By-law staffing expenses.

Resolutions and Direction to Staff

9.4.1 – 2016 Key Performance Objectives Implementation Summary. Resolution. That the 2016 Key Performance Objectives Implementation Summary, attached as Schedule “A”, be approved.

9.4.2 – 2015 Annual Report of the Integrity Commissioner. Resolution. Whereas the Council Boards and Committees Code of Conduct stipulates that the Integrity Commissioner shall file her annual report regarding any activities to Council no later than March 31st of each year; and That should there be no complaints/investigations for the year, in this case, 2015, then the Clerk shall report to Council accordingly; Therefore, the Clerk reports that the Integrity Commissioner, Suzanne Craig, has reported that there were no complaints filed nor investigations conducted in the year 2015.

9.5.1 – Financial Report for Q3/Q4 (Period ending November 30, 2015) Resolution. That Council hereby receives and accepts the Financial Report for November 30 2015 attached as Schedule “A” to this resolution; and Further that Council hereby approves the expenses for members of Council for the period July 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015, attached as Schedule “B” to this resolution.

By-laws

10.3.1 – Ministry of Transportation Agreement – enforcement purposes. Being a By-law to authorize the execution of an agreement between The Ministry of Transportation and the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound for use of the MTO Database

10.3.2 – Agreement – Shared Bylaw Enforcement Services – Township of the Carling. Being a By-law to authorize the execution of an agreement between The Corporation of Carling Township and the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound for by-law enforcement services from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

It may be Groundhog Day, but it feels as though Spring has already arrived. It’s been a strange winter. There will be some winners, homeowners and their heating bills, as well as some losers, the businesses that provide snow related services (plowing, snow machine services, auto repair shops, and the like) as well as the restaurants, hotels and services that cater to the real ‘snow birds’. I miss the snow and the cold, and the opportunity to get out on the Big Sound and explore the islands. There won’t be a ski trip out to Hole in the Wall this year.

Early Winter 2014/15 – Along the North Shore Rugged Trail (Parry Sound in B&W)

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