A reasonably light agenda this coming week. Noted below are the topics of greater possible interest. A lengthier abridged list of agenda items follows. Refer to the full agenda available at the Town’s website for additional items and the supporting documents.
9.2.1 & Closed Session c) – It looks as though things are starting to ramp up in discussions regarding a municipal pool complex. The closed session item refers to the acquisition or disposition of municipally owned land for a Wellness Centre. While details are not available as it is a closed session item, it probably refers to a municipal pool complex. The complex might well be affordable if all area municipalities chip in for construction and operation. I wonder though how the Town of Parry Sound will be compensated for the future loss of assessment revenue. I would imagine a recreational complex will require significant space that will not be available for commercial development and become a source of tax revenue. The Town already is home to many non-profit and tax exempt organizations that still require full services. With a very limited footprint the Town needs to capture as much revenue as possible from every square metre if we are to support the many resources shared with our municipal neighbours. (Note: there is a reference to the Township of the Archipelago in 9.2.1 that needs to be corrected.)
10.1.1 – Funding for the Stockey Centre in the amount of $30K per year has been approved by the Department of Canadian Heritage.
10.1.2 – This concerns the agreement to have the Town finance the installation of water and sewer services to Macklaim and Dennis Drives from the Water and Wastewater Stabilization Reserves. It is expected that the costs will be recouped from tax revenues related to the future development of empty lots.
c) a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land for municipal or local board purposes; (Disposition of municipally-owned land) (Potential Wellness Centre Location)
d) Labour relations or employee negotiations. (Performance Review, Dave Thompson), (Personnel Matters) (Update on CAO Candidates)
4.1 – Mark Ideson. Thank you card for supporting him and his family at the PyeonChang Paralympic Games.
4.2 – Al & Lorna Kinnear on behalf of Avery Court residents and the parkette. Letter sent on behalf of 18 residents of Avery Court requesting repair of the severe winter damage caused by snow removal efforts.
5.1 – Daryl McMurray, PS Downtown Business Association. Newly adopted Strategic Plan for the Downtown
5.2 – Jeremy Newton, resident. Concerns regarding discarded needles and the needle drop off boxes.
Resolutions and Direction to Staff
9.2.1 – Recreational Complex/Pool. Direction. Whereas an interest in the development of a recreational complex, including a swimming pool, exists in West Parry Sound; And Whereas a recreational complex will meet the needs and interests of all West Parry Sound communities by encouraging healthy lifestyles, social interactions and physical well-being through education, recreation, wellness and athletic activities and will also support the Area’s economic development objectives; And Whereas the West Parry Sound Pool and Wellness Committee has conducted background research on the development of a recreational complex and convened a meeting with West Parry Sound Municipalities and First Nations to present their findings;
And Whereas the West Parry Sound Pool and Wellness Committee, at their meeting of April 24th 2018 passed a resolution requesting that Councils direct their staff/CAO to collectively meet and finalize a common package for future deliberation by Councils, including: (1) preferred governance/operation model of Shareholders Corporation, (2)Terms of Reference, and (3) a funding model;
Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago hereby directs the CAO to meet with the CAO’s of the surrounding interested Municipalities and First Nations to work towards the preparation of a common development proposal package for future deliberation by all of the Councils which shall include but not be limited to: 1) a preferred governance/operational model for a Shareholders Corporation; 2) a Terms of Reference for the West Parry Sound Pool and Wellness Committee to advance the project; and 3) a funding model for the project.
9.3.1 – Motorized Mobile Ice Cream Truck. Resolution. That Council for the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound hereby grants permission for Mr. J Athanasiou to operate one motorized mobile ice cream truck for the time period of May 15th, 2018 to September 30, 2018 on municipally owned roads and lands of the Town of Parry Sound subject to the following conditions:
(Editorial note: See the official Town of Parry Sound agenda for a full list of the conditions.)
9.4.1 – Tender – Sidewalk Plow. Resolution. That Council accept the tender from Cubex Ltd for a new model year articulating sidewalk plow in the amount of $187,649.30, including taxes and delivery.
9.5.1 – Discarded Needles. Direction. That the CAO be directed to prepare a report and recommendation on the issue of discarded needles.
10.1.1 – Canada Arts Presentation Fund. By-law 2018 – 6829. Being a By-law to authorize the execution of a funding agreement with the Department of Canadian Heritage – Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) – for Stockey Centre programming.
10.1.2 – Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – Macklaim Drive and Dennis Drive Municipal Services Installation. By-law 2018 – 6830. Being a bylaw to authorize the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between property owners along Macklaim Drive and Dennis Drive and the Town of Parry Sound.
10.2.1 – Election Sign By-law. By-law 2018 – 6831. Being a by-law to regulate Election Signs in the Town of Parry Sound in federal, provincial and municipal elections.
10.3.1 – Strike the Tax Rates. By-Law 2018 – 6832. Being a bylaw to Strike the Tax Rates for Municipal Purposes for the Year 2018.