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The big issue this week from my perspective is the presentation of the draft Town of Parry Sound budget for 2019. I will not offer comments here. I hope to review the budget document this weekend and provide thoughts in a post prior to the formal presentation at Tuesday’s council meeting.

There are two topics on the agenda that reflect a little bit of area conflict. The first is a concern from McDougall about the decision to rebuild the current high school as a ‘mega school’ of sorts at the expense of schools in McDougall (Item 4.4). The second concerns the display of art at the Stockey Centre (Items 4.5 and 10.3.1). It seems to me the Town has made the appropriate decision. Sometimes community organizations just get a little lazy and start to take things for granted.

I’ll be at the meeting on Tuesday for the budget presentation.

Closed Session

  1. d) labour relations or employee negotiations: (Director of Finance/Treasurer employment agreement)

Public Meeting

2.1– Notice of a Complete Application and Public Meeting Concerning a Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment – Z/19/01 – 21 Miller Street (Barker)

Correspondence

4.1 – David Brunton and Linda West, President and President Elect of Rotary Club.  Request for Silver level sponsorship of the 1st Annual Rotary 3 Pitch “Strikes Against Cancer in support of Cancer Care in our WPSH and our local parry Sound Rotary Club’s Beneficiaries”, formerly The RACH! This June 14-15, 2019.
4.2 – J. Shipman and W. Cormier. Copy of letter to Honourable Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound regarding concerns that a portion of the Canadore college building will be rented out to an organization that does not fit with the intended use of the building.
4.3 – Dale Robinson, Mayor, Municipality of McDougall. Request that before the Town considers a resolution urging the Ministry of Education to release funds for the building of a new school, which would affectively close Nobel and McDougall Schools, that a proper accommodation review commence to allow for public consultation.
4.4 – Giselle Bodkin, Partner, BDO Canada LLP. Audit Plan for 2018
4.5 – Marc de Groote, Artists Round The Sound (ARTS). Concern with Stockey Centre’s decision to not renew agreement with ARTS.

Deputations

5.1 – Rotary Club of Parry Sound. Pitch Against Cancer.
5.2 – Anne Bossart, Tower Hill Gardeners. Tower Hill Update

Resolutions and Direction to Staff

9.1.1 – RFQ – Sewer Flushing and Cleaning. Resolution. That Council accept the quotation from The Pipe Spy Inc. in the amount of $45,426.00, HST included, for sewer flushing, cleaning and camera inspection of approximately 12,000 meters of sanitary sewer, this quotation being the lowest of three (3) quotations received.

9.1.1 – Tender – Sewage Pump Station 9 Modifications. Resolution. That upon the recommendation of Triton Engineering Services Limited, Council award the tender for the modifications of Sewage Pumping Station 9 to E.A. Shipman Electric, in the amount of $420,382.27, including HST, this tender being the lowest of five (5) tenders received.

9.3.1 – BOCC Ice Surface Rehabilitation Project – Tender Award. Resolution. That upon the recommendation of Quinin Construction Ltd., Council of the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound accept and award the tenders for the Bobby Orr Community Centre Ice Surface Rehabilitation Project as follows:
A – Concrete slab demolition and excavation from Fowler Construction Limited in the amount of $86,064.20, this being the lowest tender of four (4) tenders received;
B – Concrete reinforcement steel and mesh supply from Harris Rebar in the amount of $40,688.75, this being the lowest tender of two (2) tenders received;
C – Concrete supply from Parry Sound Ready Mix in the amount of $40,528.00, this being the only tender received;
D – Place and finish concrete slabs from Centis Tile & Terrazzo in the amount of $38,255.00, this being the lowest tender of four (4) tenders received;
E – Rigid insulation supply from Simcoe Building Centre – Bracebridge in the amount of $43,299.03, this being the lowest tender of seven (7) tenders received;
F – Dasher boards, glazing and netting from Athletica in the amount of $152,500, this being the lowest tender of three (3) tenders received;
G – Slab refrigeration piping from Black and McDonald in the amount of $134,950.00, this being the only tender received.

9.3.2 – Tender Award – BOHF Gift Shop Renovation. Resolution. That upon the recommendation of Brenda Ryan, FAD Architects, Council award the tender for the renovation of the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame gift shop to CFC Contracting, in the amount of $41,000, this tender being the lowest of two (2) tenders received, negotiated down from the original tender of $77,010.90.

9.3.3 – 2019 Canadian Association for Sport Heritage Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Resolution. THAT Council authorizes Caitlin Dyer to attend the Canadian Association for Sport Heritage Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick June 19-21, 2019, further to By-law No: 2019-6902 which requires prior Council approval for attendance at seminars, conferences and conventions outside of the Province of Ontario.

9.3.4 – Drinking Water Inspection Report. Resolution. That the report on the January 24, 2019 MECP Parry Sound Drinking Water Inspection Report be received for information purposes.

9.4.1 – 2019 Budget. Resolution. That the staff report, 2019 Draft Budget Package and presentation be received for information purposes.

By-laws

10.3.1 – Charles W. Stockey Centre & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Art Exhibition. Resolution. That Council accepts the Art Exhibit proposal from 18 James Street for the Charles W. Stockey Centre & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame. By-law 2019 – 6904. Being a By-law to authorize the execution of an agreement with 18 James Street for rental of wall space for an art exhibit at the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

10.3.2 – Hatchets Rowing Centre use of Yvonne Williams Park MOU. By-law 2019 – 6905. Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hatchets Rowing Centre for the use of Yvonne Williams Park as a rowing training centre.

10.3.3 – Tower Hill Gardeners & Tower Hill Park MOU. By-law 2019 – 6906. Being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tower Hill Gardeners & Georgian Bay Master Gardeners for maintaining gardens at Tower Hill Park.

10.3.4 – Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, Northern Ontario Internship  Program Agreement. By-law 2019 – 6907. Being a By-law to authorize the execution of an agreement with Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation accepting the terms and conditions of the approval of the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Marketing & Digital Media Intern.