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Another light agenda in terms of items with significant consequence. Some quick observations:

Closed meeting c). It seems the Town is considering acquiring the Big Sound Marina facility. This is an asset that the Feds have been interested in divesting for some time now based on past meeting agendas.

10.3.1 – Winnifred Ave (W.E.H. Developments Ltd.) Zoning By-law Amendment. It looks as though the development of townhouses behind the high school is in principle being given the green light by the Town.

Closed Meeting

c) a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land for municipal or local board purpose, (Big Sound Marina);
e) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals affecting the municipality or local board; (property matter; zoning compliance matter);
f) the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose; (property matter).

Deputations

5.1a – Gord Knowles, General Manager, CBDC, Introduction of new General Manager.
5.1b – Glen Barnden, West Parry Sound Regional Economic Development Officer Update.

5.2 – Lisa Cook, Team Leader, YMCA Employment and Learning Services. YMCA Employment and Learning Services.

5.3 – Heather Sargeant, Georgian Bay Forever; Ellen Walker, Plastic-Free Parry Sound. Feedback & Report from April 27th Reduce Your Plastic Footprint Workshop, and; Plastic-Free Parry Sound Pledge.

Resolutions and Direction to Staff

9.3.1 – Seguin EMS Base Memorandum of Understanding. Resolution. That the Council of the Town of Parry Sound authorize the Director of Development and Protective Services to enter into an MOU with the Township of Seguin for the relocation of an EMS Base to the Humphrey Fire Hall.

9.3.2 – Council Approved Sign – 17 Miller – Prichard. Resolution. That the Chief Building Official is authorized and directed to issue a permit for a sign in front of 17 Miller Street according to the conditions and variances attached as Schedule A.

9.3.3 – Health and Safety Policy. Resolution. THAT WHEREAS The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that organizations review their health and safety policy annually, and; WHEREAS the Town’s health & safety policy manual is under regular review by the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC), AND WHEREAS Council is aware of its role as the directing mind regarding Health and Safety of its employees,
NOW THEREFORE Council directs that the health and safety statement attached be executed by the corporate officers and distributed to all holders of the health & safety policy manual, and that it be posted on all corporate safety bulletin boards.

9.4.1 – The importance of advance Provincial Consultation with the Municipal Sector and other impacted stakeholders Resolution. Whereas engagement and consultation are critical to finding sustainable solutions; Whereas a recent FCM survey found that Canadians believe municipal governments best understand the challenges facing residents; Whereas the FCM survey found that 61% of Canadians believe that municipal governments are best placed to find solutions to community problems; Whereas meaningful consultation creates buy-in and builds support; Now therefore be it resolved that the Provincial government be strongly encouraged to undertake meaningful consultation with municipalities, AMO and other associations which represent the interests of the municipal sector as part of development and implementation of proposed changes that directly or indirectly impact municipalities; and That this resolution be forwarded to the Premier of Ontario Doug Ford, Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing Steve Clark, Minister of Health Christine Elliot, Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli, President of the Treasury Board Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP Norm Miller, and AMO.

By-laws

10.3.1 – Winnifred Ave (W.E.H. Developments Ltd.) Zoning By-law Amendment. By-law 2019-6931. Being a By-law to amend By-law No. 2004-4653 (The Zoning By-law), as amended, for Winnifred Ave (W.E.H. Developments Ltd.)
Resolution: That with respect to Rezoning Application – Z/19/05 – Winnifred Ave (W.E.H. Developments Ltd.), reduction of parking space sizes to 5.75 x 2.75 metres and additional regulations to the driveway dimensions does not require any additional circulation in accordance with Section 34(17) of the Planning Act.

10.3.2 – Amendment to Parking and Traffic Control By-law 2019-6912. By-law 2019-6932. Being a by-law to amend By-law 2019-6912, known as the Parking and Traffic Control By-law.