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I thought this was going to be a “nothing burger” agenda package until I took a look at the attachments. Item 9.3.2 provides an overview, with architectural drawings of what is now referred to as the “West Parry Sound Area Recreation and Culture Centre”, 49,000 square feet and $32 million. The funding request submitted to upper tier government is for $23.5 million leaving the seven municipalities and two First Nation communities on the hook for $8.5 million. While I would normally suggest you go to the Town’s website to download the full agenda package I have clipped the proposal portion of the agenda package and made it available through this link.

Beyond that the agenda is a nothing burger. No, wait, there is Item 10.2.2, Lighthouse Official Plan Amendment (OPA) and Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA). This includes the report from outside consultants regarding the proposed condominium development on Salt Dock Road. Once again, I have clipped the appropriate section from the agenda and made it available through this link. (It’s 226 pages in length.)

I will not present my opinions on either of the two items, but I will note that if the West Parry Sound Area Recreation and Culture Centre is in fact funded and developed it will fundamentally transform the Town of Parry Sound and the surrounding communities. On both items I plan to keep my opinions to myself. There are enough opinions out there already. I will focus on the numbers and the implications that are not so obvious.

Closed Session

c) a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land for municipal or local board purpose, (property matter)

e) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board, (update on litigation of cases with the Town)

f) the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose, (update on litigation of cases with the Town)

j) educating or training council members and no member shall discuss or deal with any matter in a way that materially advances the business of the Council (municipal finances)

Correspondence

4.1 – District of Parry Sound Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee. Request that the Municipal office flags be lowered to 1/2 mast on December 6, 2019 to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and specifically to remember the lives lost on December 6th, 1989 of 14 young university students at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal.

4.2 – Climate Action Parry Sound. They are a grassroots organization of concerned citizens committed to limiting and mitigating the effects of human-caused global warming introducing their group to Council.

Deputations

5.1 – Glenda Clayton and Monica Moore, Parry Sound Area Food Collaborative. Community Oven.

Resolutions and Direction to Staff

9.3.1 – BOCC Championship Banner Display Policy. Resolution. That Council approve the Bobby Orr Community Centre Championship Banner Display Policy as attached as Schedule A.

9.3.2 – West Parry Sound Area Recreation and Culture Centre (Wellness Centre and Pool Complex). Direction. That the update report on the West Parry Sound Area Recreation and Culture Centre (Wellness Centre and Pool Complex) be received for information purposes.

9.3.3 – Parry Sound Wastewater Treatment Plant Inspection Report. Resolution. That the report on the September 4, 2019 Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) Parry Sound Wastewater Treatment Plant Inspection Report be received for information purposes.

9.3.4 – Municipal Modernization Program, Expression of Interest. Report to follow.

By-laws

10.1.1 – Curbside Waste & Recycling Collection Contract Extension. By-law 2019 – 6994. Being a bylaw to amend bylaw 2011-6048 and bylaw 2019-6890, to authorize the execution of an extension of the existing curbside waste and recycling collection contract with Waste Connections of Canada Inc. for one year, ending December 31, 2020.

10.2.1 – Municipal Office and Firehall Custodial 2020 and 202. By-law 2019 – 6984. That Council authorizes the execution of a contract with Bernie Filiatrault’s Janitorial for Custodial services of the Municipal Office and Council Chambers set-up.
By-law 2019 – 6985. That Council authorizes the execution of a contract with Bernie Filiatrault’s Janitorial for Custodial services at the Firehall Complex.

10.2.2 – Lighthouse Official Plan Amendment (OPA) and Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA). Spokesperson: Jamie Robinson, MHBC Planning, Urban Design & Landscape Architecture.
By-law 2019 – 6991. Being a By-law to Adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 2 – Part of Block Q of Plan 123 and a portion of Part 7 of 42R129.
By-law 2019 – 6992. Being a By-law to amend By-law No. 2004-4653 (The Zoning By-law), as amended, for Part of Block Q of Plan 123 and a portion of Part 7 of 42R129.

10.3.1 – Parry Sound Area Founders Circle Agreement. By-law 2019 – 6993. Being a by-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement with the Parry Sound Area Founders Circle to support business innovation and new business’s ideas.

10.4.1 – Debenture issue for completed 2018 and 2019 Capital Works.
By-law 2019 – 6989. A By-law of the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound to Authorize the Borrowing Upon Amortizing Debentures in the Principal Amount of $727,779.50 Towards the Cost of the Stockey Centre Roof/Hardy Board Siding.
By-law 2019 – 6990. A By-law of the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound to Authorize the Borrowing Upon Amortizing Debentures in the Principal Amount of $860,435.56 Towards the Cost of the Bobby Orr Community Centre Ice Pad Replacement