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Mr. McIntyre’s letter (4.1) is worth reading and can be found in the full agenda package available at the Town’s website. He points out some of the safety issues faced by pedestrians in the Avenue Road area. While I don’t walk there I am conscious of the issues when cycling in the area. Although the issues may be reduced with Waubeek Street open, the area remains dangerous because of the narrow winding streets with limited sight lines.

A quick review of the summarized agenda as presented below will give you a good sense of whether you should look at the full agenda.

Note: I went to the Town’s website to provide a link to the full agenda and found it hadn’t been posted as of 5:20 Friday. A number of us subscribe to receive the agenda and minutes by email, so I’ll host the agenda package at this site. The full agenda can be accessed through this link.

Correspondence

4.1 – Eric McIntyre. Request for improving and installing sidewalks; areas cited include Avenue Road, Margaret, Marion, Ethel and Victoria Streets.

4.2 – Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. Response to Town inquiry on status update on consolidated school project.

4.3 – Tamara Wilson, Health Outreach Coordinator, Parry Sound Friendship Centre. Warming Centre to accommodate 20 clients overnight.

Deputations

5.1 – Tamara Wilson, Health Outreach Coordinator, Parry Sound Friendship Centre. Warming Centre to accommodate 20 clients overnight.

5.2 – Jim Hanna, Communications Officer, West Parry Sound Health Centre Our Changing Health Care Environment.

5.3. – Peter Searle. Park to Park Trail update and budget

Resolutions and Direction to Staff

9.1.1 – Update on Sidewalk repairs and replacements in the Town of Parry Sound. Resolution. That the Sidewalks Repairs and Replacements Report, 2015-2019 be received for information purposes.

9.1.2 – Pedestrian Crossing at Waubeek Street & Avenue/Belvedere intersections. Resolution. That the report on Pedestrian Crossing at Waubeek Street & Avenue/Belvedere intersections be received for information purposes.

9.2.1 – 2020 Land Ambulance Budget. Resolution. That upon the recommendation of the EMS Advisory Committee the Council of the Town of Parry Sound approves the 2020 Land Ambulance Budget in the amount of $9,995,709.00

9.2.2 – EMS Ambulance and Paramedic Response Unit Replacements for 2020. Resolution. That upon the recommendation of the EMS Advisory Committee the Council of the Town of Parry Sound approves the replacement of two ambulances to be delivered in late winter 2020 and further that the supplier of record, Crestline, be awarded the contract for the supply of these two ambulances in the amount of $129,427.21 +HST each; said ambulances funded from the EMS equipment reserve fund; and
That the upon delivery of the 2020 ambulances the two being replaced be deemed surplus and donated to First Response Teams within the District of Parry Sound.
Resolution. That upon the recommendation of the EMS Advisory Committee the Council of the Town of Parry Sound approves the replacement of one Paramedic Response Unit (PRU) to be supplied by Rowland Emergency Vehicle in the amount of $70,475.00 + HST; said PRU funded from the EMS equipment reserve fund.

9.2.3 – Reappointment of Councillors to Committee of Adjustment Spokesperson: Taylor Elgie, Manager of Building and Planning Services. Resolution. That Councillors Horne and Keith be reappointed to the Parry Sound Committee of Adjustment until December 31, 2020.

9.2.4 – Re-Parking, Downtown Parry Sound. Direction. That Council for the Town of Parry Sound receives the Re-parking report and directs staff to bring the proposed changes forward in January 2020.

9.3.1 – Information Update: Town of Parry Sound Culture, Parks & Recreation Master Plan. Resolution. That the staff update on the Town of Parry Sound Culture, Parks and Recreation Plan be received for informational purposes.

9.3.2 – Modernization Program – Intake 1, Digital Strategy. Resolution. WHEREAS the Province announced the provision of the Municipal Modernization Program which is a funding program to identify efficiencies, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that staff be authorized to indicate to the Province the Town’s Expression of Interest and subsequently submit an application for municipal modernization funding resulting in a third-party assessment of opportunities to utilize information technology to achieve efficiencies, taking into consideration needs, resource requirements, best practices and also the identification of cost saving/sharing with other municipalities through shared technology opportunities.

9.4.1 – Financial Variance Report for Third Quarter 2019. Resolution. That Council hereby receives and accepts the variance report for the Third Quarter 2019 (September 30, 2019); and
Further that Council hereby approves the expenses for Council members for the period from July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019.

By-laws

10.1.1 – Stewardship Ontario MHSW Amending Agreement. By-Law 2019 – 6996. Being a by-law to execute the Stewardship Ontario MHSW amending service agreement and amend Bylaw 2008-5281.

10.1.2 – Encroachment Agreement – 4 River Street. By-Law 2019 – 6997. Being a by-law to execute an encroachment agreement between the owner of 4 River Street and the Town of Parry Sound.

10.1.3 – Electronic Waste Agreement. By-Law 2019 – 6998. Being a by-law to amend Bylaw 2011-6029 to continue the electronic waste agreement and to reflect the change in ownership from Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) to Quantum Lifecycle Partners and to execute the Notice of Assignment to confirm the Town of Parry Sound’s agreement with the change in ownership.

10.2.1 – Rezoning Application – Z/19/14 – College Drive (M2 Developments Inc.). By-Law 2019 – 6999. Being a By-law to amend By-law No. 2004-4653 (The Zoning By-law), as amended, for Z/19-14 – 12 College Drive (M2 Developments Inc./Gardens of Parry Sound).