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It seems that the 2020 Town of Parry Sound budget was approved last Wednesday night with the addition of a few more items. I’m not sure how this impacts the overall tax rates as some of the added expenses don’t seem trivial although some are covered under Water and Wastewater expenses that are budgeted separately.

I’m a bit confused by these minutes and I’m not sure it’s worth investing any time investigating any further.

Resolutions and Direction to Staff
9.1.1 –
2020 Operating and Capital Budget
Staff Recommendation for Council’s Approval
That the amount of $60,000 in the 2020 budget to facilitate the work necessary to improve drainage and properly assess the condition of the culverts under Parry Sound Drive in the vicinity of Smith Crescent be approved and funding for the culvert lining project at $150,000 be approved so the project can proceed if conditions allow for completion of the works.
Carried

Staff Recommendation for Council’s Approval
That Council approve paving the operations yard, including the road section through to the transfer station in the 2020 budget for $130,000.
Carried

Staff Recommendation for Council’s Approval
That the budget of $40,000 towards SPS#5 be revised to $20,000 funded from the Wastewater Stabilization Reserve.
Carried

Staff Recommendation for Council’s Approval
Staff recommend $1.25 million in the capital budget allocation for 2020 to begin the process of completing the necessary upgrades to SPS#6.
Carried

Staff Recommendation for Council’s Approval
Continue with the equipment replacement of these mowers as planned in the Town’s 20-year equipment replacement forecast. The mowers are funded from the equipment replacement reserve. The Town currently contributes $165,594 yearly to this reserve to fund the replacement of equipment that is currently operational.
Future replacement of equipment at Hillcrest will be referred to as replacement of the “Cemetery” equipment to remove the connotation that it to be used solely at that location.
Carried

Staff Recommendation for Council’s Approval
That Council replace the aged furnace(s) at the CP Station on Avenue Road with one energy efficient model at a cost not to exceed $27,500. The furnace replacement will be tendered to get the best pricing.
Carried

Staff Recommendation for Council’s Approval
The recommended salt dock boat dock replacement includes a commercial dock designed not to protrude past the main dock. Three-ton anchors will secure the dock similar to the installation at the Champagne Street docks.
The future dock replacement plan includes a similar dock replacement at the Waubuno Beach location followed by the Shoppers dock at the Town Dock.
Carried

Staff Recommendation for Council’s Approval
That the entire garbage can replacement be funded by transferring the amount needed from the tax rate stabilization reserve.
Carried

Staff Recommendation for Council’s Approval
Staff recommend approving the project with funding for the additional $25,500 expenditure for a solar powered crosswalk at the intersection of Waubeek St./Belvedere Ave./Avenue Rd. to be included in the larger project debenture.
Carried

Resolution 2020 – 028
WHEREAS aging storm water infrastructure combined with increasing extreme weather events has increased the need for storm water capital replacement and maintenance,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approve the creation of a Storm Water Management Reserve in the amount of $100,000 to be transferred from the Winter Control Reserve for the purpose of storm water capital replacement and maintenance requirements.
Carried

Resolution 2020 – 029
WHEREAS the Town has submitted an Expression of Interest for additional third-party review funding,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the unspent municipal modernization funding received in 2019 be transferred to a newly established Modernization Reserve for the purpose of funding projects that create efficiencies that lower and/or avoid future costs.
Carried

Resolution
That Council receives the storm drainage information on Georgian Bay Avenue provided by Director of Public Works Mike Kearns.
Carried

Resolution 2020 – 030
That the 2020 Operating and Capital Budget as amended, be approved; and
That the Budget By-law be brought forward for ratification following adoption of this resolution.
Carried

By-laws
10.1.1 –
2020 Budget.
By-law 2020 – 7028
Being a By-law to adopt the Operating and Capital budget estimates for the year 2020.
Passed, Signed and Sealed.