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Oops – I just found this post in my drafts – I guess I prepared it and forgot to push send.

Move along, there is little to read here. Things unfolded as expected with no significant implications.

Closed Session
c) a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land for municipal or local board purposes; (potential acquisition of property for municipal purposes)

e) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board (potential claims regarding issues on private property);

Questions of Staff
3.2.1 –
In response to a question from Councillor McCann regarding what steps the public should take when trees blow down in storms, Chief Dave Thompson stated that with regards to incidents affecting the municipality or public safety, residents are encouraged to call 911. This gets the Fire Dept out to the site to secure it and get in the proper resources to remedy the situation which may be for example the Town’s Public Works, or the electrical utility Lakeland.

3.2.2. – In response to Councillors Horne and Keith’s inquiries regarding the potential for offering a grace period or waiving of penalty for late payment of taxes and water and sewer bills by taxpayers and residents having difficulty paying these bills as a result of economic hardship from the COVID-19 shut-down, Director of Finance Stephanie Phillips and CAO Clayton Harris responded that this issue is under consideration and would come back to Council for a decision.

Correspondence
4.1 –
Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing.
Provincial Policy Statement, 2020.
Action – Circulated to Mayor & Council and filed.

4.2 – Kami Johnson, Administrator, Belvedere Heights.
2020 levy.
Action – Circulated to Mayor & Council, and Director of Finance for follow-up.

4.3 – Frank Fernandez, Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump.
OPG’s plan to build a nuclear waste repository in Kincardine abandoned.
Action – Circulated to Mayor & Council and filed.

4.4.a – North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.
Health Unit Preparing for COVID-19.
Action – Filed.

4.4b – Ministry of Health.
Province Implementing Enhanced Measures to Protect Ontarians from COVID-19.
Action – Filed.

4.5 – Chris Litschko, Chief Executive Officer, Lakeland Holding Ltd.
Request for letter of support for CRTC application for rural area high speed internet.
Action – Circulated to Mayor & Council with supporting resolution prepared for consideration.

Deputations
5.1 – Leslie Mapstone – withdrawn.
Film Festival June 4-6, 2020.

Resolutions and Direction to Staff
9.1.1 –
2019 Statement of Remuneration Paid to Council and Appointed Board Members.
Resolution. That the 2019 Statement of Remuneration Paid to Council and Appointed Board Members, attached as Schedule “A”, be accepted.
Carried.  

9.2.1 – 2019 Water System Summary Report.
Resolution 2020. Whereas the Town of Parry Sound owns and operates the Parry Sound Drinking Water System (M.O.E. Designation Number 2200000585) which has been categorized as a “Large Residential” Drinking Water System, and
Whereas Ontario Regulation 170-03 (as amended) under the Safe Drinking Water Act requires, according to “Schedule 22 Summary Reports for Municipalities” that all large Municipal Residential Drinking water systems have a report prepared no later than March 31st of each year addressing the items detailed in the Regulation and is given to the members of Council in the case of a drinking water system owned by a municipality;
Therefore, be it resolved that Council of the Town of Parry Sound hereby acknowledges receipt of the report titled: “Town of Parry Sound Tony Agnello Water Treatment Plant, Large Municipal Residential Drinking Water System Summary Report 2019”, as prepared by Kyle Hall, Manager of Water Systems.
Carried

9.3.1 – Consent Application – B/03/2020 (PS) – Kondwani Corporation.
Resolution. That a decision on Consent Application No. B/03/2020 (PS) (Kondwani Corporation / 58 Emily Street) be supported, subject to conditions of consent that require:
The payment of cash-in-lieu of parkland;
The retained lands be rezoned to recognize the lands do not have frontage and access onto a year-round maintained road, and also that a holding symbol be applied which requires the submission of Record of Site Condition and the evaluation of the landfill site prior to any sensitive use; and
The submission of an environmental impact study supporting the proposed consent application.
Carried

9.4.1 – Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) Grant Application 2021-2024.
Resolution. THAT Council authorizes that application be made to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) for the 2021-2024 Stockey Centre programming season; and
THAT the CAO, Clayton Harris be authorized to execute the application and other relevant documents.
Carried

9.4.2 – Grant Funding Opportunity Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport.
Resolution. WHEREAS on the 21st day of August, 2000 The Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound and The Corporation of the Township of Seguin entered into an Agreement for the operation, control and management of the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport;
AND WHEREAS The Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound and The Corporation of the Township of Seguin hold title to the Airport lands;
AND WHEREAS the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport Commission has prepared applications to FedNor and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for funding for a Runway and Airside Business Development Project;
AND WHEREAS the Town of Parry Sound and the Township of Seguin as contributing funding partners to the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport, in the event there are cost overruns for this project, the Town of Parry Sound (20%) and the Township of Seguin (80%) are obligated to provide financial assistance to the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport Commission as required;
THEFEFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, as owners of the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport lands, the Council of The Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound does hereby support the applications for funding from FedNor and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for capital improvements at the Airport (Runway and Airside Business Development Project);
AND THAT the Township of Seguin will provide cash flow assistance to the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport Commission as required for the municipal portion, in the form of a long-term repayable loan of a maximum of 2.5 million, with specific terms of repayment to be determined at a later date;
AND THAT Council approves the Township of Seguin to act as the lead Applicant for the above referenced Project;
AND THAT the Township of Seguin, as lead applicant will establish appropriate measures, project oversight, including status updates to minimize the risk of cost overruns.
Carried

9.5.1 – Lakeland Holding Ltd.
Resolution. Whereas Parry Sound is a significant community in its location on the shores of Georgian Bay running up the Highway 400 North corridor; and
Whereas there are many looking to relocate their permanent and/or seasonal residence and business to this area; and
Whereas providing a quality internet service product to the more underserviced areas of Parry Sound District will make this area that much more attractive to businesses and potential residents alike;
Now Therefore the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound hereby supports the application by Lakeland Networks to the CRTC Rural Broadband funding initiative to bring quality, cost-effective high-speed internet to our Town and surrounding areas.
Carried

9.5.2 – COVID-19 Ratification of Administrative Actions and Authority Delegation.
Resolution. Whereas the World Health Organization has declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic; and
Whereas the Province of Ontario has declared a state of emergency today amid the COVID-19 pandemic; and
Whereas federal, provincial and municipal responses to best practice advice on limiting gatherings and social contact, has been to limit access, including close programs, facilities, and offices; and
Whereas the situation is very dynamic and evolving quickly, often requiring immediate action;
Now Therefore, Council of the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound ratifies the administrative actions taken to close municipal facilities and programs effective March 16th, 2020 until further notice including the Bobby Orr Community Centre, the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, the Parry Sound Public Library and further;
That the Chief Administrative Officer in consultation with the Mayor and the Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC), is delegated decision-making authority to close municipal facilities, adjust service levels, cancel programs and/or Council meetings; and/or re-instate as the situation evolves; and That the Chief Administrative Officer inform Council at the earliest opportunity.
Carried

By-laws
10.1.1 –
MPAC Lease Agreement – Extension.
By-law 2020 – 7022. Being a By-Law to authorize extension of lease agreement with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) for office space from November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2025.
Passed, Signed and Sealed

10.3.1 – Amendment to Parking and Traffic Control By-law 2019-6912 for the Town of Parry Sound.
By-law 2020 – 7023
Being a By-law to amend the Parking and Traffic Control By-law 2019-6912.
Passed, Signed and Sealed

10.3.2 – Updated agreements with Chris Everitt, Earl Smallwood and Gary Kloetstra for on call after hours Municipal Law Enforcement services.
By-law: 2020 – 7024
Being a by-law to enter into an agreement with Chris Everitt, Earl Smallwood and Gary Kloetstra for the provision of on call after hours Municipal Law Enforcement services.
Passed, Signed and Sealed

10.3.3 – New Smoking By-law for the Town of Parry Sound.
By-law 2020 – 7025
Being a By-law to Prohibit Smoking on Town of Parry Sound Property.
Passed, Signed and Sealed
Direction for staff follow-up
That staff investigate and report back to Council on what is possible to control smoking on sidewalks in the downtown area.
Carried