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There are a couple of items that warrant comment.

9.1.1 – Town Facilities Closed until June 30, 2020.
This is not unexpected. It would have been helpful for the Town to have listed the facilities involved for the convenience of persons not familiar exactly with what is a Town Facility. Is the Rotary Algonquin Regiment Fitness Trail closed? It’s a Town asset but is it a Town Facility? What about the Smelter Wharf? Probably, but neither is likely to be “closed” in the sense that there will be people preventing people from using these facilities or ‘taking attendance’. This is why it would be nice to have a formal list of impacted facilities. It would also be nice to understand the consequences of ‘using’ these ‘closed’ facilities. I understand and respect the intent of the resolution, but the Town needs to anticipate the questions that are likely to arise and provide the appropriate guidance. There is mention of a report but it not was included in the meeting agenda package.

9.4.1 – Provincial Policy Statement – 2020. This is another planning document that is worth reading in terms of what the Province believes with respect to development. I expect that the Town will need to ensure it is aligned with its local policies regarding development.

Correspondence
4.1 –
Eric Cavanaugh, BDO Canada. Parry Sound Audit Planning Report.

4.2 – Lori West, Clerk, Township of McDougall. McDougall Township endorsement of resolution calling for public health to be funded via provincial taxation

4.3 – Lori West, Clerk, Township of McDougall. McDougall Township request for Public Health Unit release of COVID-19 statistics specific to West Parry Sound Area.

4.4. – Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing. Labour Deployment During Declared State of Emergency

4.5 – Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing. Land Use Planning Timelines during Declared State of Emergency.

4.6 – Attorney General. Emergency Management & Civil Protection Order amended to lift suspension of limitation periods and procedural time periods under the Construction Act.

Resolutions and Direction to Staff
9.1.1 – Town Facilities Closed until June 30, 2020.

Resolution
That the staff report on Town facilities not open for use earlier than June 30, 2020 be received for information purposes.

9.3.1 – Weekend and after-hours interment scheduling and fees at Parry Sound Cemeteries.
Resolution
WHEREAS the Bereavement Authority of Ontario’s (BAO) directive related to the COVID-19 pandemic requires that effective March 23, 2020, cemeteries be open and available for interments immediately, or as soon as possible if restricted by ground conditions,
THEREFORE, notwithstanding By-law 2019-6952 (The Cemetery By-law), and until such time as the BAO lifts said directive, Council permits interments at Hillcrest Cemetery and Sylvan Acres Cemetery on Sundays, in addition to all-day Saturday and all weekdays; and waives weekend and after-hours cemetery surcharge fees; and
THAT regular interment fees shall apply per the cemetery fee schedule.

9.4.1 – Provincial Policy Statement – 2020
Resolution
That the attached report entitled Provincial Policy Statement 2020 be accepted for information purposes.

9.4.2 – Provide Extension to Property Sale Closing Dates, Salt Dock Road.
Resolution
Whereas Council for The Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound conditionally sold lands to 1793951 Ontario Inc. (Greystone Limited) in 2017 for the development of a residential project; and
Whereas progress has occurred on several conditions and these conditions can be waived; and
Whereas COVID-19 has restricted activity through social distancing and limiting business activity to essential services; and
Whereas the impact and length of time the COVID-19 restrictions will be in place is uncertain; and
Whereas conditions that relate to environmental due diligence require an extension.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the Mayor and Clerk are authorized to execute an amendment to the Agreement of Purchase and Sale per the attached Schedule “A” to this Resolution.

By-laws
10.4.1 – Amendments to Licensing By-law in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
By-law 2020 – 7039
Being a By-law to amend By-law 2006-4937, as amended, to grant exemption from certain provisions of the Licensing By-law on a temporary basis.