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This week sees good news and not so good news. On the positive side the gardens, parks and boat launches are proposed for reopening. On the not so good side it seems that the Festival of the Sound will not be having a summer season in Parry Sound with the continued closure of the Stockey Centre and Bobby Orr Community Centre until at least September. (9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.3.1) I don’t see any mention of Big Sound Marina, explicitly or implicitly.

There are a couple of economic impact and recovery plans that are to be reviewed (9.2.1, 9.4.1).

10.4.1 – Subdivision Amending Agreement – W.E.H. Developments Limited. This concerns extending certain deadlines for three years with respect to the development of the Thunder Creek development.

Closed Session
(c) a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board, (request for rights-of-way over municipal property & potential property sale);
(d) labour relations or employee negotiations, (CUPE labour relations during COVID)

Correspondence
4.1 –
Brian Beal, Director of Education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Bd. Access to OPEN Guest Hot Spot network at school parking lots.

4.2 – Craig Jeffery, Clerk, Seguin Township. Resolution 2020-124 requesting publication of Parry Sound District specific stats on COVID-19.

4.3 – Tammy Wylie, Clerk, McKellar Township. Resolution 20-130 requesting publication of Parry Sound District specific stats on COVID-19.
Resolution 20-125 recommending postponement of public meetings to allow time to consider affordability regarding the WPS Wellness & Aquatic Centre.

4.4 – Maryann Weaver, Clerk, Township of the Archipelago. Resolution 20-049 requesting publication of Parry Sound District specific stats on COVID-19.
Resolution 20-050 re: provincial funding of NBPSDHU.

4.5 – Judith Meyntz, Deputy Clerk, Municipality of Whitestone. Resolution 2020-106 requesting publication of Parry Sound District specific stats on COVID-19.
Resolution 2020-107 re: provincial funding of NBPSDHU

4.6 – Mackenzie Taylor, Deputy Clerk, Township of Carling. Resolution 2020-046 requesting publication of Parry Sound District specific stats on COVID-19.

4.7 – Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs. Amendment to Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to permit use of allotment and community gardens under certain conditions.

4.8 – Marianne King-Wilson. Request to keep chimney at 88 Church Street (former St. Joseph’s Hospital) intact as chimney swifts bird habitat.

Resolutions and Direction to Staff
9.1.1 –
Municipal Boat Launches and Community Gardens.
Resolution.
That Council of the Corporation Town of Parry Sound ratifies the administrative actions taken to permit the use of community gardens and the reopening of the Town’s boat launches.

9.1.2 – Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame reopening plan.
Resolution.
WHEREAS the Province of Ontario declared an emergency that applies to the whole Province of Ontario pursuant to section 7.0.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (the Act);
AND WHEREAS the Province has issued various Orders under the Act (by Regulation) imposing measures to slow the spread of an infectious disease (COVID-19);
AND WHEREAS the above-mentioned measures include regulations restricting the gatherings of persons, imposing “social or physical distance measures”, affecting the closures of places of businesses, etc.;
AND WHEREAS Council has determined that it is in the interest of public health and safety (the “public interest”) to control and restrict access to places and/or buildings that accommodate large gatherings of persons;
Now therefore Be It Resolved:
That it is in the public interest that the Charles W. Stockey Centre Performance Hall remain closed to rentals until and including September 7, 2020.

9.1.3 – West Parry Sound Economic Development Collaborative (CIINO Funding Program)
Resolution
That on behalf of the Council of the Town of Parry Sound, the Mayor submit a letter of support of the West Parry Sound Economic Development Collaborative for the purpose of the FedNor Community Investment Initiative of Northern Ontario (CIINO) funding application.

9.2.1 – COVID-19 Financial Report.

9.3.1 – Parks & Recreation Facilities, Program & Events: Looking Forward.
Resolution.
That Council of the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound align opening dates of parks, events, programs and recreation facilities based on provincial orders and established guidelines and available resources such as Personal Protective Equipment; and
That in the public interest, the Bobby Orr Community Centre not be available to rent for concerts and performances until and including September 7, 2020.

9.4.1 – Parry Sound COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.
Resolution.
That the Parry Sound COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan attached as Schedule A be approved as presented.

By-laws
10.4.1 –
Subdivision Amending Agreement – W.E.H. Developments Limited.
By-Law 2020 – 7042.
Being a By-law to authorize a Subdivision Amending Agreement with W.E.H. Developments Limited.