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I have no additional thoughts concerning the August 11th Town of Parry Sound council meeting minutes.

Closed Session
b) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees; (2 Taxi License Appeals to refusals by the Issuer of Licenses; Applicants to the Accessibility Advisory Committee);
c) a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land for municipal or local board purposes; (conditions with respect to potential sale of property)
h) information explicitly supplied in confidence to the municipality or local board by Canada, a province or territory or a Crown agency of any of them, (status update of a grant application);
Carried

Ratification of Matters from Closed Agenda
7.1 – Taxi License Appeal Applicant #001-2020

Cllr. Keith declared pecuniary interest on the item as she is employed by the Ministry of the Solicitor General. Councillor Keith did not participate in discussion, nor vote on the matter.
Resolution
That Council of the Town of Parry Sound approves Applicant #001-2020’s appeal and grants a temporary Taxi Driver’s Licence; and
That Council hereby directs the Issuer of Licences to issue the Applicant a seven (7) month Probationary Taxi Driver’s Licence with the following conditions:
a) That a Level 2 Criminal Record Check be provided at the end of the temporary period (7 months), and annually thereafter as a part of the regular renewal process, without any new convictions; and
b) That subsequent Driver’s Abstracts, checked every six (6) months while holding a valid Taxi Driver’s Licence, do not contain any new convictions; and c) That the owner of Ivy’s Taxi sign a responsibility agreement; and d) That if the Town becomes aware of any violation of the applicant’s probation conditions set herein the licence be revoked immediately.
Carried

7.2. – Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) Appointments
Resolution 2020 – 085
That Council appoints the following applicants to the Accessibility Advisory Committee: Bill Alexander, Nancy Hall, Rebecca Jones, Bill Liggins, Kelsey Quesnelle, Keith Smith.
That Council appoints the following two Town Councillors to the Accessibility Advisory Committee: Councillor Backman and Councillor Keith.
Carried

Presentations
Civic Scholarship Award
Mayor McGarvey introduced the 2020 Civic Scholarship Award winner Amy Johns. Ms. Johns is entering her second year in the practical nursing program at Fleming College. After her first year, she has worked at Lakeland as a personal support worker. She has also volunteered in Parry Sound, including for hometown hockey, Timbits soccer, and school sporting events, including coaching the junior volleyball team.
In addition to working close to home, Ms. Johns hopes one day to be involved in international nursing, making a difference around the world.

Questions of Staff
3.2.1 – In response to Councillor McCann’s inquiry regarding reckless behaviour and noise at night at the Salt Docks, Mr. Thompson reported that he has contacted OPP Staff Sgt. McDonald about this matter and they will have more patrols in the area especially in the evening.
In response to Councillor Borneman’s follow-up inquiry regarding potential for installing temporary speed bumps for the summer, Director of Public Works Mike Kearns reported this can be considered, but cautioned that while this measure can initially slow traffic there are also unintended consequences with some drivers using excessive acceleration after passing over the speed bumps, being excessively noisy, and that some trucks with good suspension, are not really affected by speed bumps.
Councillor Horne recommended consideration of reducing the speed on Salt Dock Road and Waubeek Street to 40 KM/hour.

3.2.2 – In response to Mayor McGarvey’s request for an update report on the pedestrian crossing at the top of Waubeek, Avenue Road and Belvedere, Mr. Kearns reported that the painting has been completed to indicate a crosswalk is there however some of the signage has been delayed because of supply chain issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The signage should be available on Thursday, and the contractor representative indicated that the crossing lights system was tested and functioned this afternoon.

3.2.3 – In response to Councillor Keith’s inquiry regarding use of a speed spy, Mr. Kearns confirmed that the device has been redeployed on Isabella Street and the data collected will be communicated to the OPP in an attempt to secure more enforcement at times when it appears there is more speeding.
In response to a follow-up inquiry by Councillor McCann on the use of electronic speed signs in an attempt to get drivers to reduce their speed, Mr. Kearns noted that the department is currently reviewing such devices for purchase in this year’s budget and that as they are not cheap, they will be looking at moving one unit to different locations.
Councillor Backman also noted that she saw one of these units at Wasauksing and it is solar powered.

Correspondence
4.1 – Judy Smith, Director Municipal Governance/Clerk, Chatham-Kent.

Support for Private Member’s Bill re: Emancipation Day proclamation.
See item 9.5.1

4.2 – Jamie Eckenswiller, Deputy Clerk, Owen Sound.
Support for Private Member’s Bill re: Emancipation Day proclamation.
See item 9.5.1

4.3 – Judith Meyntz, Deputy Clerk, Municipality of Whitestone.
Support for position that DSSABs not appropriate OPP oversight body
Filed

4.4. – Colin & Sally Norman, Salt Dock Road.
Concerns regarding safety and noise at Salt Dock as a result of speeding cars.
Referred to Director of Development & Protective Services.

4.5 – Jacquie Wareham, Online Learning Recruitment Officer, Contact North. Education Opportunities
Filed

4.6 – Lori West, Clerk, Municipality of McDougall. Support for Long-Term Care Home Improvements
Filed

4.7 – Lori West, Clerk, Municipality of McDougall.
Request that the Province Expedite ICIP Grant applications
Filed

Resolutions and Direction to Staff
9.1.1 – Comprehensive Review of Zoning By-law – Circulation
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Stefan Szczerbak of Planscape explained to Council the modified public consultation process under the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Direction
That staff circulate the draft comprehensive Zoning By-law for public and agency review/comment.
Carried

9.1.2 – Plans Reviewer and Inspector.
Resolution
That the Council of the Town of Parry Sound formalize the position of Plans Reviewer and Inspector; and further
That the Organization Chart attached as Schedule A be approved.
Carried

9.5.1 – Emancipation Day Proclamation annually for August 1.
Resolution
THAT Council of the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound supports the Private Member’s Bill put forward by Majid Jowhari: M-36 Emancipation Day, to designate August 1st of every year as “Emancipation Day” in Canada; and
THAT this resolution of support be forwarded to Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Scott Aitchison, and all House of Commons representatives.
Carried

By-laws
10.1.1 – Appoint Building Inspector (Naythan Nunes).
By-law 2020 – 7064Being a by-law to appoint Naythan Nunes as a building inspector and revoke other appointments.
Passed, Signed & Sealed