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I offer a few comments on the upcoming Town of Parry Sound council meeting agenda.

Closed Session – n) educating or training council members and no member discusses or otherwise deals with any matter in a way that materially advances the business or decision-making of Council. (Site Locations for West Parry Sound Area Recreation Centre)
It seems things are getting a little heated with respect to the ‘pool’ location.

9.1.1 – Waste Diversion and Transition update.
I would be interested to know if the Town is monitoring COVID-19 in the Town’s wastewater. That seems to be one of the best tools for monitoring the level of infection in a community. Just because there have been no reported cases doesn’t mean there aren’t any. Only positive tests are referenced in the daily reports from the area health unit, and that depends on people deciding to get tested. There are any number of reasons they might choose not to if the symptoms are mild.

10.2.2 – Amendment to Parks By-law 2017-6752 to remove smoking designated areas.
It seems there is no smoking permitted in any of the parks.

Closed Session
b) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees; (Library Board applications)
c) a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land for municipal or local board purposes; (Proposed property exchange)
n) educating or training council members and no member discusses or otherwise deals with any matter in a way that materially advances the business or decision-making of Council. (Site Locations for West Parry Sound Area Recreation Centre)

Correspondence
4.1 – Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism.
Update regarding Anti-Racism Directorate and regulatory work being done to bring the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 into force as well as other policing matters.

4.2 – Nina Bifolchi, Mayor, Town of Wasaga Beach.
Copy of letter to Premier Ford re: concerns with safety risks as a result of a recent unauthorized car rally in Wasaga Beach, and requests for tougher laws.

4.3 – Cindy Filmore, Administrative Services Coordinator Town of Kearney.
Resolution rejecting the Town of Parry Sound`s request regarding a Supplemental Emergency Medical Services Levy.

4.4 – Mackenzie Taylor, Records Clerk/Deputy Clerk, Township of Carling.
Proposed 2021 Budget to adjust service levels to achieve lowest possible tax rate

Deputations
5.1 – Rita Orr – CEO, Tom Lundy – Chair, Parry Sound Public Library.

RE: Library Update; link to presentation.

Resolutions and Direction to Staff
9.1.1 – Waste Diversion and Transition update.

Resolution
That Council receive the report attached as Schedule A regarding Waste Diversion and Transition, for information purposes.

9.3.1 – 2021 Council Meeting Dates.
Resolution

That pursuant to By-law 2020-7061, Section 3, paragraph 4, Council approves Schedule “A” as attached, the 2021 schedule of Regular Meetings of Council.

9.4.1 – 2021 Budgeting Schedule.
Resolution

That Council hereby approves the 2021 Budgeting Schedule as set out in the attached Schedule “A”; and
That Council sets the 2021 budget guideline for a tax levy increase between 1.8% and 3.6% for the operating budget in the absence of a collective agreement for 2021; and
Further that the guidelines will be updated as per the policy once the collective agreement is reached if budget deliberations are still underway.

By-laws
10.1.1 – Tesla Powerwall at Pound.

By-law 2020 – 7077
Being a By-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement with Bracebridge Generation Ltd. as part of the SPEEDIER project, to install a Tesla Powerwall at the West Parry Sound Dog Pound.

10.2.1 – Rezoning Application – Z/20/05 –1793951 Ontario Inc. (Greystone/Lighthouse) – Lifting of “h” symbol.
By-law 2020 – 7078
Being a By-law to amend By-law No. 2004-4653 (The Zoning By-law) as amended to remove a holding provision for 1793951 Ontario Inc./Greystone/Lighthouse (20 Salt Dock Road).

10.2.2 – Amendment to Parks By-law 2017-6752 to remove smoking designated areas.
By-law 2020 – 7079
Being a By-law to amend the Parks By-law 2017-6752, to remove smoking designated areas.