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There are a few interesting items on the agenda:

Commentary
4.3 – Mackenzie Taylor, Deputy Clerk, Township of Carling. Approval of Parry Sound’s request for removal from Planning Board contingent upon Carling receiving same approval.
This is a little bit ‘cheeky’. Carling is happy to support the Town of Parry Sound’s request to be excused from the Parry Sound Area Planning Board oversight if Carling can also be excused from the same oversight requirements. It seems that the area municipalities in general are not too enamoured with the Parry Sound Area Planning Board.

Closed Session d) and 9.4.1 – Non-Union Compensation Grid.
Compensation packages are on the table for discussion. In neither case do I imagine that the review will suggest a drop in compensation. I’m okay with it if they are earning their packages. I am more interested in a better understanding of performance and ensuring it is aligned with compensation. But of course, individual performance is confidential and not subject to public disclosure.

9.4.2 – Update – Key Performance Objectives in Support of the Strategic Plan.
I will need to study this more closely going forward. As much as the Town likes to lay out its plans, these are generally non-specific documents often just presentations, that contain little real information on strategy, tactics and objectives. Many of the statements are more aspirational than something Staff can be held to account for. I’ll do some sort of a post on the Key Performance Objectives document with commentary.

4.5 – Craig Jeffery, Clerk, Township of Seguin. Notice of Public Meeting for proposed Zoning By-law Amendment to permit cannabis grow operations in industrial zones.
Question: Is this considered light or heavy industry?
Answer: It’s heavy man – real heavy;-)

4.7 – Jo Bossart. Concerns with erosion on the Rotary & The Algonquin Regiment Fitness Trail.
I sent a letter to Council requesting information on the Town’s plans with respect to remediating erosion along the waterfront, especially at Sail Parry Sound which is a Town owned property.

ABRIDGED AGENA

Closed Session
c) a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board, (Proposed property exchange);
d) labour relations or employee negotiations (Director level salaries).

Correspondence
4.1 – Lynne Atkinson, Executive Director, West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation.

Appreciation for $50,000 donation from BOHF Reserve Fund towards x-ray system.

4.2 – Lynne Atkinson, Executive Director, West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation.
Appreciation for $50,000 donation from BOHF Reserve Fund towards renewing dining room area of Lakeland Long Term Care.

4.3 – Mackenzie Taylor, Deputy Clerk, Township of Carling.
Approval of Parry Sound’s request for removal from Planning Board contingent upon Carling receiving same approval.

4.4 – Nicole Dimond, Project Coordinator, Georgian Bay Forever.
Follow-up to questions asked following February 2, 2021 deputation to Council.

4.5 – Craig Jeffery, Clerk, Township of Seguin.
Notice of Public Meeting for proposed Zoning By-law Amendment to permit cannabis grow operations in industrial zones.

4.6 – Jane Wang, Communication Officer, Census Communications.
Promotion of May, 2021 Census.

4.7 – Jo Bossart.
Concerns with erosion on the Rotary & The Algonquin Regiment Fitness Trail.

Deputations
5.1 – Christy Cafovski, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber of Commerce Year in Review, new Strategic Plan.

Resolutions and Direction to Staff
9.4.1 – Non-Union Compensation Grid.
Resolution

That Council authorize a pre-budget expenditure related to the procurement of professional services of a compensation consulting firm for non-union job evaluation.

9.4.2 – Update – Key Performance Objectives in Support of the Strategic Plan.
Resolution

That Council approve the progress report on the Town’s Key Performance Objectives (KPOs) as set out in Schedule A.

9.5.1 – Promotion of May, 2021 Census.
Resolution

Whereas accurate and complete census data support programs and services that benefit our community;
Now Therefore the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound supports the 2021 Census, and encourages all residents to complete their census questionnaire online at https://link.edgepilot.com/s/ae524374/JNWCCJEa1kmOGFUP2SdHAA?u=http://www.c ensus.gc.ca/.

By-laws
10.1.1 – Approval of Funding Agreement – Provincial Gas Tax for Public Transportation.
By-law 2021 – 7106
Being a By-law to authorize the execution of a Letter of Agreement with the Ontario Minister of Transportation regarding funding under the Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation Program.

10.3.1 – Appoint Plans Examiner/Building Inspector.
By-law 2021 – 7105
Being a by-law to appoint Nicholas Deroy as a Plans Examiner/Building Inspector.