Oh boy, I have some questions:

Public Meeting – 2.1 – Z/21-13 – Waubeek Street (DSSAB).
Will this new DSSAB development be subject to property taxes? Will the Town be required to make the necessary improvements to infrastructure to accommodate this development with our tax dollars? Yes? No?
How about DSSAB developing housing in the newly proposed Seguin Township development (Item 4.2).

4.2 – Township of Seguin. Inviting comments on establishment of residential development on lands in municipality preparatory to application for a Minister’s Zoning Order 2.
This is a big deal. There is a proposal to develop the north western portion of Seguin for residential use. This is the area that was the subject of annexation discussions and a vote a few years ago. While the new residences will be welcome there is question of whether the Town of Parry Sound will be obligated to provide services at cost? Hmmm?
Somehow it seems that we, the taxpayers of the Town of Parry Sound are asked to subsidize our neighbouring communities. Why not do a development closer to Humphrey? Is it a coincidence that the development is being built such that it receives the benefits of the Town without making a fair contribution?

As an aside. Having read the agendas and minutes for the past 10 years it seems the same two firms keep popping up when requesting rezoning or new building approvals. John Jackson for Planning and FAD Architect for building approvals. Both of these groups are putting a stamp on the Town that will last for decades. Is this a good idea?

It also seems the Town is becoming a centre of alcohol beverage production. Besides Trestle Brewing (literally) I see that there is a distillery going in at the old Crofter’s building – Legend Spirts Company – 7 Great North Road (Item 9.2.2) with Town support. Well, the lack of fluoridation in town water is good for these beverage makers and our local dentists, although the dental professionals I have spoken to would rather there were fewer, not more, cavities. They are busy enough already.

Council Meeting Agenda (Abridged)

Closed Session
e) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board, (Contractor work on Town property);
f) advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose, (Contractor work on Town property);
k) a position, plan, procedure, criteria or instruction to be applied to any negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the municipality or local board, (Municipal Servicing Agreement);
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, (Town’s organizational structure).

Public Meeting
2.1 – Z/21-13 – Waubeek Street (DSSAB).

Council will hold a public meeting to consider a proposed Zoning By-law amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act. The purpose of the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is to change the zoning of the property from O1 and R1 to permit up to 90 dwelling units in a rowhouse and apartment style, subject to the R3 zone standards.

Correspondence
4.1 – Parry Sound Area Planning Board.

Proposed Consent Application No. B40/2021 (PS) Hodgkiss Additional Deepwater Point Waterlot.

4.2 – Township of Seguin.
Inviting comments on establishment of residential development on lands in municipality preparatory to application for a Minister’s Zoning Order 2.

Resolutions and Direction to Staff
9.1.1 – Waubuno Boat Launch Dock System Replacement.
Resolution

That Council accept the bid from Kropf Industrial Inc for a new dock system for the Waubuno Beach Boat Launch in the amount of $43,920.00 including taxes, delivery, and installation, this being the only complete bid received that met all of the required specifications.

9.1.2 – Fitness Trail Pedestrian Bridge Repairs.
Resolution
That Council accept the bid from Adams Brothers Construction for the repair of the fitness trail pedestrian bridge in the amount of $48,210.00 excluding taxes, this bid being the lowest of two bids received.

9.2.1 – 2022 Land Ambulance Budget.
Resolution

That upon the recommendation of the EMS Advisory Committee the 2022 Land Ambulance Operating Budget be approved with a 6.2% levy increase over the 2021 approved budget in a total amount of $11,943,641.72; and
That a Land Ambulance Capital Budget be approved in the amount of $640,000 to be funded from the EMS Capital Reserve Fund.

9.2.2 – Façade Improvement Program Recommendations.
Resolution

That upon the recommendation of the 2021 Façade Improvement Review Committee, Council approves a grant to the following businesses per the following:
a) Legend Spirts Company – 7 Great North Road – $17,503.75
b) Jeans Unlimited – 68 James Street – $4,992.50
c) CamenzuliDirocco-15 Seguin Street-$17,503.75
And that Agreement Letters be drafted and executed by the successful applicants.

9.3.1 – Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Exhibition Ad-Hoc Committee Terms of Reference.
Resolution

That Council hereby establishes the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Exhibition Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee with Terms of Reference attached as Schedule A.

By-laws
10.1.1 – Approval of Transfer Payment Agreement – INVESTING IN CANADA INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM (ICIP): COVID-19 RESILIENCE INFRASTRUCTURE STREAM – LOCAL GOVERNMENT INTAKE.
By-law 2021 – 7192
Being a By-law to authorize the execution of a Transfer Payment Agreement with the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding funding under the INVESTING IN CANADA INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM (ICIP): COVID-19 RESILIENCE INFRASTRUCTURE STREAM – LOCAL GOVERNMENT INTAKE.

10.1.2 – Agreement with CDW Canada Corp. for Palo Alto firewalls.
By-law 2021 – 7193
Being a bylaw to authorize the execution of a Customer-Supplier Agreement with CDW Canada Corp. for procurement and licensing of Palo Alto PA-460 firewalls.

10.2.1 – Rezoning Application – Z/21/05 – McMurray & Gibson Street – Ryan for 2713571 Ontario Inc.
By-law 2021 – 7194
Being a By-law to amend By-law No. 2004-4653 (The Zoning By-law), as amended, for Z/21-05 – 7 McMurray and Gibson Street (Matt Ryan on behalf of 2713571 Ontario Inc.).

10.2.2 – Rezoning Application – Z/19/08 – 19 Miller Street – FAD Architect Inc. on behalf of Kasmani.
By-Law 2021 – 7195
Being a By-law to amend By-law No. 2004-4653 (The Zoning By-law), as amended, for Z/19/08 – 19 Miller Street – FAD Architect Inc. on behalf of Kasmani.

10.2.3 – Zoning By-law Amendment – 9 and 11 Bay Street – FAD Architect Inc. on behalf of 30,000 Island Cruise Lines.
By-law 2021 – 7196
Being a By-law to amend By-law No. 2004-4653 (The Zoning By-law), as amended, for 9 and 11 Bay Street – FAD Architect Inc. on behalf of 30,000 Island Cruise Lines