Nothing on the agenda that caught my attention. After the 2022 Budget push it seems reasonable to have a light agenda. Council and Staff are to be applauded for getting the 2022 Budget done by the end of the month. Other area municipalities are still working on theirs. The Town can turn its attention to other pressing issues.

Council Meeting Agenda (Abridged)

Closed Session



Resolutions and Direction to Staff
9.2.1 – Pavement Markings – Tender

That Council accepts the bid from Provincial Road Markings Inc. for lines and pavement markings of Town streets in the amount of $35,369.20, excluding taxes, this being the lowest of two bids received.

9.3.1 – Extension of Temporary Patio Permissions for Restaurants During COVID-19.

Whereas on June 8, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) permitted new patios or temporary additions to patios to provide more opportunities to local businesses while protecting health and safety, subject to municipal requirements; and
Whereas the Council for the Town of Parry Sound passed Resolution 2020-067 to permit temporary restaurant patios and opted not to enforce the Zoning By-law or Site Plan Agreements as it related to parking infractions because of these patios until January 1, 2021; and
Whereas the Council for the Town of Parry Sound passed Resolution 2020-143 to support an extension until January 1, 2022, to the terms noted in Resolution 2020-067
Whereas COVID-19 will be an issue affecting restaurants for the foreseeable future and the Town wishes to extend the timelines of this Resolution to be in tandem with the AGCO’s extension.
Now therefore be it resolved that the Council for the Town of Parry Sound supports an extension until January 1, 2023, to the terms noted in Resolution 2020-067; with the condition that this Resolution does not apply to liquor licenses, which are the jurisdiction of the AGCO, but only applies to food consumption.

9.3.2 – Sidewalk Patios.
That the Council of the Town of Parry Sound supports the implementation of a permanent Sidewalk Patio Program in the Downtown with the following requirements;
• The program only applies to the Downtown Business Association area
• No more than two parking spaces can be utilized by any application
• Only one application (per Schedule B) per storefront will be considered
• All applications will be submitted to the DBA for comment prior to review by Town Staff
• The design will approximately follow the design criteria (per Schedule C)
• Insurance suitable to the Town will be a requirement
• No fees will be charged
• And further that final approval is delegated to the Director of Public Works.

9.3.3 – Burks Falls EMS Base.

That upon the recommendation of the EMS Advisory Committee, Council approve in principle the concept of a joint Fire EMS Base in Burks Falls and that staff be directed to participate with Burks Falls to determine costs, operating procedures and if viable a Memorandum of Understanding with regards to a joint Fire / EMS Base.

10.1.1 – Tax Policies – Capping and New to Class/New Construction.
By-Law 2022 – 7223
Being a bylaw to specify Tax Policies, including the claw back percentage, the capping threshold parameters, the minimum tax level for new-to-class / new construction and to exclude certain properties from the capping program for the year 2022.

10.1.2 Tax Ratios for 2022.
By-Law 2022 – 7224

Being a by-law to set Tax Ratios for Municipal purposes for the year 2022.

10.2.1 – Municipal Modernization Funding Intake 3 – Work Order System.
By-law 2022 – 7225

Being a By-law to authorize the execution of a Transfer Payment Agreement with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to implement a digital work order system for the Public Works department.

10.4.1 – WPS Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee Terms of Reference; Appointments.
Clerk By-law 2022 – 7226

A by-law to authorize the establishment of the West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee.