I’d like to send this song (link) out to Dan as he resigns once again from the DBA (Item 8.4). How many psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb? Only one, but the lightbulb has to want to change.
Item 10.3.2 is interesting and another parking issue (it’s a bit long and nuanced). This item underlines the slippery slope you put yourself on when you exempt one ‘property’ from the parking regulations for questionable reasons and then try to enforce these rules on another ‘property’. Staff can only tell Council what the current regulations specify and then do as they are told. You don’t argue with Town Hall. Council decides what is ‘right’. I think that downtown parking, whether metered or property based, has been the biggest failing of Council in the past decade. It all started with residents and business owners showing up at a council meeting with metaphorical ‘pitchforks’ to oppose the proposed installation of meters on Bay Street. The Town has since lost significant revenue, downtown workers are taking prime parking spots (“it’s too far to walk from the Bobby Orr Community Centre”), and retail customers/visitors complain about getting tickets when there is enforcement. I don’t think it ‘rehabilited’ the downtown. The only positive take is that at least they didn’t screw up anything that would have been more costly. I can recall the wide-eyed look on the face of the Mayor at the Bay Street meter meeting where he quickly reversed Council’s direction on the meters and offered to look at removing all metered parking in Town.
This week’s meeting is remarkable in that there are no Resolutions and Direction to Staff except those arising from the by-laws.
b) personal matter about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees, (Director of Finance 6 Month Review; Director of Public Works Employment Agreement)
d) labour relations or employee negotiations; (Director of Public Works Employment Agreement)
4.1- West Parry Sound Health Centre Auxiliary Request for Tag Day – July 10, 2020.
4.2 – Lynne Atkinson. Request for Proclamation Feb 6 Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
4.3 – Susan Hrycyna, Executive Director, PS Downtown Business Association. Resignation of Board member Amy Black.
4.4 – Lori West, Clerk, Township of McDougall. Resolution rejecting Parry Sound District-wide Ontario Health Team.
4.5 – Karen Gerard, Deputy Clerk, Township of McKellar. Copy of letter to DSSAB rejecting Parry Sound District-wide Ontario Health Team.
4.6 – Erica Kellogg, Secretary, Almaguin Highlands Health Centre Committee. Res. 2020-03 requesting more information of DSSAB re: District-wide Ontario Health Team.
4.7 – Rita Orr, CEO; Tom Lundy, Chair, Parry Sound Public Library. 2020 Budget Request.
5.1 – Rita Orr, CEO, Parry Sound Public Library. 2019 Annual Report and 2020 Funding request.
5.2 – Bill Mardimae, Gardens Retirement Developments Inc. Gardens Retirement proposed development.
5.3 – Keith Smith. Handicapped parking spaces at The Gardens proposed new building.
8.1 – West Parry Sound Health Centre Auxiliary Tag Day. Resolution. THAT Council of the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound authorizes the West Parry Sound Health Centre Auxiliary to hold a tag day on July 10, 2020 for the purposes of fundraising.
8.2 – International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – Feb 6. Resolution. Whereas International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is observed around the world and provides an opportunity to honour those women, girls, boys and men who are actively and courageously working towards an end to this harmful practice.
Whereas this day invites us to reflect on the fact that 3.9 million girls are still at risk of mutilation each year, including girls in Canada.
Whereas on this day, we acknowledge that female genital mutilation is an issue on every continent except Antarctica, and that there are 200 million FGM survivors in the world, including thousands in Canada.
Whereas we acknowledge that FGM has no basis in any religious text and is recognized by the United Nations and other world bodies as child abuse and an abuse of a girl’s fundamental human rights.
Whereas we acknowledge that FGM has no benefits and causes only harm, including death, difficulties with urination, menstruation, sexual intimacy, post-traumatic stress disorder and increased maternal and child mortality.
Whereas on this International Day of Zero Tolerance For FGM, we acknowledge and celebrate all national and international efforts being made, especially at the grass roots level, to achieve United Nations Sustainable Millennium Development Goal #5, which calls for the elimination of FGM and other harmful traditional practices by 2030.
Whereas on this Day of Zero Tolerance, we call for increased, concerted global and Canadian action to end female genital mutilation, and ask all governments-international, national, and local- to fully uphold the human rights of women and girls so they can live a life free from the violence that is female genital mutilation.
NOW THEREFORE the Town of Parry Sound Council does hereby proclaim February 6, 2020, as International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM in the Town of Parry Sound.
8.3 – Declaration of Snowfest as event of Municipal Significance. Resolution. THAT for purposes of obtaining a Special Occasions Permit, Council declares that the day-long Parry Sound Snowfest 2020 event scheduled on Sunday, February 16th, at 9 Bay Street Parry Sound is an Event of Municipal Significance.
8.4 – Accept Resignations from DBA and Amend Appointing Resolution. That Council accepts the resignations from the Parry Sound Downtown Business Association Board of Dan DiNicolo (September 13, 2019) and Amy Black (January 13, 2020), and amends Resolution 2019 – 012 by removing their appointments to the Board.
Resolutions and Direction to Staff
10.1.1 – Tax Policies – Capping and New to Class/New Construction.
By-law 2020 – 7003. Being a bylaw to specify Tax Policies including: claw back percentage; capping threshold parameters; minimum tax level for new-to-class / new construction and to exclude certain properties from the capping program for the year 2020.
10.1.2 – Tax Ratios for 2020.
By-Law 2020 – 7004. Being a by-law to set Tax Ratios for Municipal purposes for the year 2020.
10.1.3 – Temporary Borrowing Authorization.
By-law 2020 – 7005. Being a by-law to authorize temporary borrowing to meet the current expenditures of the Town of Parry Sound until taxes are collected and other revenues are received.
10.2.1 – Adopt Memorandum of Understanding for the Integrated Community Energy and Climate Action Plan (ICECAP) collaborative.
Bylaw 2020 – 7006. Being a By-law to authorize the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with area municipalities and First Nations located in the Georgian Bay Biosphere region for the purpose of a collaborative, more cost-effective approach to energy management and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Resolution. THAT Council for the Town of Parry Sound appoints ______ to participate in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities / ICLEI – Partners for Climate Protection program as well as the Integrated Community Energy and Climate Action Plans (ICECAP) partnership.
10.3.1 – Rezoning Application – Z/19/14 – College Drive (M2 Developments Inc.).
By-Law 2019 – 6999. Being a By-law to amend By-law No. 2004-4653 (The Zoning By-law), as amended, for Z/19/14 – 12 College Drive (M2 Developments Inc./Gardens of Parry Sound)
10.3.2 – Rezoning Application – Z/19/12 – 11 Miller Street (John Jackson Planner Inc. on behalf of Brian Moore).
Resolution. That the owner of 11 Miller Street be advised that cash-in-lieu of parking shall be required for the additional unit at a 2020 rate of $5,551 (per space) and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute any necessary cash-in-lieu of parking agreement for the subject property.
By-Law 2020 – 7008. Being a By-law to amend By-law No. 2004-4653 (The Zoning By-law), as amended, for 11 Miller Street (John Jackson Planner Inc. on behalf of Brian Moore).
10.3.3 – Pre-Consultation By-law for Planning Applications – Require applicants to discuss proposal with staff prior to an application.
By-Law 2020 – 7009. Being a By-law to require Pre-Consultation for certain Planning Applications and to delegate authority to determine certain application procedures.
10.3.4 – Rezoning Application – Z/19/16 – Macklaim and Dennis Avenue (Town of Parry Sound).
By-Law 2020 – 7010. Being a By-law to amend By-law No. 2004-4653 (The Zoning By-law), as amended, for Macklaim Drive and Dennis Drive (Town of Parry Sound).
10.4.1 – Appointment of Deputy Clerk Clayton Harris.
By-law 2020 – 7007. Being a By-law to appoint Clayton Harris as Deputy Clerk in addition to his appointment as the Chief Administrative Officer and the Alternate Head under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound.