A quick look at the agenda for the upcoming Council meeting on the 20th might suggest there is little of any great importance, but that’s why it’s worth digging down a little deeper. On inspection of the council meeting package (available at the library and town office) a number of interesting facts and figures pop up. And there is also a brief mention of the Parry Sound Power in another of it’s many ‘configurations’ and acronyms. Nothing of any great substance is revealed but there are hints of a ‘big surprise’ that seems to be in the offing.
I have summarized below some of the issues and information that struck me as more interesting and revealing. Reviewing the council package and attending the council meeting is the best way to understand what is actually going on. While I believe there is nothing nefarious, there is much going on that never makes the local media.
I won’t be at the council meeting this week, traveling on business, so I’ll be asking for some feedback on what went down. Unfortunately I don’t subscribe to Cogeco cable so I can’t watch the delayed feed. And while the Town receives a copy of the proceedings they claim they are unable to allow me to review the recording. This seems to be at odds with my discussions with CogecoTV but I’ll wait to see what council and staff propose regarding social media and greater transparency before making a bigger issue out of denying the public access to open council session recordings. (Let me know if you make a recording of the meeting that I might be able to borrow.)
Interesting and Notable Agenda Items
There is a closed meeting agenda item related to the Parry Sound Power Gen – Power Generation Project. “Something coming on, I don’t know what it is but it’s getting stronger” – with apologies to Blood Sweat and Tears for use of their lyrics. There is more on Parry Sound Power below. Continue reading