Councillor McCann Meeting Report (April 21, 2020)

West Parry Sound District Museum Monthly Board Meeting
On Thursday, April 9, 2020 the West Parry Sound District Museum Board held its monthly meeting.  I was not in attendance for this, but I would like to report on the following business from the meeting.  Some staff members are working from home developing online programming to bolster our online presence, also working on cataloguing a back log of photographs, some 1,500, needing to be posted.  We are monitoring funds and trends regarding COVID-19 response and preparedness.  Some work is being done on the background of the Train Model.  The board is working on a draft of the Financial Statements with our auditor.  We have concerns over being able to self generate revenue in the coming months in so far as admission, gift shop sales and room rental.  Remedial actions are being completed following water damage as a result of a burst pipe.  New lights and heaters are being installed.  Ceiling tiles will be installed upstairs to replace the damaged drywall ceilings.  We also had some damage caused by racoons, contaminated insulation is being removed, we are sealing up access routes, replacing damaged siding and replacing insulation.  The Board is also striking a Corporate Development Committee.  Finally, the Museum has been approached by the YMCA Employment Centre with an offer of a grant to provide job experience to a youth this summer.  It would provide an individual with 10 to 15 hours a week for 4 to 6 weeks, and like most organizations we can surely use the help!


Parry Sound Public Library 2019 Financial Statements
While the Parry Sound Public Library remains closed and our regular monthly meetings have been cancelled we do have provisions in place to meet electronically when necessary.  The Board has approved the Draft 2019 Audit Report for the Parry Sound Public Library ending December 31, 2019 as prepared by BDO.



Belvedere Heights Board of Management Monthly Meeting
A Belvedere Heights Board of Management Monthly Meeting is set for tomorrow morning, April 22, 2020, via ZOOM.







West Parry Sound District Museum Regular Monthly Board Meeting
The West Parry Sound District Museum Regular Monthly Board Meeting will take place this Thursday evening, April 23, 2020 via ZOOM.