Councillor McCann Meeting Report (January 21, 2020)

Belvedere Heights Board of Management Monthly Meeting
On Wednesday morning, December 18, 2010, I attended the Belvedere Heights Board of Management Monthly Meeting.  Housekeeping duties including acceptance of financial reports, a review of  our municipal stakeholders meeting, amendments to our constitution and by-laws, life lease water meter project, inspection reports and compliance plans were all part of the agenda.  We also discussed our CEO replacement and reviewed management options.

Parry Sound Coat of Arms Committee Meeting
On Thursday evening, December 19, 2019, I attended the Parry Sound Coat of Arms Committee Meeting.  We are so close.  We have been in discussions with Wasauksing First Nation and they have passed a resolution accepting the eagle as representative of their community on our new crest!  Ann Hurdman who has been doing much of the research and organizing has informed us that we may still have a glitch in our overall design.  The standards for an authentic coat of arms are very stringent!

Mayor’s New Year’s Levee
(Photo Credit:  Tom Mangos, Radioworkz Parry Sound)
On Sunday, January 5, 2020 my wife and I attended the Mayor’s New Year’s Levee in the Hart Trophy Room at the Bobby Orr Community Centre.  It was very well attended.  Congratulations to Peter Istvan on being awarded the 2019 Order of Parry Sound.  It is very well deserved.






Belvedere Heights Bids Farewell to CEO
On Friday afternoon, January 10, 2020 I attended an informal farewell party for Marsha Rivers, our out-going CEO at Belvedere Heights.  The Board and staff are very grateful for her service and dedication!


Belvedere Heights Board of Management Special Meeting
On Monday morning, January 13, 2020 I attended a Special Meeting of the Belvedere Heights Board of Management.  The purpose of the meeting was to elect directors for the current term.  Lynn Gregory will sit for another term as Chair of the Board.




Funding Announcement
(Photo Credit:  Tom Mangos, Radioworkz Parry Sound; left to right: Laurie Scott, Doug McCann, Norm Miller, Vanessa Backman, Doug Ford, Roger Burden, Graydon Smith)

On Friday morning, January 17, 2020, along with Acting Deputy Mayor Backman, Councillors Borneman and Burden, and Parry Sound Staff, I attended a Funding Announcement at the Charles W. Stockey Centre.  Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Infrastructure Laurie Scott and MPP Norm Miller announced that 26 municipalities in our area would be receiving $5.8 million in new funding for infrastructure projects.  Parry Sound's portion amounts to $746,185!  Also in attendance was Bracebridge Mayor, Graydon Smith.

Parry Sound Public Library Board Monthly Meeting
The Parry Sound Public Library Board Monthly Meeting, scheduled for this morning, January 21, 2020, was cancelled.

West Parry Sound District Community Support Services
Next month, Lynda Taylor, Director of West Parry Sound District Community Support Services will be making a deputation to Council bringing us up to date on the number of programs it manages benefiting the people of our area.  She will be asking Council for financial support to help the organization meet its growing needs in our area.