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Previews and highlights of upcoming and recent City Council, General Committee, and Planning Committee meetings, posted weekly on Mondays.

General Committee, City Council, and Planning Committee meetings air/stream live on Rogers Television and the City's YouTube channel.

These meetings are being held electronically in accordance with Section 238 of the Municipal Act, 1990, which provides for electronic participation where an emergency has been declared to exist in all or part of the municipality under Section 4 or 7.01 of the Emergency Management and Civil Pr​otection Act.

PREVIEW: GENERAL COMMITTEE MEETING
5pm Monday, May 17, 2021

PRESENTATIONS BY STAFF/OFFICERS/AGENTS OF THE CORPORATION: PRESENTATION CONCERNING A CONFIDENTIAL PERSONAL INFORMATION MATTER - EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM (EMT) PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT.

This meeting will not be livestreamed but open portions will be uploaded to the City's YouTube channel on Tuesday, May 18. All motions will be considered for final approval at the May 31 meeting of Barrie City Council.

PREVIEW: GENERAL COMMITTEE MEETING
7pm Monday, May 17, 2021

Full agenda | Livestream

Most motions will be considered for final approval at the May 31 meeting of Barrie City Council. The 2021 Tax Rates, 2021 Downtown Barrie Business Association Levy and the 2021 Property Tax Clawback Rates will be considered at the May 25 meeting of Barrie City Council.

 Presentations
WATER AND WASTEWATER FINANCIAL PLAN

PRESENTATIONS BY STAFF/OFFICERS/AGENTS OF THE CORPORATION
PRESENTATION CONCERNING THE CITY OF BARRIE’S WATER AND WASTEWATER FINANCIAL PLAN

Report of the City Building Committee dated May 11, 2021
MOTION 21-G-086 REFERRED BY CITY COUNCIL ON APRIL 26, 2021 - PROPOSED BRADFORD BY-PASS
  1. That, due to the potential negative impacts on Lake Simcoe the City of Barrie request that the Government of Canada conduct a comprehensive federal environmental impact assessment of the proposed Bradford By-pass and make the results available to the public.
  2. That the City of Barrie request the Government of Ontario conduct the 15 studies as outlined as conditions to the Class Environmental Assessment for the Bradford By-pass in addition to studying the potential impacts on Lake Simcoe and the climate.
  3. That, in accordance with the Lake Simcoe Protection Act, the City of Barrie requests that the Government of Ontario conduct a comprehensive impact assessment on Lake Simcoe and those vulnerable watersheds and inflows into Lake Simcoe.
  4. That a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Provincial Minister of Transportation, Provincial Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, all local MPPs and MPs. and municipalities along the Lake Simcoe watershed along with a request for support.   
70 AND 72 DUNLOP STREET EAST SIGN INSTALL - AMENDED APPLICATION TO AMEND APPLICATION TO ALTER DESIGNATED HERITAGE BUILDING

That consent be granted in accordance with Section 33 and 34 of the Ontario Heritage Act for the proposed alteration to a building designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, being 70 and 72 Dunlop Street East for the purpose of installing a sign described as having a black background with white lettering, being larger in size and backlit at the Heritage Barrie Committee meeting dated April 14, 2021.

AMENDMENT OF THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE’S TERMS OF REFERENCE RELATED TO COMMITTEE COMPOSITION

That the composition of the Active Transportation and Sustainability Committee be increased by one, to add a representative of Living Green.

REDUCING GHG EMISSIONS THROUGH PARK AND YARD NATURALIZATION AND EDUCATION
  1. That staff in the Operations Department investigate the feasibility of creating a plan to phase-out gas powered maintenance equipment through strategies, included but not limited to procurement processes, park designs, park naturalization, in order to reduce the City’s greenhouse gas emissions and noise pollutions and report back to the Active Transportation and Sustainability Committee.
  2. That staff in Access Barrie investigate the development of a program to incentivize citizens to purchase electric lawn and garden equipment in order to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions and to reduce noise pollution and report back to the Active Transportation and Sustainability Committee.
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE WEBPAGE

That staff in Access Barrie be directed to create a communication campaign to promote Bike Month from May 31 to June 30, 2021 in the City of Barrie, through the City’s communication channels and social media.

STAFF REPORTS
NAMING RIGHTS AGREEMENT EXTENSIONS

That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute a one-year extension for the Naming Rights Agreements for the Sadlon Arena and the Five Points Theatre due to the impacts of COVID-19 on operations at the facilities and in a form acceptable to the Executive Director of Access Barrie and the Director of Legal Services. (ACC001-21)   

APPROVAL OF WHISKEY CREEK AT MINET’S POINT DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS REPORT

That the preferred alternative identified in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Report for Whiskey Creek Drainage Improvements at Minet’s Point dated April 2021, be endorsed. (CAM002-21) (File: D03-WH2)

INTERIM UPDATE - BARRIE PUBLIC ART POLICY

That the interim update to the Barrie Public Art Policy attached as Appendix “A” to Staff Report ECD007-21, be approved. (ECD007-21)

MODULAR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROJECT - VESPRA AND VICTORIA STREETS
  1. That Staff Report FAC002-21 concerning the Modular Supportive Housing Project - Vespra and Victoria Streets, be received.
  2. That given the significant development constraints associated with the Vespra and Victoria Streets site, staff consult with the County of Simcoe regarding its interest in the site over the longer term for affordable or supportive housing and report back to General Committee.
  3. That staff work with the County of Simcoe to determine sites or projects other than Vespra and Victoria Streets, that the City of Barrie could consider supporting to allow for a more expeditious provision of supportive housing. (FAC002-21) (File: L17-66, L17-71) (P9/21)
CITY OF BARRIE COMMUNITY SAFETY AND WELL-BEING PLAN

That the “Our Shared Plan for a Safer Barrie: The City of Barrie’s First Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, 2021-2024” attached as Appendix “A” to Staff Report FES001-21, be adopted. (FES001-21) (File: S00)

2021 TAX RATES        
  1. That the tax rates for the 2021 taxation year be established as identified in Appendix “A” to Staff Report FIN008-21.
  2. That the City Clerk be authorized to prepare all necessary by-laws to establish the 2021 tax rates as described within Staff Report FIN008- 21. (FIN008-21) (File: F22)
2021 DOWNTOWN BARRIE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LEVY (WARD 2)
  1. That the City of Barrie establish a special charge of 0.344553% for 2021 to levy an amount of $561,077 upon commercial and industrial properties in the Downtown Improvement Area.
  2. That the Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) 2021 Operating and Capital budgets, as presented in Staff Report FIN009-21, be approved.                      
  3. That the City Clerk be authorized to prepare the appropriate by-law authorizing this 2021 special charge rate and levy requirement. (FIN009- 21) (File: F05)
2021 PROPERTY TAX CLAWBACK RATES                   

That the City Clerk be authorized to prepare the necessary Tax Capping By-law to establish the 2021 property tax clawback rates as described in Staff Report FIN010-21. (FIN010-21) (File: F22)

WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEM FINANCIAL PLANS 2021
  1. That, in accordance with Ontario Regulation 453/07, the City of Barrie’s Water and Wastewater Financial Plan - Rate Analysis Study dated April 29, 2021 as provided in Appendix “A” to Staff Report INF005-21, be approved. 
  2. That, in accordance with Ontario Regulation 453/07, the City of Barrie’s Water and Wastewater Ontario Regulation 453/07 Financial Plan dated April 29, 2021 as provided in Appendix “B” to Staff Report INF005-21, be approved. 
  3. That Council deem the drinking water system financially viable. 
  4. That a copy of the City of Barrie’s Water and Wastewater Financial Plan - Rate Analysis Study and Water and Wastewater Ontario Regulation 453/07 Financial Plan be provided to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. (O. Reg. 453/07, Section 3(1)6) 
  5. That the resolution approving the Water and Wastewater Ontario Regulation 453/07 Financial Plan be submitted to Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, satisfying the requirements under the Safe Drinking Water Act. (S.D.W.A. Section 32(5) 2.ii) 
  6. That, notification of the availability of the City of Barrie’s Water and Wastewater Financial Plan - Rate Analysis and Water and Wastewater Ontario Regulation 435/07 Financial Plan to the public as prescribed by Ontario Regulation 453/07 be made. (INF005-21)
DEVELOPMENT CHARGE CREDIT AGREEMENT - MAPLEVIEW DRIVE EAST NEW SANITARY SEWER AND ROAD EXPANSION PROJECT EN1270 (UPDATED)                   
  1. That the General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management be authorized to amend the previous Development Charge Credit Agreement for the entirety of Phase 1 of the Mapleview Sanitary Sewer (Project Number EN1270) dated as of the 25th day of June, 2019 (the “Previous Agreement”) in a form approved by the Director of Legal Services, the Director of Infrastructure and the Director of Finance and Treasurer.                     
  2. That the General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management be authorized to complete a new Development Charge Credit Agreement wherein the Hewitt’s Creek Landowners Group and their Trustee and the City agree to the details of the landowners commitments to complete a portion of the Mapleview Sanitary Sewer being the completion of Phase 1 and the entirety of Phase 2 of Project Number EN1270 (the “Project”), in a form approved by the Director of Legal Services, the Director of Engineering, and the Director of Finance and Treasurer. 
  3. That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute a Funding and Development Charge Credit Agreement with the Hewitt’s Creek Landowner Group and their Trustee. (LGL010-21) (File: D27-GRO)
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
CITY ANNUAL DECLARATION OF JUNE 7TH AS “SIR ROBERT BARRIE DAY”

WHEREAS June 7th, 2021 marks the 180th anniversary of the death of the City of Barrie’s namesake, Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Barrie, KCB, KCH; and

WHEREAS it is also the 8th anniversary of the signing of the Twinning Certificate between Barrie and Harrogate;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Barrie declares June 7th as “Sir Robert Barrie Day” annually in his honour. (Item for Discussion 8.1, May 17, 2021)

Sponsor: Deputy Mayor, B. Ward

INVITATION TO PRESENT - FUTURE MAJORITY

That the Future Majority organization be invited to provide a presentation to City Council concerning their initiatives and programs. (Item for Discussion 8.2, May 17, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, N. Harris

SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM FOR SPEED PADS

That staff in the Development Services Department explore sponsorship program opportunities for speed pads including any operational criteria and report back to General Committee prior to the 2022 seasonal program. (Item for Discussion 8.3, May 17, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, N. Harris

ONTARIO COMMUNITY BUILDING FUND - SADLON ARENA
  1. That staff in the Recreation and Culture Services Department be directed to complete and submit a grant application for the Ontario Community Building Fund - Capital Stream for an expansion onto the existing Sadlon Arena, and that staff work with community stakeholders including but not limited to Tourism Barrie, the Barrie Colts Organization, the Canadian Hockey League, Skate Canada and Curling Canada to ensure that the application meets the requirements of these organizations to host provincial, national and international level competitions.
  2. That the grant application include a three storey addition on the north side of the building that will include a new grand entrance to the arena with additional multi purpose/trade show space, ticket booths, concessions, a multi use sports bar, additional office/retail space, a possible new home for the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame, additional dressing rooms, player dining/lounge facilities, medical facilities, storage and meeting space, a media lounge and VIP lounge, a new sound system, an upgraded green room along with additional spectator seating and any other components as identified by the above named stakeholders to meet their organizations requirements to host provincial, national and international competitions and events.
  3. That staff in the Recreation and Culture Services Department, in consultation with Corporate Facilities Department, obtain up to date estimated construction costs to include as part of the grant applications. 
  4. That if successful, staff in the Recreation and Culture Services Department report back to General Committee on financing options and ongoing operational implications for the proposed Sadlon Centre expansion. (Item for Discussion 8.4, May 17, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, G. Harvey

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY RESTRICTIONS

That the Provincial Government be requested to immediately lift restrictions to permit outdoor activities such as golf, sports fields, tennis courts, pickleball courts, to allow for everyone to take care of their physical and mental health and is in alignment with the advice of the Provincial Medical Advisory Table. (Item for Discussion 8.5, May 17, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, M. McCann

CONVERSION OF TENNIS COURTS

That staff in Development Services investigate the feasibility of converting the tennis courts to 10-14 Pickleball Courts in Painswick Park, including identifying a funding source to be identified and report back to General Committee at the meeting scheduled for June 7, 2021. (Item for Discussion 8.6, May 17, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, M. McCann

 


 

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