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

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.

HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL COMMITTEE MEETING
5pm Monday, June 28, 2021

Full Agenda | Livestream

All motions were considered for final approval at the June 28 meeting of Barrie City Council.

REPORT OF THE CITY BUILDING COMMITTEE DATED JUNE 15, 2021
MUNICIPAL HERITAGE REGISTER - COLLIER STREET UNITED CHURCH - 112 COLLIER STREET
That the property known municipality as Collier Street United Church located at 112 Collier Street be added to the Municipal Heritage Register as a listed property.
ALTERNATIVE FUEL STUDY - CORPORATE FLEET
  1. That the conversion of the City's corporate fleet to battery electric and compressed natural gas fuelled vehicles be endorsed in principle.  
  2. That a full time equivalent position be approved and funded beginning in November 2021, for the purpose of developing and executing an implementation plan for fleet conversion, at an estimated total cost of $150,000 per year for salary and associated burden.  
  3. That staff report back in the third quarter of 2023 with an implementation plan for fleet conversion and that implementation related budget requests be included in future business plans
BARRIE TRANSIT ALTERNATIVE FUEL STUDY
  1. That the conversion of the City's Transit fleet to battery electric buses (BEB), be endorsed in principle.  
  2. That a full-time equivalent position be approved and funded beginning in November 2021, for the purpose of developing and executing both the pilot program and implementation plan for transit's fleet conversion, at an estimated total cost of $150,000 per year for salary and associated costs. 
  3. That an additional Capital Project in 2021 for the purchase of 1 conventional BEB and accompanying charging infrastructure for a total project cost of $1.7M, which will be funded from Federal Gas Tax Reserve, be approved, with staff making every effort to leverage funding from upper levels of government when those programs become available to reduce the commitment from the Federal Gas Tax Reserve.  
  4. That the City of Barrie join Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) and that the membership fees be funded through the Transit and Parking Strategy Departmental Operating Budget.  
  5. That staff be authorized to submit applications for grants that would reduce capital expenditures or enhance capital projects associated with BEB's and a report or memo be presented, as appropriate, prior to the execution of any agreement associated with the acceptance of such grant.
STAFF REPORTS
CONFIDENTIAL POTENTIAL DISPOSITION OF LAND MATTER

DEV-18-21 CONFIDENTIAL POTENTIAL DISPOSITION OF LAND MATTER - DUNLOP STREET

HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL COMMITTEE MEETINGS
6pm Monday, June 21, 2021

Full Agenda | Livestream*

All motions were considered for final approval at the June 28 meeting of Barrie City Council.

*A short open portion of this meeting occurred before the livestream, followed by a closed portion.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE AND CORPORATE SERVICES COMMITTEE DATED JUNE 8, 2021
REREFERRED BY CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 1, 2021 – AMENDMENT TO BUSINESS LICENSING BY-LAW REGARDING SALE OF ANIMALS

That the following be received for information purposes and no further action be taken “That staff in the Legislative and Court Services Department investigate the feasibility of amending Business Licensing By-law 2006-266 as amended, to implement restrictions to only permit dogs sold through a Pet Shop if acquired through reputable sources including, but not limited to, an animal shelter, registered humane society and licenced breeder. (Item for Discussion 8.4, February 22, 2021)”         

2020 AUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
That the 2020 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements attached as Appendix “A” to the Report to the Finance and Corporate Services Committee dated June 8, 2021, be received. (P5/21) (File: F29)
MEMORANDUM FROM B. KEENE, ACTING SUPERVISOR OF ENFORCEMENT SERVICES DATED JUNE 8, 2021 CONCERNING A RESPONSE TO MOTION 20-G-202 CONCERNING NOISE BY-LAW ENFORCEMENT. (P50/20) (FILE: P00)
That staff in the Legislative and Court Services Department investigate the methods of by-law enforcement of noisy vehicles used by the Town of Caledon and Town of Oakville and report back via memorandum to the Finance and Corporate Services Committee.
 STAFF REPORTS
FAC003-21 ZERO EMISSION INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT (ZEVIP) AGREEMENT

That the Director of Corporate Facilities be authorized to execute a 10-year agreement with Alectra Energy Services Inc., with terms acceptable to the Director of Legal Services and the Director of Recreation and Culture Services, for the installation and operation of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment at City facilities as outlined in Staff Report FAC003-21. (FAC003-21)

FAC004-21 CONFIDENTIAL ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY MATTER

FAC004-21 CONFIDENTIAL ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY MATTER – ESSA ROAD AND MAPLETON AVENUE (FAC004-21) (File: L00)

INF006-21 PROPERTY ACQUISITION TO FACILITATE MCKAY ROAD ROW EXPANSION - REID DRIVE TO WEST OF HIGHWAY 400 (PROJECT EN1257) AND VETERAN'S DRIVE NEW TRUNK WATERMAIN (PROJECT EN1258) (WARD 7)
  1. That the Director of Legal Services be authorized to commence negotiation and expropriation proceedings to acquire the properties necessary to facilitate the construction of the McKay Road West Trunk Sanitary Sewer and Roadway Improvements and the Veteran's Drive Trunk Watermain projects including the properties identified on Appendix “A" to Staff Report INF006-21, municipally known as 922 Veteran's Drive and 918 Veteran's Drive (the “Property Requirements").

  2. That The Corporation of the City of Barrie make an application to City Council, as approving authority, for approval to expropriate the Property Requirements and that the City Clerk be authorized to execute the necessary forms of application.    

  3. That the “Notice of Application for Approval to Expropriate" be served and published and that any requests for inquiries received, pursuant to the “Notice of Application for Approval to Expropriate" be forwarded to the Chief Inquiry Officer and the Chief Inquiry Officer be requested to report to Council with respect to any such request.

  4. That staff, if necessary, be authorized to negotiate an agreement with members of the Salem Landowners Group and the Salem Trustee to secure funding from the Salem Landowners Group to acquire the Property Requirements in exchange for Development Charge Credits from the City in form satisfactory to the Director of Infrastructure and the Director of Legal Services. Alternatively, staff would negotiate and include these terms as part of the McKay/Veteran's Project and Development Charge Credit Agreement authorized by Council motion 21 -G-026.

  5. That the Director of Legal Services be delegated authority to settle the expropriation or any negotiated agreements, necessary to acquire the Property Requirements.  

  6. That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute all associated and required documents necessary to achieving the recommended motion in a form approved by the Director of Legal Services. (INF006-21) (File: T05 -MCK)

LCS007-21  CONFIDENTIAL PERSONAL INFORMATION MATTER

LCS007-21  CONFIDENTIAL PERSONAL INFORMATION MATTER – APPOINTMENT TO COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT (LCS007-21) (File: C06)

LGL008-21  SALE OF CITY OWNED LAND – 223 BAYFIELD STREET (WARD 2) 
  1. That the property known municipally as 223 Bayfield Street, Barrie, to be legally described by reference plan and deposited in the Simcoe County Land Registry Office (the “Subject Property") as represented in Appendix “A" of Staff Report LGL008-21, be sold to Hillcorp Investment and Development Inc. (the “Purchaser") in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale (the “APS") attached as Appendix “B" of Staff Report LGL008-21. 

  2. That The Corporation of the City of Barrie (the “City") remove its condition on Council approval contained within the APS and proceed to complete the sale process.

  3. That the City Clerk be authorized to execute all associated and required documents necessary to remove the condition of sale or amend any term contained in the APS on the recommendation of and in a form approved by the Director of Legal Services. 

  4. That the proceeds from the sale be transferred to the Tax Capital Reserve. (LGL008-21) (File: L17-14)

 ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION 

ITM 8.1 GYPSY MOTH PREVENTION

That staff in the Operations Department investigate the feasibility of aerial spraying or the use of pheromone traps for the prevention of gypsy moths, including the costs and report back as part of the 2022 Business Plan and Budget Process. (Item for Discussion 8.1, June 21, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, R. Thomson

ITM 8.2 HARVIE ROAD SOUND BARRIER
  1. That staff in the Infrastructure Department investigate options of providing light through the Harvie Road sound barrier wall and work with the effected residents at Thrushwood Drive to determine an agreed upon solution.
  2. That $60,000 be added to project EN1287 (Harvie Road and Big Bay Point Road Crossing) to be funded from the Tax Capital Reserve and in the event that contingency funds become available, that be used in lieu of the additional budget. (Item for Discussion 8.2, June 21, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, G. Harvey

ITM 8.3 PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORSHIP - HEART BARRIE SIGNAGE

That a platinum level sponsorship for the Heart Barrie Signage be established, with the contributors of $25,000 or more being able to request involvement on the Heart Barrie Signage Working Group. (Item for Discussion 8.3, June 21, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, M. McCann

ITM 8.4 DONATIONS - HEART BARRIE SIGNAGE

That any funds raised on top of the $200,000 for the Heart Barrie Signage where no donation receipts have been issued be donated to the beaver and turtle awareness programs in the City. (Item for Discussion 8.4, June 21, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, M. McCann

ITM 8.5 INSTALLATION OF A STOP SIGN - GOLDEN MEADOW ROAD AND RIVER RIDGE ROAD (WARD 10)

That staff in the Development Services Department investigate the feasibility of installing a stop sign at the intersection of Golden Meadow Road and River Ridge Road, including any cost associated with line painting of white lines indicating the stop sign and report back to General Committee. (Item for Discussion 8.5, June 21, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, M. McCann

ITM 8.6 WATER BOTTLE FILL-UP STATIONS – MUNICIPAL PARKS

That staff in the Operations and Corporate Facilities Departments in consultation with the appropriate operating departments and report back to General Committee prior to consideration of the 2022 Business Plan concerning the establishment of water bottle fill-up stations at all municipal parks with fresh delicious Barrie water, addressing the following:

  1. Methods to track costs to promote how many plastic bottles that have been saved;
  2. Marketing board with sponsorship opportunities to promote anti-plastic water bottles;
  3. The elimination of plastic bottles at City and City sanctioned events, such as Kempenfest by 2023; and
  4. The feasibility of having the stations available year-round versus April to October. (Item for Discussion 8.6, June 21, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, M. McCann

ITM 8.7 INTERIM CONSTRUCTION FINANCING - REDWOOD PARK COMMUNITIES

That the City of Barrie provide an interest-free loan of up to $3 million in interim construction financing to Redwood Park Communities for a period of two years, on terms to the satisfaction of Barrie's Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Finance and Treasurer, for supportive housing projects in the City of Barrie and that the loan be subject to funding approval for the projects from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. (Item for Discussion 8.7, June 21, 2021)

Sponsor: Deputy Mayor, B. Ward


 

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