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

General Committee Meeting, Feb. 26, 2018

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  1. General Committee members will consider endorsing, in principle, the Fishing Platform Project proposed by the Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia at Heritage Park. Its design and construction would be paid for by the Rotary Club, with funds collected from its annual public fishing tournament on Kempenfelt Bay. City engineering staff would report back to Council on the final design, along with capital and operating costs. Learn more.
  2. Barrie councillors will consider initial approval for two multi-use trail projects worth $1.33 million using a $1-million grant from the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling program - on Mapleview Drive West, from Highway 27 to Essa Road, and on Hurst Drive, from Brennan Avenue to Minet’s Point Road. The city would fund the remainder from its Tax Capital Reserve. Learn more.
  3. Establishing a Sports Events/Facilities Advisory Committee will be considered. One of the new committee’s mandates would be to consider new competitive, elite facilities, along with new major sports events and tournaments. Learn more.
  4. General Committee will consider a facility use agreement with the Barrie Tennis Club for the Queen’s Park clubhouse on Ross Street. The deal would be for five years, until March 1, 2023, with an option for another five years. Learn more.
  5. Barrie councillors will receive, for information purposes, a staff report that investigated a proposed upgrade to the skateboard park beside Barrie Armoury in Queen’s Park. Learn more.
  6. The report of Integrity Commissioner Suzanne Craig will be before Barrie councillors at Monday’s general committee meeting. It is for the period of July 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2017. The Integrity Commissioner applies Code of Conduct rules to members of City Council. Learn more.

All motions will be considered for final approval by Barrie City Council at its March 5, 2018 meeting. 

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