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Previews & Highlights

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

General Committee and City Council meetings air and stream live on Rogers Television. Formal channels to communicate with City Council include Circulation List and Deputations

City Council next meets on November 19, 2018. The first meeting of the newly elected Council will take place December 3, 2018.

PREVIEW: General Committee Meeting
7 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2018

Check out the full agenda at barrie.legistar.com. All of the decisions made at the Nov. 19 General Committee meeting will be considered for final approval at the Nov. 26 Barrie City Council meeting.

Presentation Update on the Barrie Simcoe Emergency Services Campus Project
City Councillors will hear a presentation about an update on the Barrie Simcoe Emergency Services Campus Project. Being built at 110 Fairview Rd., its first phase includes Barrie Police Services (BPS) Headquarters, BPS/Barrie Fire and Emergency Service (BFES) Communications Dispatch, County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Hub and BPS Fleet Repair Building. Phase one has a forecasted cost of $103 million and is projected to be finished by early 2020. The project’s second phase, to be built in the future, is a BPS/BFES Training Facility at a projected cost of $29 million, bringing the project’s total forecast cost to $132 million.

 
Issuance of Charitable Tax Receipts - Memorial Square and Meridian Place (Ward 2)
Councillors will consider initial approval to issue charitable tax receipts to some donors associated with the naming of promenades within Memorial Square and Meridian Place in downtown Barrie. The City’s Donation Policy states that tax receipts are not be issued for naming rights, but City Staff have determined that these naming rights are from individuals and the proposed names don’t have an affiliation with a specific business, corporation or commercial enterprise. The charitable tax receipts would go to Ms. Angela Baldwin and Mr. Mark Jepp for their $100,000 sponsorship contribution to the western promenade extending from Dunlop Street to Simcoe Street/Heritage Park to be named ‘Cullington Way’, and to Mr. Jamie Massie and Mrs. Wendy Massie for their $100,000 sponsorship contribution to the eastern promenade, also extending from Dunlop Street to Simcoe Street/Heritage Park, and to be named ‘Pte. Frank Samuel Sivell Way’.

 
Spirit Catcher Lighting Upgrade (Ward 2)
Replacing and upgrading the existing lighting surrounding the Spirit Catcher will be considered for initial approval. The existing metal halide fixtures are nearing end of life, and would be replaced with white, high efficiency LED fixtures - which require less power, provide better beam spread and last significantly longer than the existing lights. The cost of the new lights would not exceed $4,000. The Spirit Catcher, crafted by Ron Baird, was installed on Barrie’s waterfront, near the bottom of Bayfield Street, in 1987.

 
Items for Discussion

 
Invitation to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) to make a presentation concerning the Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Action Plan
Barrie Councillors will consider initial approval of a motion that representatives of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit be invited to a future City Council meeting to do a presentation on the Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy Action Plan. This motion is sponsored by Councillor Barry Ward. 

Sound Barriers Along Highway 400 Adjacent to Residential Areas
That the Engineering Department be requested to provide information concerning the criteria associated with installing sound barriers along the Highway 400 corridor that adjoin residential areas, and advocate for the installation of sound barriers in Barrie when Highway 400 is widened, will be considered for initial approval by City Councillors. This motion is sponsored by Councillor Barry Ward.  
 
Request to the Barrie Police Services Board
City Councillors will consider initial approval of a motion that the Barrie Police Services Board be requested to provide recommendations to the City of Barrie to assist in addressing illegal activities within the community. Councillor Arif Khan is the sponsor of this motion.
 
Tiffin Boat Launch Parking Lot
That City Staff in the Transit and Parking Strategy and Roads, Parks and Fleet Departments review the feasibility of lifting the year-round parking restrictions at the Tiffin Boat Launch parking lot between October and April will be considered for initial approval by Barrie Councillors. This motion is sponsored by Councillor Doug Shipley and Councillor Steve Trotter.

 

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