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Previews & Highlights

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 November 23, 2020
Virtual Meeting

The General Committee meeting taking place at 5pm on Monday, November 23rd, is to discuss a confidential information matter. The vote on the matter will be conducted in open session and the video will be posted to YouTube on November 24th. It is anticipated that City Council will consider the matter at their meeting at 7pm November 23rd. This City Council meeting will stream live on Rogers and YouTube.

HIGHLIGHTS: General Committee Meeting
7pm Monday November 16, 2020
Virtual Meeting

Ag​enda​

Virtual meeting All motions will be considered for final approval at the November 23 meeting of Barrie City Council.
Presentations
Tourism Master Plan

The City’s Economic and Creative Development Department shared a presentation about the Tourism Master Plan.

Motions/Staff reports
Investigation of road conditions of Jean Street and Tyndale Road

General Committee considered a motion for Development Services staff to undertake an investigation of Jean Street and Tyndale Road to determine whether the road conditions have degraded enough to move up the priority list of urbanization projects, and report back to the City Building Committee.

Surplus of City-owned property on Vespra Street

General Committee considered a motion that Development Services staff investigate the possibility of undertaking a City-initiated Official Plan amendment and rezoning to an appropriate land use including the completion of the remaining environmental studies on the 65 Vespra Street, 70 Victoria Street property, and to report back to City Building before the sale of the property is further considered.

Municipal Heritage Registrar Listings of 50 Tiffin Street and 56 Cumberland Street

The properties municipally known as 50 Tiffin Street and as 56 Cumberland Street were considered for the Municipal Heritage Registrar.

Tourism Master Plan

The General Committee considered a motion that the City of Barrie Tourism Master Plan be received and approved in principle, and that the Economic and Creative Development Department report back to General Committee in spring 2021 with prioritized recommendations on implementation and execution of the Tourism Master Plan.

Business Plan status

General Committee received a report regarding the Business Plan Status as of September 30, 2020, concerning the 2020 Budget and Business Plan Status. This report provides members of Council with a status update on the 2020 Business Plan and summarizes the Corporation’s financial and non-financial performance up to September 30, 2020.

Deputy Mayor position

A By-law was considered to appoint Councillor Barry Ward as Deputy Mayor for the term of December 1, 2020 to November 14, 2022, and that Councillor Sergio Morales continue as Chair of the Finance and Corporate Services Committee for the remainder of the 2018–2022 term.

On-street parking restrictions on Girdwood Drive (Ward 7)

General Committee considered that the “No Parking Any Time” Traffic By-law be amended by adding Girdwood Drive West side from Clute Crescent to Coughlin Road.

Items of Discussion
Investigation of an all-way stop at Owen Street and Wellington Street East (Ward 2)

Operations Department staff may investigate the feasibility of installing an all-way stop at the intersection of Owen Street and Wellington Street East and report back to General Committee. This item was sponsored by Councillor Keenan Aylwin.

Investigation of an Arts and Culture Advisory Committee

The City’s Economic and Creative, Recreation and Culture, and Legislative and Court Services Departments may investigate the feasibility of establishing an Arts and Culture Advisory Committee and report back to General Committee. This item was sponsored by Councillor Keenan Aylwin.

Investigation to enhance safety at the intersection of Shirley Avenue and Anne Street

Operations Department staff may investigate the feasibility of installing no-thru traffic signage or other alternatives to enhance safety at the intersection of Shirley Avenue and Anne Street and report back to General Committee. This item was sponsored by Councillor Robert Thomson.

Investigation to implement a minor grading bylaw

The Building Services and Development Services Departments may investigate the feasibility of implementing a minor grading by-law and report back to General Committee. This item was sponsored by Councillor Robert Thomson.


 

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