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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.

HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL COMMITTEE MEETING
7pm Monday, February 22, 2021

Full Agenda | Livestream

All motions will be considered for final approval at the March 1 meeting of Barrie City Council.

REPORT OF THE CITY BUILDING COMMITTEE DATED FEBRUARY 2 | MOTIONS
REPLACEMENT OF DOOR FRAME AND TRANSOM WINDOW - SOUTHSHORE COMMUNITY CENTRE

That consent be granted, in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for the replacement of a door frame and transom window at the designated heritage property (By-law 91-197) municipally known as 205 Lakeshore Drive with the proposed alterations described in the Heritage Barrie Report dated December 9, 2020.

MUNICIPAL HERITAGE REGISTER - 59 WILLIAM STREET AND 188 COLLIER STREET

That the properties known municipally as 59 William Street and 188 Collier Street be added to the Municipal Heritage Register as listed properties.

SINGLE USE PLASTICS AT CITY OWNED FACILITIES AND CITY PERMITTED EVENTS
  1. That staff in the Business Performance and Environmental Sustainability, and Recreation and Culture Services Departments and Access Barrie develop a program to encourage local businesses and event organizers to discontinue the provision of single-use plastics at their establishments or events with an approach suitable to their operation and that the City implement a voluntary ban of single-use plastics at all City Facilities and City Special Events.
  2. That to encourage participation in the voluntary single-use plastics ban, City staff develop an associated Outreach Program that complements Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Circular Economy Initiatives.
Staff Reports
TEMPORARY SANITARY SERVICING ARRANGEMENTS - SALEM SECONDARY PLAN AREA
  1. That the General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management and the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to negotiate a Construction, Maintenance and Operation Agreement wherein Watersand Construction Ltd. and Wormwood Developments Ltd. (collectively, the “Landowner”) and the City agree to the details of the Landowner’s commitments to construct, operate and maintain a temporary sanitary pumping station and forcemain (the “Project”), in a form approved by the Director of Legal Services and the Director of Infrastructure, and as detailed in Appendix ”A” to Staff Report IGM001-21.
  2. That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute a Construction, Maintenance and Operating Agreement for the Project with Watersand Construction Ltd. and Wormwood Developments Ltd.
  3. That the principle of temporarily redistributing sewer capacity between wastewater sewersheds, in order to facilitate development in the northeast and southeast quadrants of Veteran’s Drive and McKay Road, be supported.
  4.  That the General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management and the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to negotiate a sewer capacity allocation agreement with H&H Capital and 2528286 Ontario Inc./2431805 Ontario Inc. (“Poponne”) for the Salem Secondary Plan Area Phase 1 lands they own, located in the northeast corner of Veteran’s Drive and McKay Road, generally in accordance with the principles set out in Staff Report IGM001-21, and in a form approved by the Director of Legal Services and the Director of Finance.
  5. That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute the Sewer Capacity Allocation Agreement.
  6. That the forecasted budget of $15,361,783 for construction of project EN1257 in the 2021 Capital Plan for the McKay Road ROW Expansion - Reid Drive to west of Highway 400 (Developer), be approved.
  7. That the forecasted budget of $7,193,602 for construction for project EN1258 in the 2021 Capital Plan for the Veterans Drive New Trunk Watermain - Salem to McKay (Developer), be approved.
  8. That the General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management and the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to negotiate a Development Charge Credit Agreement with Watersand Construction Ltd. for the approved infrastructure works related to road, storm and sanitary sewer works (associated with project EN1257) generally in accordance with the principles set out in Staff Report IGM001-21 and in a form approved by the Director of Legal Services and the Director of Infrastructure.
  9. That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute the Development Charge Credit Agreement for the EN1257 works.
  10. That the General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management and the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to negotiate a Development Charge Credit Agreement with Watersand Construction Ltd. for the approved watermain works within Veterans Drive (associated with project EN1258) generally in accordance with the principles set out in Staff Report IGM001-21 and in a form approved by the Director of Legal Services and the Director of Infrastructure.
  11. That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute the Development Charge Credit Agreement for the EN1258 works.
  12. That the principles detailed in Appendix “B” of Staff Report IGM001-21 be supported to form the basis for annual monitoring and decision making around measures to mitigate the risks of temporarily reallocating sewer capacity between sewersheds. (IGM001-21) (File: D17-GRO) (P1/21)
WATER OPERATIONS BRANCH 2020 DRINKING WATER SYSTEM REPORTS

That Staff Report INF001-21 regarding the City of Barrie’s Drinking Water System including the following Schedules A - E, be received for information purposes:

a) Schedule A - 2020 Drinking Water System Operations Report;
b) Schedule B - 2020 Annual Report, Section 11, Ontario Regulation (O.Reg.) 170/03;
c) Schedule C - 2020 Municipal Summary Report, Schedule 22, O.Reg. 170/03;
d) Schedule D - Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) Standard of Care; and
e) Schedule E - Quality Management System (QMS) Management Review Meeting Minutes. (INF001-21)

LOVERS CREEK NEW BRIDGE AT TOLLENDAL MILL ROAD (WARD 8)

That staff proceed with Capital Project EN1169 Lovers Creek New Bridge at Tollendal Mill Road for construction in 2021 as recommended in the Capital Plan and as identified in Staff Report INF002-21. (INF002-21) (File: E02-LOV)

TRAFFIC CALMING SPEED CUSHIONS - CONCRETE VERSUS ASPHALT

That Staff Report INF003-21 regarding the use of concrete versus asphalt speed cushions be received for information purposes. (INF003-21) (File: T00)

RAIL CROSSING AGREEMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES
  1. That the General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management be authorized to negotiate Crossing Agreements for various City infrastructure projects within the City’s boundaries with Metrolinx or any other applicable rail owner or operator, in a form approved by the Director of Legal Services and the Director of Infrastructure.
  2. That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute Crossing Agreements. (LGL005-21) (L04-GEN)
2020-2021 ONTARIO GAS TAX FUNDING AGREEMENT

That the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to execute a Letter of Agreement with the Province of Ontario as represented by the Ministry of Transportation related to the Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation Program to allow for the alignment of the program year with the Provincial fiscal year. (TPS002-21)

Confidential Matters
  • CONFIDENTIAL PERSONAL INFORMATION MATTER - APPOINTMENTS TO THE ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (LCS002-21) (File: C06)
  • CONFIDENTIAL DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY MATTER - KING STREET (WARD 7) (LGL002-21) (File: L17-33) (P36/20)
Items of Discussion  
CONTINUANCE OF THE DIGITAL MAIN STREET PROGRAM

WHEREAS the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on main street businesses and the survival of the small business sector is essential to the Province’s recovery efforts; and

WHEREAS on December 26, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Ontario entered into a Province-wide Shutdown which limited many main street businesses to curbside pick-up and delivery options only; and

WHEREAS ongoing restrictions under the Ontario COVID-19 response framework continue to challenge the revenue models of businesses; and

WHEREAS online and digital channels have emerged as an important method for main street businesses to interact with customers and generate revenues; and

WHEREAS the Digital Main Street program has been implemented by the City of Barrie through local Digital Service Squads which have supported over 215 main street businesses in the City of Barrie to adopt new online and digital tools and skills, and opportunities for qualifying businesses to access $2,500 Digital Transformation Grants to successfully implement these digital tools within their business; and

WHEREAS as of December 31, 2020 applications are no longer being accepted for the $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant and the specific funding for the Digital Service Squads administered by the City of Barrie ends in March 2021.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED as follows:

  1. That the provincial and federal governments be requested to renew and expand their funding to the Digital Main Street program to help Barrie businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic and to figure in the recovery of the Ontario economy in the future.
  2. That the provincial and federal governments be requested to renew funding for the $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant and Digital Service Squad grant programs within the Digital Main Street portfolio.
  3. That the provincial and federal governments be requested to expand the Digital Transformation Grant program to be available to all main street businesses that are located outside of a designated Business Improvement Area (BIA).
  4. That the provincial and federal governments be requested to commit to a minimum two (2) year funding extension to the Digital Main Street program.
  5. That a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., Prime Minister of Canada, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, the Honourable Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, the Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Barrie’s MPs, Barrie’s MPPs, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Ontario Big City Mayor’s Caucus (OBCM), Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario (MARCO), GTHA Mayors and Chairs, Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA), Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA), Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Barrie, Barrie Downtown Business Improvement Association. (Item for Discussion 8.1, February 22, 2021)
    Sponsor: Mayor, J. Lehman
INVESTIGATION ADVANCE LEFT-TURN SIGNALS (WARD 6)

That staff in the Development Services Department investigate the feasibility of adding an advance left-turn signal at the following intersections and report back to General Committee: a) Ardagh Road and Wright Drive; and b) Ardagh Road and Hawkins Drive. (Item for Discussion 8.2, February 22, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, N. Harris

I LOVE BARRIE SIGNAGE
  1. That staff in Access Barrie investigate the feasibility of procuring a landmark sign (‘heart icon’ Barrie) to bring the City of Barrie together and encourage residents and tourist to capture memories and share on social media, with the proposed sign being bold and having Lake Simcoe in the backdrop, with the sign being a size of 6-10 feet high, and the sign incorporate basic colours and effects so that the lights could be changed in recognition of special occasions and report back to General Committee.
  2. That upon completion of a competitive bid process and once a preferred vendor is selected, a Working Group be established, including Mayor Lehman, Councillor McCann and Councillor Thomson, the vendor, and staff from Access Barrie to select the final design of the signage and location and installation timelines with a goal of October 2021, and report back to General Committee via memorandum.
  3. That the cost of the sign not exceed $200,000, with $50,000 to be fundraised by Councillor McCann and the remaining $150,000 to be funded from the Reinvestment Reserve and the Municipal Accommodation Tax. (Item for Discussion 8.3, February 22, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, M. McCann

AMENDMENT TO BUSINESS LICENSING BY-LAW REGARDING SALE OF ANIMALS

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 animals sold through a Pet Shop if acquired through reputable sources including, but not limited to, an animal shelter, registered humane society and registered breeder. (Item for Discussion 8.4, February 22, 2021)
Sponsor: Councillor, A.M. Kungl

ADDITION OF MUNICIPAL STREET NAME - JOHN BURROWS

That the name John Burrows be added as a Municipal Street Name to the Municipal Naming Registry in recognition of his contribution to Indigenous and legal rights. (Item for Discussion 8.6, February 22, 2021)

Sponsor: Councillor, M. McCann

COVID-19 IMMUNIZATION CLINICS
  1. That the utilization by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit of City of Barrie Community Centres as COVID-19 immunization centres and support services, be supported.
  2. That the General Manager of Community and Corporate Services be authorized to negotiate the arrangements as well as other terms associated with its use of City Community Centres, subject to the satisfaction of the Chief Administrative Officer and the Director of Legal Services.
  3. That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute any documents that may be required. (Item for Discussion 8.7, February 22, 2021)

Sponsors: Mayor, J. Lehman and Deputy Mayor Ward

HIGHLIGHTS: PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING
7pm Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Full agenda | Livestream

All motions will be considered for final approval at the March 22 meeting of Barrie City Council.

Public Meetings  
APPLICATION FOR A ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT - SUBMITTED BY THE JONES CONSULTING GROUP LTD. ON BEHALF OF 970 MAPLEVIEW INC. - 932 MAPLVIEW DRIVE EAST (WARD 10) (FILE: D30-004-2020)

The purpose of the Public Meeting to review an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment submitted by The Jones Consulting Group Ltd., on behalf of 970 Mapleview Inc., for the lands known municipally as 932 Mapleview Drive East.    

The application is intended to rezone the lands from Rural Residential (RR) to Neighbourhood Residential (R5) to be consistent with the Draft Approved Plan of Subdivision for 970, 1002 and 1006 Mapleview Drive East (File No. D12-430 and D14-1627). The lands are proposed to be added to the adjacent draft approved subdivision through a redline revision to facilitate additional residential development (four single detached residential lots). The subject lands are located on the north side of Mapleview Drive East and west of 20th Sideroad within the Hewitt’s Secondary Plan.

Presentation by a representative(s) of The Jones Consulting Group Ltd.    

Presentation by Michelle Banfield, Director of Development Services.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN (CIP) - CITY OF BARRIE (FILE: D18-CIP)

The purpose of the Public Meeting is to review proposed amendments to the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to improve the overall administration of the program, and thereby further contributing to its continued success.
The proposed amendments to the Community Improvement Plan include:    

  1. Section 6.3 - Reducing the number of application in-take periods from three to two cycles per year. • The amendment proposes one application in-take period in the winter/spring and one in the summer/fall (i.e. February to May and July to October).     
  2.  Section 12.1.8(c) - Adjusting the timing of payment for redevelopment grants for development charges. • Currently, redevelopment grants for development charges are paid to applicants following the redevelopment and MPAC reassessment of a property. The amendment proposes that redevelopment grants be paid to applicants at the time of a building permit application.
    Presentation by Andrew Gameiro, Planner, Development Services Department.
Staff Reports
ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT APPLICATION - CORAL SOPHIA LANE HOUSING INC. - 113 AND 117 BAYFIELD STREET AND 6, 8, 10 AND 12 SOPHIA STREET EAST (WARD 2)    
  1. That the Zoning By-law Amendment Application submitted by The Jones Consulting Group Ltd., on behalf of Coral Sophia Lane Housing Inc., to rezone lands known municipally as 113 and 117 Bayfield Street and 6, 8, 10, and 12 Sophia Street East from ‘Transition Centre Commercial 1’ (C2- 1) to ‘Residential Apartment Dwelling Second Density 1 - Special Provision No. XXX’ (RA2-1)(SP-XXX), be approved.    
  2. That the following site-specific provisions be referenced in the implementing zoning by-law for the subject lands:

    a) Permit a minimum front yard setback of 2.5 metres, whereas a minimum setback of 7 metres is required;

    b) Permit a minimum setback of 1.8 metres to the required daylighting triangle at the intersection of Bayfield Street and Sophia Street East, whereas a minimum setback of 7 metres is required;

    c) Permit a minimum interior side yard setback of 0.75 metres, whereas a minimum setback of 5 metres is required;

    d) Permit a minimum exterior side yard setback of 2 metres, whereas a minimum setback of 5 metres is required;

    e) Permit a minimum rear yard setback of 1.6 metres, whereas a minimum setback of 7 metres is required;

    f) Permit a secondary means of egress to the exterior of ground floor residential units in the form of a landscaped open space area with a minimum depth of 3.5 metres along Sophia Street East and 3.1 metres along the interior side lot line, whereas a minimum depth of 7 metres is required;

    g) That any landscaped open space associated with a secondary means of egress for ground floor residential units shall not be required in addition to any other required landscaped open space;

    h) Permit a minimum landscape open space (percentage of lot area) of 22%, whereas 35% is required;

    i) Permit a maximum lot coverage of 75%, whereas a maximum of 35% is permitted; City of Barrie Page 4 Printed on 2/18/2021 Planning Committee Meeting Agenda February 23, 2021

    j) Permit a maximum gross floor area of 240%, whereas a maximum of 200% is permitted;

    k) Permit a landscaped buffer area with a minimum width of 0.75 metres along the interior side lot line, whereas a minimum of 3 metres is required;

    l) Permit a landscaped buffer area with a minimum width of 1.6 metres along the rear lot line, whereas a minimum of 3 metres is required;

    m) Permit a minimum of 0.88 parking spaces per residential unit, whereas a minimum of 1 parking space per unit is required; and

    n) Permit a maximum of 18 tandem parking spaces, whereas tandem parking is not permitted in multi-residential developments.
  3. That the written and oral submissions received relating to the application, have been, on balance, taken into consideration as part of the deliberations and final decision related to the approval of the application as amended, including matters raised in those submissions and identified within Staff Report DEV004-21. 
  4. That pursuant to Section 34 (17) of the Planning Act, no further public notification is required prior to the passing of the by-law. (DEV004-21) (File: D14-1701)
TEMPORARY USE EXTENSION FOR 164 INNISFIL STREET (1911940 ONTARIO INC. - LIQUIDATION NATION)
  1. That the Temporary Use Zoning By-law Extension application, submitted by MHBC Planning on behalf of 1911940 Ontario Inc. for lands municipally known as 164 Innisfil Street, to permit a retail store on the subject lands be approved for one (1) year and six (6) months until June 3, 2022.
  2. That the written and oral submissions received as part of the technical review, relating to this application have been, on balance, taken into consideration as part of the deliberations and final decision related to approval of the application for the Temporary Use By-law, including parking and traffic concerns.
  3. That in accordance with Section 34(17) of the Planning Act, no further public notification is required. (DEV005-21) (File: D14-1657)


 


 


 

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