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Circulation List for March 20, 2024

the upcoming Value for Service review of Barrie's Shared Services Agreement with the County, new Barrie Transit Network launching, calling on the province to improve municipal Codes of Conduct, and lots of calls from other municipalities for the Province to treat everyone equitably

๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿ“Š Staff Memos

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“Š Simcoe County Value for Service Review

  • Memorandum: from C. Smith, Senior Manager of Accounting and Revenue

  • At direction of Council, staff will be reviewing the Shared Services Agreement with the County of Simcoe to ensure it is in alignment with the Strategic Priorities, and undertake a value for service audit of the past 3 years of the County's financial information

  • The value for service assessment will include:

    • assessing compliance with the service level agreement between the County and City re: actual costs allocated in 2021-23 and required performance reporting

    • determining whether Provincial and Federal grants or other revenues received by the County have been appropriately and proportionally allocated to services provided within Barrie in relation to the demands

    • assessing whether the City is receiving comparable value for service for regional services, compared with other like-sized communities and separated cities

    • making recommendations on the cost sharing methodology for a future service level agreement, in line with provincial guidelines and requirements, including a review of the proposed capital allocation method suggested by the County

  • Staff will report to General Committee on this by the end of September, with work tentatively planned to begin in May

๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ—๏ธ 620 Lockhart Subdivision - Phase 2

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš Barrie Transit - New Network Phase 1 Launch

๐Ÿน๐Ÿป Liquor Licence Review - Tequilazzo, 15 Cedar Pointe Drive

๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ“ƒ Committee Agendas

๐Ÿง“โ™ฟ๏ธ Seniors and Accessibility Advisory Committee

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Finance and Responsible Governance Committee

โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ“จ Correspondence

๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿฆบ Occupational Health and Safety Act

๐Ÿฆน๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ Improving Municipal Codes of Conduct and Enforcement

  • Aurora is supporting the AMO's call for the province to strengthen municipal Codes of Conduct, in order to be able to properly deal with workplace safety and harassment issues when a member of Council is involved

  • Also calling for:

    • Updating municipal Codes of Conduct to account for workplace safety and harassment

    • creating a flexible administrative penalty regime, adapted to local economic and financial circumstances of municipalities across Ontario

    • increasing training of municipal Integrity Commissioners to enhance consistency of investigations and recommendations across the province

    • allowing municipalities to apply to a member of the judiciary to remove a sitting member if recommended through the report of a municipal Integrity Commissioner

    • prohibit a member so removed from sitting for election in the term of removal and subsequent term of office

  • We at EBO are happy to see this support, after the Workplace Harassment Case on last term of Council

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ Strong Mayor Powers

๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฐ Housing Funding

  • Quinte West is calling on the Federal Government to re-evaluate their lack of funding for municipalities with a population less than 50,000 in rural ontario, and make funding available for infrastructure programs to help build infrastructure such as water treatment and sewer mains to help build much-needed new homes, and calling on the Provincial Government to invest more than the currently allocated $200M into their Housing Enabling Water Systems fund.

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Highway 413 vs Housing Infrastructure

๐Ÿ“œโŒ›๏ธ Ontario Heritage Act โ€“ Deadline Extension

๐Ÿค๐Ÿซ Amenity Sharing with School Boards

๐Ÿšฐ๐Ÿ’ธ Water and Wastewater Affordability

  • Cobourg supports the County of Renfrew's correspondence re: the affordability of water and wastewater systems in rural and small urban municipalities, declares that rural and small urban water and wastewater systems are financially unsustainable, and calls on the AMO, Rural Ontario Municipalities Association and Federation of Canadian Municipalities to examine if this unaffordability is systemic provincially and nationally

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“Š Operational Budget Funding

โณโž• Late Additions

  • Nil

A colourful pile of documents, envelopes and letters.



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