Updated: Sep 16
Culture Days, September Curbside Textile Collection, and Strengthening Municipal Codes of Conduct
Circulation List: https://barrie.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx
📑📊 Staff Memos
🚗🏎️ VTM - International Business Convention for Automotive and Vehicle Innovation
Memorandum: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12275741&GUID=CA35A5AA-ED18-49C9-90C8-68F2A3BEFA5E, from N.Gavarre, Business Development Officer
The Economic and Creative Development Department in partnership with the County of Simcoe Economic Development Office attended this conference and trade show July 12-13 in Novi, Michigan, supported through funding received by the County, with a delegation of three area companies.
🎭🎨 Culture Days 2023 Programming
Memorandum: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12275742&GUID=C99DD96F-8301-414E-BA24-DF8AA307ECA1, from A. Dyke, Culture Officer
The Culture Days Flag Raising will be at 12:30pm on Friday, September 22, with a Kick-Off Concert from 10am to 5pm on Saturday September 23 at Meridian Place.
All programming and information can be found at barrie.ca/culturedays, or follow @creativebarrie on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for festival highlights
🎨🖼️ Artist Designed Traffic Cabinet Program
Memorandum: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12275750&GUID=559DB4DD-29C0-44E5-8594-51A1E921E3EE, from C. Ryan, Public Art Coordinator
The 5 traffic cabinets being wrapped have been identified, members of Council are invited to add more through their Community Projects Fund
Staff are exploring opportunities to expand the number of wraps for 2024.
👥📃 Committee Agendas
💰🤷 Affordability Committee
👕🚛 September Curbside Textile Collection
Media Release, September 5: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12275735&GUID=30E87076-08DF-4987-A186-BBC95B73698E "Help keep clothes and other items out of the landfill"
Textile collection will be taking place the week of September 11 - 15 – it will be on a different day than your regular collection day for garbage.
Visit recyclingrewards.com/barrie to determine your textile collection day, and get full details
Visit barrie.ca/alternativewastedisposal for more information about ways to dispose of reusable clothing, textiles and other items
💪🧑⚖️ Strengthening Municipal Codes of Conduct
Correspondence from Township of Matachewan, August 16: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12275738&GUID=58ABB193-69BD-445B-8A0A-3CEA5078C321
Supporting a call of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario for the Government of Ontario to introduce legislation to strengthen municipal Codes of Conduct and compliance with them in consultation with municipal governments
Music to EBO's ears, of course!
⏳➕ Late Additions
🧺 Muriel and A.J. Billes Family Playground
Media Release, September 7: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12292235&GUID=466F89B3-D255-4E68-94D4-10EC6E235D13 "Muriel and A.J. Billes Family Playground Now Open in Painswick Park"
💰🧑💻 Guaranteed Livable Income for Municipal Workers
Correspondence from Town of Grimsby, September 8: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12292249&GUID=7DAC935E-CEFE-4C7E-985A-DFA1FB366A7D
The Town of Grimsby is calling on other Ontario Municipalities to collect data of their housing and poverty statistics, and examine their pending economic vulnerability as a result.
The Town also calls on Ontario Municipalities to join them in advocating on behalf of their communities with this data, and write the Prime Minister, Premier and local politicians calling for a united effort in establishing a Guaranteed Livable Income program.
The Town of Grimsby also commits to undertaking a comprehensive assessment to explore the feasibility and implementation of a living wage policy for all Town of Grimsby employees, and explore becoming a living wage employer.
🏰🏆 Nominations for 2023 Heritage Awards
Media Release, September 13: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12292251&GUID=250DC307-B5A9-4BD6-974F-5E0322B9ADF7 "Celebrate Barrie's history by nominating a homeowner, business or individual/group for the 2023 Heritage Awards"
The nominations are now open for the 2023 Heritage awards, until Friday, October 30.
Nomination form and criteria can be found at barrie.ca/HeritageAwards