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City Council โ€“ Monday, December 6, 2021, 7pm

Updated: Jan 5

Finalizing the 2022 budget, Long-Range Financial Plan, and a deputation about Police funding.

๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Confirmation of the Minutes

๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ… Awards and Recognitions

๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Deputation: 2022 Business Plan โ€“ Barrie Police Services Board

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ General Committee Report

Section A

  • CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“Š Long Range Financial Plan, Timing of Development, and 10-Year Capital Plan Deferral Options

Section B

  • CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿ—“๐Ÿšง Timing of Development and 10-Year Capital Deferral Options

Recommending amendments to 2022-2031 Capital Plan Infrastructure Projects:
  • Defer the Big Bay Point Road Expansion 7 years (from 2025 start to 2032)

  • Defer the Lockhart Road ROW Expansion related projects 7 years:

  • Huronia to Yonge deferred from 2027 start to 2034

  • Prince William to East of Collector 11 deferred from 2025 start to 2032

  • Yonge to Prince William deferred from 2025 start to 2032

  • Saunders to Huronia deferred from 2025 start to 2032

  • Defer McKay Pump Station from 2027 start to 2034

  • Defer McKay Road New Interchange - Highway 400 7 years from 2026 start to 2033

  • Defer construction phases of Watermain, Road, Reservoir, Pumping Station, Sanitary Sewer and ROW related Projects 7 years:

  • Salem Road New Transmission Watermain & Road expansion โ€“ County Road 27 to Dunn from 2030 start to 2037

  • Salem Road New Transmision Watermain and Road Expansion โ€“ Essa Road to Veterans Drive from 2031 to 2038

  • Salem Road Reservoir and Pumping Station from 2026 start to 2033

  • Salem Road New Watermain, NewTrunk Sanitary Sewer and ROW Expansion โ€“ Veterans to Saunders from 2026 start to 2033

  • Add new Project Transportation safety and pavement holding strategies, 2022-2025

Recommending amendments to the 2022-2031 Capital Plan Corporate Facility Projects:
  • Hewitt's Community Centre and Library remain with the proposed $51.25M in deferrals in the 2022 Capital Plan

  • Allandale Recreation Centre Expansion amended to reverse the expenditure levels in 2028 and 2029 ($9.69M in 2028, $19.37M in 2029)

  • Salem Community Centre New Building Development deferred 3 years (from 2026 start to 2029)

  • Salem Library Branch New Build Development deferred 3 years (from 2027 start to 2030)

  • Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus โ€“ Phase 2 deferred 3 years (from 2027 start to 2030)

  • Secondary Plan Area Municipal Campus New Site Development deferred 2 years (from 2025 start to 2027)

  • Dorian Parker Centre Renovation / Rebuild of Facility deferred 4 years (from 2023 start to 2027)

Section C

  • CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿ“‹๐Ÿ’ต Long Range Financial Plan and Financial Policy Framework Update

Section D

  • RECEIVED unanimously (i.e., accepting that the motion lost)

๐Ÿ“‹๐Ÿ’ต Long Range Financial Plan and Financial Policy Framework Update โ€“ Barrie Hydro Holdings Inc. Dividend

  • Motion lost (to allocate 50% of the dividend to Tax Capital reserves and 50% to the Reinvestment Reserve, starting in 2023)

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ˜ Planning Committee Report

๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ™ Public Meeting โ€“ 80 Big Bay Point Road (Ward 8)

๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ™ Public Meeting โ€“ 17 and 27 Jacob's Terrace (Ward 8)

๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ™ Public Meeting โ€“ 41 & 43 Essa Road and 259 & 273 Innisfil Street (Ward 8)

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ General Committee Report

Section A

  • RECEIVED unanimously

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“Š Finance and Corporate Services Committee

๐ŸŒ‡๐ŸŒƒ City Building Committee

Section B

  • CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ’ธ Small Business Property Tax Subclass (SBTC)

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’ฐ County of Simcoe Capital Contributions

๐Ÿš‚๐ŸŽ Restoration and Donation of Historic Train - Engine 1531

๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿฐ Municipal Heritage Register

  • Add to the Municipal Heritage Register as listed properties:

    • 123 Toronto Street

    • 50 William Street

    • 90 Cumberland Street

    • 97 Cumberland Street

    • 105 Cumberland Street

๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‘ฅ Status Update: Consultation with Indigenous Communities

  • Include $40K in the CAO's base budget, for costs related to:

  • ongoing Indigenous cultural competency and safety training for staff & Council

  • ongoing collaboration with the Indigenous communities related to community events, City projects, and the TRC's Calls to Action, including the preparation of surveys, analysis of results, and hosting of workshops

  • awareness and recognition projects, which could include:

  • a more permanent means of recognizing the memorial of shoes at the Spirit Catcher

  • enhancements to the area that has recently been used for a Sacred Fire to improve safety & accessibility

  • Report back to General Committee with the results of the consultation with the Barrie Native Friendship Centre and Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle re: the potential Water First arrangement

Section C

โš–๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฐ 2022 Business Plan โ€“ Barrie Police Services Board

  • Approve the 2022 budget request from the Barrie Police Services Board, with a gross tax supported municipal funding requirement of $58.9M

  • Use $529K of Safe Restart Funding to offset increased expenses and decreased revenue for the Barrie Police Service in 2021 related to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19

  • Councillors Harvey & N.Harris declared conflicts and did not vote.

  • CARRIED (FOR: Riepma, Kungl, Ward, Thomson, J.Harris, Morales, McCann, Lehman; AGAINST: Aylwin)

Section D

โš–๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฐ 2022 Business Plan

  • Operating Budget Approvals

  • Capital Budget Approvals

  • Bylaw Update and Forecasts received for information

  • Council and Staff Authorization Requests

  • Approve the 2022 Business Plan, with the amendments proposed November 29

  • Amendment by McCann/Harvey, CARRIED unanimously

    • CAO to provide a presentation re: cost saving efficiencies/measures including specific amounts implemented by staff in 2020 & 2021

    • Starting 2023, an annual list of cost saving efficiencies/measures be included in the Business Plan and Budget binders

    • CAO to provide semi-annual updates with status on departmental cost savings/efficiencies

  • Amendment by Thomson/J.Harris, CARRIED unanimously

    • Director of Information Technology be authorized to execute any agreements required to be a verified app developer in app stores

  • Amendment by Thomson/J.Harris, CARRIED unanimously

    • $65,000 allocated (with corresponding increase to the tax levy) to conduct a Pilot Program with BIA to assist with sidewalk clearing during the 2022/23 winter maintenance season

    • Operations Department to report back by May 31, 2023 to discuss the results of the pilot

  • Kungl thanked staff

  • Lehman noted no service cuts, even some increases (additional bylaw enforcement & snow clearing); Holly Library will be opening this year, new budget item; restoring Georgian Theatre funding; major focus on infrastructure, expanding capacity in roads (esp. Mapleview East & Big Bay Point), restoring Dedicated Infrastructure Levy; housing & services increases, etc.


๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Bylaws

Bill 102 โ€“ Simcoe County Housing Corporation, 322-328 St. Vincent Street

Bill 103 โ€“ Appointments to Active Transportation and Sustainability Committee

Bill 104 โ€“ Confirmation Bylaw


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