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City Council – Monday, January 17, 2022, 7pm

Updated: Jan 5

First City Council of 2022! Including deputations on the proposed Condo development at 217 Dunlop Street East, and on the Housing Affordability Task Force Report.




📜📜 Confirmation of the Minutes


🗣🎙 Deputations

  • There was an emergency deputation request from Cathy Colebatch regarding the Holly Community Centre naming rights. APPROVED (FOR: Riepma, Aylwin, Kungl, Ward, Thomson, N.Harris, Harvey, J.Harris, McCann, Lehman; AGAINST: Morales)


🏙🌆 Zoning Bylaw Amendment – 217 Dunlop Street East (Ward 2)


🏘💵 Housing Affordability Task Force


🏫🏊 Holly Community Centre Naming Rights

  • Emergency deputation by Cathy Colebatch

  • Councillor N.Harris declared potential conflict and left meeting for this deputation.


📝🏘 Planning Committee Report

Section A

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

🏙🌆 Zoning Bylaw Amendment – 112 & 136 Bayfield St., 14 Sophia St. W., 113 & 115 Maple Ave. (Ward 2)


Section B

  • Councillor McCann returned to the meeting shortly before this vote

  • CARRIED: unanimously

🗣🏘 Public Meeting – 953 Mapleview Drive East (Ward 10)



🗣🏙 Public Meeting – 108, 116 & 122 Harvie Road (Ward 6)


Section C

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


🏙🌆 Zoning Bylaw Amendment – 217 Dunlop Street East (Ward 2)


Section D

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


🏙🌆 Zoning Bylaw Amendment – 407, 411, 413, 417 & 419 Mapleview Drive West (Ward 7)


📝🏘 Planning Committee Report


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



🗣🏘 Public Meeting – 405 Essa Road (Ward 6)



📝📄 General Committee Report


Section A

  • Amendment introduced by Thomson/Ward, to the Invitation to Present – County of Simcoe

    • That the City request that the County of Simcoe work with the City of Barrie and appropriate communitiy partners on developing additional permanent warming space options, and that City Staff report back to General Committee on the item in their meeting scheduled for September 12, 2022.

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

  • Section A, as amended, CARRIED (FOR: Riepma, Aylwin, Kungl, Ward, Thomson, N.Harris, Harvey, J.Harris, Morales, Lehman; ABSENT: McCann)

⛸🏒 Ice Allocation Policy


💰🚑 Invitation To Present – County of Simcoe

  • Invite the County to give a presentation to Finance & Corporate Services Committee, giving an overview of the services provided by the County, the role of other levels of government, any legislative context for the services, how the services are funded by the Province and the Agreement parties, and a discussion of the future related to these services and funding


🧓🏥 Review Options for Delivery of Long Term Care Facilities

  • Ask staff to review options available for the delivery of Long Term Care facilities for Barrie


🧑‍🍳🧾 Reinstating Program for Residents Supporting Local Restaurants – Parking Tickets

  • To reinstate the program, whereby people who have received a parking ticket may have it waived if they can show a receipt from a local restaurant.


Section B

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

🏘💵 Housing Affordability Task Force Update


Section C

  • N.Harris declared potential conflict and removed herself from the discussion and vote

  • Both Harvey & Riepma said they changed their vote from the previous week, due to concerns over lack of community consultation

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

🏫🏊 Holly Community Centre Naming Rights


Section D

  • Amendment introduced by N.Harris / Harvey

    • That staff in the Corporate Facilities Department prepare a fulsome report for General Committee concerning possible ways to use City facilities for warming spaces beyond the Transit Terminal, such as the City Hall Rotunda, and the hiring of security that is trained in de-escalation techniques

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

  • Section D, as amended, CARRIED (FOR: Riepma, Aylwin, Kungl, Ward, Thomson, N.Harris, Harvey, J.Harris, Morales, Lehman; ABSENT: McCann)

🏘💵 Housing Affordability Task Force

  • To support in principle the Task Force's recommendations

  • Ask staff to report back with intended timelines and resource requests associated with implementing these recommendations.

  • Authorize the Development Services Department to apply to the Federal Housing Accelerator Fund or similar opportunities for a grant to support these recommendations

  • Create a dedicated position to expand and oversee all housing affordability initiatives.

  • Have an in camera Council meeting to discuss the recommendation to allocate funding from the Community Benefit Reserve to a new Supportive Housing Fund, and discuss potential supportive housing projects

  • Ask the County to examine the potential for increased density for the proposed SCHC project at the former OPP Station site (Rose St. / Highway 400)

  • Provide a $20,000 grant to the County through the John Howard Society to fund additional overnight warming capacity in Barrie, and ask the County to match this funding.

  • To open a warming facility when an extreme cold weather alert is issued by Environment Canada or the temperature or wind chill is expected to reach -20C for at least 2 hours



📜📜 Bylaws


Bill 001 – 2022 Interim Property Tax Bylaw

Bill 002 – Gilroy Innishore Subdivision – Prince George Crescent


Bill 003 – Harvey Island Estates Subdivision – Megan Crescent


Bill 004 – Appointment of Deputy City Clerk, Megan Lee Williams


Bill 005 – Confirmation Bylaw




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