City Council – Monday, March 28, 7pm

Updated: Apr 22

A cheque presentation by the Barrie Pickleball Club, a deputation regarding the grant to Cornerstone, the semi-annual update from the Anti-Racism Task Force, and all the items from last week's General Committee – a busy night!


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📜📜 Confirmation of the Minutes

🥒🎾 Cheque Presentation by the Barrie Pickleball Club

🗣🎙 Deputations

🧑‍⚕️💰 Cornerstone Grant

💸📑 Tax Applications

📝🏘 Planning Committee Report

Section A

  • CARRIED unanimously

🏘🏢 Zoning Bylaw Amendment - 620 Lockhart Road (Ward 9)

Section B

  • CARRIED unanimously

🗣🏘 Public Meeting – 750 Mapleview Drive East (Ward 10)

🗣🏘 Public Meeting – 157 Ardagh Road (Ward 6)

📝📄 General Committee Report

Section A

  • CARRIED unanimously

💰📊 Finance and Corporate Services Committee

🌇🌃 City Building Committee

Section B

  • CARRIED unanimously

🎨🗿 Public Art Program – 2022 Temporary Project and Maintenance Budget Allocation

  • Report to Committee:

  • Approve up to $25,000 for temporary public art installations in 2022, funded from the Public Art Reserve

  • Approve up to $10,000 for maintaining the permanent works of art within the Public Art Inventory, also funded from the Public Art Reserve

  • Increase the number of Citizen representatives on the Barrie Public Art Committee to 10

  • Appoint the following to the Barrie Public Art Committee for the duration of the current Council Term (i.e., until November): Andrea Araujo, Sharon Bagot, Emily Emond, Jenn Guerin, Craig Handy, Sarah Jensen, Laura Kelly

🥒🎾 Investigation to Construct Professional Grade Pickleball Courts at Painswick Park (Ward 9)

  • Staff Report:

  • To approve "Concept A" to add 8 dedicated pickleball courts with lighting, remove the existing soccer field, relocate the existing ball diamond, expand the existing parking area, and add new accessible pathways with lighting in Painswick Park

  • Authorize Development Services to proceed with the procurement process, to get started in the 2nd quarter of 2022

  • Development Services to host a Public Information Centre to seek public feedback on the preliminary design prior to any work proceeding

  • Transfer the existing budget of $650,000 for Pickelball Courts to Painswick Park Rehabilitation, and use the $1,260,000 already approved for Park Rehabilitation for construction of the proposed facility and associated park renewal

  • Operations Department to include $25,480 in the 2024 operating budget to offset the increased maintenance expenses

💰⚖️ Facilities Planning and Development 2022 Capital Funding

🫀🩺 Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Agreement with the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

🚫🅿️ Parking Restrictions – Tomlin Court

  • No parking restrictions from 9pm to 9am daily at Dixon Court, Tomlin Court and MacMillan Crescent between Yonge Street and Brunton Cresc.

  • Legislative and Court Services to report back in one year

Section C

  • CARRIED unanimously

💡💨 Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

Section D

  • CARRIED unanimously

💡💨 Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Plan

Section E

  • CARRIED unanimously

🏖🅿️ Waterfront Parking Permit Update

  • Staff Report:

  • Make a digital Waterfront Parking Permit available through the HotSpot app and website

  • Issued on a per-vehicle basis

  • No limit to the number of permits issued per municipal address

  • Costs to remain the same as the current hangtags, except Barrie residents won't be charged $20 for third and subsequent permits

  • Resident permit will be valid for 2 calendar years

  • Existing resident waterfront hangtags will now expire December 31, 2023, and staff will transition away from issuing new hangtags ahead of the summer of 2022

  • Staff will be given authority to issue permits in exceptional scenarios, and implement minor, cost-neutral program adjustments to provide enhanced customer service

  • Traffic and Parking Services Department will investigate ways to prevent long-term parking by nearby residents in waterfront lots and streets and report back to Finance and Corporate Services Committee

💉🗑 Needle Collection Kiosks and Public Access Naloxone Kits Pilot Programs Update

👧👦 Establishing a Youth Council

  • Ask Legislative & Court Services Department to include the requirements for establishing a Youth Council to be considered by the 2022-26 Council as part of its Council Committee appointments

  • include a mandate of providing feedback on social, environmental, and municipal issues that affect youth in our community

Section F

☕️❤️ Ryan's Hope Breakfast To Go Program

  • Allow Ryan's Hope to operate its Breakfast To Go program from the Heritage Park Gazebo, 7:45am to 10am daily, for a one year trial period

  • Ryan's Hope to be responsible for resulting garbage, etc.

  • Ryan's Hope to provide insurance, naming the City as an additional insured

  • Another location will be used on dates of community functions where the Gazebo is booked for other events

  • AMENDMENT by N.Harris/J.Harris:

  • To withdraw the motion

  • Amendment CARRIED unanimously

  • MOTION, as amended, CARRIED unanimously (i.e., motion withdrawn)

Section G

🏥🧑‍⚕️ Cornerstone Grant

  • Provide Cornerstone a $158,263 grant, representing the Development Charge fees paid for the proposed facility, funded from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve, Water Stabilization Reserve, and Wastewater Stabilization Reserve

  • Send correspondence to the school boards, asking them to consider waiving or rebating Development Charge fees for the facility

  • Item was LOST

  • AMENDMENT by N.Harris/Morales:

  • To reintroduce the motion