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City Council – Monday, March 7, 7pm

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

Lots on the table, although most passed by consent at General Committee – likely some discussion on the Council Compensation Review Committee's recommendations. Also a presentation on the International Relations Committee's launch of the International Partners Website, and a presentation by RVH with an update on the RVH Capital Plans.


Minutes: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=M&ID=913790&GUID=2B2A60DC-9DC9-433B-A8DD-B5FAB0F1FCC3

Watch Online: https://youtu.be/YOpW28GZyBk

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=913790&GUID=2B2A60DC-9DC9-433B-A8DD-B5FAB0F1FCC3

Circulation List: https://barrie.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=914230&GUID=4FC7E811-9148-4E72-B2E0-B1C37B70CA33&Options=info|&Search=



📜📜 Confirmation of the Minutes


📝📄 General Committee Report


Section A

  • Approved unanimously

💰🧑‍⚖️ Council Compensation Review Committee


💰🧑‍⚖️ Council Compensation Review Committee


🌇🌃 City Building Committee


📑💰 Report of the Council Compensation Review Committee




Section B

  • Approved unanimously

🚽🏭 Wastewater Asset Management Plan


📑🏰 Municipal Heritage Register

  • Add 72 Burton Avenue to the Municipal Heritage Register as a listed property.


🚴🌃 Bike The Night

  • Endorse a Bike The Night event for September 2022


🏆🤝 Potential Sponsorship Opportunities Between Barrie and District Realtors Association (BDAR) and Heritage Barrie Committee

  • Investigate potential sponsorship opportunities for BDAR to support future Heritage Barrie Awards or other Committee initiatives and report back to the Committee


🍽🍻 Economic Recovery Programs 2022 – Patios, Open Air Dunlop, Business In The Parks, Patios Everywhere and Downtown BIA Patio Program

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=10546814&GUID=D76E1CA7-5820-4AEA-8761-D872008D9C66

  • Patios Everywhere / Downtown BIA Patio Program

  • Approve the Patio Programs, including refreshment vehicles, running from April 1 - November 30, 2022

  • Charge only half price for new applications in 2022

  • Any previously approved patio can be renewed at no charge

  • Extend patio hours:

  • Entry / Re-entry until 11:30pm M-Th, 1:45am F-Sa (currently 10:30 all days)

  • Remaining on the patio until 12:15am M-Th, 2:30am (currently 11:15 all days)

  • No amplified sound after 11pm, all other regulations and bylaws continue to apply

  • Non-compliance could result in permits being revoked or further conditions being added

  • Business In The Parks Program

  • Extend Pilot Program to December 31

  • Add Cheltenham Park, East Bayfield Community Park, Eastview Park, Ferndale Park, Golden Meadow Park, Little Lake Park, Lougheed Park, Madelaine Park, Painswick Park, Sandringham Park, Shear Park, St. Vincent Park, and Tyndale Park to the authorized list of parks for the program, and to the list of parks to which the private function permit fees apply

  • Open Air Dunlop

  • Support the pedestrianization of Dunlop Street, in partnership with the Downtown Barrie Business Association, through the Open Air Dunlop programming, subject to approval of all required special event permits and the SMDHU requirements

  • 17 consecutive Saturdays on Dunlop St. E between Mulcaster & Clapperton, and on Dunlop St. W between Bayfield and Maple, from June 4 until September 24

  • 3 pop-up closures on the same portions: October 8 (Thanksgiving), October 29 (Halloween), and November 19 (Noella tree lighting)

  • Contribute $60,000 to support the 20 required road closures


⛽️💰 2021/2022 Ontario Gas Tax Funding Agreement


🏥📊 Invitation to Present – Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH)

  • Invite the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre to give a presentation to Council re: an update on the RVH capital plans


🚫🅿️ Parking Restrictions – Davidson Street

  • Add "No Parking" and "No Stopping" restrictions on the east side of Davidson St. from Grove St. E and Parkdale Cresc. between 8am and 5pm, except on Saturdays, Sundays, and Statutory Holidays


📱✍️ Resident Mobile App

  • Waive the requirements of the Procurement Bylaw and award a contract for the provision of a Resident Mobile App for five years with a limit of $110,000


Section C

  • Approved unanimously

📜📑 Barrie Arts Advisory Committee Mandate / Strategic Priorities

  • Amend to add the following mandate:

  • To advise City Council and staff on all matters regarding the arts and culture in the City of Barrie

  • Replace the Objectives in Section 3 with the following:

  • To ensure that arts and culture is appropriately represented in City plans, policy initiatives, infrastructure projects, and budgets, wherever and whenever possible This undertaking has as its purpose, the development of the City of Barrie as a vibrant, unique, and diverse centre for the arts.


Section D


📑💰 Report of the Council Compensation Review Committee

  • Report from February 11: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=10547638&GUID=F58EF9B3-9B4E-41D9-9065-8178360EE9F5

  • Please note that these are recommendations to come into effect November 15 – i.e., for the newly-elected Council, not the current one

  • Council Compensation:

  • Base salary for Mayor to be increased with a phased-in schedule – current is $122,580, raising to $142,008 by 2026

  • Base salary for Councillors to increase to $40,983

  • Additional compensation for Deputy Mayor to increase by $2,500/year

  • Continue to align base salary cost of living adjustment with the annual percentage provided to the Non-Union Employee Group.

  • Benefits & Pensions:

  • Provide Members of Council the option to be enrolled in the Non-Union Group Extended Health and Dental Benefits Plan

  • Life Insurance Policy for Members of Council set at two times their annual remuneration

  • Enrol Mayor and Members of Council in the OMERS Pension Program

  • Continue enrolment in Employee and Family Assistance Program for Members of Council

  • Expense Reimbursements:

  • Annual Car Allowance set at Councillors $2,400, Deputy Mayor $3,600, Mayor $6,600

  • Expense account allocations for Mayor and Councillors established on the basis of forecasted population

  • Members of Council will be reimbursed for successful completion of courses offered through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (max. $1,600 per year per member)

  • Council Conference Budget maximum $25,000 annually

  • Submission of Council Member expenses for reimbursement will be in accordance with the Finance Department's year-end reporting deadlines

  • 2022 Municipal Election Candidate Package will include: