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City Council – Monday, May 2, 2022, 7pm

Updated: Jan 5

While this appears like a lot of items to cover, most of them were passed on consent last week, so are not likely to take much time again. There will be a presentation about extreme wind risk reduction measures for new builds in Barrie, plus recognition of the "I Love Barrie" contest winners, and the Silver Medal-Winning Barrie Sharks. (Go Sharks!!!)




ON LEAVE: Lehman


📜📜 Confirmation of the Minutes


🏆🌟 Awards and Recognition


❤️✍️ Recognition of the "I Love Barrie" contest winners


⚕️🧑‍⚕️ Recognition of Parkinson Disease Awareness Month


🏒🥅 Recognition of the U13AA Barrie Sharks Women's Hockey Team

  • Silver Medal Winners of the Ontario Women's Hockey Association (OWHA) Provincial Championship


💸📑 Tax Applications



📝📄 General Committee Report


Section B

🤫🧑‍⚖️ Confidential Labour Relations / Employee Negotiations Matter – 2022 CUPE Negotiations

  • Staff Report

  • To receive confidential motion re: discussion of a Staff Report regarding the confidential labour relations / employee negotiations matter


Section C

🤫🧑‍💼 Confidential personal information matter – Staff Position Review

  • To receive the confidential motion re: confidential personal information matter



📝🏘 Planning Committee Report


Section A

🏗🏘 Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Bylaw Amendment – 521 Huronia Road (Ward 9)

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=10712213&GUID=543913F8-95D5-4899-87F5-C2248E00D4B3

  • Amend Official Plan to redesignate from General Industrial and Environmental Protection to Residential and Environmental Protection

  • Amend Zoning Bylaw to rezone from Agriculture and Environmental Protection to Residential Multiple Second Densitiy with Special Provisions, Hold (RM2 SP-XXX H-XXX) and Environmental Protection

  • Special Provisions for Residential Multiple Second Density with Special Provisions:

  • minimum residential parking standard 1.2 spaces per unit (1.5 is standard)

  • permit back-to-back townhouse units, to maximum of 50% of the total unit count

  • maximum density 47 units per hectare (currently max 40 u/ha)

  • minimum consolidated outdoor amenity area provided at 5 sq.m per unit, and 12 sq.m per unit in an unconsolidated form (12 sq.m consolidated is standard)

  • maximum building height of 12.5m (10m is standard)

  • minimum landscape area 32% (35% is standard)

  • Bring bylaw forward to Council to remove the Holding symbol on these lands when the alignment, design and access permissions are confirmed for municipal servicing infrastructure, and the road connection to Loon Ave. across the adjacent property

  • Owner/applicant is required to provide community benefits per Section 37 of Planning Act and Section 6.8 (Height and Density Bonusing) of the Official Plan


🏘🏢 Zoning Bylaw Amendment – 189 Summerset Drive (Ward 6)

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=10703602&GUID=AF235B8D-B5D0-4D96-9067-D9F9E9BD8451

  • Amend Zoning Bylaw from Residential Multiple Second Density (RM2) to Residential Multiple Dwelling Second Density with Special Provisions (RM2 SP-XXX)

  • Special Provisions:

  • parking standard of 1.27 parking spaces per unit (1.5 required)

  • permitted uses to include 6-storey apartment building (max.4 storeys for walk-up permitted), and back-to-back townhouses to a maximum of 50% or 156 units (whichever is greater)

  • minimum rear yard setback of 2.8m (7m required)

  • maximum gross floor area of 116% (max 60% permitted)

  • maximum building height of 21m for the 6-storey apartment building (max. height for 4-storey walkup is 20m), and 13m for the back-to-back and block/stacked townhouse units (max is 10m)

  • maximum density of 70 units per hectare (40-53 permitted)

  • 12 sq.m per unit of consolidated amenity area in 2 separate locations (12 sq.m consolidated in one location required)

  • remove requirement for 3m continuous landscape buffer along the side and rear property lines

  • Owner/applicant is required to provide community benefits per Section 37 of Planning Act and Section 6.8 (Height and Density Bonusing) of the Official Plan

✍️🧑‍⚖️ Delegation of Approval Authority for the Removal of a Holding Symbol


Section B

🗣🏘 Public Meeting – 969, 979 & 989 Mapleview Drive East (Ward 10)


🗣🏢 Public Meeting – 947 Mapleview Drive East (Ward 10)



📝📄 General Committee Report


Section A

💰📊 Finance and Corporate Services Committee


🌇🌃 City Building Committee

Section B

🧕🏾👨🏽 Investigate City Procedures and Policies to Encourage Greater Diversity on City Committees

  • Direct the Legislative and Court Services Department, in consultation with the Anti-Racism Task Force, to revise the Discretionary Committee application procedures and policies to encourage and recruit a greater diversity of membership on City Committees and report back to General Committee


🏁🚦 Participation in the "It Starts With Me" Initiative

  • Direct Access Barrie, in consultation with the Anti-Racism Task Force and the County of Simcoe, investigate opportunities for the City of Barrie to participate in the “It Starts with Me” initiative and report back to General Committee.


🧓🧑‍⚕️ Nominating a Senior / Caregiver Of The Year

  • Refer to next Spirit Catcher Committee meeting: "That staff in the Legislative and Court Services, in consultation with the Seniors Advisory Committee, establish an award in recognition of seniors and be included as part of the Annual Spirit Catcher Award."


📑🏰 Municipal Heritage Register - 56 William Street

  • Add 56 William Street to the Municipal Heritage Register as a listed property


📃🏰 Heritage Designation 125-127 Dunlop St. E.

  • Receive the Heritage Evaluation Report, which demonstrates that 125-127 Dunlop St. E. is of heritage value or interest to the community

  • Proceed with the issuance of the notice of the intention to designate 125-127 Dunlop St. E

📈📉 Budget and Business Plan Year-End Report (2021)


😷🎚 Safe Restart
  • Use $1,406,509 of Safe Restart Funding (Municipal Operations) in addition to the budgeted $1,322,000 of Safe Restart Funding to offset COVID-19 pressures related to expenses and lost revenues associated with Tax Rate supported services

  • Use $1,044,533 of Safe Restart Funding (Municipal Operations) to offset pressures related to expenses and lost revenues associated with Parking Services

  • Use $270,010 to offset pressures related to lost revenue in Wastewater Services as a result of freezing the rates at 2020 levels

  • Use $1,958,872 of Safe Restart Funding (Transit) to offset pressures related to expenses and lost revenues associated with Transit Services, in lieu of drawing from the Provincial Gas Tax Reserve (to support the reserve balance for ongoing Transit pressures in 2022)

💵↔️ Reserve Transfers
  • Make the following adjustments, and the remaining Tax Rate surplus of $579,862 be allocated 70% to the Tax Capital Reserve and 30% to the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve, in accordance with the City's Financial Policies:

  • $1,886,627 transferred to County of Simcoe Capital Reserve to support future capital requirements

  • $800,000 transferred to WSIB Reserve to fund anticipated 2022 expenses

  • $356,379 transferred to Fleet Management Reserve re: capital gains on sale of fleet vehicles

  • $350,000 transferred to the Tax Capital Reserve for leasehold improvements of the Holly Library

  • $225,000 transferred to Tourism Reserve to offset diminished revenue throughout 2021

  • $400,000 transferred from Development Charge Discounts Reserve to offset impact of DC Discounts

  • $150,000 transferred from Legal Reserve to cover increased expenses for summary judgement hearing preparation

  • Water Rate surplus of $1,153,401 allocated 70% to the Water Capital Reserve and 30% to the Water Rate Stabilization Reserve in accordance with City's Financial Policies

  • After the wastewater-related Safe Restart funding allocations, Wastewater Rate surplus of $732,017 allocated 70% to Wastewater Capital Reserve and 30% to Wastewater Rate Stabilization Reserve in accordance with City's Financial Policies

  • After the parking-related Safe Restart funding allocations, the Parking Rate surplus of $887,504 allocated to Parking Capital Reserve

  • A new capital project be created for Holly Library Leasehold Improvements with a budget of $350,000 funded from Tax Capital Reserve

➕🧾 Other
  • That $2,921,754 in discretional Development Charge discounts and exemptions granted during the year be recovered from the related rates as follows:

  • $2,033,239 from the 2021 year-end Tax supported operating results;

  • $301,489 from the 2021 year-end Water Rate operating results; and

  • $587,026 from the 2021 year-end Wastewater Rate operating results.


💰📊 2021 Year End Development Charge Reports and Treasurer's Statement


💰🏞 2021 Year End Cash In Lieu of Parkland Report and Treasurer's Statement

💸✋ 2022 Tax Ratios and Capping Policies

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=10819928&GUID=1BFFAA99-BA64-46B8-84CD-9DD65A8F064B

  • Establish the tax ratios for the 2022 taxation year:

  • Residential/farm property class 1.000000

  • New Multi-residential 1.000000

  • Multi-residential 1.000000

  • Commercial Occupied 1.433126

  • Industrial Occupied 1.516328

  • Pipelines 1.103939

  • Farmlands 0.250000

  • Managed forest 0.250000

  • Landfills 1.067122

  • Discontinue the capping phase-out option for commercial class, as no properties remain within the capping parameters

  • Maintain two sub-classes for Farmland Awaiting Development in each of the multi-residential, commercial, and industrial property classes at the following discounts:

  • Phase I – 25% discount from residential tax rate

  • Phase II – 0% discount from applicable property class tax rate

  • Continue with existing Rebates for Charitable and Non-Profit Organizations Program providing a tax rebate at a rate of 40% of the current year's taxes, applicable only to the leased space occupied by the organization – eligible organizations continue to submit annual application


🏫📃 Southshore Community Centre Facility User Agreement Renewal

  • Renew Southshore Community Centre Facility Use Agreements with the Barrie Canoe and Kayak Club, the Barrie Rowing Club, the Rotary Club of Barrie, and the Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia

  • term from May 1, 2022 to December 31, 2026, with option to extend for 5 years

  • Barrie Rowing Club and Barrie Canoe and Kayak Club continue exclusive use of the lower level of the Southshore Community Centre

  • The two Rotary Clubs continue to have right-of-first-refusal to book the Community Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays for their weekly lunch hour meetings

  • Community Parters shall fund the following facility improvements:

  • Rotary Clubs funding technological improvements focused on enhanced internet connectivity, value $40-50,000

  • Rowing and Canoe Clubs to fund facility repairs, value $8-10,000

  • Rental rates paid by Barrie Rowing Club will include all occupancy costs including electricity, water and natural gas, in amount of $1,110 per year, payable by January 1st of each year – fee subject to increase based on consumer price index (CPI)

  • Rental rates paid by Barrie Canoe & Kayak Club will be equivalent amount and terms


🚶🚦 Pedestrian Safety – Collier St. & Bayfield St. Intersection

  • Direct Development Services to investigate pedestrian and cyclist safety and possible signalled crossings at the intersection of Collier St. & Bayfield St. and report back to General Committee

💊🧑‍⚖️ Support Bill C-216

  • Send correspondence to the Prime Minister, and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, in support of Private Member's Bill C-216 "An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to enact the Expungement of Certain Drug-related Convictions Act and the National Strategy on Substance Use Act"


Section C


🚴🌃 Bike the Night

  • Direct Access Barrie to work with the Active Transportation and Sustainability Advisory Committee to produce promotional materials for the Bike the Night event, including printed material and social media assets, with a budget of $2000 to be funded by an internal transfer from Councillor Aylwin's expense budget.


Section D


📛🪧 Municipal Names Registry – Additional Names


Section E


🌉👷 Jonathan Court Catwalk

  • MOTION LOST: Direct Operations to investigate the feasibility of closing the access to the catwalk from Jonathan Court to Davidson St., due to ongoing safety issues, and report back to General Committee before summer recess

  • Receive the vote on this motion



🌪🏗 Extreme Wind Risk Reduction Measures for New Builds in Barrie

  • Presentation from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) concerning extreme wind risk reduction measures for new builds in Barrie

  • Expressed frustration that the City hadn't implemented incentives for builders. For only a few hundred dollars per home, the damages caused by last year's tornado would have been eliminated, and would be severely reduced for a stronger tornado. There need to be measures put in place while waiting for changes to the Ontario Building Code.



📜📜 Bylaws

  • All carried unanimously


Bill 031 – Barrie Public Art Committee Appointments


Bill 032 – Part Lot Control Exemption Bylaw, 95-125 Fairlane Ave (odd numbers only)


Bill 033 – Part Lot Control Exemption Bylaw, 80-100 Fairlane Ave (even numbers only) and 139-159 Gateland Drive (odd numbers only)


Bill 034 – Part Lot Control Exemption Bylaw, 1-21 Haven Lane (odd numbers only) and 140-160 Gateland Drive (even numbers only)


Bill 035 – Part Lot Control Exemption Bylaw, 2-22 Haven Lane (even numbers only) and 131-151 Turnberry Lane (odd numbers only)


Bill 036 – Shepherd Drive


Bill 037 – Part Lot Control Exemption Bylaw, part of 101 Blue Forest Cresc


Bill 038 – Part Lot Control Exemption Bylaw, part of 100 Blue Forest Cresc


Bill 039 – Part Lot Control Exemption Bylaw, part of 36 Blue Forest Cresc


Bill 040 – Part Lot Control Exemption Bylaw, part of 39 Blue Forest Cresc


Bill 041 – Confirmation Bylaw

  • Confirming the meeting's proceedings




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