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City Council, Monday, October 25, 7pm

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

Tonight's meeting includes a presentation from the Simcoe County Food Council, and another by Georgian College.


Watch online: https://youtu.be/otXeiejxvRE

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=873098&GUID=623770F3-A689-41ED-86EC-8AC679DF3261

Circulation List: https://barrie.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=878548&GUID=81541178-82AE-42DA-AC08-0AB3F3CFC144&Options=info|&Search=


๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Confirmation of the Minutes



๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ… Recognition of the Invest Barrie Team

  • for receiving the International Economic Development Council's "Excellence in Economic Development" Award


๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ“‘ Tax Applications


๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ˜ Planning Committee Report

  • Report from October 5: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=9904859&GUID=343FC6F1-5037-4C07-AA56-834649CB303C


๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ™ Public Meeting โ€“ 181 Burton Avenue (Ward 8)



๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ General Committee Report


Section A


๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿค Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) Financial Commitments

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=9884256&GUID=892F7DC5-409B-4F18-AC60-8C6685F4296F

  • Renegotiating the BIA's financial commitments associated with the Dunlop Streetscape ($300,000) and Meridian Place ($3,351,775) projects โ€“ of which $2,347,613 (over 70%) is still outstanding.

  • Current agreement is to pay the remaining funds over 10 years beginning in 2022, at 4.25% interest.

  • No payment has been made towards the Dunlop Streetscape commitment

  • $1,675,887 was supposed to have been paid by special BIA levy, and $1,675,888 by BIA fundraising

  • The special levy has not been used to pay down the BIA's debt, but $162,941 of additional fundraising commitments have been put towards this portion, bringing the outstanding levy amount owed to $1,512,946

  • The BIA has fundraised $1,838,829 โ€“ however, only $1,304,162 of that has been paid to the city, leaving $534,667 (which it appears are pledges that have not yet been collected)

  • Proposed plan is to pay the remaining funds over 20 years beginning in 2022, interest-free

  • All commitments related to the two project will be paid in full by 2022

  • Remaining Dunlop Streetscape commitment will be paid $15,000 annually

  • Remaining Meridian Place commitment will be paid $75,647 annually

  • Minimum annual payment will be included as a base budget commitment within its annual budget submission presented to the BIA members and City Council

  • BIA will continue coordinating the outstanding community fundraising contributions of $534,667 with any unfunded commitment being added to the BIA base budget submission in 2032 and repaid over 10 years interest-free, and shall be responsible for its fundraising activities, including the collection of any outstanding funds that have been promised.

๐Ÿ›ฃ๐Ÿ’ฐ Bryne Drive Transportation Improvements - Harvie Road to Caplan Ave. (Ward 7)


๐Ÿš๐Ÿ“ƒ Residential Rental Licensing (Absentee Landlord) Pilot Project and Draft Bylaw (Ward 1)


๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ๐Ÿšซ Parking Restrictions on Blake Street (Ward 1)

  • Sponsor: Riepma

  • Ask staff to investigate adding "No Parking" to the south side of Blake St. between Collier & St. Vincent.


๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ๐Ÿšซ Parking Restrictions on Cuthbert Street (Ward 6)

  • Sponsor: N. Harris

  • Ask staff to investigate adding "No Parking" on Cuthbert St. between Ferndale Dr. S. & Porritt St.


๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽถ Performing Arts Centre Task Force - Funding for Expenditures

  • Sponsor: J. Harris

  • Provide the Performing Arts Centre Task Force with $5,000 from the Council Strategic Priorities Account for mileage and promotional expenses.


Section B


๐Ÿšฐ๐Ÿญ Presentation: Water Asset Management Plan

  • Presentation by Kelly Oakley, Manager of Corporate Asset Management: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=9884250&GUID=D48A9C88-DF71-4AC2-B8B7-DCE33C470A85

  • The principles of asset management and the Cityโ€™s pro-active approach for immediate and long-term asset needs;

  • The objectives and methodology of Asset Management;

  • An overview of the Cityโ€™s water assets;

  • The current level of service to citizens, businesses and stakeholders;

  • A summary of the current and future funding challenges;

  • A chart illustrating the total cost of providing water service between 2021 to 2031; and

  • The next steps to advance the Asset Management Plan and bring it in compliance with Ontario Regulation 588/17.


Section C


๐Ÿšฐ๐Ÿญ Approval of Water Asset Management Plan



๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ˜ Planning Committee Report

Presentation: One City, One Vision, One Plan โ€“ Barrie's Draft Official Plan Update



๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ› Presentation: The Simcoe County Food Council โ€“ Simcoe County Food Security Framework


๐Ÿซ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ Presentation: Update on Georgian College's Operations

  • Presentation: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=9904863&GUID=9B2726F3-E281-4BE0-AB6C-E003F282182F


๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Bylaws


Bill 091 - All-Way Stop at Innisfil St. & Brock St. (Ward 2)

Bill 092 - Confirmation Bylaw






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