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City Council, Monday, October 25, 2021, 7pm

Updated: Jan 5

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

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:

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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Bylaws

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

Bill 092 - Confirmation Bylaw



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