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City Council - TUESDAY, June 4, 2024, 6:30pm

***NOTE the change of day and time***

new committee appointments, an anti-SCS group has been given a seat on the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Committee without discussion or staff recommendation, updated Community Improvement Plan, and Council gives itself sole discretion on grant recipients


Meeting Location: Council Chambers



🧑‍⚖️🫅 Student Mayor(s)

  • Nil



📜📜 Confirmation of the Minutes



🏆🏅 Awards and Recognitions

  • Nil



🗣🎙 Deputations


💰🏙️ Proposed Housing Community Improvement Plan



💸⚖️ Tax Applications

  • Nil



📝📄 General Committee Report 1


Section A

🤐🏷️ Confidential Potential Acquisition of Property Matter - Acquisition of Land for Municipal Purposes

  • Receive the motion contained within the confidential notes regarding a confidential potential acquisition of property matter, acquisition of land for municipal purposes


Section B

🤐👥 Confidential Personal Information Matter - Committee Appointments

  • Receive the motion contained within the confidential notes concerning the staff report regarding a confidential personal information matter, committee appointments


Section C

🤐🏷️ Confidential Potential Acquisition of Property Matter - Acquisition of Land for Municipal Purposes

  • Direct staff to take the actions identified in the confidential staff report concerning the potential acquisition of property for municipal purposes including the creation of recreational, parkland and community uses


Section D

👥✅ Committee Appointments - Business Licencing Appeal Committee, Heritage Barrie Committee, and Youth Council

  • Appoint Jim Dickie to the Business Licencing Appeal Committee, with term to expire November 14, 2026

  • Appoint Robert Clarke and Samantha Loney to the Heritage Barrie Committee, with term to expire November 14, 2026

  • Appoint Councillors Harris, Morales and Courser to the Youth Council, with Councillor Harris appointed as Chair

  • Amend the Terms of Reference of the Youth Council to reflect up to three members of Council in the Committee composition

  • Youth Council members will be appointed for a one-year term with an option to extend to a second year term

  • Amend the Committee Appointment Bylaw to include the above appointments



📝📄 General Committee Report 2


Section A (Items Received on Consent)

📋✅ Strategic Plan KPIs

  • Memorandum:  https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12970436&GUID=1788C3E6-1A33-4480-A7AD-344571D88CA5 from A. Rier, Business Performance Specialist regarding the Key Performance Indicators for Council's 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

  • Annual KPI report for 2023

  • Refer this back to staff in Business Performance and Internal Audit prior to a presentation to General Committee (this seems to ignore / defer the key issue of the KPIs - absolutely no affordable housing units have been built or even approved to date under this term of Council)

🚸🚨 Community Safety Committee

💰🤷 Affordability Committee

🏛️🛝 Infrastructure and Community Investment Committee


Section B (Items Approved on Consent)

🚫🛑 Investigation: No Stopping Zone - St. John Vianney Catholic School

🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️ Bike Lane - Grove Street

🛣️🚸 Raised Intersection - Madelaine Drive and Country Lane

🛑🚗 Investigation: Three-Way Stop - Anne Street North and Hanmer Street West

🚪🤗 2024 Doors Open Barrie

  • That staff in Access Barrie and Economic and Creative Development, in partnership with Tourism Barrie, assist Heritage Barrie with marketing for the Doors Open Barrie 2024 event

🚫🅿️ Sydenham Wells and Penetanguishene Road No Parking

🛠️📊 2024 Capital Project Status Report Final

  • Report:  https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12973576&GUID=75395211-7431-4F4B-AE7D-5D1DE187CA28

  • Appendices:  https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12973566&GUID=E96FFB48-91A7-4A1E-955A-95986F89765C

  • Authorize staff to close projects with the "Cancelled", "Deferred", or "Completed" status

  • Authorize staff to release funding commitments of $30.1M and adjust funding plans as described in the Projects Returning Fund and Summary of Funding Adjustments

  • Authorize staff to increase funding commitments in amount of $3M and adjust funding plans as described in Projects Requesting Funding and Summary of Funding Adjustments

  • Authorize staff to reallocate funding commitments within the projects resulting in a net zero overall budget change and adjust funding plans as described in Projects Reallocating Fund and Summary of Funding Adjustments

  • Authorize staff to release funding commitments within capital program projects in amount of $9.8M, reallocate funding commitments between capital program projects, and adjust funding plans as described in Capital Program and Project Closures and Summary of Funding Adjustments

🧾📑 2022 and 2023 Annual Procurement Activity Report and Bylaw Update

🤝🚿 Development Charge Credit Agreement - Hewitt's Creek Secondary Plan Area - Forcemain and Pumping Station

  • Report:  https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12973579&GUID=FFEBFE87-5B9E-4F81-B67D-D6E012109988

  • Authorize the General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management to negotiate a Development Charge Credit Agreement with the developers for the design of the Hewitts Pump Station and Forcemains

  • Approve a budget of $3M ($250,000 in 2024, $1,500,000 in 2025, and $1,250,000) for environmental assessments, engineering services, field investigations and city staff costs, with funding from future Wastewater Development Charge Credits

  • reduce the forecasted budgeted in 2029 and beyond by $3M

  • Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the negotiated Development Charge Credit Agreement

  • Authorize the Infrastructure team to oversee the procurement and design phase of the Hewitt Pump Station anf Forcemains Project, with an annual cost of $159,542 to be recovered from the capital project

🌊📑 2023 Municipal Stormwater Management System Report


Section C

🏙️🌆 Zoning Bylaw Amendment - 189, 191, 195, 197 Duckworth Street

  • Report:  https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12973560&GUID=F31F65A4-B281-446C-8A41-67434A2BEF88

  • Morales declared a potential pecuniary interest, as he and his family own properties that are part of this application

  • Rezone the property from "Residential Single Detached Dwelling Second Density" (R2) to "Residential Multiple Dwelling Second Density with Special Provisions" (RM2)(SP-XXX)

  • Special Provisions:

  • decrease minimum front yard setback from 7m to 4m

  • increase minimum rear yard setback from 7m to 10.5m

  • increase minimum interior side yard setback from 1.8m to 24m

  • reduce minimum building setback to daylighting triangle from 7m to 1.8m

  • reduce minimum landscaped open space from 35% to 23% of lot area

  • increase maximum gross floor area from 60% to 81%

  • increase maximum building height from 10m to 12.8m

  • increase maximum density from 53 to 82 units per hectare

  • reduce unconsolidated amenity area from 12 sq.m to 9.5 sq.m per unit

  • provide a consolidated amenity space of 126 sq.m

  • reduce parking ratio from 1.5 to 1.2 spaces per dwelling unit

  • permit location and storage of refuse within in-ground containers


Section D

👷🛟 Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Committee

  • Staff Report:  https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12970694&GUID=65E034E6-EA1F-4C33-9B40-D06A70BBE55F

  • Establish a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Committee, including:

    • Councillor Kungl

    • Mayor Nuttall

    • a representative from Barrie Area Ontario Health Team to represent Ontario Health or an entity that provides services to improve the physical or mental health of individuals in the community

    • a representative from Simcoe County District School Board to represent an entity that provides educational services in the municipality

    • a representative from the County of Simcoe to represent an entity that provides community or social services in the municipality

    • a representative from Child and Youth Family Services to represent an entity that provides community or social services to children or youth in the municipality

    • a representative from Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions to represent an entity that provides custodial services to children or youth in the municipality

    • a representative from the Barrie Police Services Board

    • Barrie Police Services' Chief of Police, R. Johnston or his designate, and

    • a representative of Safe Barrie [NOTE: this was a private group created to OPPOSE a Supervised Consumption Site in Barrie, and was NOT included in the staff report or recommendation as even an option - this appointment was snuck in without discussion at General Committee last week]

  • Approve the draft Terms of Reference

  • Amend the Procedural Bylaw as follows:

    • Add the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Committee to the list of Special and Advisory Committees, with the mandate "To review the City of Barrie's 2021 to 2024 Community Safety and Well-Being Plan: Our Shared Plan for a Safer Barrie and provide advice to City Council on any potential revisions to the Plan as well as reporting on the status of the plan

    • Add to the chart contained in paragraph 14 of Schedule 'B' the Community Safety Well-Being Plan Committee identifying that it reports to the Community Safety Committee.

  • Authorize the Committee and staff to collaborate with the County of Simcoe to align Community Safety and Well-being Plans, where appropriate and feasible


Section E

🏎️📸 Lease of Additional Speed Enforcement Cameras

  • Notice of Discussion Item:  https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12901634&GUID=D93EA8CE-53F6-4F9B-96F6-644776170B1F (Nuttall)

  • Authorize Development Services to lease two additional automated speed enforcement cameras to be funded through the program revenue in the operating budget

  • Direct Access Barrie to prepare a city-wide mailout about the cameras and traffic safety, at a cost of $10,000 to be funded through thte ASE program revenue in the operating budget


Section F

🚸🦺 Adult School Crossing Guard Program


Section G

💰🏙️ Proposed Housing Community Improvement Plan


Section H

💰📊 2023 Budget and Business Plan Year-End Report

  • Report:  https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12973559&GUID=9C1F44FF-1B43-4D12-849D-5EA82830EF68

  • Receive the report

  • Have staff give a presentation to the Finance and Responsible Governance Committee regarding the status of reserve funds, with recommendations to bring the tax funded reserve levels to the provincial average and to bring the Tax Capital Reserve into conformity with the City's Financial Policy Framework in the fall of 2024

  • Give Carnival Barrie $5000 from the 2023 year end tax surplus being allocated to the tax rate stabilization reserve, for their festival planned on August 31 and September 1, 2024, subject to event permits successfully being issued by the city

    • Carnival Barrie to provide an Event Impact Report to Council before March 2025 regarding their 2024 Festival


Section I

💰🏀 Recreation and Sport Community Grant Adjudication Process

  • Report:  https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12973574&GUID=14EF7492-8A6B-4449-B079-4D56F8F309D5 

  • Change the adjudication panel for this grant to replace the current panel composition with the Director of Recreation and Culture Services, a representative from Economic and Creative Development, a representative from Tourism Barrie, and two members of the community

    • City Clerk to work with the Director of Recreation and Culture Services to recruit the two citizen members

  • Have this change take effect immediately, so the new panel can adjudicate the applications received for the Spring 2024 Recreation and Sport Community Grant intake process

  • In consideration of further changes to the structure of the adjudication process in 2025, staff in the Recreation and Culture Services Department to examine grant processes and models of other municipalities including the City of Guelph and report back to General Committee


Section J

🔆😎 Bright Futures Barrie Grant Adjudication Process

  • Report:  https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12973575&GUID=C6381073-A148-46D4-87C9-1E98ADB778AF 

  • Change the adjudication panel for this grant to be made up of the five members of the Community Safety Committee

  • Authorize the ex-officio members to appoint an alternate member of Council to serve in their place

  • Forward the recommendations of the panel to the Community Safety and Well-Being Committee for input and consultation prior to final approval of the recipients to receive the funding

  • Have this change take effect immediately, so the new panel can adjudicate the applications received for the 2025/2026 Bright Futures Barrie grant intake process in the fall of 2024

  • This is taking away staff involvement in the decision-making process, and leaving it entirely up to five members of Council who will receive grant money. While the Community Safety and Well-Being Committee will be able to give input, it is still Council Members who will be deciding (in camera) who will receive grant money. This appears to be a highly problematic and unethical setup.


Section K

🏛️📚 Barrie Public Library's Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

🤐🏷️ Confidential re: Acquisition or Disposition of Land - Waterlot

  • Confidential Memorandum from M. Banfield, Executive Director of Development Services concerning a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality - waterlot.

  • Refer this to the Finance and Responsible Governance Committee for consideration



⏸️⏯️ Deferred Business

  • Nil



➡️📜 Direct Motions

  • Nil



🧑‍🏫📑 Presentations

  • Nil



📜📜 Bylaws


Bill 056 - Part Lot Control, 1 Milburn Street


Bill 057 - Part Lot Control, 339 Veterans Lane


Bill 058 - Part Lot Control, 90-92 Sagewood Avenue


Bill 059 - Zoning Bylaw Amendment - 189-197 Duckworth Street (Ward 1)


Bill 060 - Community Improvement Project Area


Bill 061 - Community Improvement Plan


Bill 062 - Confirmation Bylaw













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