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City Council - Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 7pm

Updated: Apr 14

a deputation on the failed application for temporary agriculture use, establishing a sister relationship with Saginaw, Michigan


Meeting Location: Council Chambers



๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ๐Ÿซ… Student Mayor(s)


๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿซ… Comments by Outgoing Student Mayor

  • Gabriel Gagnon, St. Monica's Catholic School



๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Confirmation of the Minutes



๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ… Awards and Recognitions


๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽค National Poetry Month

  • Poet Laureate, Tyneisha Ternant

  • April is National Poetry Month



๐Ÿ—ฃ๐ŸŽ™ Deputations


๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŒพ Temporary Agriculture Use - 15 Harvie Road (Ward 7)



๐Ÿ’ธโš–๏ธ Tax Applications

  • Nil



๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ First General Committee Report, April 10


Section A

๐Ÿค๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿš’ Confidential Labour Relations Matter โ€“ BPFFA Negotiations

  • Receive the motion contained within the confidential notes to the report, concerning the discussion of a staff report regarding a confidential labour relations matter related to the BPFFA negoatiations


Section B

๐Ÿค๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿš’ Confidential Labour Relations Matter โ€“ 2024 BPFFA Contract Negotiations

  • Direct the Negotiating Committee to begin contract negotiations with the Barrie Professional Fire Fighter's Association (BPFFA) within the parameters outlined in the confidential staff report, as amended



๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ Second General Committee Report, April 10


Section A (Receipt of Reports)

๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ Finance and Responsible Governance Committee


Section B (Items Approved on Consent)

๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“‹ International Relations Committee Terms of Reference

  • Delete the current objectives for the 2022 2026 IRC Terms of Reference and replace with the following:

  • Economic Objectives for consideration:ย ย https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12752281&GUID=A28271FF-7023-4C89-9005-B5B3A39B481C

  • Trade Promotion - increase bilateral trade between sister cities

  • Business Networking - facilitate networking opportunities for local businesses

  • Business Ambassadors supporting Invest Barrie - promote Barrie in international networks

  • Education and Workforce Development - create a well-educated, skilled and adaptable workforce that can contribute to the economic growth, innovation and sustainability for both regions

โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฎ Correspondence to International Sister Cities / Partnerships

  • send the correspondence approved February 6 to the City's international sister cities/ partnerships to advise of the new objectives and initiatives of the Committee (correspondence not provided to public)

๐Ÿค๐Ÿข Harrogate Business Improvement District (BID) - International Work Exchange Grant (IWEG)

  • The International Relations Committee in partnership with the Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA) supports the Harrogate Business Improvement District (BID) International Work Grant exchange program between 2024 to 2028

  • The Harrogate BID will work with the Barrie BIA to advance the business exchange and learning program

  • The BIA will be asked to develop the logistics of the program with the IRC supporting areas of the program on a case-by-case basis

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“Š 2023 Investment Management Annual Report

๐Ÿ“‹โœ… Strategic Plan KPIs

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿš’ Provincial Trench Rescue Team

  • Staff Report:ย ย https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12820234&GUID=3C1A3944-79CB-4C04-B9E5-5DD848FA2D50

  • Sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Province for Barrie Fire and Emergency Service (BFES) to be designated as a Provincial Technical Rescue (Trench Rescue) team to aid and support the Province's Mutual Aid Plan, with following terms & conditions:

  • BFES would be part of an Advisory Committee made up of members of all participating members of the Trench Rescue Teams and the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM)

  • BFES would provide training and equipment necessary to provide the appropriate level of service and interoperability with other teams, as determined by that Advisory Committee

  • BFES would have a team of up to 16 emergency responders, with the knowledge and capacity to respond to complex natural or human-caused trench rescue incidents at a Technician level

  • OFM to reimburse costs for transportation, accommodations or meals associated with scheduled exercises or training

  • BFES to submit an annual application outlining training, specialized equipment or exercises it requires for potential reimbursement with an annual maximum of $100,000, subject to discretion of OFM

  • BFES to make best efforts to deploy a Rapid Assessment Team of min.2 qualified personnel, no more than 2 hours from notification of deployment by OFM

  • OFM responsible for acting as liaison and providing coordination between the Team and municipality where the incident has occurred

  • BFES reimbursed for costs associated with the OFM's decision to activate the team

  • Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute similar MoU's with the Province for BFES to aid and support the Mutual Aid Plan, should the Province wish to extend to other technical rescue disciplines, subject to satisfaction of Fire Chief / Director of Emergency Services and Director of Legal Services

๐Ÿ™๏ธ๐ŸŒ† City-Initiated Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application - 50 Worsley Street (Ward 2)

  • Staff Report: ย https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12823162&GUID=257AD962-20EC-4AA4-85B1-4D9D8F37C39F

  • Rezone the property from 'Central Area Commercial Second Density (C1-2)' to 'Central Area Commercial Second Density with Special Provisions and Hold (C1-2)(SP-XXX)(H-YYY)'

  • Special Provisions:

  • maximum height:

  • 11m / 3 storeys for a base building

  • 20m / 6 storeys for a mid-section of a building

  • 110m / 36 storeys for a tower

  • minimum height of first storey of a building is 4.5m

  • minimum setbacks for base building

  • 0m from north lot line

  • 0m from west lot line

  • 3m from east lot line

  • 0m from south lot line

  • minimum setbacks and step-backs for a mid-section building:

  • 3m setback from north, west and south lot lines

  • 6m setback from east lot line

  • 1.5m step-back from all exterior walls of the base building

  • minimum setbacks and step-backs for a tower:

  • 40m setback from north lot line

  • 3m setback from west and south lot lines

  • 6m setback from east lot line

  • 1.5m step-back from all exterior walls of the base building

  • maximum floor plate size of 950 sq.m required for the 13th storey and above of a building

  • maximum gross floor area 45,440 sq.m

  • minimum 1,600 sq.m of commercial use

  • vehicle access only from Clapperton St., maximum of one vehicle access permitted

  • minimum parking ratio of 0.6 spaces per residential unit (including visitor parking)

  • Holding Provision to be applied to the site, removed when the following policies and technical requirements have been addressed:

  • Section 2.3.2 (d) ii) and Section 6.4.2 e) iii) of the Official Plan [Affordable Housing]

  • Section 2.6.3.3 (d) of the Official Plan [Building Height]

  • Submission of a Transportation Impact Study and Parking Study providing functional justification for any proposed parking ratio below 0.7 parking spaces per dwelling unit

  • All other sections, standards and clauses of the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw to apply

  • Legal & Development Services to explore options for addressing parking equilibrium policies from Official Plan through any future purchase and sale process for the subject lands

๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ™๏ธ 2024 Downtown Barrie BIA Levy (Ward 2)

๐Ÿ’ธ๐ŸŒ† 2024 Tax Ratios

  • Staff Report:ย ย https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12820215&GUID=21C410B0-49D9-42F1-B7AF-59157A502C56

  • Set the tax ratios for 2024

  • Maintain two sub-classes for Farmland Awaiting Development, with Phase I receiving a 25% discount from the residential tax rate, and Phase II a 0% discount

  • Continue existing Rebates for Charitable and Non-Profit Organizations, giving a tax rate of 40% of the current year's taxes, applicable only to the leased space occupied by the organization, with eligible organizations continuing to submit an annual application with evidence of taxes paid

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿชง Request for Exemption from Sign Bylaw - 201 Fairview Road (Ward 8)


Section C (Receive Presentation)

๐Ÿ—‘๏ธโ™ป๏ธ Waste Collection Changes


Section D

๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŒพ Temporary Agriculture Use - 15 Harvie Road (Ward 7)

  • Staff Report: ย https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12824257&GUID=18771C39-1C26-4686-A74D-5B1C080C8EB4

  • The proposed motion was defeated:

    • Approve the 3-year extension of the temporary use bylaw to permit agriculture, with the following special provisions:

  • agricultural activities are limited to field crops in an open field

  • a 30m naturalized buffer must be provided around Lover's Creek and Whiskey Creek

  • access to the site for farming purposes is restricted to the entrance at Harvie Road

  • best management practices must be applied in use of fertilizer and pesticides

  • activities related to the Bryne Drive Extension will take precedence over the temporary use bylaw on the portions of the land identified for roadway construction


Section E

๐Ÿ™๏ธ๐ŸŒ† City-Initiated Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application - 48 Dean Avenue (Ward 9)

  • Staff Report:ย ย https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12823209&GUID=ACB247EE-728B-4BE7-ACEA-00E84BD91B98

  • Rezone the property from 'Shopping Centre Commercial with Special Provisions (C3)(SP-161)' to 'Residential Apartment Dwelling, Second Density-1 with Special Provisions and Hold (RA2-1)(SP-XXX)(H-YYY)

  • Special Provisions:

  • maximum height of 36m, contained within a 45-degree angular plane from centreline of the Dean Avenue right-of-way

  • minimum side yard setback 3m

  • maximum lot coverage of 57%

  • maximum gross floor area 209%

  • minimum parking 0.8 spaces per unit

  • maximum parking 1.55 spaces per unit

  • Privately Owned Public Space (POPS) located within the defined front yard setback

  • minimum front yard setback of 9m and maximum front yard setback of 19m

  • minimum rear yard setback of 3m

  • Holding Provision to be applied to the site, removed when the following policies and technical requirements have been addressed:

  • Section 6.4.2 e) iii) and iv) of the Official Plan [Affordable Housing]

  • design process, including opportunity for community input, identifying appropriate size, location and layout, and design treatment of a Privately Owned Public Space (POPS) located within the front yard setback

  • demonstration of due diligence and best efforts to create shared access with adjacent property owners

  • All other sections, standards and clauses of the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw to apply


Section F

๐Ÿ™๏ธ๐ŸŒ† City-Initiated Zoning Bylaw - 29 & 35 Sperling Drive (Ward 3)

  • Report:ย ย https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12823276&GUID=E1D0C377-2C01-4CF6-A19D-99C798CF9662

  • Rezone from 'Highway Industrial (HI)' to 'Residential Apartment Dwelling Second Density-2 with Special Provisions, Hold (RA2-2)(SP-659)(H-163)

  • Special Provisions:

  • decrease front yard setback to 5m (RA2-2 specifies 7m)

  • increase maximum lot coverage to 52% (RA2-2 specifies 35%)

  • increase gross floor area to 265% (RA2-2 specifies 200%)

  • decrease parking standard to 0.87 spaces per residential unit (standard is 1.5)

  • All other sections, standards and clauses of the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw to apply

  • Holding Provision to be applied to the site, removed when following complete:

  • owner/applicant undertakes and agrees to satisfy the requirements of a Certificate of Property Use and/or Record of Site Condition accepted by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks under the Environmental Protection Act prior to any site works or issuance of a Building Permit

  • owner/applicant satisfies the requirements of a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment prior to approval of a Site Plan Application

  • Section 6.4.2 e) iii) of the Official Plan [Affordable Housing]

  • Development Services to further examine any additional standards that Committee deems worth exploration beyond the permissions in the Official Plan โ€“ including a special policy area to permit increased height and density on the site โ€“ and report back to General Committee in June, 2024


Section G

๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšธ Pedestrian Crossing Analysis - Mapleton Avenue and Hurst Drive (Wards 6 & 10)



โธ๏ธโฏ๏ธ Deferred Business

  • Nil



โžก๏ธ๐Ÿ“œ Direct Motions


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Sister City Relationship with Saginaw Michigan

  • Moved/Seconded by: Harris, Thomson

  • Establish a Sister City Relationship with Saginaw, Michigan, under the following terms and conditions:

    • the agreement reflects the activities that support the approved economic mandate of the International Relations Committee

    • the agreement be for a term of not more than 4 years, for the purpose of review the relationship with optional renewal, measuring success based on the economic objectives of the International Relations Committee

  • Send an official delegation in late May with elected officials, members of the International Relations Committee and staff to formalize the agreement, with the travel expenses funded from the International Relations Committee budget, not exceeding $5,000



๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“‘ Presentations

  • Nil



๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Bylaws


Bill 032 - Part Lot Exemption 52 & 54 West Oak Trail


Bill 033 - Part Lot Control Exemption, 48 & 50 West Oak Trail


Bill 034 - Part Lot Control Exemption, 44 & 46 West Oak Trail


Bill 035 - Part Lot Control Exemption, 40 & 42 West Oak Trail


Bill 036 - Part Lot Control Exemption, 14 & 16 West Oak Trail


Bill 037 - Part Lot Control Exemption, 182 & 184 Durham Avenue


Bill 038 - Part Lot Control Exemption, 166 & 168 Durham Avenue


Bill 039 - Part Lot Control Exemption, 1 & 3 Amsterdam Drive


Bill 040 - Part Lot Control Exemption, 11 & 13 Amsterdam Drive


Bill 041 - Part Lot Control Exemption, 21 & 23 Amsterdam Drive


Bill 042 - Part Lot Control Exemption, 25 & 27 Amsterdam Drive


Bill 043 - Proposed City-Wide Amendment to Permit Four Units on Residentially Zoned Lands


Bill 044 - Waste Management Bylaw - Alignment with Waste System Changes


Bill 045 - Confirmation Bylaw













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