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City Council - Wednesday, April 19, 7pm

Updated: Apr 17

An introduction to our new Poet Laureate, deputations on the proposed Private Tree Bylaw, and a presentation about the Lakehead Orillia Campus


Watch Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcVFxLZMtic

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=1079247&GUID=D4942289-3048-4E55-8E56-FCF382BBFB83




๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Confirmation of the Minutes



๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ… Awards and Recognitions


๐Ÿ“–๐ŸŽค New Poet Laureate, Tyneisha Ternant

  • Recognition of Barrie's new Poet Laureate, Tyneisha Ternant


๐Ÿ—ฃ๐ŸŽ™ Deputations


๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿงพ Private Tree Bylaw and Ecological Offsetting Review


๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ General Committee Report #1


โšก๏ธ๐Ÿ”Œ Barrie Hydro Holdings Inc. Annual General Meeting Matters


๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ General Committee Report #2



Section A (Reports Received)

๐Ÿšธ๐Ÿšจ Community Safety Committee

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿคท Affordability Committee


Section B (Items Approved on Consent)

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿชง Municipal Street Naming for Streets in the Harvie Road Draft Plan of Subdivision (Ward 6)

๐Ÿ—๏ธ๐Ÿ™๏ธ Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application โ€“ 181 Burton Avenue (Ward 8)

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11812916&GUID=747415BB-3819-401F-B01C-D8BC4391CE9D

  • To approve the rezoning from "General Commercial" (C4) to "Mixed Use Corridor with Special Provisions" (MU2 SP-XXX)

  • Special provisions:

  • reduce parking ratio to 0.9 spaces per residential unit (currently 1)

  • reduce minimum ground floor height to 2.7m (currently 4.5m)

  • increase maximum side yard setback to 12m (currently 3m)

  • permit front yard to not be fully paved

  • increase parking lot area coverage to 42% (currently 35%)

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ Golfdale Road No Parking Anytime Restrictions (Ward 4)

๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ‘‹ 2023 Tax Ratios

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11812923&GUID=07D4DA25-EC3F-406B-91AB-2098CC5A0D8A

  • Establish the following tax ratios for the 2023 taxation year:

  • residential / farm property class 1

  • new multi-residential 1

  • multi-residential 1

  • commercial occupied 1.433126

  • industrial occupied 1.516328

  • pipelines 1.103939

  • farmlands 0.25

  • managed forest 0.25

  • landfills 1.067122

  • Maintain 2 sub-classes for Farmland Awaiting Development, at the following discounts:

  • Phase I 25% discount from residential tax rate

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

  • Continue with existing Rebates for Charitable and Non-Profit Organizations Program, providing a tax rebate of 40% of the current year's taxes, only to the leased space occupied by the organization (eligible organizations to submit annual application and provide evidence of taxes paid)

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“Š 2022 Year End Development Charge Reports and Treasurer's Statement

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿž 2022 Year End Cash In Lieu of Parkland Report and Treasurer's Statement

๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ Invitation to Present โ€“ Downtown Barrie BIA

  • Invite the Downtown Barrie BIA to give a presentation to Council on their 2023 Operating and Capital Budget, as well as their operations


Section C

๐Ÿ—๏ธ๐Ÿ™๏ธ Zoning Bylaw Amendment โ€“ 303 Cundles Road East (Ward 3)

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11812914&GUID=75B18EB4-1144-4342-B116-1BE79420E4B3

  • To approve the rezoning from "General Commercial with Special Provisions" (C4 SP-520 SP-530) to "General Commercial with Special Provisions" (C4 SP-520 SP-530 SP-XXX), in order to allow for a residential apartment development at 303 Cundles Rd. E.

  • Special provisions:

  • Reduce rear yard setback to 3.4m outside of the 14m setback required for Highway 400 (currently 7m)

  • Increase maximum building height to 45m / 12 storeys (currently max.6 storeys)

  • Increase maximum new residential units to 505 (currently 200) โ€“ 120 units are already built and occupied

Section D

๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿงพ Private Tree Bylaw and Ecological Offsetting Review

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11812940&GUID=66AAA186-6589-4A8A-9FD3-CF5187871948

  • To replace the Private Tree Bylaw with Appendix "A" of Staff Report, with the following amendments:

  • Replace paragraph 1 (e) with: "Certified Arborist" means a person who is a specialist or expert in the area of the care and maintenance of Trees and includes a graduate of a post-secondary education in Arboriculture qualified by Skilled Trades Ontario or a certified Arborist qualified by the International Society of Arboriculture, a consulting Arborist registered with the American Society of Consulting Arborists, a registered professional forester or a person with other similar qualifications as approved by the Director.

  • Replace paragraph 4 (k) with: The injuring or destruction of trees undertaken for the purposes of property maintenance under the advice of a Landscape Architect, Registered Professional Forester, qualified Forest Technician or Certified Arborist that is exclusive of any activity related to construction, development or woodlot management subject to the owner retaining a copy of the advice for a period of no less than one (1) year.

  • Replace paragraph 5 (c) with: Every application shall be accompanied by a report from either: (i) a Landscape Architect, Registered Professional Forester or Certified Arborist providing such information with respect to the property as may be specified in the Tree Protection Manual and certifying that the injury or destruction of tree(s) is required to permit the establishment or extension of a use permitted by the Zoning Bylaw and there is no reasonable alternative to the injury or destruction of the tree(s); OR (ii) a Registered Professional Forester providing such information with respect to the woodlot as may be specified in the Tree Protection Manual and, if applicable, certifying that the proposed injury to or destruction of the tree(s) is in accordance with good forestry practices.

  • Replace paragraph 6 (a) with: Subject to paragraph 6 (b) the Director may issue a permit to injure or destroy tree(s) where the Director is satisfied that:

  • Replace paragraph 6 (b) (ii) with: a report as required by paragraph 5 (c) has not been submitted or does not meet the minimum specifications as outlined within the Tree Protection Manual;

  • Replace paragraph 7 (a) with: Marking of Trees - At least 7 days prior to injuring or destroying any tree, but not prior to the issuance of the permit, the owner shall cause all trees which are to be removed or destroyed to be marked by a Registered Professional Forester, Certified Arborist, qualified forest technician or Landscape Architect with clearly visible marks of yellow paint at breast height and upon the stump to remain after cutting.

  • Replace paragraph 7 (c) (ii) with: The owner shall cause the installation of all tree preservation measures to be completed under the supervision of the Landscape Architect, Registered Professional Forester or Certified Arborist and approved by the City of Barrie. Such measures shall be inspected on a regular basis by the Landscape Architect, Registered Professional Forester or Certified Arborist and a bi-monthly report made to the Director for the duration of the active period of construction.

  • Replace paragraph 7 (e) (ii) with: Prior to the commencement of any work that would result in injury to or destruction of trees authorized pursuant to this bylaw, the person causing such work to be carried out shall ensure that the permit is posted in a conspicuous place on the property or is available on site and can be produced upon request by an officer. The failure to post or produce a permit as required shall constitute an offence.

  • Reference Schedule "A" instead of Schedule "B" in Designation of Officers

  • Reference Schedule "B" instead of Schedule "C" in section 12 (a)

  • Reference section 12 subsection (a) instead of section 8 subsection (b) in paragraph 12 (e)

  • Reference Schedules "A and B" in section 15 (a) instead of "A and C"

  • Delete Schedule "A" (information included in the Tree Protection Manual

  • Rename Schedule "B" to "A" and Schedule "C" to "B"

  • To approve a full-time Urban Forester position, to support the implementation of the improvements to the Tree Bylaw, and of a Private Land Tree Planting Grant Program and Ecological Offsetting Program, partially funded from the Ecological Offsetting Reserve generated from Tree Removal Compensation Fees

  • Update the Fees Bylaw to include an Ecological Offsetting fee of $57,500 per hectare of woodland removal and $500 per tree for individual tree replacement value as an interim measure until an Ecological Offsetting Policy is approved by Council

  • Direct the Operations and Development Services Departments to develop an Ecological Offsetting Policy to achieve a No Net Loss (NNL) target for terrestrial natural heritage systems, including the creation and restoration of forest habitat on city-owned lands and a tree planting grant program to subsidize tree planting on private property, and report back to Council by October

  • Direct Development Services and Operations Departments to form a tree bylaw standards subcommittee, including representatives from the land development and professional consulting community to review and update tree protection standards

  • Approve a full-time Restoration Ecologist position in Development Services, fully funded from the Ecological Offsetting Program fees to administer the program, including review and approval of Ecological Impact Statements (EIS) required with development applications that are no longer reviewed by the Conservation Authorities under Bill 23, and to support the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of natural heritage features identified through the program

  • Establish an Ecological Offsetting Reserve to fund terrestrial natural heritage creation and restoration to achieve the No Net Loss target, the private lands tree planting grant program, and the positions identified in the report required to administer and implement the program



๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“‘ Presentations


๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿซ Lakehead University Orillia Campus


๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Bylaws


Bill 034 โ€“ Yard Maintenance Bylaw

Bill 035 โ€“ Zoning Bylaw Amendment - 181 Burton Avenue (Ward 8)

Bill 036 โ€“ Zoning Bylaw Amendment - 303 Cundles Road East (Ward 3)

Bill 037 โ€“ 2023 Tax Ratios

Bill 038 โ€“ Private Tree Bylaw and Ecological Offsetting Review

Bill 039 โ€“ Confirmation Bylaw











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