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City Council - Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 8pm (or immediately following General Committee)

Updated: Jan 6

finalizing the motions from the General Committee meetings earlier in the evening, considering St. Andrew's Presbyterian for a Heritage designation, asking the Province for help in reducing Lake Simcoe's phosphorous production


Meeting Location: Council Chambers



๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ๐Ÿซ… Student Mayor(s)

  • Nil



๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Confirmation of the Minutes



๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ… Awards and Recognitions


๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฅ… Georgian College Grizzlies Men's Rugby Team

  • Recognition of the team for winning gold at the 2023 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Men's Varsity Rugby Provincial Championship


๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ“ฌ 2023 Mayor's Christmas Card Contest Winner

  • Winner's name not yet provided

  • Valerie Losell is the winner -- she was recognized in General Committee earlier instead of as scheduled here



๐Ÿ—ฃ๐ŸŽ™ Deputations

  • Nil



๐Ÿ’ธโš–๏ธ Tax Applications



๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ General Committee Report

  • Report, December 1, First: not yet available (meeting is at 5pm same day)


๐Ÿค๐Ÿข Confidential Acquisition of Potential Property Matter - Downtown Barrie

  • APPROVED, unanimously


๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ General Committee Report

  • Report, December 1, Second:ย ย not yet available (meeting is at 7pm same day)


Section A - reports to be received

  • RECEIVED, unanimously


๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿ› Infrastructure and Community Investment Committee

๐Ÿ’ตโš–๏ธ Finance and Responsible Governance Committee


Section B

  • APPROVED, unanimously


๐Ÿ™๏ธโ›ˆ๏ธ Local Service Guidelines Update (Appendix H in Development Charges Bylaw)

  • Recommending that the updated Local Service Guidelines be approved, and that staff be authorized to make housekeeping and editorial changes that do not affect the overall intent of the guideline, but serve to improve comprehension

  • This brings the Local Service Guidelines (previously called the Local Service Policy) in line with the Development Charges Bylaw, and the developer community's request to modify the approach to dividing of costs related to stormwater management


Section C

  • APPROVED, unanimously


๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ๐ŸŽญย ย Art and Water Cultural Group Partnership (Ward 2)

  • Recommending to waive the Procurement Bylaw and license the Art and Water Cultural Group to operate a children's Pirate Life Theatre from the City of Barrie Marina Transient Basin and city-owned lands adjacent to the mooring, for an annual license fee of $4000 for the first year, escalating 5% annually to offset the cost of utilities and City operating costs related to supporting the partnership


โธ๏ธโฏ๏ธ Deferred Business

  • Nil


โžก๏ธ๐Ÿ“œ Direct Motions


โ›ช๏ธ๐Ÿ“œ Cultural Heritage Evaluation - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

  • Motion WITHDRAWN

  • Moved / Seconded: Riepma, Kungl

  • Direct Development Services to hire a consultant to complete a Cultural Heritage Evaluation of the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church to determine the historical value of the building and consider it for Heritage designation, with a budget of $10,000 to be funded from the Heritage Barrie Committee budget


๐ŸŸโš•๏ธ Clean-Up Lake Simcoe

  • Moved / Seconded: Kungl, Riepma

  • Ask the Province to fund and implement a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe's phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year with a target date of 2030, and send a copy of this resolution to local MPs and MPPs, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and all Lake Simcoe watershed MPPs and municipalities

  • AMENDMENT by Kungl / Courser:

  • Delete the 2nd paragraph ("WHEREAS, the government of Ontario has still not funded or implemented a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe's phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year;")

  • Take out the words "fund and" from Bullet point #1

  • AMENDMENT by Thomson / Hamilton:

    • To keep the first "whereas" and delete the remainder, replacing it with "WHEREAS the federal government originally committed funding for the Lake Simcoe Cleanup Fund with the first round of funding in 2007-2012 and the second round of funding for 2012-2017 being cancelled; and WHEREAS the federal government in the 2022 federal budget committed $19.6M for the Fresh Water Action Fund including Lake Simcoe but has yet to provide funding on the parameters for the Lake Simcoe Cleanup Fund; and WHEREAS the provincial government has spent approximately $13M on Lake Simcoe environment-related activities monitoring water quality; and WHEREAS the provincial government initiated in 2022 a $24M investment over three years to build a Lake Simcoe Phosphorous Reduction Project to help reduce phosphorous discharge from the Holland Marsh into Lake Simcoe; now THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a letter of support for Phosphorous Reduction Project be sent to the Minister of Environment Conservation and Parks for the province of Ontario with the request for proposal timeline to implement of the plan [sic]; that correspondence be sent to the Minister of Environment for the federal government requesting funding envelope parameters for the Lake Simcoe Cleanup Fund; that the Mayor and CAO be directed to request a meeting with both the federal and provincial Minister of Environment to discuss phosphorous reduction initiatives."

    • Amendment CARRIED [FOR: Riepma, Nixon, Kung, Courser, Thomson, Nigussie, Harvey, Harris, Hamilton; AGAINST: Morales]

  • AMENDMENT, as amended, CARRIED, unanimously

  • MOTION, as amended, CARRIED



๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“‘ Presentations

  • Nil


๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿง Enquiries


๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ“ฃ Announcements


๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Bylaws


๐Ÿ›ป Bill 182 - Removal of Towing Industry Licensing and Regulation in the City of Barrie


๐Ÿง Bill 183 - Appointment of Building Inspector


๐Ÿ‘ Bill 184 - Confirmation Bylaw















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