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City Council - Wednesday, December 14, 7pm

Updated: Feb 22

Featuring a presentation from the County about Homelessness Prevention Services and the related use of 20 Rose Street


Engage's Follow-up: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/council-follow-up-week-of-december-12

Minutes: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=M&ID=997239&GUID=19F6993D-85A3-4022-894E-ADEE84BDA597

Watch Again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfjVdLEUoo0&Mode2=Video

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=997239&GUID=19F6993D-85A3-4022-894E-ADEE84BDA597


๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Confirmation of the Minutes


๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŸ Awards and Recognition


๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ Winner of the 2022 Mayor's Christmas Card Contest

  • Recognition of the winner of the 2022 Mayor's Christmas Card Contest

โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿฅ… Barrie Soccer Club, Girls U16 District Soccer Team

  • Recognition of the Barrie Soccer Club, Girls U16 District Soccer Team on winning the Provincial Championship at the 2022 Ontario Cup for the Girls U16 District Division


๐Ÿ—ฃ๐ŸŽ™ Deputation

๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒ‡ Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application for 129 Collier Street (Ward 2)


๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ“‘ Tax Applications

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ˜ Planning Committee Report


Section A

  • CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜ Zoning Bylaw Amendment โ€“ 34-50 Bradford St. / HIP Barrie Central (Ward 2)

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11475559&GUID=5E5005AF-A603-4AA4-A56D-0A11AC08A4D1

  • Approve the rezoning from Central Area Commercial-2 with Special Provisions, Hold (C1-2,SP-589,H-147) to Central Area Commercial-2 with Special Provisions (C1-2,SP-XXX) and Central Area Commercial-2 with Special Provisions, Hold (C1-2,SP-XXX,H-XXX)

  • Site-specific standards:

  • reduced parking to 0.8 parking spaces per residential unit (1 required)

  • heights:

  • minimum height of 4.5m and maximum of 22m (5-6 storeys) within 5m of Bradford Street lot line (max 10m / 3-4 storeys permitted)

  • maximum height of 75m (25 storeys) in addition to Phase 1 tower heights at 86m (26 storeys) and 101m (30 storeys) beyond 5m of lot frontage and lot flankage (45m / 12-15 storeys permitted)

  • no landscape buffer (3m required)

  • min 338 sq.m / 30% more of building street frontage of ground floor commercial uses (50% of lot area is standard)

  • subject lands to be considered as one lot for purposes of zoning, regardless of future land division or condominium, and parking spaces may be provided on separate lots within the same zoning parcel

  • Hold removed from Phase 2 lands when the following has been submitted:

  • Master Site Plan demonstrating integration of Phase 2 lands with Phase 1 concept and proposed/approved development on adjacent lands owned by City, including:

  • vehicular access, traffic circulation, and alignment of private and/or municipal road connections

  • site design that provides multi-modal, pedestrian and accessible access to public streets/sidewalks, transit stops and open spaces

  • Traffic Impact Study and Parking Strategy demonstrating the proposed parking reduction meets the needs of residents

  • detailed Urban Design submission, including:

  • design attributes that justify increase in height of buildings from 45m

  • buildings of various built forms and height with good placement, orientation, massing and design to enhance transition to adjacent lower scale neighbourhood areas

  • mitigation of wind and shadow impacts on adjacent streets and open spaces

  • conditional approval of a site Plan control application

๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒƒ Site Plan Control Requirements โ€“ 10-24 Grove Street West (Ward 2)

Section B

๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿข Public Meeting โ€“ 70 and 76 Edgehill Drive (Ward 4)

Section C

  • RECEIVED unanimously

๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿฌ Public Meeting โ€“ 164 Innisfil Street (Ward 2)

Section D

  • RECEIVED unanimously

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ—บ Presentation: New Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw



๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ General Committee Report

Section A

  • RECEIVED unanimously

๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ‘ฅ Development of Strategic Priorities for the 2022-2026 Term of Council

  • Presentation by CAO Prowse โ€“ an overview of the 2018-22 Strategic Plan, and key accomplishments

Section B

  • RECEIVED unanimously

๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ Discussion of a Confidential Education or Training Session โ€“ Establishing Conditions for Success

  • Receive the confidential notes concerning the discussion of the confidential training session concerning establishing conditions for success

Section C

  • RECEIVED unanimously

๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ‘ฅ Council Strategic Priorities Session 2022-26

  • Kirk Fox, Certified Executive Coach, and Leadership Facilitator from D'velup Inc. provided a presentation and workshop to discuss and assist in establishing Council's Strategic Priorities for the 2022-26 term of Council.

Section D

๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿ’ผ 2022-26 Council Strategic Priorities

  • Affordable Place to Live

  • Encourage a range of housing options to make housing attainable

  • Open for business environment to help encourage job creation

  • Develop and attract talent to support our employers

  • Community Safety

  • Support neighborhood safety and crime prevention

  • Address speeding and aggressive driving to ensure street and pedestrian safety

  • Work with our partners to implement the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

  • Support community-based policing initiatives

  • Thriving Community

  • Champion equity, diversity, and inclusion

  • Create and foster programs and opportunities to support community wellness

  • Foster growth in arts and culture

  • Expand and maximize access to parks and recreation opportunities

  • Continue to support a vibrant downtown

  • Infrastructure Investments

  • Make it easier to move around the city

  • Fix roads that need attention

  • Update and improve infrastructure

  • Support active transportation and pedestrian connections

  • Implement climate action plans

  • Responsible Governance

  • Support the services our community needs while keeping tax increases low

  • Maintain focus on city core services

  • Financial stewardship which includes finding efficiencies and innovation

  • Advocating to other levels of government for support

  • Ensure accountability and transparency

  • APPROVED unanimously by recorded vote: Riepma: yes; Nixon: yes; Kungl: yes; Courser: yes; Thomson: yes; Nigussie: yes; Harvey: yes; Harris: yes; Morales: yes; Hamilton: yes; Nuttall: yes

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ˜ Planning Committee Report


Section A

  • CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ‘ Temporary Use Bylaw โ€“ 164 Innisfil Street (Liquidation Nation) (Ward 2)

๐Ÿšš๐Ÿ” Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Bylaw Amendment โ€“ 320 Bayfield Street (Ward 4)

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11489151&GUID=77BA3635-0CEC-4154-B4F4-FC18DC7F4580

  • Recommending to approve the Official Plan Amendment application, to allow for self-storage use in a portion of Bayfield Mall

  • Recommending to rezone from 'Shopping Centre Commercial' (C3) to 'Shopping Centre Commercial with Special Provisions' (C3 SP-XXX)

  • Special Provisions:

  • self-storage permitted on a portion of the lands โ€“ this use is restricted to the existing Bayfield Mall, and to a total of 6,039 sq.m / 15% of existing commercial shopping centre

Section B

  • CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฌ Zoning Bylaw Amendment โ€“ 969, 979 & 989 Mapleview Drive East (Sandy Creek Estates) (Ward 10)

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11489144&GUID=42369179-0D20-4755-B80C-21F61A740797

  • Recommending approval of the application to rezone from 'Agricultural General' (AG), 'Rural Residential' (RR) and 'Environmental Protection' (EP) zones to 'Neighbourhood Mixed Use with Special Provisions' (NMH SP-XXX), 'Residential Neighbourhood' (R5), and 'Environmental Protection' (EP)

  • Special Provisions for NMH zone:

  • private roads and a storm pond are permitted

  • where a lot has multiple frontages, "lot line, front" shall be the shortest private road frontage, and vehicle access shall only be permitted from a private road

  • other than the lands fronting on Mapleview Drive East, the provision that requires front yards to be fully paved and seamlessly connected with an abutting sidewalk shall not apply

  • units fronting on Mapleview Drive East shall include paving and/or a hard landscape treatment to accent and connect the ground floor commercial uses with each other and the municipal sidewalk

  • remove the provision that permits minimum front yard setback of 0m and maximum of 50% of the frontage to have buildings within 5m of the front lot line

  • units fronting on Mapleview Drive East shall have 2-5m front yard setback, and minimum setback to any daylighting triangle will be minimum of 1m

  • balconies permitted to be setback a minimum of 1m from any private road

  • subject lands to be considered as one lot for purposes of zoning, and parking spaces may be provided on separate lots within the same subject zoning parcel

Section C

๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ’ธ Implementation of Bill 109, More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11489133&GUID=567EABA5-2CFB-429A-A545-DD64FC58AD90

  • Report is about the impacts and potential implementation measures required as a result of this provincial bill.

  • "While the City is supportive of the intended goals of the legislation, there may be unintended consequences with implementation of the Bill particularly related to financial risk, limited public consultation, and increased litigation."

  • Potential revenue loss of $906,368.04 in planning revenue for 2023

  • Recommendations:

  • repeal and replace the Site Plan Control By-law and any related Council policies to reflect the changes in legislation

  • amend Pre-Consultation By-law to reflect the required changes to the pre-consultation, pre-submission, and complete application review process

  • amend Scheduel "K" of the Fees Bylaw outlined in Schedule "D" as an interim step to protect Planning fee revenue until a full fee review can be completed, effective January 1, 2023

  • undertake a comprehensive fee review for Planning and Development application approvals in 2023, with the intent of supporting full cost recovery

  • Development Services to work with the Clerk to ensure the frequency of Planning Committee and Council meetings in 2023 will facilitate the consideration of planning applications on a regular and "as-needed" basis

  • undertake any necessary amendments to the City's new Official Plan, including any required public planning meetings

  • authorize the CAO to retain a strategic advisory firm at ~$90,000 through non-standard procurement, to assist City in communicating with the Province (funded from the Reinvestment Reserve)

  • CAO to report back on success of this initiative in August 2023, and will provide an RFP at that time if the services are still required

  • AMENDMENT by Nixon / Harris โ€“ to add the following paragraph: That staff in Development Services report back to the Affordability Committee at the time those regulations associated with Bills 23 and 109 are passed to advise if our process is in alignment with them or requires adjusting.

  • Amendment CARRIED unanimously

  • MOTION, as amended, CARRIED unanimously

Section D

๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒ‡ Zoning Bylaw Amendment โ€“ 129 Collier Street (Ward 2)

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11489148&GUID=CC6EE8C2-38B4-4A64-BB66-33E3E2A261B7

  • Recommending to approve rezoning from 'Transition Centre Commercial-1' (C2-1) to 'Transition Centre Commercial-1 with Special Provisions' (C2-1 SP-XXX), to allow for the development of a building with two residential towers (12 and 13 storeys), consisting of approximately 297 units.

  • Special Provisions:

  • increase building height to 47m for south tower, 45m for north tower, with minimum 2m step-back taken above 3rd storey

  • reduce side yard for north tower to 9.5m from west property line and 7.5m from east property line

  • reduce side yard for south tower to 1.5m from west property line and 6m from east property line

  • reduce minimum coverage for commercial uses to 1.9% of lot area

  • reduce variable landscape buffer width to 1.5m

  • reduce parking ratio to 0.85 spaces per dwelling unit

  • reduce parking ratio to 0 spaces per 24 sq.m of commercial ground floor area

  • reduce parking space width to 2.6m

  • reduce drive aisle width to 6m

  • All levels of the buildings fronting on Collier St. and Dunlop St. W. shall be required to comprise of residential and/or commercial uses to activate the street frontages

  • Planning Staff indicated this was a lower parking ratio than currently required, but that lower ratio would be common moving forward. The Mayor assured the deputant that her concerns hadn't fallen on deaf ears, and there would be a conversation happening about parking in the area.

  • Hamilton asked about the impact of less parking on businesses in the downtown. Staff said they look at parking supply in downtown, working closely with planning, and calculate supply & demand downtown to make sure there is enough parking to supply future. Recent report highlighted need to retain downtown parking supply โ€“ embedded in plan moving forward.

  • Nixon asked for clarity about parking standards for new developments.

  • Morales asked about enhanced signage on the Collier/Mulcaster public parkade side

  • MOTION CARRIED, unanimously

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ General Committee Report

Section A

  • CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ Country Lane No Parking Anytime (Ward 9)

๐Ÿท๐Ÿ— Surplussing of City Owned Property โ€“ 145 Loon Avenue (Ward 9)

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐ŸŽ Community Donation โ€“ Honeyfield Communities Inc.

  • That the $5,000 Ward 9 Community Donation from Honeyfield Communities be allocated to the Downtown Barrie BIA for the costs associated with their programming letters

๐Ÿ“„๐Ÿ”ฅ Pending List Update

๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ฅ Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) Board of Directors Appointments

  • BIA Board Motion Record: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11489227&GUID=B7367CF1-34FC-4CB5-BC53-E88ECFF9874A

  • Appoint the following to the Board of Directors of the Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) for the 2023-2026 term:

  • Heather Kennedy (Shop Blueberry Moon)

  • Steve Ricalis (Donaleighs Irish Pub)

  • Chantal Martin (Nook Yoga)

  • Alison Oakes (Oh Beehive)

  • Christina Mancuso (nominee of The Wired Owl Coffee Shop)

  • Jaclyn Stergiadis (Bohemia)

  • Chris Gerrard (The Queens Hotels)

Section B

  • RECEIVED unanimously

๐Ÿ›ฃ๐Ÿšฐ Corporate Asset Management

Section C

  • CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿ›ฃ๐Ÿšง Expropriation โ€“ Yonge Street Row Expansion, Mapleview to Lockhart (Ward 9)

Section D

  • CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ’ผ Procedural Bylaw Changes

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11489218&GUID=5F87FC3C-5637-4CD9-B20F-AB76FE7B5D96

  • formalizing matters related to Items for Discussion, including the timelines for submission of items by Council, consideration of the items at Reference Committees, and addressing items that may be urgent in nature

  • individuals must store their cell phones with the Clerk while attending in camera sessions

  • all Items for Discussion that are ratified by City Council will be listed on the City's website

Section E

  • CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ’ธ Bill 23


๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ General Committee Report

Section A

  • CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’ต City of Barrie Lobbyist Register

  • Memo: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11517686&GUID=A34F832E-CD53-4EF6-B831-B2E21120E98B

  • Direct staff to investigate the feasibility of a Lobbyist Register to ensure public disclosure of lobbying activities and to oversee the regulation of lobbyists' conduct

  • This was proposed by Councillor Aylwin in 2019 โ€“ while Engage Barrie didn't exist at the time, many of our members supported this proposal back then, and it was on our founders' list of top priorities when we were dreaming up the organization. We are happy to see this passed, but disappointed that the Mayor proposed the onus would be on those approaching Councillors, and not the Councillors themselves who were responsible for reporting any lobbying activities.

Section B

  • CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ Structure of Committees of Council and Procedural Bylaw Updates

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11516820&GUID=B9557179-7589-4DC0-A453-D475F0236B0C

  • The new (and continuing) Reference Committees are announced, as well as which Councillors have been assigned to each committee

  • Planning Committee to be dissolved to allow for increased flexibility of scheduling additional meetings as required to address Planning and other Corporate matters

  • Public Meetings under the Planning Act will now be held at the Affordability Committee

  • Development Applications will be considered by General Committee

  • A Mayor's Priority and Planning Task Force will be established, "to assist with the prioritization of the workload in the reference committees" and encourage increased collaboration among the reference committees.

  • The City will advertise for external candidates to apply to these committees

  • The proposed Committee Compositions be amended as follows:

  • Active Transportation & Sustainability Committee

  • seven citizen members

  • 1 representative from Nature Barrie

  • 1 representative from Living Green

  • Town & Gown Committee

  • delete Barrie East End Homeowners Association representative (organization no longer exists)

๐Ÿ•š๐Ÿ“œ Direct Motion

๐Ÿ•š๐Ÿ“œ Motion Without Notice - Congratulations to the Warden and Deputy Warden for the County of Simcoe

  • Thomson / Nuttall

  • Seeking permission to introduce a motion without notice (requires two-thirds vote to be heard)

  • APPROVED unanimously


๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ Congratulations to the Warden and Deputy Warden for the County of Simcoe

  • That the City extend congratulations to Mayor Basil Clarke of the Town of Ramara and Mayor Jennifer Coughlin of Springwater Township on being elected as new County of Simcoe Warden and Deputy Warden

  • CARRIED unanimously


๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“Š Presentation

๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐Ÿข 20 Rose Street


๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Bylaws


Bill 118 โ€“ 2023 Interim Tax Billing

Bill 119 โ€“ Temporary Use Bylaw, Liquidation Nation

Bill 120 โ€“ Zoning Bylaw Amendment, HIP Barrie Central

Bill 121 โ€“ Official Plan Amendment, 320 Bayfield Street

Bill 122 โ€“ Zoning Bylaw Amendment, 320 Bayfield Street

Bill 123 โ€“ Zoning Bylaw Amendment, 969, 979 & 989 Mapleview Drive East

Bill 124 โ€“ Zoning bylaw Amendment, 129 Collier Street

Bill 125 โ€“ Country Lane No Parking Anytime

Bill 126 โ€“ Surplus of Downtown Parking Lots, James Street

Bill 127 โ€“ Confirmation Bylaw












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