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City Council - Wednesday, January 18, 7pm

Updated: Feb 25

A deputation against the temporary noise exemption at 37 Johnson Street, public appointments to various boards and committees, and a presentation setting the stage for the upcoming budget deliberations.

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📜📜 Confirmation of the Minutes

🗣🎙 Deputation

🎧🏗 Second Request for Temporary Noise Exemption at 37 Johnson Street, Barrie for Fram + Slokker (Ward 1)

📝📄 General Committee Report

🤫🧑‍🏫 Leading Together

  • Confidential Education and Training Session – Leading Together, Council Staff Relations, Violence/Harassment in the Workplace Training

  • To receive the confidential notes from the presentation

📝📄 General Committee Report

Section A

  • CARRIED unanimously

💰🏫 Grant Application for Skills Development Fund Round 3 Supported by Georgian College

  • Staff Report (Economic and Creative Development Department):

  • Direct staff to apply to the Skills Development Fund (SDF) Round 3, through the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) for up to three years of funding, to address development and labour shortages within the manufacturing sector with Georgian College as the service delivery partner, with the following parameters:

  • City is the lead applicant

  • all costs incurred by the City to administer the program, including employee resources, be identified and supported as part of the application, and

  • Director of Economic and Creative Development is given authority to make decisions pertaining to the operation and execution of the program, in consultation with applicable departments and the General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management

  • If the application is successful, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be created between the City and Georgian College outlining program deliverables and financial approvals

  • Authorize the City Clerk to execute all required documents and facilitate the application and any associated funding approvals

🏢🤝 Lease of City Owned Property – 24 Maple Avenue (Ward 2)

  • Staff Report (Corporate Facilities Department):

  • Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a commercial lease agreement for the former convenience store space at 24 Maple Street, with the following terms & conditions:

  • MVT Canadian Bus (the City's current transit operator) will lease the property as transit operator support space

  • approximately 500 square feet of vacant space

  • one-year term at rate of $26.50 per square foot, with optional annual renewal periods subject to 2% rate escalation

  • agreement to include a Right of Termination clause, to vacate the space upon completion of the Allandale Transit Hub

🗓👥 Schedule of City Council and General Committee Meetings for 2023 to 2026

Section B

  • RECEIVED unanimously

🚸🚨 Community Safety Committee

Section C

🎧🏗 Second Request for Temporary Noise Exemption at 37 Johnson Street, Barrie for Fram + Slokker (Ward 1)

  • Staff Report (Legislative and Court Services):

  • Previous Request:

  • Grant a temporary exemption to the noise bylaw, to expire on June 20, 2023, subject to the following conditions:

  • extend the permitted times to 7am - 8pm on one day per week, Monday through Thursday

  • applicant must circulate notice to all residents within 500m before beginning the work

  • the applicant will make reasonable effort to keep noise between the permitted 7am - 5pm whenever possible

  • In addition to the exemption, the applicant will

  • turn crane lights off by 8pm (when not required to meet health & safety requirements)

  • block or point lights away from the adjacent homes and residences, and

  • use the boulevard only for receipt and staging of materials, and not for long-term storage

  • Failure to comply with the above will cause the exemption to be revoked

  • LOST [FOR: Riepma, Morales, Hamilton; AGAINST: Nixon, Kungl, Courser, Thomson, Nigussie, Harvey, Harris]

Section D

📝🧑‍🌾 Correspondence from Barrie Farmers' Market

Section E

🤐🤝 Confidential Potential Disposition of Property Rights, Mapleview & Bayview

  • Confidential potential disposition of property rights and instructions to be applied to negotiations on behalf of the municipality – negotiation of potential land lease for local branch of national charity – portion of Mapleview Drive and Bayview Drive

🤐👥 Confidential Personal Information Matter – Appointment to the Police Services Board

  • Confidential Staff Report from Legislative and Court Services

🤐👥 Confidential Personal Information Matter – Appointments to Various Boards and Committees of Council

  • Confidential Staff Report from Legislative and Court Services

  • (Councillor Harvey did not participate in the discussions, to remain in compliance with his statutory obligations under the Police Services Act)

  • AMENDMENT by Thomson / Morales – to separate out the Police Services Board item and re-introduce it as Section "I"

  • CARRIED unanimously

  • MOTION, as amended, CARRIED unanimously

Section F

  • CARRIED unanimously

🏢🤝 Negotiation of Potential Land Lease for Local Branch of National Charity – Portion of Mapleview Drive and Bayview Drive

  • Declare ~3 acres of the City-owned site surplus, for the sole purpose of negotiating a land lease with YMCA Simcoe, based on the general terms & conditions in the confidential report

Section G

👥👮 Appointment to the Barrie Police Services Board

  • Appoint Greg Ferguson to the Barrie Police Services Board for a term ending November 14, 2026

  • Councillor Harvey declared conflict and did not vote

  • CARRIED unanimously

Section H

👥👥 Appointments to Various Boards and Committees of Council

  • To make the following appointments, for terms ending 2026:

  • Barrie Public Library Board: John Edwin Bicknell, George Hawtin, Merrisa Little, Austin Mitchell, Robin Munro, Michael Saura, David (Hongxue) Zhao

  • Business Licensing Appeal Committee: William French, Catherine Kenwell, Stephen Kinsella, Camille Kosokowsky, Prabhat Batra

  • Committee of Adjustment: Andrea Butcher-Milne, Jay Dolan, Graydon Ebert, Carol Phillips, Stephen Trotter

  • Heritage Barrie Advisory Committee: Cathy Colebatch, Debra Exel, Craig Froese, Camille Kosokowsky, Kayleigh MacKinnon, Sarah MacKinnon, Shelley Marchant, Pauline Stevenson, Prabhat Batra

  • Property Standards Committee: Alex Goldstein, Stephen Kinsella, Camille Kosokowsky, Carol Phillips, Brendon Saxton

  • AMENDMENT by Morales/Hamilton – to refer appointments to the Committee of Adjustment to the next General Committee for further review and consideration

  • CARRIED unanimously

  • MOTION, as amended CARRIED unanimously

Section I

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