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City Council - Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 7pm

Updated: Mar 26

a deputation on the proposal to allow 4 units on residential properties, questionable changes to the Poet Laureate program

Meeting Location: Council Chambers

🧑‍⚖️🫅 Student Mayor(s)

📜🫅 Comments by Outgoing Student Mayor

  • Emma Miller, St. Joseph's Catholic High School

📜🫅  Swearing In of New Student Mayor

  • Gabriel Gagnon, St. Monica's Catholic School

📜📜 Confirmation of the Minutes

🏆🏅 Awards and Recognitions

  • Nil

🗣🎙 Deputations

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

💸⚖️ Tax Applications

  • Nil

📝📄 General Committee Report, March 20

Section A (Receipt of Reports)

💸🤷 Affordability Committee

🏛️🫂 Infrastructure and Community Investment Committee

Section B (Items Approved on Consent)

🪧🛶 Nine Mile Portage Signage

  • Direct Development Services to consult with the Ontario Heritage Trust regarding the location, design and content of the signage for the Nine Mile Portage and report back to the Heritage Barrie Committee

🏢🏙️ Zoning Bylaw Amendment - 284 & 286 Dunlop St. W and 119 & 121 Henry Street (Ward 2)

  • Report:

  • Rezone from 'General Commercial' (C4) and 'Residential Multiple Dwelling First Density' (RM1) to 'Mixed Use Node with Special Provisions, Hold' (MU1)(SP-656)(H-161)

  • Special Provisions:

  • reduce minimum landscape buffer area from 3m to 1.2m

  • increase maximum building height from 25.5m to 51m

  • reduce parking ratio from 1 space per 24 sq.m to 1 space per 50 sq.m of commercial gross floor area

  • reduce unconsolidated amenity area to minimum of 6.2 sq.m per residential unit (currently 12 sq.m required)

🚫🅿️ Sherwood Court No Parking Anytime Investigation (Ward 4)

🏷️🛣️ Acquisition of Road Widening for Pedestrian Connection and Future Improvements - 228 Bayfield Street (Ward 2)

🗑️♻️ Waste Management Bylaw - Alignment with Waste System Changes

Section C

🎭🎤 Amendment to Terms of Reference and Funding for Poet Laureate Program

  • Presentation from December 5:

  • Amend the Terms of Reference for the current term of Poet Laureate, with annual reporting to Council via memorandum of program activities

    • Add that the Poet Laureate is to organize one event or project per year aimed at increasing awareness of and involvement in the literary arts

    • Add that the Poet Laureate is to write one new piece of work that can be used by the City to promote the program and the community, with rights given to the City to use as it sees fit

    • Change the makeup of the Poetry Selection Committee, by removing the Chief Librarian / Library CAO, a Poet Laureate from another community, and a municipal culture staff person, and replacing them with three members of Council (removing experts from the selection committee and replacing them with City Councillors seems highly problematic, on many levels)

    • Change the term of the Poet Laureate from 4 years to 2

  • Increase the annual stipend to $2,500, with an additional $1,500 annually provided to fund a poetry-focused public event or community poetry project, and up to $250 provided for kilometre reimbursement for related travel

Section D

🥏⛳️ Development of Disc Golf Plan

  • Staff Memo:

  • Direct the Parks Planning Branch to investigate the feasibility, needs and cost of developing a new 9-hole disc golf course on the City-owned land adjacent to Park Place, and include consultation with the broader disc golf community, and report back to General Committee

  • direct the Parks Planning Branch to also investigate the feasibility of updating the Parks Strategic Plan in 2025 with related costing

Section E

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

Section F

🧑‍🎨✍️ Delegation of Authority for Signing Artwork Loan Agreements and Artist Agreements for Temporary Works

Section G

📜⌛️ Ontario Heritage Act – Deadline Extension

🤝🏫 Amenity Sharing with School Boards

  • Letter from Town of Aurora, March 6:

    • Aurora is calling on the Province and Minister of Education to assist in making school board facilities available to local municipalities on a priority, at a cost recovery rate, plus asking local school boards to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for the shared use of school gymnasiums on evenings and weekends

  • Refer the letter to the Community Safety Committee for further discussion

📝📄 General Committee Report, March 27

  • Report, March 27:   not available

⏸️⏯️ Deferred Business

  • Nil

➡️📜 Direct Motions

  • Nil

🧑‍🏫📑 Presentations

  • Nil

📜📜 Bylaws

Bill 022 - Municipal Accommodation Tax / Sadlon Arena Expansion

Bill 023 - Municipal Accommodation Tax / Sadlon Arena Expansion

Bill 024 - 2024 Business Plan and Budget

Bill 025 - Mapleview Drive East Speed Limit

Bill 026 - All-Way Stops, Cardinal St. & Hadden Cresc., Innisfil St. & Marshall St.

Bill 027 - Zoning Bylaw Amendment, 284 & 286 Dunlop St. W., 119 & 121 Henry Street

Bill 028 - Confirmation Bylaw



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