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City Council - Wednesday, May 3, 7pm

Deputations on Cycling Lane Implementation and the Ontario Land Tribunal Appeal for Essa Road, and a presentation from the Downtown Barrie BIA.

Also approving the Lobbyist Registry โ€“ please visit Establishing a Lobbyist Registry for more details and our call to action


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

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=1079249&GUID=141FAE57-BDDA-4B96-B1B9-60E21B2B8F31




๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Confirmation of the Minutes

  • Minutes, April 19: not yet available



๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ… Awards and Recognitions

  • Nil



๐Ÿ—ฃ๐ŸŽ™ Deputations


๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Cycling Lane Implementation โ€“ Grove Street and Dunlop Street / Blake Street (Wards 1 & 2)

๐Ÿค๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ Confidential Litigation Matter โ€“ Ontario Land Tribunal Appeal - Essa Road



๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ General Committee Report

  • Report, April 26:


Section A (Reports Received)

๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ Finance and Responsible Governance Committee

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿคท Affordability Committee


Section B (Items Approved on Consent)

โš–๏ธ๐Ÿฆน 2022 Year To Date Internal Audit Status Report, 2022 Fraud and Wrongdoing Program Activity, 2022 Summary of Internal Audit Activity and 2023 Internal Audit Work Plan

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“ˆ 2022 Investment Management Annual Report

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿฅ— Barrie Farmer's Market

๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿช Update on Permanent Market

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐ŸŸ Freshwater Action Plan Fund

  • Correspondence: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11781850&GUID=AB2B40C9-B480-435B-AD03-2F12017D09E3

  • Correspondence from Town of East Gwillimbury, dated February 1, concerning the Freshwater Action Plan Fund

  • Support federal funding for Lake Simcoe as a significant percentage of the Freshwater Action Plan Fund, and request that it be used for:

  • shoreline mitigation, stream restoration & stormwater quality management, including the tributaries of Sophia Creek, Kidd's Creek, Bunkers Creek, Dyments Creek, Hotchkiss Creek, Whiskey Creek, Lovers Creek, and Hewitts Creek

  • projects to ameliorate contaminated sites in the watersheds

  • upgrades to help retrofit municipal infrastructure (e.g. wastewater treatment and stormwater management facilities) to decrease total current discharges

  • planting 250,000 trees in the watershed, purchasing & conservation of more forests and wetlands under the LSRCA, make significant progress towards the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan goal of 40% of the watershed area being protected natural land

๐Ÿš๐Ÿง“ Free Transit for Seniors

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“Š 2022 Budget and Business Plan Year-End Report

  • Executive Management Team Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11909457&GUID=65CECF6F-9E82-4C01-AB06-92F51949B8EA

  • Receive the report

  • Use $1,199,442 of Safe Restart Funding (Transit) to offset COVID-19 pressures in 2022 related to expenses and lost revenues from Transit Services, and eliminate that draw from the Provincial Gas Tax Reserve in 2022, in order to support the reserve balance for ongoing Transit pressures into 2023

  • Allocate 70% of the remaining Tax Rate surplus of $2,076,650 to the Tax Capital Reserve and 30% to the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve, after the following transfers:

  • $718,502 transferred to the County of Simcoe Capital Reserve to support future capital requirements

  • $1,800,000 transferred to WSIB Reserve to fund the existing reserve deficit at the end of 2022 as well as anticipated 2023 WSIB expenses

  • $101,015 transferred to the Fleet Management Reserve related to capital gains on sale of fleet vehicles

  • $200,000 transferred from the DC Discounts Reserve to offset the impact of DC Discounts in 2022

  • Allocate 70% of the Water Rate surplus of $171,306 to the Water Capital Reserve and 30% to the Water Rate Stabilization Reserve

  • Allocate 70% of the $324,202 Wastewater Rate surplus to the Wastewater Capital Reserve and 30% to the Wastewater Rate Stabilization Reserve

  • Allocate the Parking Rate surplus of $826,487 to the Parking Capital Reserve

  • Recover $2,690,958 in discretional Development Charge discounts and exemptions granted during the year as follows:

  • $1,872.874 from 2022 year-end Tax supported operating results

  • $277,696 from 2022 year-end Water Rate operating results

  • $540,387 from 2022 year-end Wastewater Rate operating results

  • Designate this Staff Report as the method for disclosing outstanding financing leases

  • Amend the 2023 Capital Project budgets as follows:

  • Reduce Bryne Drive (North) New Road Construction by $2,100,000 and increase Bryne Drive (South) New Road Construction by the same amount

  • Reduce Automatic Transfer Switch by $400,000 and increase Watermain Renewal Program by same amount

  • Approve the user fee changes outlined in Appendix "E" to the report, and update the 2023 User Fee Bylaw to reflect the changes

๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ“ˆ 2023 Tax Rates

๐Ÿ’Œโš•๏ธ Invitation to Present โ€“ Simcoe County District Health Unit (SMDHU)

  • Invite the Simcoe County District Health Unit to give a presentation to Council with an update on SMDHU activities

๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ† Invitation to Present โ€“ Barrie Sports Hall of Fame

  • Invite the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame to give a presentation to Council on their mandate and activities

Section C

๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‘ฅ Confidential Personal Information Matter โ€“ Appointments to the Investment Board

  • Re-appoint the four citizen representatives identified in the confidential staff report to the Investment Board

Section D

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ“‡ Request for Civic Address Change โ€“ 67 Owen Street (Ward 2)

  • Development Services Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11908587&GUID=69A0D707-3735-408D-93AE-1A4805CBB629

  • Recommending to deny this request

  • Assign a single street address to the Traditions Seniors Housing development at 67 Owen Street, unless the entire structure meets all requirements established in the Ontario Building Code

  • If that condition is met, then the development will be permitted to have two street addresses for the single building being developed, notwithstanding the City's Street Addressing Policy

Section E

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธCycling Lane Implementation โ€“ Grove Street and Dunlop Street / Blake Street (Wards 1 & 2)

  • Development Services Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11909458&GUID=4DFD5C0E-AC7D-464D-8A19-8D14DC05B955

  • Cycling Lane Implementation:

  • Grove Street East, Bayfield Street to Johnson Street

  • add cycling lanes on Grove from Bayfield to St. Vincent via road right-sizing

  • make Grove Street East "No Parking Anytime" on both sides from Bayfield Street to Johnson Street

  • Dunlop Street / Blake Street, Berczy Street to Steel Street

  • add cycling lanes on Dunlop Street from Berczy Street to Collier Street and Blake Street from Collier Street to Steel Street via road right-sizing

  • make Blake Street "No Parking Anytime" on both sides from Dunlop Street to Steel Street

  • Direct Development Services to report back to General Committee on the feasibility of accelerating the implementation of separated cycling facilities, including Grove Street from Johnson to Bayfield, and Duckworth from Grove to St. Vincent

  • if there is no additional cost to implement separated bike lanes, implement them as part of Grove and Duckworth Streets

  • if implementing separated bike lanes would come at an additional cost, then staff will propose costed safety measures to provide additional protection to painted bike lanes on Duckworth and Grove Streets

  • Direct Development Services to report back to General Committee with a costing analysis of separated bike lanes on existing collector, arterial, and higher-order roads

Section F

๐Ÿค๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ Confidential Litigation Matter โ€“ Ontario Land Tribunal Appeal - Essa Road

  • Defer this item to a General Committee meeting scheduled for May 3

  • by the time this item reaches City Council, that meeting will have already taken place, so we question the process here

Section G

๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ™๏ธ 2023 Downtown Barrie Business Association Levy

  • Finance Department Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11909452&GUID=FF85AE66-9375-49B1-85A2-A501A54E63BF

  • Establish a special charge of 0.391222% for 2023 on commercial and industrial properties in the Downtown Improvement Area (total $684,387)

  • Approve the BIA's 2023 Operating and Capital Budgets

  • Require the BIA to provide a full budget to the City that includes all expected revenues and expenses for the year, beginning with the 2024 budget

  • Authorize the City Clerk to prepare the appropriate bylaw authorizing this rate and levy requirement

Section H

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“Š Capital Plan Forecast Adjustments

Section I

๐Ÿค๐Ÿ“ƒ Establishing a Lobbyist Registry and Appointment of a Lobbyist Registrar

  • Legislative and Court Services Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11909453&GUID=17C835E7-5A78-41E0-9791-16E736D39950

  • Please visit https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/establishing-a-lobbyist-registry for our call to action

  • Establish a Lobbyist Register, as of January 1, 2024, and hire a Lobbyist Registrar

  • Amend the time noted for a former public office holder to be able to lobby the City, reducing from one year to six months

  • Amend the Procedural Bylaw to allow for the Lobbyist Registrar to report to City Council in the same way as the Integrity Commissioner does

  • Appoint the Integrity Commissioner as the interim Lobbyist Registrar

  • Start procurement for a permanent Lobbyist Registrar

  • Add the retainer for the Lobbyist Registrar as a line item to the Council Budget administered through Legislative and Court Services Department, beginning in 2024

  • Direct the City Clerk to investigate the feasibility of adding special interest groups to those groups required to register as a lobbyist and report back before November

Section J

๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‘ฅ Confidential Personal Information Matter โ€“ Appointment to the International Relations Committee

  • Receive the confidential notes

Section K

๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐ŸŒŽ Appointments to the International Relations Committee

  • Add a representative of the Global Perspective Program to the composition of the committee

  • Appoint the following representatives to the committee for the 2022-26 term:

  • Partnership Representatives:

  • Tina Gardner, Murayama

  • Jean-Maurice Pigeon, Zweibrucken

  • Mark Sachkiw, Arras

  • Bill Sergeant, Harrogate

  • Business Representatives:

  • Colin Hassey

  • Wayne Hay

  • Alvin (Al) Jones

  • James Massie

  • Jamie Babcock, Global Perspective Program representative

  • Shannon Scully-Pratt, Youth Ambassadors representative



๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ General Committee Report

  • Report, May 3: not yet available (meeting taking place shortly before this one)



โธ๏ธโฏ๏ธ Deferred Business


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



๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“‘ Presentations


๐Ÿ™๏ธ๐Ÿฌ Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA)


๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Bylaws


Bill 040 โ€“ 2023 Tax Rates and 2022 Budget and Business Plan Year End Report

Bill 041 โ€“ Part Lot Control Exemption: 11-21 Pumpkin Corner Crescent

Bill 042 โ€“ Part Lot Control Exemption: 23-29 Pumpkin Corner Crescent

Bill 043 โ€“ 2023 Tax Rates: Downtown BIA

Bill 044 โ€“ Municipal Services for Meadows of Bear Creek Subdivision

Bill 045 โ€“ Confirmation Bylaw











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