Council Follow-up, week of September 12

Back from summer break!


Circulation List: https://barrie.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=953349&GUID=7AC9F499-1811-4F79-A18E-9A896E87D91E&Options=info|&Search=

(Of note to Engagers: staff memo re: updated 2021 Affordable Housing Monitoring Report, and correspondence re: Bill 3, the "Strong Mayors, Building Homes" Act)



General Committee


Minutes: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=M&ID=913855&GUID=D1ECCADE-8285-489C-BBDD-A288148BE342

Watch Again: https://youtu.be/DAHis0XDPkc

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=913855&GUID=D1ECCADE-8285-489C-BBDD-A288148BE342

Engage's Summary: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/general-committee-monday-september-12-7pm


Most items passed on consent.


Councillor Thomson held the Development Charges Deferral Request for Owen Street (Ward 2). Staff had recommended to simply receive the staff report, but not approve the request, as it didn't meet the requirements of current legislation. The rationale for this was that the project included some purpose-built units for seniors, looking for a compromise to ensure the project was built in a timely manner – offering deferral of the development charges related only to the purpose-built rental units, excluding the owned units, interest-free for one year and conditional on the developer applying for a building permit within 120 days. There was concern around the table about setting a new precedent, and the implications it might have on future developments – which was exactly staff's concern with their report and recommendation. Also the one-year being interest-free, which is usually only offered to non-profit organizations. In the end, the amendment carried.


The other hold was by Councillor Harvey, regarding the Ontario land Tribunal Appeal on Mapleview Drive – this was held in camera, as it's regarding a confidential litigation matter. When they came back to open meeting, there was a motion by Ward that staff be directed to implement the steps in the report, and that the staff report be made public after council approval. This was carried, with only N.Harris and Harvey opposing (we won't know why for a while).



City Council


Minutes: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=M&ID=997137&GUID=62C2B27C-6932-4C8E-8C7E-2EB0CDCCC6F7

Watch Again: https://youtu.be/DAHis0XDPkc?t=7915

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=997137&GUID=62C2B27C-6932-4C8E-8C7E-2EB0CDCCC6F7

Engage's Summary: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/city-council-monday-september-12-immediately-following-general-committee


This was to only address the "Parkland - Alternative Rates" item from earlier General Committee (as there was a deadline) – the rest of General Committee items will be dealt with at the next City Council meeting.



Planning Committee


Minutes: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=M&ID=993423&GUID=EAB31CA4-942F-45F0-9E88-FD5BB113958E

Watch Again: https://youtu.be/Vk4JVrjv744

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=993423&GUID=EAB31CA4-942F-45F0-9E88-FD5BB113958E

Engage's Summary: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/planning-committee-tuesday-september-13-7pm


Three public meetings, for projects in Ward 8, 1, &3.


Approval (on consent) of a zoning bylaw amendment for 219 Bayfield Street, an official plan and zoning bylaw amendment for 140 Lockhart Road, and the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Grant Approvals Summary from February-April of 2022.



Heritage Barrie Committee


Minutes: not yet available

Watch Again: https://youtu.be/E4di9z4Eto0

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=913906&GUID=6116FD3C-643E-4FB2-88D5-CF8AA34F91C5

Engage's Summary: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/heritage-barrie-committee-wednesday-september-14-6-30pm



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