General Committee #2 - Monday, June 13, 7pm

Updated: Jun 14

Overnight waterfront parking, speed cameras in school zones, and other traffic-related items. Entering into a Service Level Agreement with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. And yet another poorly-thought-out item of discussion, with our concerns included below.


A reminder that Council meetings have now moved to a hybrid format, so you may attend in person in the Council Chambers, or watch online.



Minutes: not yet available

Watch Online: https://youtu.be/DEulvmAFCCs

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=913811&GUID=ABE13B15-F683-4393-9A1B-C9B75DEBE459

Circulation List: https://barrie.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=953332&GUID=E1B104DD-D78B-4430-8343-B5D5F18CEF83&Options=info|&Search=




ABSENT: N.Harris



💰📊 Finance and Corporate Services Committee


🗳🧑‍🎓 Municipal Elections – Student Education

  • APPROVED on Consent

  • Ask Access Barrie and the Legislative and Court Services Department to work with Georgian College to encourage grater engagement of the student population in the municipal election (that's a motion we can stand behind!)


🏦📊 2021 Year End Audited Financial Statements


🚗🚙 Overnight Waterfront Parking and Traffic Bylaw Updates



🌇🌃 City Building Committee


🪧📜 Municipal Heritage Register – 2 & 4 Innisfil St.

  • APPROVED on Consent

  • Add 2 and 4 Innisfil Street to the Municipal Heritage Register as listed properties

🐟🎣 Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Service Level Agreement


🏎📸 Automated Speed Enforcement Cameras in School and Community Safety Zones

  • HELD by Riepma

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=10963753&GUID=F42DB44D-AFB8-440D-880E-27E76C648ED3

  • Authorize staff to move forward with the Automated Speed Enforcement Program in school zones and community safety zones, with a 2022 limit of $300,000 from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve for the costs associated with the first year of implementation, including:

  • leasing 2 mobile cameras

  • hiring a new senior transportation technologist

  • MTO license plate lookup costs

  • Barrie's portion of the shared costs associated with a joint processing centre or sworn provincial offences officers who review the images and issue tickets, as appropriate

  • traffic signage

  • postage

  • startup membership costs (if any)

  • Implement an Automated Speed Enforcement program with either Local Authority Services (LAS) or the City of Toronto (based on best value to the City)

  • Direct staff to investigate next steps associated with implementing an Administrative Monetary Program System (AMPS) program with respect to Parking and Automated Speed Enforcement penalties

  • If there is additional revenue generated through this program, staff to review ways to use the net revenue for other traffic safety initiatives and report back to General Committee through the annual budget process

  • AMENDMENT #1 by Riepma:

  • Adding to paragraph 1, Bullet 1: "...with staff in the Development Services Department to report back to General Committee concerning the costs and requirements associated with leasing an additional two mobile cameras."

  • Amendment CARRIED, unanimously

  • AMENDMENT #2 by Riepma:

  • Adding as paragraph 5: "That staff in the Development Services Department evaluate the feasibility of community safety zones adjacent to secondary schools for the variable time flashing 40km/h sign upon Council request and report back to General Committee."

  • Amendment CARRIED, unanimously

  • MOTION, as amended, CARRIED unanimously



🚫🅿️ Harvie Road / Big Bay Point Road Parking Restrictions (Ward 8)


🚧🏘 Driveway Restoration Policy



🛑🚗 Three-Way Stop at Cumming Drive and Stapleton Place (Ward 6)

  • Item WITHDRAWN

  • Sponsor: N.Harris

  • To add a 3-way stop at the intersection of Cumming Drive and Stapleton Place


🚦🚦 Traffic Signals at Grove and Johnson Street (Ward 1)

  • APPROVED on Consent

  • Sponsor: Riepma

  • Ask staff to investigate the feasibility of installing traffic signals at the intersection of Grove St. & Johnson St. and report back to General Committee


🗺🤷 New Official Plan – Further Amendment

  • Item WITHDRAWN

  • Sponsor: McCann

  • Ask the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to amend the land use designation on the NE corner of Ardagh Road and County Road 27 from "Natural Heritage System" to "Neighbourhood Area", as identified in the attached drawings: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=10963756&GUID=445A876A-53BB-4E4B-A870-6862F52E0361

  • We have many questions and concerns regarding this Item of Discussion:

  • It has taken several years of work to finalize the New Official Plan, which Council approved on February 14, and has already gone to the Province for final approval – bringing it back, four months after submission, for one small parcel of land is senseless.

  • The specified parcel of land is neither in his Ward, nor anywhere close to his Ward – it's quite inappropriate and disrespectful to push this through himself, rather than work with the Ward Councillor.

  • The requested change is from Natural Heritage System to Neighbourhood Area – essentially, allowing neighbourhood development on what is currently Environmentally Protected Land – this land is currently in an Environmentally Protected Area, and part of Provincially Significant Wetlands, under the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority. Developing neighbourhoods on these lands would be completely irresponsible, and devastating to the environment.

  • In light of the now-published donations to his sign project, the majority of the "$2000" donations being from developers, via the Councillor's company, this brings in a number of questions as to the Councillor's pecuniary interests and personal benefits here, as well as the majority of Sections 5 & 8, and Section 6 of the Code of Conduct.

  • Please note the staff report regarding this proposal: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=10959499&GUID=CF5C2470-70C2-483F-B76C-6AED68A8A075











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