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General Committee โ€“ August 9, 2021, 7pm

Updated: Jan 5

Council will be back for their "summer check-in" meetings on August 9, starting at 7pm โ€“ it will be back-to-back General Committee and City Council. And there's a lot for them to talk about!

๐Ÿชฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Suggestion to Cancel Canada Day

  • Deferred from June 28, 2021

  • Staff Memo:

  • Addressing the successful UserVoice petition to cancel the Canada Day celebrations (already passed), out of respect for Indigenous families and communities, after the discovery of the remains of children at residential schools, and to work with Indigenous partners to explore alternatives to future celebrations.

๐Ÿชง๐Ÿ—‚ Municipal Names Registry

  • Staff Report:

  • Adding the names Dainty, Ellson, Flowerday, Humphries, Tersigni and Venton

๐Ÿคซ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ’ต Appointments to the Arts Advisory Committee and Council Compensation Review Committee

  • Confidential Staff Report

๐Ÿคซ๐ŸฅŒ Plan and Instructions related to an Application to Host the Canadian Menโ€™s Curling Championships - Tim Hortons Brier

  • Confidential Staff Report

๐Ÿ๐Ÿข Quick Start for Affordable Housing Projects on Institutional Lands Sponsor: Lehman

  • let owners of institutionally designated properties know the intention to allow housing as-of-right on their properties, and invite them to contact the City to discuss the potential for constructing affordable housing on their properties

  • once projects are determined, seek proposals from consultants to conduct feasibility studies for these affordable housing projects

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ฐ Redwood Park Communities Grant Applications to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Sponsor: Riepma

  • to strongly urge the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation to approve the grant applications submitted by Redwood at the earliest opportunity, and forward a copy of this to the CMHC, County of Simcoe, and all relevant MPs & MPs.

๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿšœ Maintaining or Cutting Grass on Municipal Boulevards Sponsor: Riepma

  • investigate feasibility of charging homeowners for not maintaining or cutting grass on the municipal boulevards

๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ’จ Letter of Support - Zero Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative Sponsors: Aylwin & Kungl

  • to provide a letter of support for Living Green Barrieโ€™s funding application to the Natural Resources Canada Zero Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative

๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’ต Correspondence for Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) for Line of Credit Sponsors: Kungl & Harvey

  • letter from SMDHU:

  • to provide consent of the SMDHUโ€™s application for a Line of Credit for up to $5,000,000 as a temporary measure, while they await further COVID-19 funding from the Ministry of Health

๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿ“ฆ Execution of Facility Use Agreements - 29 Sperling Drive Sponsor: Ward

  • authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute facility use agreements and/or amendments with the SMDHU and RVRHC for the use of 29 Sperling Drive to support ongoing supplies warehousing for COVID-19 immunization efforts

๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿค Overcome the Effects of Colonization, Discrimination, and Racism on Indigenous Communities in Canada Sponsor: Ward

  • to dedicate 0.2% of the cityโ€™s 2022 water/wastewater revenue toward efforts to improve water services in Indigenous communities

  • to invite Water First to provide a presentation to the Finance & Corporate Services Committee

๐ŸŒช๐Ÿ  Requirement for Hurricane Strips on New Builds Sponsor: N.Harris

  • to have staff partner with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction to propose specific measures to modernize the Ontario Building Code with respect to severe wind protection for new homes, including the use of straps, clips or other mechanisms to better connect the roof, wall and foundation of homes

  • to work in collaboration with other agencies to develop an awareness campaign about the risk of destructive tornadoes, options to assess risk of damage to their home, and identify risk reduction and best practices

  • to investigate the feasibility of introducing a Rebate Program for homeowners that did not experience damage resulting from tornado damage, and financial incentives for those whose homes were damaged

๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Individual (Single) Tree Bylaw Sponsor: J.Harris

  • conduct a cost benefit analysis associated with individual (single) tree bylaws to mitigate future damage of privately owned trees due to private construction and excavation projects

๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŽพ Painting Pickleball Lines on the Tennis Courts at Greenfield Park (Ward 8) Sponsor: J.Harris

  • investigate the feasibility of painting pickleball lines on the tennis courts at Greenfield Park in consultation with the Barrie Pickleball Club before the end of the summer 2021 season



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