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General Committee – Monday, April 4, 2022, 7pm

Updated: Jan 5

A busking pilot program, creating a music industry incubator, and supporting the "Stopping Harassment and Abuse by Local Leaders" Act


Circulation List: https://barrie.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=951827&GUID=A75C15FA-0792-41B5-BA04-6AC031024DA5&Options=info|&Search= (note that our Statement – Stopping Sexual Violence In the Workplace – was not included in the Circulation List, as had been submitted and requested)


ON LEAVE: Lehman


🎤🪕 2022 Busking Program Pilot and Emerging Artists / Musicians Program

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=10682988&GUID=11E055D8-C3BC-49B8-B0DC-FB59D1AFA48E

  • Execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Canadian Musicians Cooperative, Inc. (CMCI) for delivery of the Emerging Musicians Program as a music industry incubator for 2022 and for subsequent years

  • Pursue a one-year pilot busking program – artists that are ineligible for the Emerging Artists / Musicians Program can apply for a Busking Permit to perform at a designated spot in downtown Barrie


🏠🏢 Establishing a Renters' Committee

  • Sponsors: N.Harris, Morales

  • Ask staff to include the establishment of a Renters' Committee to be considered by the 2022-26 Council as part of its Council Committee appointments

    • to bring forward issues of renters – including rental rates and regulations associated with rental units

  • HELD by Harvey

  • AMENDMENT by Morales:

    • To remove the second paragraph (i.e., just ask for the Committee to be considered by the next Council, let them decide the mandate then)

    • Amendment FAILED (FOR: N.Harris, Morales; AGAINST: Riepma, Kungl, Ward, Thomson, Harvey, J.Harris, McCann – could not see how Aylwin voted, but he said in discussion he would support)

  • Motion FAILED (FOR: N.Harris, Morales; AGAINST: Riepma, Kungl, Ward, Thomson, Harvey, J.Harris, McCann – could not see how Aylwin voted, but he said in discussion he would support)


⛔️🌳 Gate at Tyndale Park

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Sponsor: J.Harris

  • Investigate the cost of installing and operating an automated gate at Tyndale Park to limit vehicular access into the park in the later evening hours


🐟🎣 Lake Simcoe

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Sponsor: Morales

  • Support federal funding for a Lake Simcoe Restoration Fund, that represents a significant percentage of the overall Freshwater Action Plan Fund, with funding in excess of previous commitments, beginning in the 2022 budget

  • Ask that this funding be used for:

    • Shoreline mitigation, stream restoration and 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 such as wastewater treatment and stormwater management facilities to decrease total discharges

    • Planting 250,000 trees in the watershed

    • Purchasing and conservation of more forests and wetlands under the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

  • Send this resolution and a letter from the Mayor to the federal Minister of Finance, Minister of the Environment & Climate Change, President of the Treasury Board, local MPs, all Lake Simcoe region municipalities and the LSRCA


🙅‍♀️🦹‍♂️ Stopping Harassment and Abuse by Local Leaders Act

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Sponsor: Aylwin

  • Endorse the "Stopping Harassment and Abuse by Local Leaders Act" that would create a process for municipal Councils to remove Councillors who violate workplace violence and harassment policies.

  • Send a letter of support to local MPPs, MPP Stephen Blais, the Premier, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario


💸🦹 Potential Purchase of Barrie Jail

  • Sponsor: McCann

  • Investigate the feasibility of purchasing the Barrie Jail for the purposes of preservation and affordable housing with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and/or Infrastructure Ontario

  • AMENDMENT from Riepma:

    • directing staff to talk with the Ministry of Correctional Services and Infrastructure Ontario about using the property (not wanting City to own it)

    • Amendment FAILED (FOR: Riepma; AGAINST: Kungl, Ward, Thomson, N.Harris, Harvey, J.Harris, Morales, McCann – could not see how Aylwin voted)

  • MOTION FAILED (FOR: McCann; AGAINST: Riepma, Aylwin, Kungl, Ward, Thomson, N.Harris, Harvey, J.Harris, Morales)




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