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General Committee – Monday, February 7, 2022, 7pm

Updated: Jan 5

The Market Precinct Task Force will give its final update, plus potential adoption of the Stormwater Climate Action Fund, Transit Service Guidelines, and more!

🥦🛍 Market Precinct Task Force Update

💰📊 Finance and Corporate Services

🌊💰 Stormwater Climate Action Fund

  • Final Report:

  • Implement a Stormwater Climate Action Fund (SWCAF) in 2023, to pay for the City's operating and capital stormwater infrastructure

  • Adopt the proposed Stormwater Climate Action Fund Program Policy, and the Stormwater Climate Action Fund Credit Policy

  • Update the water and wastewater billing software, funded from the existing SWCAF

  • Create 2 new positions starting May 1, 2022 – Dedicated Program Coordinator, and Dedicated Financial Billing Analyst

🚏🚌 Transit Service Guidelines

⚖️🦹 2021 Q4 Internal Audit Status Report, 2021 Fraud and Wrongdoing Program Activity, 2021 Summary of Internal Audit Activity, and 2022 Internal Audit Work Plan

🤫🏦 Confidential Financial Information Supplied In Confidence to the Municipality

  • Approved on consent

  • Confidential financial information supplied in confidence to the municipality, which if disclosed could reasonably be expected to interfere significantly with the contractual or other negotiations of the organization matter – Affordable Housing.

⛹️🤼 Recreation and Sport Community Grant Program – Guidelines Approval

👨‍👨‍👧‍👧👩‍👧‍👦 Invitation to Present – Barrie Families Unite

  • Approved on consent

  • Sponsor: Kungl

  • Invite Barrie Families Unite to give a presentation to General Committee with an overview of the services provided, and update on collaboration initiatives with other agencies in Barrie, and an outline of future plans.

🔔📣 Town Crier – Extension of Appointment

  • Approved on consent

  • Sponsor: Morales

  • Extend Steve Travers's appointment as Town Crier from November 14, 2022 to December 31, 2022

🥦🛍 Market Precinct Task Force

  • Sponsor: Ward, on behalf of the Market Precinct Task Force

  • Endorse in principle the concept of a Barrie Bayside Market Area centred around the conversion of the existing transit terminal on Maple Avenue to a year-round market, plus the construction of a new building of at least 10,000 square feet nearby to house the Barrie Farmers Market. (Taking into consideration the design recommendations.)

  • Hire a contractor or consultant with a budget of $100,000 (funded from the Reinvestment Reserve) to:

    • prepare a plan for the conversion of the transit terminal into a permanent market, and the construction of a new building to house the Barrie Farmers Market

    • apply grant & sponsorship opportunities to cover the capital costs

    • prepare a business case for the market

    • prepare a precinct plan, including programming strategy, market operations, detailed designs, and signage

    • prepare a streetscape master plan, including possible recommendations for amendments to the Official Plan, Zoning Bylaw, and Community Improvement Plan

    • undertake a marketing and recruitment strategy

    • prepare a pop-up shop program

    • collaborate with local developers

    • secure letters of intent for vendors

    • create a public art policy subcommittee or work with the existing Barrie Public Art Committee

  • Include the capital costs of building the market in the City's capital budgets, starting 2023

  • Consider acquiring lands in the immediate area of the market district, if it's determined that additional property is needed

  • Have staff in Development Services and the Economic and Creative Development Departments prepare a Staff Memo with the intended timelines and resource requests associated with the recommendations by the end of March, 2022

  • Amendment proposed by Kungl (with "friendlies" by Ward, Thomson, Lehman, J.Harris) to Section 3, Paragraph a), to specify a community commercial kitchen be included in the design plans:

    • "Prepare a plan for the conversion of the transit terminal into a permanent market and the construction of a new building to house the Barrie Farmers' Market, with a community commercial kitchen on site, taking into account..."

    • Amendment CARRIED unanimously

  • Motion as Amended CARRIED unanimously



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