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General Committee – Monday, March 21, 7pm

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

They're making up for their week off with a packed Agenda! The Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan is the top highlight. Also the Waterfront Parking Permits, Public Art Program, Pickleball at Painswick, the recommendations from the Needle Collection Kiosks and Public Access Naloxone Kits Pilot Programs, shifting budget money from City Hall Renovation to 8 underfunded projects, and giving RVH space at Allandale Rec. Councillors are also bringing forward first steps to establish a Youth Council, allowing Ryan's Hope to use the Heritage Park gazebo for its Breakfast To Go program, a $210K grant to Cornerstone To Recovery, making Barrie a Bird Friendly City, making the "Heart Barrie" sign even bigger, and finding solutions for school safety.


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💡💨 Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

💰📊 Finance and Corporate Services Committee

🏖🅿️ Waterfront Parking Permit Update

  • Held by Deputy Mayor Ward

  • Staff Report:

  • Make a digital Waterfront Parking Permit available through the HotSpot app and website

  • Issued on a per-vehicle basis

  • No limit to the number of permits issued per municipal address

  • Costs to remain the same as the current hangtags, except Barrie residents won't be charged $20 for third and subsequent permits

  • Resident permit will be valid for 2 calendar years

  • Existing resident waterfront hangtags will now expire December 31, 2023, and staff will transition away from issuing new hangtags ahead of the summer of 2022

  • Staff will be given authority to issue permits in exceptional scenarios

  • [City to approach Service Ontario and/or the two MPP offices about partnering with Service Ontario to issue the City waterfront hangtag when residents renew their plates]- removed by amendment

  • AMENDMENT by Deputy Mayor Ward:

  • That staff in the Traffic and Parking Services Department investigate ways to prevent long-term parking by nearby residents in waterfront lots and streets and report back to Finance and Corporate Services Committee

  • Amendment CARRIED unanimously

  • AMENDMENT by Councillor Riepma

  • To remove the above point #4 re: approaching Service Ontario

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

  • MOTION, as amended, CARRIED unanimously

🌇🌃 City Building Committee

🎨🗿 Public Art Program – 2022 Temporary Project and Maintenance Budget Allocation

  • Approved on consent

  • Report to Committee:

  • Approve up to $25,000 for temporary public art installations in 2022, funded from the Public Art Reserve

  • Approve up to $10,000 for maintaining the permanent works of art within the Public Art Inventory, also funded from the Public Art Reserve

  • Increase the number of Citizen representatives on the Barrie Public Art Committee to 10

  • Appoint the following to the Barrie Public Art Committee for the duration of the current Council Term (i.e., until November)

  • Andrea Araujo

  • Sharon Bagot

  • Emily Emond

  • Jenn Guerin

  • Craig Handy

  • Sarah Jensen

  • Laura Kelly

💡💨 Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Plan

🥒🎾 Investigation to Construct Professional Grade Pickleball Courts at Painswick Park (Ward 9)

  • Approved on consent

  • Staff Report:

  • To approve "Concept A" to add 8 dedicated pickleball courts with lighting, remove the existing soccer field, relocate the existing ball diamond, expand the existing parking area, and add new accessible pathways with lighting in Painswick Park

  • Authorize Development Services to proceed with the procurement process, to get started in the 2nd quarter of 2022

  • Development Services to host a Public Information Centre to seek public feedback on the preliminary design prior to any work proceeding

  • Transfer the existing budget of $650,000 for Pickelball Courts to Painswick Park Rehabilitation, and use the $1,260,000 already approved for Park Rehabilitation for construction of the proposed facility and associated park renewal

  • Operations Department to include $25,480 in the 2024 operating budget to offset the increased maintenance expenses

💉🗑 Needle Collection Kiosks and Public Access Naloxone Kits Pilot Programs Update

  • Held by Councillor N.Harris