General Committee – Monday, May 9, 7pm

Updated: Jun 22

A packed Agenda! Reports and recommendations from Finance & Corporate Services and City Building, extending the Sandbox Centre's lease, merging the Allandale & Downtown Transit Hub projects, and finalizing the 2022 Taxes.


Minutes: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=M&ID=913805&GUID=8B18DD04-6742-4E94-86E3-660435A158CA

Watch Again: https://youtu.be/lvTm-sO2vKs

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=913805&GUID=8B18DD04-6742-4E94-86E3-660435A158CA

Circulation List: https://barrie.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=953327&GUID=0CE18A91-CEE1-4A55-926E-6C399B7C26A5&Options=info|&Search=



ON LEAVE: Lehman


💰📊 Finance and Corporate Services Committee


💰📑 2021 Investment Management Annual Report


📊📒 2022 First Quarter Internal Audit Status Report


✍️📜 Amendment to the Seniors Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

  • APPROVED on Consent

  • Replace the mandate with:

  • "To advise City Council and staff on all matters relating to seniors, which impact municipal matters for the City of Barrie."

  • Replace the objectives with:

  • "To provide advice and recommendations to City Council concerning opportunities to make Barrie a more senior friendly community focused on services, roles, and responsibilities within the City of Barrie related to housing, transportation, communications, and civic participation;

  • To actively seek input from seniors in the community;

  • To review the Age-Friendly Plan related to seniors’ issues and make recommendations; · To annually develop a workplan, inclusive of a City of Barrie supported Town Hall; and

  • To annually report on accomplishments."



🌇🌃 City Building Committee


🦉🦆 Nature Barrie - Bird Friendly Designation

  • APPROVED on Consent

  • Support Nature Barrie's efforts to apply to Nature Canada on the City's behalf to become certified as a Bird Friendly City

  • Once certified, staff to explore partnership opportunities with Nature Barrie to communicate and celebrate the City's new status


📑🏰 Municipal Heritage Register

  • APPROVED on Consent

  • Add the following to the Municipal Heritage Register as listed properties:

  • 101 Cumberland Street

  • 11 Rodney Street


🚧🏛 Amend Application to Alter Designated Heritage Building – Armoury Building, 36 Mulcaster

  • APPROVED on Consent

  • Consent to a roof replacement with Enviroshake or Enviroshingle




🏢🏖 Sandbox Centre

  • APPROVED on Consent

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=10867653&GUID=1D0040B0-DDB8-4033-8908-B8658644CCD0

  • Receive the report back on operations and impact of the Sandbox Centre

  • Approve the 2-year lease extension through September 20, 2025, under the same general terms and conditions

  • Grant a further 3-year lease extension (to September 18, 2028) with potential for a further 5-year period, under the same general terms and conditions, except:

  • Sandbox will be responsible for payment of their apportioned maintenance, utilities & property taxes on their space on an escalating scale:

  • 2026 – Sandbox will remit 33% of their apportioned amounts based on the calendar year beginning Jan.1, 2026

  • 2027 - Sandbox will remit 66% of their apportioned amounts

  • 2028 and upon any renewals of the lease – 100% of apportioned amounts

  • City will continue its annual partnership commitment of $35,000 per year through 2028

  • Sandbox will continue to provide annual reports addressing value and impact to City

  • Prior to the 5-year renewal being considered in 2028, Economic and Creative Development will present a report addressing Sandbox Centre's performance related to delivering value to the business, entrepreneurial and broader community, and overall contribution to achieving the City's goals related to developing a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem


🚍🚉 Allandale Transit Mobility Hub and Downtown Mini Hub

  • HELD by J.Harris

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=10867649&GUID=17CF20AA-4353-452A-85DB-EFAD95D2516C

  • Proceed with these projects

  • Consolidate the two projects and re-name to the Allandale and Downtown Transit Mobility Hubs, with total approved budget of $10,227,150, with $4.7M allocated to the pre-construction phase of the project

  • Once approval is received, execute a Transfer Payment Agreement with the Ministry of Transportation related to the public transit stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), and address the increases in estimated total project cost by using the remaining dollars previously assigned to Barrie for transit-related capital

  • Held to ask for some clarification and information for the public watching.

  • APPROVED unanimously


🚔🏢 Retention of 29 and 35 Sperling Drive


📈💵 202 Annual Procurement Activity Report


💸📈 2022 Tax Rates


💸🏬 2022 Downtown Barrie Business Association Levy


✉️🖼 Invitation to Present: MacLaren Art Centre

  • APPROVED on Consent

  • Sponsor: J.Harris

  • Invite the MacLaren Art Centre to present to Council on May 16, with an overview of the services provided by the organization





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