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General Committee โ€“ Monday, November 1, 7pm

Updated: Oct 31, 2021

How did we get to November already??


Watch Online: https://youtu.be/P5hshyDmeUk

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=873294&GUID=50FE956B-4F24-444A-BFF5-27F81D27254C

Circulation List: https://barrie.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=878550&GUID=96AB5E9B-706D-4A1D-B32A-A278B6F8B31A&Options=info|&Search=


๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“Š Finance and Corporate Services Committee


๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿšง Water Service Repair - 352 Yonge St.


๐Ÿ”ซ๐Ÿญ Bylaw Exemption to Permit an Indoor Gun Range

  • Ask staff to work with the proponent, the Chief Firearms Office of Ontario, and the Barrie Police Service to identify applicable regulations, the potential amendments to City of Barrie by-laws that would be required to provide an exemption to allow for an indoor gun range on King Street, and any sensitive uses within 500 metres of the proposed location

  • Prepare a mailout to all affected businesses on King Street seeking feedback on the application with any costs associated to the mailout be the responsibility of the proponent and report back to General Committee.


๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Noise Bylaw Enforcement


๐ŸŒ‡๐ŸŒƒ City Building Committee


๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Cycling and Pedestrian Safety on Huronia Road

  • Recommending that staff investigate the feasibility of lowering the speed limit on Huronia Road, between Little Avenue and Big Bay Point Road, from 60km/hr to 50km/hr

  • Recommending that staff investigate opportunities that would be cost effective to enhance active transportation safety for cyclists and pedestrians, including enhanced shoulders and line painting

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ท Active Transportation Planner

  • Recommending that staff investigate the feasibility of creating an Active Transportation Planner position to assist with the City's active transportation initiatives


๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ“ˆ Long Range Financial Plan and Financial Policy Framework Update 1

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=9920067&GUID=1CA5C365-AA9A-4038-BD8F-B3D2DD869B9E

  • Long Range Financial Plan: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=9918515&GUID=B0C6925C-3073-4765-80BB-87B941598566

  • Financial Policies and Framework (Revised): https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=9918516&GUID=A95BF3C6-D6F5-4A24-AB70-69BFD560AFC1

  • To receive the Long Range Financial Plan

  • To replace the existing Financial Policies Framework with the revised Financial Policies Framework

  • To implement strategies to strengthen the City's financial position:

  • Increase the contribution to the Dedicated Infrastructural Renewal Fund (Tax Capital Reserve) to 1%, starting in 2023

  • Allocate 50% of the Barrie Hydro Holdings Inc. dividend to the Tax Capital reserves and the remaining 50% to the Reinvestment Reserve, starting in 2023

  • Ask staff to bring forward an updated Development Charge Background Study and related by-law in 2023, and a proposed new Community Benefit Charge

  • To consider revising the phasing requirements in the Official Plan for the Salem and Hewittโ€™s Secondary Plan areas to ensure that future phases are not unreasonably developed before areas where capacity currently exists

  • Traditional front-ending agreements or credit agreements with longer payback periods be required for any Capital works in Phases 2 and 3 of the Salem and Hewittโ€™s Secondary Plan areas


๐Ÿšฐ๐Ÿ’ต Cost Recovery for Water and Sanitary Servicing for 1097 Mapleview Drive East (Ward 9)

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=9918700&GUID=AE17E916-AF6C-4E6E-BCEC-A943C1221490

  • Prepare a bylaw to authorize the recovery of capital costs for the installation of water and sanitary servicing of unserviced properties on Mapleview Drive East between Madelaine Drive and Yonge Street

  • Give property owners the option to pay the water charges over a 10-year period, interest free

  • Give property owners the option to pay the sanitary charges over a 10-year period, with interest, and base the interest cost on the City's weighted average cost of capital at the time of completion of the works


๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Private Tree Bylaw Review


๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšซ Investigation - No Stopping Anytime - Mapleton Avenue

  • Sponsor: N.Harris

  • Ask staff to investigate implementing "No Stopping Anytime" on Mapleton Avenue between Ardagh Road and Batteau Street/Silvercreek Crescent.


โœ‰๏ธ๐Ÿซ Invitation for Presentation - YMCA - Potential Plans for New YMCA

  • Sponsor: Ward

  • Invite the YMCA to give a presentation to City Council about potential plans for a new YMCA at H-Block in Downtown Barrie


๐Ÿง‘โ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿฅ Toxic Drug Crisis

  • Sponsor: N.Harris & Aylwin

  • Ask the Government of Canada to declare the overdose crisis a national public health emergency, so it is taken seriously and funded appropriately.

  • That the Government of Canada immediately seek input from the people most affected by this crisis (including municipalities), and meet with provinces and territories to develop a comprehensive, pan-Canadian overdose action plan, which includes comprehensive supports and full consideration of reforms that other countries have used to significantly reduce drug-related fatalities and stigma โ€“ such as legal regulation of illicit drugs to ensure safe supply of pharmaceutical alternatives to toxic street drugs, and decriminalization for personal use.


๐Ÿ’ฐโœ… Application to FCM Green Funds Program or MaRS Discovery District - Municipal Investment Infrastructure Fund

  • Sponsor: Lehman

  • If an application to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Green Funds program or MaRS Discovery District succeeds in securing funding for the feasibility study, then the City of Barrie will contribute $22,500 toward the feasibility study for a Municipal Infrastructure Investment Fund โ€“ funded by $5,000 from the Mayor's Office existing budget, and $17,500 from the Reinvestment Reserve.


๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿง’ COVID-19 Immunization Clinics - Youth Under 12

  • Sponsor: Ward

  • Negotiate with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit for the use of meeting / pre-school / community room spaces within Community Centres as potential immunization clinic locations for youth under 12, and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute any documents that may be required.

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