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General Committee โ€“ Wednesday, April 5, 7pm

Tax ratios for 2023, Development Income from 2022, and a new Private Tree Bylaw, plus some positive changes to (hopefully) better care for our urban forests


Watch Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPOQw5H6Yb4

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=1079246&GUID=8DEE68E1-DDF7-468A-A9EC-E570C122B560

Meeting Location: Council Chambers



๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“‘ Presentations

  • Nil


๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“‘ Committee Reports


๐Ÿšธ๐Ÿšจ Community Safety Committee

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿคท Affordability Committee



๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿ—‚ Staff Reports


๐Ÿ—๏ธ๐Ÿ™๏ธ Zoning Bylaw Amendment โ€“ 303 Cundles Road East (Ward 3)

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11812914&GUID=75B18EB4-1144-4342-B116-1BE79420E4B3

  • To approve the rezoning from "General Commercial with Special Provisions" (C4 SP-520 SP-530) to "General Commercial with Special Provisions" (C4 SP-520 SP-530 SP-XXX), in order to allow for a residential apartment development at 303 Cundles Rd. E.

  • Special provisions:

  • Reduce rear yard setback to 3.4m outside of the 14m setback required for Highway 400 (currently 7m)

  • Increase maximum building height to 45m / 12 storeys (currently max.6 storeys)

  • Increase maximum new residential units to 505 (currently 200) โ€“ 120 units are already built and occupied

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿชง Municipal Street Naming for Streets in the Harvie Road Draft Plan of Subdivision (Ward 6)

๐Ÿ—๏ธ๐Ÿ™๏ธ Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application โ€“ 181 Burton Avenue (Ward 8)

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11812916&GUID=747415BB-3819-401F-B01C-D8BC4391CE9D

  • To approve the rezoning from "General Commercial" (C4) to "Mixed Use Corridor with Special Provisions" (MU2 SP-XXX)

  • Special provisions:

  • reduce parking ratio to 0.9 spaces per residential unit (currently 1)

  • reduce minimum ground floor height to 2.7m (currently 4.5m)

  • increase maximum side yard setback to 12m (currently 3m)

  • permit front yard to not be fully paved

  • increase parking lot area coverage to 42% (currently 35%)

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ Golfdale Road No Parking Anytime Restrictions (Ward 4)

๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ‘‹ 2023 Tax Ratios

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11812923&GUID=07D4DA25-EC3F-406B-91AB-2098CC5A0D8A

  • Establish the following tax ratios for the 2023 taxation year:

  • residential / farm property class 1

  • new multi-residential 1

  • multi-residential 1

  • commercial occupied 1.433126

  • industrial occupied 1.516328

  • pipelines 1.103939

  • farmlands 0.25

  • managed forest 0.25

  • landfills 1.067122

  • Maintain 2 sub-classes for Farmland Awaiting Development, at the following discounts:

  • Phase I 25% discount from residential tax rate

  • Phase II 0% discount from the applicable property class tax rate

  • Continue with existing Rebates for Charitable and Non-Profit Organizations Program, providing a tax rebate of 40% of the current year's taxes, only to the leased space occupied by the organization (eligible organizations to submit annual application and provide evidence of taxes paid)

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“Š 2022 Year End Development Charge Reports and Treasurer's Statement

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿž 2022 Year End Cash In Lieu of Parkland Report and Treasurer's Statement

๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿงพ Private Tree Bylaw and Ecological Offsetting Review

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11812940&GUID=66AAA186-6589-4A8A-9FD3-CF5187871948

  • To replace the Private Tree Bylaw (see Appendix "A" of Staff Report)

  • To approve a full-time Urban Forester position, to support the implementation of the improvements to the Tree Bylaw, and of a Private Land Tree Planting Grant Program and Ecological Offsetting Program, partially funded from the Ecological Offsetting Reserve generated from Tree Removal Compensation Fees

  • Update the Fees Bylaw to include an Ecological Offsetting fee of $57,500 per hectare of woodland removal and $500 per tree for individual tree replacement value as an interim measure until an Ecological Offsetting Policy is approved by Council

  • Direct the Operations and Development Services Departments to develop an Ecological Offsetting Policy to achieve a No Net Loss (NNL) target for terrestrial natural heritage systems, including the creation and restoration of forest habitat on city-owned lands and a tree planting grant program to subsidize tree planting on private property, and report back to Council by October

  • Direct Development Services and Operations Departments to form a tree bylaw standards subcommittee, including representatives from the land development and professional consulting community to review and update tree protection standards

  • Approve a full-time Restoration Ecologist position in Development Services, fully funded from the Ecological Offsetting Program fees to administer the program, including review and approval of Ecological Impact Statements (EIS) required with development applications that are no longer reviewed by the Conservation Authorities under Bill 23, and to support the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of natural heritage features identified through the program

  • Establish an Ecological Offsetting Reserve to fund terrestrial natural heritage creation and restoration to achieve the No Net Loss target, the private lands tree planting grant program, and the positions identified in the report required to administer and implement the program



๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Item of Discussion


Invitation to Present โ€“ Downtown Barrie BIA

  • Sponsors: Morales, Hamilton

  • Invite the Downtown Barrie BIA to give a presentation to Council on their 2023 Operating and Capital Budget, as well as their operations





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