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General Committee โ€“ Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 6pm

Updated: Jan 5

A packed Agenda for this break-from-the-summer-break!

Meeting Location: Council Chambers

ABSENT: Harvey, Harris

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ™๏ธ Public Meetings

  • Nil

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“‘ Presentations

  • Nil

โธ๏ธโฏ๏ธ Deferred Business

  • Nil

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“‘ Reports of Reference, Advisory or Special Committees

๐Ÿšธ๐Ÿšจ Community Safety Committee

๐Ÿšธ๐Ÿ›‘ Adult School Crossing Guard Program

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Direct staff to investigate the feasibility of implementing an Adult School Crossing Guard Program for the City, including costs and staffing requirements, and report back to General Committee

  • Direct staff to reach out to the Simcoe County School Boards as part of the process, concerning assistance and/or partnerships

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ No Parking Anytime โ€“ Cityview Circle (Ward 6)

๐Ÿšฆ๐Ÿšธ Controlled Crosswalk on Baldwin Lane at Marshall Street (Ward 8)

๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿ› Infrastructure and Community Investment Committee

โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ Blue Box Transition and Solid Waste Collection Contract

๐Ÿšฒโ™ป๏ธ Landfill Bike Diversion Pilot Program

  • HELD by Kungl

  • To refer this recommendation back to the Active Transportation and Sustainability Committee for further discussion: "That the Landfill Bike Diversion Pilot Program be formalized, and that Firebird Community Cycle be the recipient of the donations."

  • Kungl held to get more information about what information was requested from the Active Transportation and Sustainability Committee regarding this item. Riepma explained the Infrastructure and Community Investment Committee had discomfort with the sole-sourcing aspect of the item. Kungl said she'd take this off-line with staff to work on it. Nuttall suggested a specific organization shouldn't be recommended, but an action, with staff guidance on procurement.

  • APPROVED, unanimously

๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ’ฐ Firebird Community Cycle

  • APPROVED on consent

  • To receive the proposal for information purposes, but not take any action: "That staff in the Development Services Department meet with Firebird Community Cycle to seek grant funding opportunities and/or partnership opportunities in support of viable locations for a permanent space and report back to the Infrastructure and Community Investment Committee."

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿšฒ Grant to Support Community Based Cycling Groups

  • HELD by Kungl

  • To receive the proposal for information purposes, but not take any action: "That staff in the Development Services Department investigate the creation of a grant to support community-based cycling groups to advance the City's cycling objectives through education, outreach and supporting residents' access to bicycles and report back to the Infrastructure and Community Investment Committee."

  • Kungl asked for some clarity from staff on how to bring this forward, since it aligns with goals & objectives, including establishing Barrie as a cycle-friendly community. McAlpine explained recreation and sport grant has supported three cycling initiatives, so establishing an additional grant seemed counter-intuitive given city's resources.

  • APPROVED, unanimously

๐Ÿ๐ŸŒณMaple Leafs [sic] Forever

  • HELD by Courser

  • The City of Barrie recognizes the importance of the native maple tree, our arboreal emblem, and we commit to favour planting native maples whenever a maple tree is called for in any municipal planting project

  • Courser noted the mis-spelling of the title indicated the hockey team and not the tree.

  • AMENDMENT by Courser: To remove the word "Leafs" in the title and replace it with "Trees"

    • CARRIED unanimously

  • MOTION, as amended APPROVED unanimously

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿคท Affordability Committee

๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿ—‚ Staff Reports

๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿฆ† Bear Creek Wetland - Marta Crescent Flooding Issue (Ward 6)

  • Approve the funding request for the capital construction and ongoing maintenance of a dewatering initiative at Marta Crescent and the Bear Creek wetland

    • Increase funding by $350,000 for 2023 to Capital Project EN1513, from the Tax Capital Reserve

    • Present the 2024 operating budget to Council in late 2023, including an additional $400,000 to fund ongoing operations and maintenance of the dewatering

  • AMENDMENT by Nigussie: To add the following paragraph: c) that staff in Corporate Asset Management report back to the Infrastructure and Community Investment Committee on the effectiveness of the project by September, 2024.

    • CARRIED unanimously

  • MOTION, as amended, APPROVED unanimously (Morales asked for a separate report)

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿชง Municipal Street Naming for Industrial Plan of Subdivision - 80 Big Bay Point Road and 315 Bayview Drive (Ward 8)

๐Ÿข๐Ÿฌ Zoning Bylaw Amendment - 667-675 Yonge Street (Ward 9)

  • Approve the rezoning from 'Residential Single Detached Dwelling First Density' (R1) to 'Mixed Use Corridor - Special Provision' (MU2)(SP-XXX)

  • Special Provisions:

    • lands shall be developed in accordance with the Conceptual Site Plan attached, re: building height, placement & setbacks, location & configuration of amenity areas, location & configuration of landscape strips, drive aisles & parking areas

    • maximum side yard setback (north) of 34m permitted (current max. 3m required)

    • minimum exterior side yard setback of 0.5m to the daylighting triangle permitted (current min. 1.5m required)

    • rear facade step-back won't apply (current min. 45-degree angular plane at height above 7.5m using a min. 3m step-back required)

    • maximum building height of 36.5m permitted (current max. height 25.5m permitted)

    • minimum setback of 0.5m to underground parking structure from daylighting triangle permitted (current 3m required)

  • This approval would permit the development of an 11-storey mixed-use development with 249 residential units and 797 sq.m of ground floor commercial area

  • AMENDMENT by Morales: To add a section g) to paragraph 2: "That notwithstanding the provisions set out in Section in Bylaw 2009-141, a minimum of 50% of the ground floor building frontages abutting public streets will consist of commercial or institutional uses.", and to add a new paragraph 5: "That at the time of Site Plan, the applicant is encouraged to consider the following: creative garbage collection solutions, EV parking rough-ins, and the use of creeping thyme and clover grass."

    • CARRIED, unanimously

  • MOTION, as amended, CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿšœโ›๏ธ Zoning Bylaw Amendment - 518-524 Tiffin Street (Ward 5)

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Approve the rezoning from 'Environmental Protection' (EP) to 'General Industrial - Special Provision' (GI)(SP-XXX) and 'Open Space' (OS)

  • Special Provisions:

    • minimum side yard setback of 0m permitted adjacent to existing building (current 3m required)

    • minimum rear yard setback of 0m permitted adjacent to existing building (current 7m required)

    • no continuous landscape buffer required along portions of the applicable north & east lot lines adjacent to the existing building on-site (current 3m required)

    • permit outdoor storage within the front yard (current not permitted)

    • continuous fence to be constructed along lot lines around perimeter of site to screen outdoor storage from view from the street (current fencing required to be setback from front, rear & side lot lines)

    • outdoor storage of sand, gravel, stone or soil to be permitted (currently not)

    • consider 518, 520, 522 and 524 Tiffin Street as one lot for purposes of zoning interpretation and implementation

  • This approval would permit indoor and outdoor storage and warehousing (including the front yard) to facilitate the related landscaping component of the existing Pioneer Family Pools Barrie Inc., which operates their commercial store at 42 Anne Street South.

๐Ÿšธ๐ŸŽ๏ธ Rates of Speed Bylaw Update

๐Ÿ—๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฐ Federal Housing Accelerator Fund Update

  • Direct staff in Development Services, in collaboration with other departments, to submit a Housing Accelerator Fund Action Plan that includes the initiatives in Appendix "A", along with all additional required documentation to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) as the municipality's application under the Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF) program

    • Proposed initiatives total 900 incentivized units, with a budget of $11,100,000 and estimated HAF Revenue of $43,808,000

  • Morales held for questions to staff.

  • CARRIED unanimously (Morales asked for separate report)

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿš๏ธ Facilities Planning and Development 2023 Capital Funding

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Increase the 2023 budgets by $1,819,000 for five projects, funded from the Tax Capital Reserve

    • Allandale Historic Train Station Development

    • MacLaren Arts Centre RTU Replacement and Roofing

    • Transit Terminal Exterior Door Replacement

    • Allandale Recreation Centre Sidewalk Paver Replacement

    • Eastview Arena Parking & Light

  • Decrease the 2023 budget for City Hall Redevelopment by $1,200,000 and return the funding to the Tax Capital Reserve

  • Decrease the 2024 budget for City Hall Redevelopment by $619,000 and return the funding to the Tax Capital Reserve

๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿค 115 Bayfield - Reimbursement of Cash-In-Lieu Charge

๐Ÿ”๐Ÿชฆ Archaeological Investigation - Hewitt Secondary Plan Area (Ward 10)

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Authorize the CAO and General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management to negotiate a Development Charge Credit Agreement with Hewitt's Creek Landowners Group and their Trustee for the Archeological Investigations related to the Hewitts Pump Station and Forcemains Project (burial sites were discovered in this area in 2022)

  • Approve a budget of $1.5m for the project in 2023, with funding from future Wastewater Development Charge Credits

๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‘ฅ Confidential Personal Information Matter - Appointments and Terms of Reference Updates to Various Committees and Board

  • HELD by Thomson

๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ Textile Collection Program - Agreement Extensions

๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Items of Discussion

๐Ÿ’Œ๐ŸŽจ Invitation to Present - Art and Water Group

๐Ÿค๐Ÿค Confidential Potential Disposition of Land Matter - City Properties

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Sponsors: Nixon, Harris

๐Ÿ“ฅ๐Ÿ”„ Circulation List Referrals

๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ Automated Speed Enforcement Systems

๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ Short Term Rental Controls

  • Fort Erie has resolved to ask the province to establish a regulatory framework requiring digital platforms such as AirBNB and VRBO to require owners using the platforms to comply with municipal planning and licensing regulations, and prevent advertising of properties that aren't registered with the relevant municipality.

  • They are also asking the province to work with municipalities to address situations in which long-term housing stock has been lost to corporate ownership of short-term rental properties.

  • MOVED by Riepma to refer this item to the Affordability Committee (Morales changed to Community Safety Committee)

  • APPROVED [FOR: Riepma, Nixon, Kungl, Courser, Thomson, Nigussie, Hamilton; AGAINST: Morales]



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