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General Committee โ€“ Wednesday, January 11, 7pm

Updated: Jan 11

Council is back from the holidays, for what should hopefully be a quick and controversy-less meeting.


Engage's Follow-up: coming soon!

Minutes: not yet available

Watch Again: https://youtu.be/vq8fJ6snCNc

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=1070888&GUID=39157463-0B86-40CE-9F78-596603605C85


ABSENT: Morales


Mayor Nuttall began by introducing Paul Evans as the new Chief Building Official for the City of Barrie


Reports of Committees


๐Ÿšธ๐Ÿšจ Community Safety Committee


Staff Reports


๐Ÿค๐Ÿค Confidential Potential Disposition of Property Rights, Mapleview & Bayview

  • HELD by Harvey

  • Confidential potential disposition of property rights and instructions to be applied to negotiations on behalf of the municipality โ€“ negotiation of potential land lease for local branch of national charity โ€“ portion of Mapleview Drive and Bayview Drive

  • as this was a confidential item, it was discussed by Council in camera after the public portion of the meeting


๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿซ Grant Application for Skills Development Fund Round 3 Supported by Georgian College

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Staff Report (Economic and Creative Development Department): https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11555496&GUID=ECD2EA18-59D3-493F-A452-89A18F19A70C

  • Direct staff to apply to the Skills Development Fund (SDF) Round 3, through the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) for up to three years of funding, to address development and labour shortages within the manufacturing sector with Georgian College as the service delivery partner, with the following parameters:

  • City is the lead applicant

  • all costs incurred by the City to administer the program, including employee resources, be identified and supported as part of the application, and

  • Director of Economic and Creative Development is given authority to make decisions pertaining to the operation and execution of the program, in consultation with applicable departments and the General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management

  • If the application is successful, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be created between the City and Georgian College outlining program deliverables and financial approvals

  • Authorize the City Clerk to execute all required documents and facilitate the application and any associated funding approvals


๐Ÿข๐Ÿค Lease of City Owned Property โ€“ 24 Maple Avenue (Ward 2)

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Staff Report (Corporate Facilities Department): https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11555631&GUID=214C730C-6BB2-4ABB-8E60-5E5B648088A3

  • Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a commercial lease agreement for the former convenience store space at 24 Maple Street, with the following terms & conditions:

  • MVT Canadian Bus (the City's current transit operator) will lease the property as transit operator support space

  • approximately 500 square feet of vacant space

  • one-year term at rate of $26.50 per square foot, with optional annual renewal periods subject to 2% rate escalation

  • agreement to include a Right of Termination clause, to vacate the space upon completion of the Allandale Transit Hub


๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ— Second Request for Temporary Noise Exemption at 37 Johnson Street, Barrie for Fram + Slokker (Ward 1)

  • HELD by Riepma

  • Staff Report (Legislative and Court Services): https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11555495&GUID=5E39DCE3-A3DB-4C13-8920-21A6128086AB

  • Previous Request: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11463881&GUID=728A8F42-0180-4C77-9BFE-69C96CFEB868

  • Recommending to deny this second request, and uphold the parameters of the Noise Bylaw

  • AMENDMENT by Riepma โ€“ to grant the temporary exemption to allow noise until 8pm one day per week, Monday through Thursday, expiring on June 20, subject to conditions:

  • notification must be given to all residents within 500m and to Enforcement Services

  • applicant requested to restrict noise to 5pm whenever possible

  • crane lights will be turned off at 8pm

  • other lighting will be pointed away from adjacent residences

  • the boulevard is only to be used for receiving, not for long-term storage

  • if they fail to comply with the above, the exemption will be revoked

  • Riepma explained that this was to help the construction be completed before summer, when residents would want to be enjoying their time outdoors, and felt it was a good compromise.

  • MOTION, as amended APPROVED unanimously


๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‘ฅ Confidential Personal Information Matter โ€“ Appointments to Various Boards and Committees of Council

  • HELD by Thomson

  • Confidential Staff Report from Legislative and Court Services

  • as this was a confidential item, it was discussed by Council in camera after the public portion of the meeting


๐Ÿ—“๐Ÿ‘ฅ Schedule of City Council and General Committee Meetings for 2023 to 2026


Item from Circulation List


๐Ÿ“๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŒพ Correspondence from Barrie Farmers' Market





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