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General Committee โ€“ Wednesday, March 1, 7pm

Updated: Mar 1

A packed agenda tonight! Including the 2022 Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Report, and the 2022 Drinking Water Report.


Engage's Follow-up: coming soon!

Minutes: not yet available

Watch Again: https://www.youtube.com/live/TjU4cXpyq1I?feature=share

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=1079237&GUID=6DE1ED77-BBF5-441C-83AD-78DB52940A9E

Meeting Location: Council Chambers



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

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

๐Ÿค๐Ÿค Land Disposition Matter โ€“ Victoria Street and Innisfil Street

  • APPROVED on consent

  • That staff undertake the actions identified in the confidential item for discussion dated February 1, 2023 concerning a confidential land disposition matter - Victoria Street and Innisfil Street.


๐Ÿšธ๐Ÿšจ Community Safety Committee

๐Ÿซ๐Ÿค Agreement with School Board โ€“ Use of Facilities

  • HELD by Hamilton

  • Proposal: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11663994&GUID=71FA07CE-9C38-4248-9D24-B74E0696ED92

  • Authorize the CAO and GM of Community and Corporate Services to negotiate an agreement with the Simcoe County School Boards to open school facilities for after school and weekend programming, with the following considerations:

  • initial focus on locations to be in under-serviced areas, including downtown, NW Barrie and SE Barrie, and proximity to vulnerable young people & at-risk youth

  • programming utilizing community volunteers & organizations to greatest degree possible with the inclusion of community partners

  • insurance and liability associated with use of schools

  • programming to commence Sept.1

  • Staff in Recreation & Culture Services to report back to General Committee on the resources required to coordinate this program

  • Staff apply for any available provincial or federal funding that would support the organization & implementation of the programming

  • Hamilton was concerned about capacity and availability for community groups already using the schools, but was reassured they weren't going to be edged out with this proposal

  • MOTION CARRIED, unanimously

  • Morales asked for a separate report (meaning this item will have it's own section to be voted on when this comes before City Council)

๐Ÿ‘ฎโฒ๏ธ Enhancement of Proactive Property Standards Bylaw Enforcement

๐Ÿš๏ธ๐ŸŒพ Property Standards

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿคท Affordability Committee


๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Correspondence from Allandale Neighbourhood Association re: Bill 23

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ๐Ÿชง Heritage Conservation District โ€“ Blake Street & Dundonald Street Area

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Proposal: That staff in the Development Services Department investigate the feasibility and costs associated with conducting a study related to Section 40(1) of the Ontario Heritage Act to establish a Heritage Conservation District for the north side of Blake Street and the east side of Dundonald Street and report back to the Heritage Barrie Committee.

  • Receive the correspondence for information purposes (i.e., no action taken)

๐Ÿ“‹๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป Heritage Planner Position

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Proposal: That a Heritage Planner position responsible for heritage conservation, preservation, restoration, and promotion for the community be considered as part of the 2023 Budget.

  • Receive the correspondence for information purposes (i.e., no action taken)

๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ“œ Municipal Heritage Register - 62 High Street

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Add 62 High Street to the Municipal Heritage Register as a listed property

๐Ÿชง๐Ÿฐ Designated and Listed Properties Plaque Policy

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ๐Ÿชง Heritage Conservation District

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Direct staff in Development Services to prepare a report with a description of the Heritage Conservation Districts and report back to the Affordability Committee


๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿ—‚ Staff Reports


๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ๐Ÿ›’ Zoning Bylaw Amendment - 651, 659, 665, 669 and 673 Mapleview Drive East (Sobeys) (Ward 9)

  • HELD by Morales

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11669686&GUID=7FB0EB24-602E-4A59-A7C1-94779779A211

  • Rezone from Agriculture (AG) to General Commercial with Site Specific Provisions (C4, SP-XXX)

  • Special Provisions to include:

  • reduce front yard (Mapleview) setback from 6m to 5m

  • increase maximum building height from 9m to 14m

  • permit an awning/canopy encroachment of 1m

  • This item was apparently held to discuss concerns that are more appropriate for the site plan review than the zoning amendment (such as traffic patterns and signals)

  • MOTION APPROVED unanimously

๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐Ÿชง Municipal Street Naming for Streets in the Mapleview South (Innisfil) Ltd. Plan of Subdivision (Ward 10)

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ›‘ Mapleton Avenue Stopping Prohibited (Ward 6)

๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ“‘ Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Summary Report โ€“ 2022

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11669691&GUID=9DE0F896-7969-4563-BB49-C65D6B84246D

  • Put application intake periods on hold for the Affordable Housing and Redevelopment Grant Programs offered through the CIP until

  • Development Services & Finance have had an opportunity to investigate financial implications of Bill 23, as it relates to Development Charge (DC) exemptions and reductions, and

  • Development Services updates the Affordable Housing Strategy, which may include amending the CIP in response to Bill 23, as well as improving financial incentives offered by the Affordable Housing and Redevelopment Grant Programs

  • Schedule a Statutory Public Meeting to initiate amendments to section 8.2 of the CIP, to provide further clarity with respect to the eligibility requirements for renovations and improvements to heritage buildings that qualify for funding through the Preservation of Built Heritage Grant Program

  • Allow staff to schedule Statutory Public Meetings, when appropriate, to amend the CIP

๐Ÿ“œโณ Bill 109 Implementation Update

๐Ÿšฐ๐Ÿ“‘ Water Operations Branch 2022 Drinking Water System Reports

๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‘ฅ Confidential Personal Information Matter โ€“ Appointment to Various Advisory Committees

  • HELD by Riepma (at Nuttall's request)

  • this discussion was taken in camera after the public portion of the meeting


๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Items for Discussion


๐Ÿ’Œ๐ŸŽ“ Invitation to Present to Council โ€“ Lakehead University

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Sponsor: Thomson

  • Invite Lakehead University to give a presentation on the potential expansion of programming in Barrie, at the Barrie campus

๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ”ฅ Invitation to Present to Council โ€“ Napoleon

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Sponsor: Thomson

  • Invite Napoleon to give a presentation on their sustainability initiatives

๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Invitation to Present to Council โ€“ Dr. Mike Moffatt

  • APPROVED on consent

  • Sponsor: Thomson

  • Invite Dr. Mike Moffatt to give a presentation on housing and marketing dynamics

๐Ÿ’Œ๐ŸŸ๏ธ Invitation to Present to Council โ€“ Tourism Barrie / Consultant for Sadlon Arena Expansion

  • HELD by Kungl

  • Sponsor: Harvey

  • Invite Tourism Barrie and the consultant retained to review expansion options for the Sadlon Arena to give a presentation

  • This item was held to enquire if it was possible to arrange a tour of the facility for Council โ€“ this will be organized by staff

  • MOTION CARRIED, unanimously


๐Ÿ“จโ†ช๏ธ Circulation List Referrals


๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ’ฐ Freshwater Action Plan Fund

๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ™๏ธ SkyDev re: Rental and Affordable Housing

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ™๏ธ Staff Memo to accompany Skyline/SkyDev regarding CIP





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