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General Committee – Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 7pm

more support for the Poet Laureate program, disc golf, allowing four units on residential properties, and updating the Waste Management bylaw


Meeting Location: Council Chambers



🗣️🏙️ Public Meetings

  • Nil



🧑‍🏫📑 Presentations

  • Nil



⏸️⏯️ Deferred Business

  • Nil



📝📑 Reports of Reference, Advisory or Special Committees


💸🤷 Affordability Committee


🪧🛶 Nine Mile Portage Signage

  • Direct Development Services to consult with the Ontario Heritage Trust regarding the location, design and content of the signage for the Nine Mile Portage and report back to the Heritage Barrie Committee



🏛️🫂 Infrastructure and Community Investment Committee

🎭🎤 Amendment to Terms of Reference and Funding for Poet Laureate Program

  • Amend the Terms of Reference for the current term of Poet Laureate, with annual reporting to Council via memorandum of program activities

  • Add that the Poet Laureate is to organize one event or project per year aimed at increasing awareness of and involvement in the literary arts

  • Add that the Poet Laureate is to write one new piece of work that can be used by the City to promote the program and the community, with rights given to the City to use as it sees fit

  • Increase the annual stipend to $2,500, with an additional $1,500 annually provided to fund a poetry-focused public event or community poetry project, and up to $250 provided for kilometre reimbursement for related travel

🥏⛳️ Development of Disc Golf Plan

  • Direct the Parks Planning Branch to investigate the feasibility of developing new disc golf infrastructure including on the City-owned land at Park Place and/or other City-owned properties with the related costing, and include consultation with the broader disc golf community, and report back to General Committee

  • direct the Parks Planning Branch to also investigate the feasibility of updating the Parks Strategic Plan in 2025 with related costing



📑🗂 Staff Reports


🏢🏙️ Zoning Bylaw Amendment - 284 & 286 Dunlop St. W and 119 & 121 Henry Street (Ward 2)

  • Rezone from 'General Commercial' (C4) and 'Residential Multiple Dwelling First Density' (RM1) to 'Mixed Use Node with Special Provisions, Hold' (MU1)(SP-656)(H-161)

  • Special Provisions:

    • reduce minimum landscape buffer area from 3m to 1.2m

    • increase maximum building height from 25.5m to 51m

    • reduce parking ratio from 1 space per 24 sq.m to 1 space per 50 sq.m of commercial gross floor area

    • reduce unconsolidated amenity area to minimum of 6.2 sq.m per residential unit (currently 12 sq.m required)


🚫🅿️ Sherwood Court No Parking Anytime Investigation (Ward 4)


🏘️🏘️ Proposed City-Wide Amendment to Permit Four Units on Residentially Zoned Lands


🧑‍🎨✍️ Delegation of Authority for Signing Artwork Loan Agreements and Artist Agreements for Temporary Works


Acquisition of Road Widening for Pedestrian Connection and Future Improvements - 228 Bayfield Street (Ward 2)


Waste Management Bylaw - Alignment with Waste System Changes



💡🗣️ Items of Discussion

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📥🔄 Circulation List Referrals

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