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General Committee – Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 7pm

changes to the Housing Community Improvement Plan, updating the Procurement bylaw, water infrastructure for Hewitt's, and making members of Council the sole adjudicators for City grants (problematic!)


Meeting Location: Council Chambers



🗣️🏙️ Public Meetings

  • Nil



🧑‍🏫📑 Presentations

  • Nil



⏸️⏯️ Deferred Business


📋✅ Strategic Plan KPIs

  • Memorandum:  https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12970436&GUID=1788C3E6-1A33-4480-A7AD-344571D88CA5 from A. Rier, Business Performance Specialist regarding the Key Performance Indicators for Council's 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

  • Annual KPI report for 2023

  • Refer this back to staff in Business Performance and Internal Audit prior to a presentation to General Committee (this seems to ignore / defer the key issue of the KPIs - absolutely no affordable housing units have been built or even approved to date under this term of Council)


👷🛟 Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Committee

  • Staff Report:  https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12970694&GUID=65E034E6-EA1F-4C33-9B40-D06A70BBE55F

  • Establish a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Committee, including each of the following:

  • two City Councillors

  • a representative of Ontario Health or an entity that provides services to improve the physical or mental health of individuals in the community

  • a representative of an entity that provides educational services in the municipality

  • a representative of an entity that provides community or social services in the municipality

  • a representative of an entity that provides community or social services to children or youth in the municipality

  • a representative of an entity that provides custodial services to children or youth in the municipality

  • a representative from the Barrie Police Services Board

  • Barrie Police Services' Chief of Police, R. Johnston or his designate

  • Approve the draft Terms of Reference

  • Amend the Procedural Bylaw as follows:

  • Add the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Committee to the list of Special and Advisory Committees, with the mandate "To review the City of Barrie's 2021 to 2024 Community Safety and Well-Being Plan: Our Shared Plan for a Safer Barrie and provide advice to City Council on any potential revisions to the Plan as well as reporting on the status of the plan

  • Add to the chart contained in paragraph 14 of Schedule 'B' the Community Safety Well-Being Plan Committee identifying that it reports to the Community Safety Committee.

  • Authorize the Committee and staff to collaborate with the County of Simcoe to align Community Safety and Well-being Plans, where appropriate and feasible



📝📑 Reports of Reference, Advisory or Special Committees


🚸🚨 Community Safety Committee

🚫🛑 Investigation: No Stopping Zone - St. John Vianney Catholic School

🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️ Bike Lane - Grove Street

🛣️🚸 Raised Intersection - Madelaine Drive and Country Lane

🛑🚗 Investigation: Three-Way Stop - Anne Street North and Hanmer Street West

🏎️📸 Lease of Additional Speed Enforcement Cameras

  • Notice of Discussion Item:  https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12901634&GUID=D93EA8CE-53F6-4F9B-96F6-644776170B1F (Nuttall)

  • Authorize Development Services to lease two additional automated speed enforcement cameras to be funded through the program revenue in the operating budget

  • Direct Access Barrie to prepare a city-wide mailout about the cameras and traffic safety, at a cost of $10,000 to be funded through thte ASE program revenue in the operating budget


💰🤷 Affordability Committee

🚪🤗 2024 Doors Open Barrie

  • That staff in Access Barrie and Economic and Creative Development, in partnership with Tourism Barrie, assist Heritage Barrie with marketing for the Doors Open Barrie 2024 event


🏛️🛝 Infrastructure and Community Investment Committee



📑🗂 Staff Reports


🏙️🌆 Zoning Bylaw Amendment - 189, 191, 195, 197 Duckworth Street

  • Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12973560&GUID=F31F65A4-B281-446C-8A41-67434A2BEF88

  • Rezone the property from "Residential Single Detached Dwelling Second Density" (R2) to "Residential Multiple Dwelling Second Density with Special Provisions" (RM2)(SP-XXX)

  • Special Provisions:

    • decrease minimum front yard setback from 7m to 4m

    • increase minimum rear yard setback from 7m to 10.5m

    • increase minimum interior side yard setback from 1.8m to 24m

    • reduce minimum building setback to daylighting triangle from 7m to 1.8m

    • reduce minimum landscaped open space from 35% to 23% of lot area

    • increase maximum gross floor area from 60% to 81%

    • increase maximum building height from 10m to 12.8m

    • increase maximum density from 53 to 82 units per hectare

    • reduce unconsolidated amenity area from 12 sq.m to 9.5 sq.m per unit

    • provide a consolidated amenity space of 126 sq.m

    • reduce parking ratio from 1.5 to 1.2 spaces per dwelling unit

    • permit location and storage of refuse within in-ground containers


🚸🦺 Adult School Crossing Guard Program


💰🏙️ Proposed Housing Community Improvement Plan


🚫🅿️ Sydenham Wells and Penetanguishene Road No Parking


💰📊 2023 Budget and Business Plan Year-End Report


🛠️📊 2024 Capital Project Status Report Final

  • Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12973576&GUID=75395211-7431-4F4B-AE7D-5D1DE187CA28

  • Appendices: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12973566&GUID=E96FFB48-91A7-4A1E-955A-95986F89765C

  • Authorize staff to close projects with the "Cancelled", "Deferred", or "Completed" status

  • Authorize staff to release funding commitments of $30.1M and adjust funding plans as described in the Projects Returning Fund and Summary of Funding Adjustments

  • Authorize staff to increase funding commitments in amount of $3M and adjust funding plans as described in Projects Requesting Funding and Summary of Funding Adjustments

  • Authorize staff to reallocate funding commitments within the projects resulting in a net zero overall budget change and adjust funding plans as described in Projects Reallocating Fund and Summary of Funding Adjustments

  • Authorize staff to release funding commitments within capital program projects in amount of $9.8M, reallocate funding commitments between capital program projects, and adjust funding plans as described in Capital Program and Project Closures and Summary of Funding Adjustments


🧾📑 2022 and 2023 Annual Procurement Activity Report and Bylaw Update


🤝🚿 Development Charge Credit Agreement - Hewitt's Creek Secondary Plan Area - Forcemain and Pumping Station

  • Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12973579&GUID=FFEBFE87-5B9E-4F81-B67D-D6E012109988

  • Authorize the General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management to negotiate a Development Charge Credit Agreement with the developers for the design of the Hewitts Pump Station and Forcemains

  • Approve a budget of $3M ($250,000 in 2024, $1,500,000 in 2025, and $1,250,000) for environmental assessments, engineering services, field investigations and city staff costs, with funding from future Wastewater Development Charge Credits

    • reduce the forecasted budgeted in 2029 and beyond by $3M

  • Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the negotiated Development Charge Credit Agreement

  • Authorize the Infrastructure team to oversee the procurement and design phase of the Hewitt Pump Station anf Forcemains Project, with an annual cost of $159,542 to be recovered from the capital project


🌊📑 2023 Municipal Stormwater Management System Report


💰🏀 Recreation and Sport Community Grant Adjudication Process

  • Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12973574&GUID=14EF7492-8A6B-4449-B079-4D56F8F309D5

  • Change the adjudication panel for this grant to be made up of the five members of the Infrastructure and Community Investment Committee

    • Authorize the ex-officio members to appoint an alternate member of Council to serve in their place

  • Have this change take effect immediately, so the new panel can adjudicate the applications received for the Spring 2024 Recreation and Sport Community Grant intake process

  • This is taking away staff involvement in the decision-making process, and leaving it entirely up to five members of Council who will receive grant money - this appears to be a highly problematic and unethical setup


Bright Futures Barrie Grant Adjudication Process

  • Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12973575&GUID=C6381073-A148-46D4-87C9-1E98ADB778AF

  • Change the adjudication panel for this grant to be made up of the five members of the Community Safety Committee

    • Authorize the ex-officio members to appoint an alternate member of Council to serve in their place

  • Have this change take effect immediately, so the new panel can adjudicate the applications received for the 2025/2026 Bright Futures Barrie grant intake process in the fall of 2024

  • As above, this is taking away staff involvement in the decision-making process, and leaving it entirely up to five members of Council who will receive grant money - another apparently problematic and unethical setup



📑🗂 Reports of Officers of the Corporation

  • Nil



💡🗣️ Items of Discussion

  • Nil



📥🔄 Circulation List Referrals

  • Nil



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