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General Committee โ€“ Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 7pm

Updated: Jan 6

Including a new Ecological Offsetting Policy, and the establishment of a Youth Council

EBO Summary: coming soon!

Meeting Location: Council Chambers

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

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿคท Affordability Committee

๐Ÿšด๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ Review of Right of Way Design Standards for Salem and Hewitt Areas

๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ Finance and Responsible Governance Committee

๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Economic / Trade Partnership Opportunities

  • Direct the Economic and Creative Economy Department to investigate the feasibility of a potential economic / trade partnership with the State of Michigan and the City's existing International partnerships and sister cities

  • APPROVED on Consent

โš–๏ธ๐Ÿฆน 2023 Year to Date Internal Audit Status Report

  • Report:

  • Receive the report as information

  • HELD by Thomson

  • Kungl declared pecuniary conflict of interest, due to Sadlon tenant being named in amendment, which has given funding to the organization she's employed with

  • AMENDMENT by Thomson

    • Refer to staff in Recreation and Culture Services in order to bring the Sadlon tenant in compliance with the existing agreement prior to executing a new lease agreement.

    • (referral motions are not debatable)

    • APPROVED unanimously (by all voting)

๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ”Œ Marina EV Charging Stations for Resident Waterfront Parking Pass Holders

๐Ÿšธ๐Ÿšจ Community Safety Committee

๐Ÿ’Œโ“ Update on Provincial and Federal Matters

  • Extend invitations to Barrie's Provincial and Federal Members of Parliament to provide updates to City Council on Provincial and Federal matters, with members of Council extending questions in advance of the presentation

  • APPROVED on Consent

๐Ÿ›‘๐Ÿšถ Investigation: All-Way Stop or other Pedestrian Safety Measures โ€“ Codrington & Rodney

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ Investigation: No Parking Anytime โ€“ Sydenham Wells and Penetanguishene Road

๐Ÿšฆ๐Ÿšฆ Investigation: Installing a Stoplight โ€“ Johnson Street and Grove Street

๐Ÿšธ๐Ÿšถ Investigation: Controlled Pedestrian Crossing Livingstone Street West and Longman Drive

๐Ÿšซ๐ŸŽ๏ธ Speed Reduction on Lakeshore

โณ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ Investigation: Two Hour Parking Limit โ€“ Davidson Street

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ Traffic Bylaw Amendment: No Parking Anytime on Quance Street

๐Ÿ›‘โœ‹ Investigation for 3-Way Stop โ€“ Anne St. N. & Hanmer St. W.

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ No Parking โ€“ Downing Crescent

๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿ—‚ Staff Reports

๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’ฐ Ecological Offsetting Policy

  • Staff Report:

  • Approve the Ecological Offsetting Policy

  • Update the Tree Protection Manual to reflect the new policy

  • HELD by Thomson

  • AMENDMENT by Thomson:

    • Amend the policy as follows: In section 2.0, "Ecological Offset Fees", add that if no tree removal permit is obtained by a landowner, a woodlot tree removal compensation fee of $140,500 per hectare and $1,220 per tree shall apply. In section 4.2 "Project Prioritization Schedule", add as a priority 1 (and re-number the rest) that in accordance with the Waterfront Master Plan, 1000 trees be planted along the waterfront, with a minimum of 50% of the trees planted city-wide in a given year be planted until 1000 trees planted is achieved.

    • CARRIED unanimously

  • MOTION, as amended, CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ’ต Delegation of Approval Authority for Certificate of Cancellation and Validation of Title

๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‘ท Alteration to Designated Heritage Building โ€“ 142 Collingwood Street (Ward 1)

๐Ÿ“›๐Ÿ“‡ Municipal Names Registry โ€“ Additional Names

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿš— Stanley Street - No Parking Anytime Restrictions (Ward 3)

๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ Establishment of a Youth Council

  • Staff Report:

  • Establish a Youth Council, and amend the Procedure Bylaw accordingly

  • Direct Legislative and Court Services to advertise for interested applicants for the positions

  • HELD by Harris

  • AMENDMENT by Harris:

    • [the entire amendment was never shared in Council, so it is unclear what, exactly, was voted on. Harris did read a change he'd made to his amendment's wording in Section 5, but not the full amendment]

    • Amended paragraph 5 of item 2 in the amendment to delete the first sentence and replace with "Council members shall be appointed for a 2-year term, and youth council members will be appointed for a 1-year term, with the option to extend a second year term"

    • He did mention changing ages, and hoping to get every high school represented, but the contents of item 1, the previous 4 paragraphs of item 2, or any other items in the amendment being voted on. It is highly problematic that an amendment was voted on without putting it in the public record.

    • APPROVED unanimously

  • MOTION, as amended, CARRIED unanimously

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿชง Request for Exemption from Sign Bylaw โ€“ 833 Yonge Street (Ward 9)

๐Ÿค๐Ÿ• Confidential Request for Exemption to Animal Control Bylaw

  • Confidential personal information matter

  • APPROVED on Consent

๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Items of Discussion

๐Ÿ’Œ๐ŸŽช Invitation to Present โ€“ Carnival Barrie

  • Sponsor: Morales

  • Notice: none provided

  • Invite Carnival Barrie to give a presentation about its September 2023 Carnival Barrie Latin Festival celebration

  • APPROVED on Consent

โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Correspondence in Support of IOOF's Funding Request to the Federal Government โ€“ Ukrainian Refugees

  • Sponsor: Harris

  • Notice: none provided

  • Send correspondence to the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in support of the IOOF's funding request for their organization to continue supporting Ukrainian refugees in the City of Barrie

  • HELD by Harris

  • AMENDMENT by Harris:

    • to change the wording to "Send correspondence... for their organization to receive compensation for housing and support already provided to Ukrainian refugees in the City of Barrie"

    • APPROVED unanimously

  • MOTION, as amended, APPROVED unanimously

โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฅ Appointment to the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame Board

  • Sponsor: Nigussie

  • Notice: none provided

  • Appoint Morales to replace Nigussie on the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame Board

  • APPROVED on Consent

๐Ÿ“ฅ๐Ÿ”„ Circulation List Referrals

๐Ÿข๐Ÿ˜๏ธ New Foundations Project: Quick Start for Affordable Housing Projects on Institutional Lands (Oct.4, A1)

  • Staff Memo: from M. Kowalchuk of Development Services, regarding update on the New Foundations Project: Quick Start for Affordable Housing Projects on Institutional Lands

  • Referred by: Harris

  • To refer this item to the Affordability Committee and invite the pastor from Mapleview Church to present to council some of the initiatives undertaken that align with this memo

  • APPROVED unanimously

๐Ÿท๏ธ๐Ÿค Potential Land Disposition, Dunlop St. E. (Oct.18, C3)

  • Confidential Correspondence concerning a potential land disposition matter re: Dunlop Street East area

  • Referred by: Thomson

  • To refer this item to the Finance and Responsible Governance Committee โ€“ getting a representative to come and present to the committee concerning this matter

  • APPROVED unanimously



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