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Meeting Name: General Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/25/2020 6:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
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20-G-073 1  Staff Report - GCPATIOS EVERYWHERE PROGRAM - 2020 PATIO SEASON 1. That the application process and operating criteria for the Patios Everywhere Program as outlined in Appendix “A” to Staff Report DEV017-20 be approved for the 2020 patio season ending on October 15, 2020 and that the provisions governed in Business Licensing By-law 2006-266, as amended, shall not apply. 2. That the application process and operating criteria for the Refreshment Vehicle Program as outlined in Appendix “B” to Staff Report DEV017-20 be approved for the 2020 patio season ending on October 15, 2020 and that the provisions governed in Business Licensing By-law 2006-266, as amended, shall not apply until after October 15, 2020. 3. That any City of Barrie fees associated with the Patios Everywhere Program and Refreshment Vehicle Program be waived for the 2020 patio season ending October 15, 2020. 4. That any fees previously paid for a seasonal patio license for the 2020 patio season be refunded. (DEV017-20) (File: P00)   Not available Not available
20-G-074 1  Staff Report - GCSALE OF PARKING LOT - 23 COLLIER STREET (WARD 2) 1. That the City Clerk be authorized to execute an Agreement of Purchase and Sale between The Corporation of the City of Barrie (the “City”) and 2304614 Ontario Inc. (the “Buyer”) for the 864.8 square metres (0.21 acre) parcel of City-owned land described as Part Lot 59 S/S Collier Street, Plan 2 Part 1 SC452210, Barrie, (the “Property”) on the south side of Collier Street, also known municipally as 23 Collier Street, for the purchase price of $900,000, in a form approved by the Director of Legal Services and the Director of Economic and Creative Development, and subject to the following general terms and conditions: a) The Buyer acknowledges that acceptance of the offer, including all amendments, is conditional upon: i) The approval of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Barrie; ii) Completion of a survey of the property, at its own cost, to determine any encroachments and/or additional easements, to the City’s satisfaction; and iii) The Buyers acknowledgement and agreement to provide an easement for the existing electr   Not available Not available
20-G-075 1  Staff Report - GC2020 EMERGING MUSICIANS PROGRAM 1. That staff in the Economic and Creative Development Department continue the partnership with Ontario Musicians Cooperative, Inc. (OMCI) for 2020 to deliver the Emerging Musicians Program in an adapted manner that maintains adherence to mandated health measures due to COVID-19. 2. That the Director of Economic and Creative Development be authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the OMCI for delivery of the Emerging Musicians Program in a form that is satisfactory to the Director of Legal Services. 3. That staff in the Economic and Creative Development Department report back to General Committee concerning the 2020 operations of the program and associated impacts of the program as part COVID-19 Recovery Plan program reports. (ECD007-20)   Not available Not available
20-G-076 2  Staff Report - GC2019 BUDGET AND BUSINESS PLAN YEAR-END REPORT 1. That the 2019 Budget and Business Plan Year-End Report be received. 2. That the net 2019 year-end Tax Rate supported deficit of $54,093 be funded from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve (350230) in accordance with the City’s Financial Policies. 3. That $661,385 in discretional development charge discounts and exemptions granted during the year be partially funded from the DC Discounts and Exemptions Reserve (350390) in the amount of $238,181, with the remaining $423,204 to be funded from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve (350230). 4. That the net 2019 year-end Wastewater rate supported surplus of $1,682,771 after the following adjustments, be allocated 70% to the Wastewater Capital Reserve (341010) and 30% to the Wastewater Rate Stabilization Reserve (341030) in accordance with the City’s Financial Policies: a) $191,590 in discretional development charge discounts and exemptions granted during the year attributable to wastewater supported services be funded from the 2019 wastewater rate supported operating surplus. 5   Not available Not available
20-G-077 2  Staff Report - GC2019 YEAR END DEVELOPMENT CHARGE REPORTS AND TREASURER’S STATEMENT That the following 2019 Annual Development Charge Statements be received: a) The Annual Treasurer’s Development Charge Reserve Fund Statement attached as Appendix “A” to Staff Report FIN004-20; b) The Municipal Development Charge Reserve Fund Statement with Project Activity attached as Appendix “B” to Staff Report FIN004-20; c) The Listing of Section 13 Credits attached as Appendix “C” to Staff Report FIN004-20 owing where a front ending agreement existed prior to the first City by-law under the Development Charges Act, 1997; d) The Listing of Section 38 Credits attached as Appendix “D” to Staff Report FIN004-20 owing where a front ending agreement exists subsequent to the first City by-law under the Development Charges Act, 1997; and e) The Whiskey Creek Area Specific Development Charge Reserve Fund Statement attached as Appendix “E” to Staff Report FIN004-20. (FIN004-20) (File: F21A)   Not available Not available
20-G-078 2  Staff Report - GC2019 ANNUAL PROCUREMENT ACTIVITY REPORT That Staff Report FIN005-20 representing the 2019 Annual Procurement Activity Report, be received for information. (FIN005-20) (File: F00)   Not available Not available
20-G-079 2  Staff Report - GC2019 YEAR END CASH IN LIEU OF PARKLAND REPORT AND TREASURER’S STATEMENT That the following 2019 Annual Cash in Lieu of Parkland Statements be received: a) Cash in Lieu of Parkland Reserve Fund Statement attached as Appendix “A” to Staff Report FIN006-20; and b) Cash in Lieu of Parkland Project Activity attached as Appendix “B” to Staff Report FIN006-20. (FIN006-20) (File: F20)   Not available Not available
20-G-080 2  Staff Report - GC2020 TAX RATIOS AND CAPPING POLICIES 1. That the tax ratios for the 2020 taxation year be established as follows: a) Residential/farm property class 1.000000 b) New Multi-residential 1.000000 c) Multi-residential 1.000000 d) Commercial Occupied 1.433126 e) Industrial Occupied 1.516328 f) Pipelines 1.103939 g) Farmlands 0.250000 h) Managed forest 0.250000 2. That the capping program be funded by clawing back decreases from within the affected property tax classes. 3. That the recommended capping parameters for commercial and industrial properties be maintained, as follows: a) The property tax cap be set at an amount representing 10% of the previous year’s annualized taxes; b) Any property within +/- $500 of the Current Value Assessment (CVA) taxes be moved directly to CVA taxation; c) Any property that reaches the CVA level of taxation be removed from the capping program; d) Exclude any property whose classification changes from capped to clawed back, or vice versa; e) A minimum cap of 10% of the previous year’s CVA taxes; and f) Reassessment related increases for 20   Not available Not available
20-G-081 1  Staff Report - GCBARRIE COLTS/HORSEPOWER SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC. REQUEST FOR RELIEF 1. That Horsepower Sports and Entertainment Group Inc. (Barrie Colts) be provided the following economic support due to the impacts of COVID-19 on its operations at the Sadlon Arena: a) An extension in facility use, advertising and/or concession payment due dates for 60 days, for any payments due prior to June 30, 2020; b) A reduction in the next monthly facility use payment amount of $4,000, representing the City’s savings associated with the staff time that was not required due to the final two regular season games of the 2019-2020 season being cancelled; and c) A commitment to revisit the matter of further potential relief for Horsepower Sports and Entertainment Group Inc., 60 days after Council consideration of this recommendation. 2. That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute any agreements that may be required to document the arrangements, and upon approval of the form of agreement by the Director of Legal Services. (REC001-20) (File: R05D)   Not available Not available
20-G-082 1  Staff Report - GCELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS 1. That Traffic By-law 80-138, Section 4 “Parking Prohibited”, be amended by adding the following: 4(15) Electric Vehicles a) No person shall park a vehicle or any part of a vehicle in an Electric Vehicle Parking Space where such vehicle is not an Electric Vehicle. b) No person shall park a vehicle or any part of a vehicle in an Electric Vehicle Parking Space where such vehicle is not connected to an Electric Vehicle Charging Station and charging. 2. That Traffic By-law 80-138, Section 1 “Interpretation”, be amended by adding the following: (rr) “Electric Vehicle” shall mean: a) A vehicle that runs only on a battery and an electric drive train, or; b) A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that runs on a battery and an electric drive train, and also uses an internal combustion engine. (ss) “Electric Vehicle Charging Station” shall mean any facility or equipment that is used to charge a battery or other energy storage device of an Electric Vehicle. (tt) “Electric Vehicle Parking Stall” shall mean a parking space designated for the use of    Not available Not available
20-G-083 1  Item of Discussion - GCPARKING RESTRICTIONS - WILKINS BEACH (WARD 10) That staff in the Transit and Parking Strategy Department investigate the feasibility of implementing the City of Barrie Resident Waterfront Parking Pass only on Crimson Ridge Road, Valleyview Court, Royal Park Boulevard, Bluewater Trail and Capps Drive in order to limit access to Wilkins Beach and report back to General Committee. (Item for Discussion 8.1, May 25, 2020) (File: T02)   Not available Not available
20-G-084 1  Staff Report - GCCITY CENTRE OUTDOOR PATIO FEES - IMPACTS OF DUNLOP STREET EAST CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS (WARD 2) That staff be authorized to waive the City Centre Outdoor Patio application and associated on-street parking rate fees for the 2020 and 2021 patio season on Dunlop Street between Mulcaster Street and Toronto Street and including the side streets in recognition of the impacts of the Dunlop Streetscape construction. (INF003-20)(File: T04-2019-083) Councillor, K. Aylwin declared a potential pecuniary interest on the foregoing matter as his father owns property in the area. He did not participate in the discussion or vote on the matter. He left the virtual Council meeting.   Not available Not available
20-G-085 1  Staff Report - GCPEDESTRIANIZING DUNLOP STREET BETWEEN MULCASTER STREET AND CLAPPERTON STREET That, subject to confirmation of support from the BIA, Dunlop Street be closed to motorized vehicles from Mulcaster Street to Clapperton Street for a period of time from June 15, 2020 to October 15, 2020 to allow for pedestrian and cyclists-only experience in this section of downtown. (ECD008-20) Councillor, K. Aylwin declared a potential pecuniary interest on the foregoing matter as his father owns property in the area. He did not participate in the discussion or vote on the matter. He left the virtual Council meeting.   Not available Not available
20-G-086 1  Staff Report - GCACQUISITION OF PROPERTY FOR VARIOUS INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS (WARD 2 AND 8) 1. That staff be directed to complete the property acquisitions (the “Subject Properties”) described in Appendix “A” to Staff Report INF002-20. 2. That the Director of Legal Services be authorized to commence negotiations and/or expropriation proceedings to acquire fee simple interests or easements in the Subject Properties subject to capital budget approval of the associated projects. 3. That The Corporation of the City of Barrie make an application to City Council, as approving authority, for approval to expropriate the Subject Properties, and that the City Clerk be authorized to execute the necessary forms of application. 4. That the “Notice of Application for Approval to Expropriate” be served and published, and that any requests for inquiries received, pursuant to the “Notice of Application for Approval to Expropriate”, be forwarded to the Chief Inquiry Officer, and that the Chief Inquiry Officer be requested to report to Council with respect to any such request. 5. That the Director of Le   Not available Not available