Meeting Name: Active Transportation and Sustainability Advisory Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/7/2023 5:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Sir Robert Barrie Room
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TMP-30969 2  Discussion ItemSIDEWALK NETWORK - PATHWAY AND CATWALK MAINTENANCE Craig Morton, Senior Manager of Operations, Roads, Stormwater and Fleet provided a presentation concerning the City of Barrie walkways. Mr. Morton discussed slides concerning the following topics: · Council’s policy related to walkway winter maintenance; · The City’s walkway inventory; · Walkway access and challenges with winter maintenance services; · Photographs illustrating examples of walkway obstacles; · The resources required to maintain all street-to-street walkways during the winter; · A chart illustrating preliminary works costs associated with all street-to-street walkways; · A summary of additional costs to be investigated related to walkway access; · The operational resources required for winter maintenance; · A chart illustrating a total cost summary for maintenance of all street-to-street walkways; · Snow-clearing challenges; · Photographs illustrating examples of walkways and snow clearing challenges; and · The spring cleanup and summer maintenance. Members of Committee asked a number of questions of Mr. MortonReceived  Action details Not available
TMP-31029 1  Discussion ItemREFERRED MOTION 23-G-180 - LANDFILL BIKE DIVERSION PILOT PROGRAM Nicholas Flinn declared a potential pecuniary interest on the foregoing matter as he is a volunteer member of the Firebird Community Cycle. He did not participate or vote on the matter. He remained in the Sir Robert Barrie Room. Councillor, B. Hamilton provided an overview of the referral motion 23-G-180 concerning the Landfill Bike Diversion Pilot Program. Chris Marchant, Manager of Solid Waste Operations provided a historical background of the Landfill Bike Diversion Pilot Program and using this as an opportunity to embrace a circular economy. Mr. Marchant described the intent of the program, to divert bicycles from the landfill, and repurposed by Firebird Community Cycle which is a non-profit organization for use by the community. The Committee asked a number of questions of Mr. Marchant and received responses. The Committee discussed their interest in a sustainable community, and they agreed that the recommendation concerning the Landfill Bike Diversion Pilot Program should indicate non-profit organizations,Received  Action details Not available
TMP-30976 3  RecommendationRecommendation: 23-G-180 REFERRED BY GENERAL COMMITTEE ON AUGUST 16, 2023 - LANDFILL BIKE DIVERSION PILOT PROGRAM That staff in the Waste Management and Environmental Sustainability Department be directed to apply the learnings from the Landfill Bike Diversion Pilot Program and formalize a program to which non-profit organizations in the City of Barrie can enter into a relationship with the City to divert items, including but not limited to bicycles, as long as the items do not create landfill revenue loss, as determined by City staff.recommended for consideration of adoption (Section "B")  Action details Not available
TMP-30971 2  Discussion ItemCOMMITTEE WORK PLAN The Committee discussed adding winter walkway maintenance to their work plan, and that further discussion will take place at the next meeting.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-30973 2  Discussion ItemBIKE THE NIGHT EVENT- 2024 CONSIDERATIONS Steve Schwartz of Living Green provided an update concerning Bike the Night. He advised that unfortunately, Living Green will be unable to host the event in 2023. The Committee discussed the potential for a 2024 Bike the Night event. The Committee suggested looking for sponsorship or partnership opportunities to assist with hosting the event. Councillor Kungl discussed the next steps for the event. She advised that will meet with City staff and representatives of Living Green to discuss the Recreation and Sports Grant. Councillor Kungl noted that she would provide an update at the next Committee meeting. Brett Gratrix advised that he will provide an update at the Committee’s October meeting concerning “Becoming a Bike Friendly City”.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-30974 2  Discussion ItemBIRD FRIENDLY CITY UPDATE Dorothy McKeown and Phyllis Tremblay, Co-Chairs of Nature Barrie’s Bird Friendly Team provided a presentation concerning Barrie Bird Friendly City Certification. Ms. McKeown discussed slides concerning the following topics: · The City’s support for becoming certified as Bird Friendly City; · An introduction of the Barrie Bird Friendly team, members, member associations, and partners; · The Nature Canada criteria for Bird Friendly City certification; · The measures taken by the City related to threat reductions, habitat protection, restoration, and climate resiliency; · The Community outreach and education; · The next steps in the certification process; · The steps the City can take to support the bird friendly city initiative include engaging the municipality to choose a bird to represent the City; and · The Nature Barrie Bird Friendly City Team provided the following bird suggestions: o Barred Owl (BDOW); o Belted Kingfisher (BEKI); o Downy Woodpecker (DOWO); o Pileated Woodpecker (PIWO); o White-breasted Nuthatch (WBNU); o American Goldfinch (AMGO); anReceived  Action details Not available
TMP-30977 2  Discussion ItemROUND TABLE DISCUSSION - STAFF UPDATES There were no staff updates provided at the Committee meeting.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-30975 2  Discussion ItemROUND TABLE DISCUSSION - COMMITTEE EVENTS/UPDATES There were no committee events/updates provided at the meeting.Received  Action details Not available