Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/26/2011 7:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chamber
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11-A-288 2  Confirmation of MinutesThe minutes of the City Council meeting held September 12, 2011 were adopted as printed and circulated.Adopted as printed and circulated  Action details Not available
11-A-289 2  Presentation - AC/RCDavid Morrison, Chair of the International Relations Committee and Youth Ambassador Program provided an overview of the Youth Ambassador Program/Global Perspectives. Mr. Morrison stated that a delegation from Zweibrücken, Germany is currently being hosted by students and parents from the Barrie area. The delegation, the local exchange students and the host families in the audience were acknowledged. Mr. Morrison explained that the students from Gernmany were taking part in the exchange program with students from Barrie for a period of four weeks and wanted to take the opportunity to bring greetings from their community and school in Zweìbrücken, Germany. Charlotte Gerkin, delegation leader from Zweìbrücken Germany expressed her appreciation to City Council for their warm welcome and the opportunity to visit Canada. She noted that many friendships have been developed over the years due to the exchange program and thanked City Council for their continued support. Ms. Gerkin presented Mayor Lehman with a painting of the Town Hall in Zweìbrücken on behalf of the Mayor of Zweìbrü   Action details Not available
11-A-290 2  DeputationAlan McNair, Conservation Committee Chair of the Brereton Field Naturalists’ Club (BFNC) provided a deputation regarding motion 11-G-274, North Shore Trail Vegetation Management Plan Review. He stated that the BFNC is concerned about the bigger picture, noting that the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan and Phosphorous Reduction Strategy calls for a 30 metre wide desired buffer of natural vegetated shoreline. Mr. McNair commented that he feels the North Shore Trail Vegetation Management Plan (NSTVMP) does not meet this goal. He stated that he believes the NSTVMP opposes the goals of the City’s Official Plan and raised a number of concerns regarding the process and public consultation for the development of the plan. Mr. McNair noted that he is concerned that the results of the existing vegetation plan have not been thoroughly evaluated and believes that City Council should not set a precedent for preferential tree and vegetation management in City Parklands. Mr. McNair urged City Council to complete the existing Vegetation Management Plan and not support motion 11-G-274. He stated    Action details Not available
11-A-291 1  Committee Report - GCGeneral Committee Report dated September 19, 2011, Section A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H (Appendix “A”).Adopted  Action details Not available
11-G-258 1  Committee Report - GCREPORT OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE DATED SEPTEMBER 7, 2011. The Report of the Community Services Committee dated September 7, 2011 was received. (File: C05)ReceivedPass Action details Not available
11-G-259 1  Committee Report - GCREPORT OF THE FINANCE AND CORPORATE SERVICES COMMITTEE DATED AUGUST 30, 2011. The Report of the Finance and Corporate Services Committee dated August 30, 2011 was received. (File: C05)ReceivedPass Action details Not available
11-G-260 1  Committee Report - GCREPORT OF THE TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE DATED SEPTEMBER 7, 2011. The Report of the Transportation and Economic Development Committee dated September 7, 2011 was received. (File: C05)ReceivedPass Action details Not available
11-G-261 2  Staff Report - GCLONG RANGE FINANCIAL PLAN AND FINANCIAL POLICY FRAMEWORK UPDATEAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-262 2  Committee Report - GCPILOT PROJECT - GEORGIAN COLLEGE AREA - THREE HOUR PARKINGAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-263 2  Staff Report - GCTALK IS FREE THEATRE TECHNICAL THEATRE EQUIPMENT PURCHASE That the City Clerk be authorized to enter into a single source agreement to be negotiated and executed in accordance with the Purchasing By-law 2008-121 for the technical theatre equipment identified in Appendix “B” of Staff Report DOC003-11 with Talk is Free Theatre in an amount not to exceed $40,000 and that the purchase be funded from the Tax Capital Reserve (13-04-0440). (DOC003-11) (File: R05-DOW)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-264 2  Staff Report - GCEVALUATION OF SANITARY SERVICING FOR CURRENTLY UNSERVICED AREAS That the following sanitary servicing strategy be utilized for currently unserviced areas through the capital planning process: a) That the timing of the sanitary sewer servicing maximize the useful life of the septic systems while minimizing the number of septic system replacements that are required; and b) That the condition of all other infrastructure in the right-of-way be considered in the recommended timing of sanitary sewer servicing, in order to maximize the investment in existing infrastructure. (ENG049-11) (W03-SA)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-265 2  Staff Report - GCSOLE AND SINGLE SOURCE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS AND AWARDSAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-266 2  Staff Report - GCENCROACHMENT AGREEMENT, 49 MARY STREET That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to enter into an encroachment agreement with Gord Knox and Laura Knox, current owners of the property known municipally as 49 Mary Street, to permit the pre-existing encroachment of landscape improvements on City owned land subject to the following: a) That the existing landscaping features which incorporate tiered flower gardens, stone retaining wall and a central stone stairway and path leading from the sidewalk to the front patio and building entrance be subject to building code standards and approval; b) The owners provide proof of public liability insurance in the amount of $2,000,000.00 and naming the City of Barrie as an additional insured and be required to pay the annual encroachment fee as established by Council; c) The owner’s be permitted to assign the Encroachment Agreement to Marco Orlando owner of The North Restaurant when the proposed sale closes; and d) The contents of the agreement be to the satisfaction of the Director of Legal Services and that all costs associated wiAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-267 2  Staff Report - GCACCEPT TRANSFER OF LAND AND GRANT EASEMENT TO FACILITATE ACCESS FOR RESIDENT 1. That the City of Barrie accept from Michal Goralski the dedication of land legally described as Part of Block A, Plan 602, Innisfil being Part 2 and 3, Reference Plan 51R- 38102; Barrie as shown in Appendix “A” of Staff Report LGL020-11 (the “access lands”). 2. That the City of Barrie transfer an easement across the access lands to the adjoining property owners, being Jody and Jennifer Fiegehen. (LGL020-11) (File: L07-883)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-268 2  Staff Report - GCREMOVAL OF HOLDING PROVISION - SUNFIELD HOMES (BARRIE) LIMITED - 30 WHITE CRESCENT 1. That the Holding Provision (H-35) of By-law 85-95, as amended by By-law 95-36, for the lands owned by Sunfield Homes (Barrie) Limited, legally described as Block 81, Registered Plan 51M-835 and Part 3, Reference Plan 51R-24996 and known municipally as 30 White Crescent, be lifted subject to the following condition: a) That the owner/applicant be required to pay the outstanding municipal property taxes on the subject lands, all to the satisfaction of the Director of Finance prior to the by-law for removal of the hold being presented to Council for approval. 2. That the City Clerk be directed to provide the appropriate notice for the lifting of the Holding Provision (H-35) pursuant to Section 36 of the Planning Act. (PLN022-11) (File: D14-1461)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-269 2  Staff Report - GCONTARIO MUNICIPAL BOARD APPEAL - 99-105 MAPLEVIEW DRIVE WEST AND 133-147 MAPLEVIEW DRIVE WEST 1. That an application for an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment submitted by Mapleview Veteran’s Drive Investments to redesignate and rezone lands known municipally as 99-105 Mapleview Drive West from a General Industrial land use designation and a Service Industrial EM3 zoning to a General Commercial designation and General Commercial C4 zoning be denied. 2. That an application for an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment submitted by Veteran’s Drive Holdings Inc. to redesignate and rezone lands known municipally as 133-147 Mapleview Drive West from a General Industrial land use designation and a Service Industrial Special EM3-SP zoning to a General Commercial designation and General Commercial C4 zoning be denied. (PLN023-11) (File: D09-OPA 005, D09-OPA 006, D14-1497 and D14-1498)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-270 2  Item of Discussion - GCSCHEDULE OF COUNCIL AND GENERAL COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2011 - OCTOBER 31, 2011AdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-271 2  Item of Discussion - GCPRESENTATION REQUEST - LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITYAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-272 1  Staff Report - GCCONFIDENTIAL DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY MATTER - LOCKHART ROADAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-273 1  Staff Report - GCCONFIDENTIAL ACQUISTION OF PROPERTY MATTER - CAPPS DRIVEAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-274 3  Confirmation of MinutesNORTH SHORE TRAIL VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN REVIEW That the North Shore Trail Vegetation Management Plan be updated as detailed in Appendices “A” and “B” of the staff report to Community Services Committee entitled “North Shore Trail Vegetation Management Plan Review” dated September 7, 2011. (Community Services Committee dated September 7, 2011) (File: E04) Mayor Lehman declared a potential pecuniary interest in the foregoing matter as his parents own property along the North Shore Trail. He did not participate, discuss or vote on the matter and he remained in the Council Chamber.   Action details Not available
11-G-274 3  Confirmation of MinutesNORTH SHORE TRAIL VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN REVIEW That the North Shore Trail Vegetation Management Plan be updated as detailed in Appendices “A” and “B” of the staff report to Community Services Committee entitled “North Shore Trail Vegetation Management Plan Review” dated September 7, 2011. (Community Services Committee dated September 7, 2011) (File: E04) Mayor Lehman declared a potential pecuniary interest in the foregoing matter as his parents own property along the North Shore Trail. He did not participate, discuss or vote on the matter and he remained in the Council Chamber.   Action details Not available
11-G-274 3  Confirmation of MinutesNORTH SHORE TRAIL VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN REVIEW That the North Shore Trail Vegetation Management Plan be updated as detailed in Appendices “A” and “B” of the staff report to Community Services Committee entitled “North Shore Trail Vegetation Management Plan Review” dated September 7, 2011. (Community Services Committee dated September 7, 2011) (File: E04) Mayor Lehman declared a potential pecuniary interest in the foregoing matter as his parents own property along the North Shore Trail. He did not participate, discuss or vote on the matter and he remained in the Council Chamber.Adopted as printed and circulatedPass Action details Not available
11-G-275 3  Committee Report - GCUSE OF VOLUNTEER GROUPS - NORTH SHORE TRAIL That staff investigate the feasibility of volunteer groups assisting with the maintenance of the North Shore Trail under the direction of Engineering and Parks, Roads and Fleet Department staff and report back to the Community Services Committee. (Community Services Committee September 7, 2011) File: E04) Mayor Lehman declared a potential pecuniary interest in the foregoing matter as his parents own property along the North Shore Trail. He did not participate, discuss or vote on the matter and he remained in the Council Chamber.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-276 2  Staff Report - GCREVISION TO CURRENT PRACTICE REGARDING COUNCIL APPROVAL OF ACCEPTANCE AND ASSUMPTION OF PLANS OF SUBDIVISION 1. That the Director of Engineering or designate be delegated the authority to accept the municipal infrastructure within Plans of Subdivision. 2. That prior to submitting an Assumption By-law to City Council for consideration Members of Council be given an opportunity to review/comment on the proposed assumption action and, if requested, the assumption process would be bumped up to General Committee for further consideration. (ENG047-11) (File: D12-GE)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-277 2  Staff Report - GCPARKING LOT - SALVATION ARMY 1. That the current lease arrangement remain in effect with the Salvation Army to use their parking lot for general public parking until such time as the recommendations of the Parking Strategy Review have been adopted. 2. That a new lease be negotiated within six months of the Parking Strategy being adopted. (ENG048-11) (File: T02-PA) (P81/09)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-278 3  Item of Discussion - GCRECREATIONAL FACILITY IN SOUTH BARRIE The Committee met and discussed the following motion concerning the Recreational Facility in South Barrie: “That the Parks and Recreation Master Plan adopted in principle by City Council and any related documents and capital budgets be adjusted to reduce the size of the single consolidated recreational facility for the south end and replace it with a smaller community recreation centre as was discussed prior to the adoption of the Master Plan.” A vote was taken on the above motion and was lost. The Committee provided no further direction with respect to the matter of the Recreational Facility in South Barrie. (Item for Discussion, September 19, 2011) (File: R00)ReceivedPass Action details Not available
11-G-279 1  Presentation - AC/RCCONFIDENTIAL LABOUR RELATIONS MATTER - UPDATE CONCERNING B.P.F.F.A. NEGOTIATIONS. That motion 11-G-279 contained within the confidential notes of the General Committee Report dated September 19, 2011 concerning a confidential labour relations matter - update concerning B.P.F.F.A. negotiations be received. (Information item, September 19, 2011) Councillor J. Brassard declared a potential pecuniary interest in the foregoing motion as he is employed by a Fire Department. He did not participate in the discussion or vote on the question and he left the Sir Robert Barrie Room at 9:23 p.m.Received  Action details Not available
11-A-292 3  Presentation - AC/RCLAURENTIAN UNIVERSTIY DOWNTOWN PROPOSAL Dominic Giroux, President of Laurentian University provided a presentation regarding a proposal for Laurentian University to build a Downtown Barrie campus. Mr. Giroux described Laurentian University and commented that he believes creating a Downtown Barrie campus responds to the community’s needs. He examined a number of statistics concerning university participation rates within the City of Barrie comparing them to the provincial average. Mr. Giroux explained that Laurentian University’s Board of Directors has approved a long-term capital plan for a campus in downtown Barrie and envisions the university opening in 2020. He outlined why the university believes Barrie as a good fit and described how the university proposes to make the proposal a reality. Mr. Giroux provided economic impact estimates from an Economic Impact Study completed by KPMG and described the return on investment he believes will occur if the university is built. He shared examples of other municipal investments for universities throughout the province and describ   Action details Not available
11-A-293 2  Presentation - AC/RCSIMCOE COUNTY FOOD PARTNERS ALLIANCE Gary Machan, Co-Chair of the Barrie Community Health Centre provided a presentation concerning local food security on behalf of the Simcoe County Food Partners Alliance. He noted that the need for emergency meals has grown tremendously and commented that the food industry is the largest industry in Canada, playing a large role in the local economy. Mr. Machan showed a You Tube video created by Hellmans to demonstrate the challenges associated with importing food and the benefits of local food procurement. He stated that he feels there is a need for all levels of government to demonstrate leadership regarding local food security and requested City Council to support local food suppliers. Mike Fox of Transition Barrie discussed a number of local food myths and local food facts. He reviewed economic facts related to local farming and requested that City Council develop a local food procurement policy. Members of City Council asked a number of questions related to local food procurement policies.   Action details Not available
11-A-294 2  Presentation - AC/RCUNITED WAY GREATER SIMCOE COUNTY Elizabeth Bufton, City of Barrie Employee Campaign Coordinator provided a presentation concerning the 2011 Greater Simcoe County United Way Campaign. She listed a number of organizations that rely on funding provided by the United Way and stated that the 2011 campaign goal is $1.75 million. Ms. Bufton noted that the goal for the City of Barrie employees to contribute is $35,000 and thanked City Council and the Chief Administrative Officer for the ability to volunteer her time towards the campaign. Alison Pickard, Chief Executive Officer of the United Way Greater Simcoe County thanked City Council on behalf of the Board of Directors for the opportunity to address Council concerning the 2011 Campaign. She noted that the United Way is the number one non-government source of funding for many non-profit organizations within the community and stated that she believes that the money donated to the various organizations provides fundamental changes in the community. Members of City Council asked several questions related to the 2011 Greater Simc   Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2011-121 1  By-LawBill #134 A By-law of The Corporation of The City of Barrie to expropriate the lands described as Part of Lots 11 & 12, Concession 11, Part of Lots 11 & 12, Concession 12, formerly Township of Innisfil, now City of Barrie, County of Simcoe, designated as Parts 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21, Plan 51R-36463, for the purpose of road widenings and an easement. (Expropriation for Road Widening - Mapleview Drive East between Huronia Road and Country Lane) (LGL017-11) (File: L07-850)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passedPass Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2011-122 1  By-LawBill #137 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to amend By-law 2006-282 which amends By-law 85-95, a land use control by-law to regulate the use of land, and the erection, use, bulk, height, location and spacing of buildings and structures in the City of Barrie. (11-G-180) (Allandale Station Lands - Options for the Future Sale an Development of the Commercial Portion) (IDC006-11) (File: D14-1590)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passedPass Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2011-123 1  By-LawBill #138 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to amend By-law 2007-209 as amended being a By-law to prohibit overnight parking. (11-G-241) (Winter Maintenance Activities - Winter Maintenance Events) (LGL013-11) (File: L00)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passedPass Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2011-124 1  By-LawBill #139 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to further amend By-law 80-138, as amended, being a By-law to regulate traffic on highways. (11-G-239) (Pay and Display Alternatives - Motorcycles and Motorized Scooters) (ENG039-11) (File: T02-PA)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passedPass Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2011-125 1  By-LawBill #140 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to repeal by-law Number 2011-110 which is a by-law to amend By-law 85-95 and By-law 2009-141, land use control by-laws to regulate the use of land, and the erection, use, bulk, height, location and spacing of buildings and structures in the City of Barrie for lands municipally known as 196-198 Ardagh Road and being developed by Ferndale Meadows Inc. (11-G-155) (Ferndale Meadows - 196-198 Ardagh Road) (PLN011-11) (File: D14-1500)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passedPass Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2011-126 1  By-LawBill #141 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to amend By-law 85-95 and By-law 2009-141, land use control by-laws to regulate the use of land, and the erection, use, bulk, height, location and spacing of buildings and structures in the City of Barrie. (11-G-155) (Ferndale Meadows - 196-198 Ardagh Road) (PLN011-11) (File: D14-1500)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passedPass Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2011-127 1  By-LawBill #142 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to amend By-law 2009-141, a land use control by-law to regulate the use of land, and the erection, use, bulk, height, location and spacing of buildings and structures in the City of Barrie. (11-G-180) (Allandale Station Lands - Options for the Future Sale and Development of the Commercial Portion) (IDC006-11) (File: D14-1590)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passedPass Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2011-128 1  By-LawBill #143 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on the 26th day of September 2011.Read a First, Second and third time and finally passedPass Action details Not available