Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/28/2011 7:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chamber
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11-A-055 2  Student/Mayor ItemMayor Lehman called upon Student Mayors Kyle Rehling of Innisdale Secondary School and Moesha Sinclair of Ardagh Bluffs Public School to provide comments at the end of their term as Student Mayors. Moesha Sinclair of Ardagh Bluffs Public School thanked City Council, her school and her teacher for the opportunity to participate in the Student Mayor Program. She commented that during her term as Student Mayor she learned many new things about the City including that the City involves the community with its decision making. She noted that she was able to visit a number of City facilities and invited members of City Council to attend the grand opening of Ardagh Bluffs Public School. In closing, she stated that she feels the Student Mayor Program is wonderful and hopes it continues into the future so other students can have a positive experience like she has had with the program. Kyle Rehling of Innisdale Secondary School thanked members of City Council and staff for the respect he received serving as Student Mayor. He noted that through his experience as Student Mayor he has le   Action details Not available
11-A-056 2  Student/Mayor ItemCarey deGorter, Deputy City Clerk, called upon Brock Edwards of Bear Creek Secondary School and Cole Walsh of Johnson Street Public School to be sworn into office as Student Mayors. After being sworn into office, Brock and Cole assumed their seats on the dais beside Mayor Lehman. Dawn McAlpine, City Clerk, introduced the members of City Council and City staff to Brock and Cole. She noted that representatives of the community’s media were also in attendance.   Action details Not available
11-A-057 2  Confirmation of MinutesThe minutes of the City Council meeting held on February 14, 2011 were adopted as printed and circulated.   Action details Not available
11-A-058 2  Presentation - AC/RCPRESENTATION TO THE RECIPIENT OF THE ROBERT KERR ACCESSIBILITY AWARD Shawn Bubel presented Margaretta Papp-Belayneh with the Robert Kerr Accessibility Award on behalf of MP Patrick Brown. He noted that the award recognizes an individual, business or organization that fosters an environment of equal participation by recognizing outstanding accomplishments which result in equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in Barrie. Mr. Bubel presented a video of MP Brown describing Ms. Papp-Belayneh’s achievements and contributions to the increasing awareness of accessibility matters in the community. He described her as a force in the community. Mr. Bubel read aloud a letter to Ms. Papp-Belayneh from Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada recognizing her positive impact related to social change. John Tom of MEDIchair recognized the son and daughter of the late Robert Kerr and acknowledged the nominating committee. He presented Ms. Papp-Belayneh with a commemorative plaque and $500 cheque. In accepting the award, Ms. Papp-Belayneh noted that she feels honoured havin   Action details Not available
11-A-059 1  Committee Report - GCMoved by: Councillor, D. Shipley Seconded by: Councillor, B. Ward That the General Committee Report dated February 8, 2011 (APPENDIX”A”) now circulated, be received. CARRIEDReceivedPass Action details Not available
11-A-060 2  Committee Report - GCMoved by: Councillor, D. Shipley Seconded by: Councillor, B. Ward That the General Committee Report dated February 12, 2011 (APPENDIX “B”) now circulated, be received. CARRIEDReceivedPass Action details Not available
11-A-061 2  Committee Report - GCThe General Committee Report dated February 14, 2011, Section A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K and L (APPENDIX “C”).   Action details Not available
11-G-025 2  Public Meeting - GCAPPLICATION FOR A ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT - WZMH ARCHITECTS ON BEHALF OF THE OWNER, 1772175 ONTARIO INC.- 625 VETERAN’S DRIVEReceivedPass Action details Not available
11-G-026 2  Public Meeting - GCAPPLICATION FOR A DRAFT PLAN OF SUBDIVISION AND REZONING - FERNDALE MEADOWS INC. - 190 - 196 ARDAGH ROADReceivedPass Action details Not available
11-G-027 1  Committee Report - GCREPORT OF THE FINANCE AND CORPORATE SERVICES COMMITTEE DATED JANUARY 26, 2011ReceivedPass Action details Not available
11-G-028 2  Staff Report - GCALL-WAY STOP - BRUCKER ROAD AND GIRDWOOD DRIVEAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-029 2  Staff Report - GCALL-WAY STOP - CARLEY CRESCENT AND ESTHER DRIVEAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-030 2  Staff Report - GCSURPLUS OF LAND - 23 COLLIER STREETAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-031 2  Staff Report - GCTO DECLARE SURPLUS AND SELL PROPERTY - CUMMING DRIVE WALKWAYAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-032 2  Staff Report - GCINVESTIGATION OF THE ALTERNATIVES RELATED TO DELIVERY OF BARRIE TRANSIT SERVICEAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-033 2  Item of Discussion - GCINVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL 2012 POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENTAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-034 2  Committee Report - GCCOMMUNITY GRANT FUNDING REQUESTSAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-035 2  Staff Report - GCPEDESTRIAN BRIDGES 31 AND 32 - LOVERS CREEK RAVINE TOLLENDALEAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-036 2  Staff Report - GCDOWNTOWN COMMUNITY THEATREAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-037 2  Staff Report - GCWEB BASED SURVEY FOR GO STATION NAMESAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-038 2  Staff Report - GCWIND TURBINE AT LANDFILL SITEAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-039 2  Staff Report - GCDEBENTURE ISSUEAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-040 2  Staff Report - GCCLARKSON CUP 2011AdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-041 1  Staff Report - GCCONFIDENTIAL ACQUISTION OF PROPERTY MATTER - TIFFIN STREETAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-G-042 1  Staff Report - GCCONFIDENTIAL PROPOSED OR PENDING DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY MATTER - LAKESHORE DRIVE/TIFFIN STREET/BRADFORD STREETAdoptedPass Action details Not available
11-A-073 1  Direct MotionMoved by: Councillor, B. Ainsworth Seconded by: Councillor, D. Shipley That pursuant to Section 41 of the Procedural By-law 90-01 as amended, permission be granted to introduce a motion without notice concerning the 1st annual Crohn’s and Colitis Hockey Tournament. CARRIED WITH A TWO-THIRDS VOTE   Action details Not available
11-A-074 1  Direct MotionMoved by: Councillor, B. Ainsworth Seconded by: Councillor, D. Shipley That the cost of ice rental on April 31 and May 1, 2011 at the Allandale Recreation Centre in the amount of $7,197.29 payable to the City on March 1 and April 1, 2011 for the first annual CCHT Crohn’s and Colitis Hockey Tournament, Play for the Cure be funded from the Community Grant Program account (01-23-5540-0000-3800). AMENDMENT #1 Moved by: Councillor, B. Jackson Seconded by: Councillor, J. Robinson That the direct motion concerning the Crohn’s and Colitis Hockey Tournament be amended by deferring the fees payable until consideration of the staff report and motion concerning the Community Grant Program. CARRIED   Action details Not available
11-A-075 1  Direct MotionMoved by: Councillor, L. Strachan Seconded by: Councillor, B. Ward That pursuant to Section 41 of the Procedural By-law 90-01 as amended, permission be granted to introduce a motion without notice concerning the 3rd annual Earth Hour Music Festival. CARRIED WITH A TWO-THIRDS VOTE   Action details Not available
11-A-076 1  Direct MotionMoved by: Councillor, L. Strachan Seconded by: Councillor, B. Ward WHEREAS Earth Hour is a global initiative by the World Wildlife Foundation to combat climate change; AND WHEREAS Earth Hour is taking place on Saturday March 26th 2011; AND WHEREAS The City of Barrie has participated in Earth Hour since 2008; AND WHEREAS the Earth Hour music festival is the largest festival in Canada and brings significant attention to the City of Barrie; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS: 1. That the week of March 20 - 26, 2011 be proclaimed as Earth Hour Week. 2. That the City of Barrie participate in Earth Hour 2011 by turning off all non essential lights from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. 3. That local residents and businesses be encouraged to participate in Earth Hour 2011 and register their involvement on www.earthhour.org . 4. That the City of Barrie partner with the Barrie Earth Hour Festival organizers to host the 3rd Annual Earth Hour Music Festival on Saturday March 26th 2011 from 7:00pm - 11:00pm, providing special event services including    Action details Not available
11-A-077 1  Presentation - AC/RCSHALOM PARK Neil Giesendorf, Frank Casciaro, Kristian Robillard and Bryan Kinkade addressed City Council to provide an open delegation concerning Shalom Park. Mr. Casciaro noted that he was representing the home owners of the area and he provided their rationale for the construction of the park in 2011 as well a number of concerns related by the residents from a survey of the neighbourhood about the timing of the construction. The residents urged City Council to consider approving the construction of Shalom Park in the 2011 Business Plan and Budget. Members of City Council asked a number of questions related to the open delegation.   Action details Not available
11-A-078 2  Presentation - AC/RCPROPOSED 2011 BUDGET FOR THE BARRIE PUBLIC LIBRARY Catherine Virgo, Chair of the Barrie Public Library Board, Ray Duhamel, Vice Chair of the Library Board and Al Davis, Library Director provided a presentation to City Council regarding the proposed 2011 Budget for the Barrie Public Library. Ms. Virgo noted that the Library Board is requesting a 10.3% increase over their 2010 budget and explained that 7% of the increase is related to the opening of the Painswick Branch, including staffing costs, opening day collection and library equipment. She noted that the remaining 3% increase is for the Downtown location. Ms. Virgo provided detailed statistics comparing the Barrie Public Library and other libraries in Ontario. She concluded by noting that the Board has completed a new Strategic Planning process for library services in the City of Barrie. Members of City Council asked a number of questions related to the presentation.   Action details Not available
11-A-079 2  Presentation - AC/RC2011 BUDGET AND SERVICES OF THE LAKE SIMCOE REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY Gayle Wood, Chief Administrative Officer of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) provided a presentation to City Council regarding the proposed 2011 Budget and the services provided by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. She provided a brief summary of the Conservation Authority’s functions and reviewed their science and research accomplishments for 2010 including the ongoing work with the province to reduce the amount of phosphorus in Lake Simcoe. Ms. Wood described a number of Authority’s programs and summarized the 2010 projects that were completed. She noted that in 2011 the Conservation Authority plans to complete a couple of capital projects including natural hazard modelling and mapping. She concluded by stating that the LSRCA’s preliminary 2011 budget request is 9% higher than 2010. Members of City Council asked a number of questions related to the presentation.   Action details Not available
11-A-080 2  Presentation - AC/RC2011 BUDGET AND SERVICES OF THE NOTTAWASAGA VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY (NVCA) Wayne Wilson, Chief Administrative Officer and Walter Benotto, Chair of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) provided a presentation to City Council concerning the proposed 2011 Budget and the services by provided the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority. Mr. Bennotto explained that the NVCA has changed its governance structure and are requesting a 6.41% increase from the City of Barrie. Wayne Wilson provided a brief history of the NVCA and explained that 30% of the City of Barrie’s land falls within the NVCA’s jurisdiction. He commented that the average municipal NVCA levy increase is 3.89%, however, Barrie’s increase is higher resulting from the additional lands from the annexation. Mr. Wilson noted that the lands described are the source for most of Barrie’s wells. He reviewed the NVCA priorities and programs. Mr. Wilson concluded by reviewing the NVCA’s sources of revenue and stated that the goal is to maintain the current level of service while minimizing a levy increas   Action details Not available
11-A-081 2  Presentation - AC/RCDOG OFF LEASH RECREATION AREA (DOLRA) Ian Bell addressed City Council to provide an open delegation concerning the proposed Dog Off Leash Recreation Area (DOLRA). He requested that City Council consider locating a Dog Off Leash Recreation Area on Lakeshore Drive near the Southshore Community Centre or as a second option, at Brock Park. Mr. Bell submitted a petition with over 900 signatures to the City Clerk requesting a DOLRA near the Southshore Community Centre. He requested that the DOLRA at one or both of the locations move forward in the near future. Members of City Council asked a number of questions related to the open delegation.   Action details Not available
11-A-082 2  Presentation - AC/RCBARRIE CENTRAL COLLEGIATE Andrew Miller, Provincial Green Party Candidate for Barrie addressed City Council to provide an open delegation concerning his position regarding Barrie Central Collegiate. He read aloud a letter addressed to City Council from Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario noting that the Green Party supports the refurbishment of Barrie Central Collegiate. Mr. Miller commented that he and the Green Party will work to secure funding for the refurbishment of the high school if elected. A member of City Council asked a question related to the open delegation.   Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2011-036 1  By-LawBill #036 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to authorize the borrowing upon amortizing debentures in the principal amount of $75,000,000.00 towards the cost of the Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passed  Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2011-037 1  By-LawBill #037 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on the 28th day of February, 2011.Read a First, Second and third time and finally passed  Action details Not available