Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/22/2021 7:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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21-A-027 1  Confirmation of MinutesThe Minutes of the City Council meeting held on March 1, 2021 were adopted as printed and circulated.Adopted as printed and circulated  Action details Not available
21-A-028 1  Reports from Officers - CCREPORT OF THE INTEGRITY COMMISSIONER DATED MARCH 15, 2021 Suzanne Craig, Integrity Commissioner provided an overview on the content of her Complaint Investigation Report under the City of Barrie Council and Committee Member Code of Conduct concerning Councillor S. Morales dated March 15, 2021. Ms. Craig discussed her findings and recommendations contained within the Report. Pursuant to Section 4.14 of Procedural By-law 2019-100 as amended, Councillor, S. Morales was granted a successive extension of five minutes to address Council regarding the Report of the Integrity Commissioner dated March 15, 2021. Councillor S. Morales provided a response to the content and recommendations contained within the Report.Received  Action details Not available
21-A-029 1  Reports from Officers - CCREPORT OF THE INTEGRITY COMMISSIONER DATED MARCH 15, 2021 Councillor, S. Morales declared a potential pecuniary interest on the foregoing matter as he is the Respondent named in the Report of the Integrity Commissioner dated March 15, 2021. He did not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter. He left the virtual City Council meeting. Moved by: Councillor, C. Riepma Seconded by: Deputy Mayor, B. Ward 1. That the Report of the Integrity Commissioner dated March 15, 2021 be received. 2. That the imposition of the penalty of a reprimand to the Respondent. 3. That the imposition of the remedial action of a requiring a written apology from the Respondent to the Complainant. 4. That the written apology to the Complainant should: a) Acknowledge and recognize that calling out the Complainant and publicly saying that the Complainant is not a leader and the other disparaging comments were not in compliance with the Code; and b) Include a recognition that taking personal attacks against other Members of Council is not permitted under the Code. 5. That the written apology beAdopted  Action details Not available
21-A-030 1  Reports from Officers - CCREADING OF THE REPRIMAND The City Clerk pursuant to resolution 21-A-029, read the following reprimand on behalf of the Members of Council: 1. That the Council of The Corporation of the City of Barrie is committed to respect for and adherence to the policies and by-laws of the City, including the Council and Committee Member Code of Conduct which requires that individual Members of Council and Committees treat the public, staff, and other Members of Council with dignity, understanding and respect. 2. That in respect of the Code of Conduct complaint investigation report of the Integrity Commissioner dated March 15, 2021, this Council strongly condemns the statements of Councillor, Sergio Morales at the meeting of August 10, 2020 and makes the following official statement: a) That following an investigation of the Integrity Commissioner of the City of Barrie, the Member was found to have spoken against another Member of Council that is inappropriate, offensive, insulting, or derogatory; and b) That the investigation of the integrity Commissioner found that the Member contravenedReceived  Action details Not available
21-A-031 1  DeputationDEPUTATION BY MICHAEL SPEERS ON BEHALF OF $15 AND FAIRNESS BARRIE REGARDING MOTION 21-G-057, PAID SICK DAYS Michael Speers provided a Deputation in support of motion 21-G-057 concerning Paid Sick Days. He advised that in his opinion, paid sick days is an idea that is long overdue. Mr. Speers discussed the Provincial Government’s responsibility to make changes through the Employment Standards Act, but that he believes it is important for all levels of government to support paid sick days. Mr. Speers provided on overview on the current situation in Canada with more than half of workers not having permanent paid emergency leave and that it is an even worse situation for workers in low wage jobs. He advised that paid sick days have always been a major issue but noted that he felt that it has become even more critical with COVID-19 with the restrictions being lifted by the Province and putting the health of more workers at risk. Mr. Speers discussed the Canadian Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) that he feels is being pushed by the Province as the reason not to implement paid sick days.Received  Action details Not available
21-A-032 1  DeputationDEPUTATION BY ROGER GRAY ON BEHALF OF GUN LINX REGARDING MOTION 21-G-060, REQUEST FOR AN EXEMPTION FROM REGULATORY BY-LAW 2010-036 AS AMENDED TO PERMIT AN INDOOR GUN RANGE AT 342 KING STREET (WARD 7) Roger Gray on behalf of Gun Linx provided a Deputation regarding motion 21-A-060 concerning a Request for an Exemption from Regulatory By-law 2010-036 as amended to Permit an Indoor Gun Range at 342 King Street. Mr. Gray advised that he hoped to clarify any misunderstandings that Council may have regarding a proposed indoor gun range at 342 King Street. He explained that during his presentation to the Finance and Corporate Services Committee on February 23, 2021, and in his excitement of wanting to get out as much information to the Committee as possible, that he was not clear and in stating that two members of the local police force were not monetary partners or investors within the business. Mr. Gray advised that at one time they were thinking about it, and that the two members of the local police force might be open to teaching at the club. He noted that his intention was to implReceived  Action details Not available
21-A-033 1  Tax ApplicationTAX APPLICATIONS - MARCH 22, 2021 Moved by: Deputy Mayor, B. Ward Seconded by: Councillor, R. Thomson That the list of applications for cancellation, reduction or additions to taxes to Council dated March 22, 2021 submitted by the Treasurer in the amount of $24,354.04, be approved.Adopted  Action details Not available
21-A-034 1  Committee Report CCFirst General Committee Report dated March 8, 2021, Sections A and B. (APPENDIX “A”)Adopted  Action details Not available
21-G-044 2  Presentation - GCCONFIDENTIAL ADVICE SUBJECT TO SOLICITOR-CLIENT PRIVILEGE: AIRD BERLIS LLP RESPONSE TO MOTION 20-G-174 REVIEW OF STAFF HANDLING OF COMPLAINT IDENTIFIED IN STAFF REPORT HRS002-20Received  Action details Not available
21-G-045 2  Staff Report - GCREVIEW OF HUMAN RESOURCES HUMAN RIGHTS POLICIES AND PROCEDURESAdopted  Action details Not available
21-A-035 1  Committee Report CCSecond General Committee Report dated March 8, 2021, Sections A, B, C, D, E, F and G. (APPENDIX “B”)Adopted  Action details Not available
21-G-046 2  Reports of Committees - GCREPORT OF THE FINANCE AND CORPORATE SERVICES COMMITTEE DATED FEBRUARY 23, 2021Received  Action details Not available
21-G-047 2  Reports of Committees - GCREPORT OF THE CITY BUILDING COMMITTEE DATED MARCH 2, 2021Received  Action details Not available
21-G-048 2  RecommendationOUR SHARED PLAN FOR A SAFER BARRIE: THE CITY OF BARRIE’S FIRST COMMUNITY SAFETY AND WELL BEING PLAN, 2021-2024Adopted  Action details Not available
21-G-049 2  RecommendationPLATFORM WHEELCHAIR SWING PROPOSALAdopted  Action details Not available
21-G-050 2  RecommendationREPORT TO PRESENT OUR SHARED PLAN FOR A SAFER BARRIE: THE CITY OF BARRIE’S FIRST COMMUNITY AND SAFETY WELL-BEING PLAN 2021-2024Adopted  Action details Not available
21-G-051 3  Committee Report CCWATER BILL PAYMENT DEFERRAL SCENARIOSAdopted  Action details Not available
21-G-052 2  RecommendationCLEAN AIR ALLIANCE - PHASE-OUT OF GAS FIRED POWER PLANTS IN ONTARIOAdopted  Action details Not available
21-G-053 2  Staff Report - GCDRINKING WATER PROTECTION POLICYAdopted  Action details Not available
21-G-054 2  Staff Report - GCCIRCULAR ECONOMY APPROACH - POLICIES AND 2021-2022 INITIATIVESAdopted  Action details Not available
21-G-055 3  Staff Report - GCSURPLUSSING OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY - 223 BAYFIELD STREET (WARD 2)Adopted  Action details Not available
21-G-056 2  Item of Discussion - GCREQUEST TO CHANGE RESTRICTIONS ALLOWING SMALL BUSINESSES TO OPERATE DURING GREY-LOCKDOWN ZONE Item was WITHDRAWN.Adopted  Action details Not available
21-G-057 2  Item of Discussion - GCPAID SICK DAYSAdopted  Action details Not available
21-G-058 2  Item of Discussion - GCTRANSFER PAYMENT AGREEMENT FOR SAFE RESTART AGREEMENT (SRA)Adopted  Action details Not available
21-G-059 2  Staff Report - GCDEFERRED BY MOTION 21-G-038 - WATER OPERATIONS BRANCH 2020 DRINKING WATER SYSTEM REPORTSAdopted  Action details Not available
21-G-060 3  RecommendationA REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION FROM REGULATORY BY-LAW 2010-036 AS AMENDED, TO PERMIT AN INDOOR GUN RANGE AT 342 KING STREET, BARRIE (WARD 7).Received  Action details Not available
21-G-061 3  Staff Report - GCECONOMIC RECOVERY ACTION PLAN UPDATE - PROGRAM APPROVALS FOR BUSINESS IN THE PARKS AND PATIOS EVERYWHEREAdopted  Action details Not available
21-G-062 2  Item of Discussion - GCMARKET PRECINCT TASK FORCE, PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE TASK FORCE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING TASK FORCEAdopted  Action details Not available
21-G-063 2  Staff Report - GCCORRESPONDENCE FROM ENGAGE BARRIE DATED FEBRUARY 28, 2021 REGARDING THE CORRECTIVE ACTIONS UNDERTAKEN ON WORKPLACE HARASSMENT INVESTIGATIONAdopted  Action details Not available
21-A-036 1  Committee Report CCGeneral Committee Report dated March 22, 2021. (APPENDIX “C”)Adopted  Action details Not available
21-G-064 2  Staff Report - GCCUPE LABOUR NEGOTIATIONS 1. That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute the new January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 collective agreement between The Corporation of the City of Barrie and CUPE Local 2380, based upon the tentative settlement reached on March 4, 2021. 2. That the Director of Human Resources or their designate be authorized to execute Letters of Understanding (LOUs) and/or Letters of Intent (LOI) between The Corporation of the City of Barrie and CUPE Local 2380 to address matters such a legislative changes, additions or deletions to job classifications, changes resulting from the resolution of a grievance or a complaint, clarification of the intent of the agreement language, trial periods for pilots of new initiatives or to formalize plans with the union. (HRS001-21)Adopted  Action details Not available
21-A-037 1  Direct MotionACCEPTANCE OF 2020/2021 FIRE SAFETY GRANT Moved by: Deputy Mayor, B. Ward Seconded by: Councillor, J. Harris 1. That the Fire Chief be authorized to accept a 2020/2021 Fire Safety Grant in the amount of $39,400 from the Office of the Fire Marshal announced on March 11, 2021, to assist in addressing challenges associated with training and virtual inspections due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2. That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute any documents that may be requisite.Adopted  Action details Not available
21-A-038 2  Presentation - CCPRESENTATION CONCERNING THE STORMWATER CLIMATE ACTION FUND - PHASE 2 Evan Chan, Financial Systems and Process Analysis and Pippy Warburton, Consultant from AECOM provided a presentation reviewing the completed work of Phase 1 and to present the Work Plan for Phase 2 of the Stormwater Climate Action Fund. Mr. Chan and Ms. Warburton discussed slides concerning the following topics: · The work done to date including the Stormwater Funding Study (2019) and the Asset Management Plan (2020); · The scope of work for Phase 2 of the Stormwater Climate Action Fund; · Definitions of Stormwater and impervious areas; · Stormwater issues in Barrie; · The Stormwater asset inventory and funding needs; · Conclusions of the City’s Stormwater Asset Management Plan; · The common billing unit methodologies; · A chart illustrating a comparison of Stormwater user fees across 16 Ontario municipalities; · The recommended funding model associated to the Stormwater rate structure and detached residential unit (DRU); · The charge based on impervious area measurements being fair and equitable; · Examples of Received  Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2021-024 1  By-lawBill #024 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. (21-P-005) (Temporary Use Extension for 164 Innisfil Street (1911940 Ontario Inc.) - Liquidation Nation) (DEV005-21) (File: D14-1657)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passed  Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2021-025 1  By-lawBill #025 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to amend By-law 88-131 as it relates to the lands described as Part Lot 8-9 Concession 12 Barrie Parts 1 and 2, 51R22852; S/T RO1184463; Barrie; being all of PIN 58736-0004(LT). (375 Bayview Drive) (File: L15-087)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passed  Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2021-026 1  By-lawBill #026 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to amend By-law 2019-100 as amended, being a by-law to govern the proceedings of Council. (21-G-043) (Committee Appointments) (LCS002-21) (File: C06)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passed  Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2021-027 1  By-lawBill #027 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to further amend By-law 2018-146, being a by-law to appoint members to various committees, boards and commissions. (21-G-043) (Committee Appointments) (LCS002-21) (File: C06)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passed  Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2021-028 1  By-lawBill #028 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. (21-P-004) (Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Coral Sophia Housing Inc. - 113 and 117 Bayfield Street and 6, 8, 10 and 12 Sophia Street East) (Ward 2) (DEV004-21) (File: D14-1701)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passed  Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2021-029 1  By-lawBill #029 A By-law of the Corporation of the City of Barrie to authorize the execution of a Transfer Payment Agreement between The Corporation of the City of Barrie and the Province of Ontario for the purpose of the Safe Restart Agreement (SRA) Phase 2 Municipal Transit Funding, a fund that is expected to support Ontario Municipal Transit Systems with COVID-19 pandemic related financial pressures. (21-G-056) (Transfer Payment Agreement for Safe Restart Agreement (SRA) - Phase 2 Municipal Transit Funding) (Item for Discussion 8.4, March 8, 2021)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passed  Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2021-030 1  By-lawBill #030 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to exempt the developer under Subsection 9(7) of the Condominium Act, 1998 as it relates to the development of the lands described as: Part Lot 8 and 9 Plan 1201 designated as Part 2 Plan 51R40367; Save and Except Part 1 on Plan 51R-41951; being Part of PIN: 58731-0380 (LT); all in the City of Barrie, County of Simcoe and municipally referred to as 426 Veteran’s Drive, from those provisions of Sections 51 and 51.1 of the Planning Act that would normally apply to the development and registration of a plan of condominium. (By-law 99-312) (Condominium Exemption By-law - Sky Investments Incorporated - 426 Veteran’s Drive) (File: D11-1714)Read a First, Second and third time and finally passed  Action details Not available
BY-LAW 2021-031 1  By-lawBill #031 A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on the 22nd day of March, 2021.Read a First, Second and third time and finally passed  Action details Not available