Meeting Name: Active Transportation and Sustainability Advisory Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/7/2022 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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TMP-29231 1  Discussion Item - ACYIELD SIGNS Jeff Sharp, Supervisor of Traffic Operations and Community Safety indicated that there are approximately 40 yield signs throughout the City. Mr. Sharp indicated that his department is looking to submit a staff report by the end of 2022, to change yield signs to stop signs with the explanation that yield signs are not, typically, seen and motorists seem to pay more attention to vehicles at the yield signs and not the pedestrian and cyclist traffic. He further indicated that stop signs are more conducive to areas where pedestrians and cyclists are the primary focus for motorists, as well as making it easier for motorists to navigate the area to see other motorists.Received  Action details Not available
220607 PRES 1  Presentation - AC/RCPRESENTATION CONCERNING THE ON THE MOVE INITIATIVE S. Diaz, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit provided a presentation concerning the Simcoe Muskoka On the Move Initiative. Ms. Diaz discussed slides concerning the following topics: · About the Simcoe Muskoka On the Move; · How the Simcoe Muskoka On the Move Initiative got started; · The need for the Simcoe Muskoka On the Move Initiative; · About the School Travel Planning Model; · School Travel Planning Process and stakeholders; · Things that have already occurred; · Currently happening now; · Predicting what will occur next; and · Opportunities to support or be involved in the Simcoe Muskoka On the Move Initiative. Members of the Committee asked questions of Ms. Diaz, received responses, and deferred further conversations to the next meeting.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-29227 1  Discussion Item - ACINVASIVE SPECIES The Committee discussed the invasive species and the processes for reporting noted on the City’s website, staffing resources, and staff follow-up. Kevin Rankin, Manager of Parks and Forestry Operations indicated that there are not enough resources for every invasive species report made, however, there are invasive species that are currently being monitored, tracked, and mapped. Mr. Rankin mentioned that due to the current resourcing, only invasive species that pose a risk to human health are being actively viewed. He provided that there is funding available and community groups that are active in pulls to maintain invasive species, and the City will cut and remove invasive species for public safety reasons.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-29232 1  Discussion Item - ACNO MOW MAY - YARD MAINTENANCE BY-LAW The Committee discussed the possibility of a No Mow May initiative and the complaints by neighbours currently causing by-law enforcements. Members of the Committee considered proposing a change to the lawn height requirements, adding an exemption to the existing by-law, and creating signage as a communication tool to indicate the intent of the growth and the benefits of No Mow May. Jason Forgrave, Supervisor of Enforcement Services provided that May is the start of the yard maintenance complaint season for long grass and weeds. Mr. Forgrave indicated that the by-law standard for residential or occupied property is 15 centimetres, or six inches. He mentioned that natural gardens are permitted under the by-law provided they are maintained in a structured environment.Received  Action details Not available
22-G-147 1  Item of Discussion - GCPROMOTING BIODIVERSITY - YARD NATURALIZATION 1. That staff in Access Barrie, in consultation with the Enforcement Services Branch, investigate the creation of communication tools including yard signage and online educational materials to promote and designate natural gardens and boulevard gardens and report back to General Committee. 2. That staff in the Enforcement Services Branch investigate an amendment to the Yard Maintenance By-law to allow for residents to participate in No Mow May and that staff in Access Barrie investigate the creation of signage and communication tools to clearly communicate the benefits of No Mow May and report back to General Committee. (Item for Discussion 8.7, June 27, 2022)recommended for consideration of adoption (Section "B")  Action details Not available
TMP-29230 1  Discussion Item - ACFUTURE CITY OF BARRIE EVENTS Arin Donnelly, Community Events Coordinator discussed her department’s role within the community, such as presenting corporate events, permits, and applications. Ms. Donnelly indicated that she is interested in receiving suggestions to support City initiatives, such as the benefits of active transportation getting to and from events. Members of the Committee asked questions of Ms. Donnelly and received responses.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-29228 1  Discussion Item - ACTRANSITION DOCUMENT - NEXT TERM The Committee briefly discussed the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy as an item for the transition document for the next term of Committee. Adam McMullin, Manager of Energy Management gave an update and provided context on some of the immediate enabling actions identified regarding the Community Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Plan, such as a communication strategy to promote the plan and other actions relating to it. This item was deferred to the next meeting.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-29229 1  Discussion Item - ACBIKE THE NIGHT UPDATE This item was deferred to the next meeting.Received  Action details Not available