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Meeting Name: Communities in Bloom Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/16/2022 4:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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TMP-29314 1  Discussion Item - ACBUS STOP/ROOFTOP POLLINATOR GARDENS Jason Zimmerman, Supervisor of Transit Operations and Infrastructure stated that since the pollinator gardens were mentioned at another Committee meeting in 2021, further research was conducted on the bus stop roof top pollinator gardens, and it was concluded that no municipalities in North America were participating in the pollinator gardens because of the climate. Mr. Zimmerman further discussed areas in the United States that were able participate in the pollinator gardens because they do not get the colder temperatures as in North America. He indicated that the manufacturer would not provide a warranty on any of the shelters built due to potentially low survivability in the climate changes in North America. Mr. Zimmerman advised that all new bus shelters that are currently being installed come equipped with solar panels on them. Members of the Committee had further discussions on this item with staff, asked questions of Mr. Zimmerman, and received responses.   Not available Not available
TMP-29315 1  Discussion Item - ACCOMMUNITIES IN BLOOM EVENTS/INFORMATION/UPDATES The Committee discussed promoting the Communities in Bloom registration and pamphlet distribution opportunities, such as social media networks, the showcasing of the 2021 Communities in Bloom Hope Garden, the East Bayfield Community Park event, and the Barrie Farmer’s Market. M. Boyd, Horticulture Foreperson advised that one of the judges would not be participating in the judging for the Communities in Bloom and further indicated that Anthony O’Neil, President of the Canadian National Landscape Association would be joining judge Martin Quinn this year.   Not available Not available