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Meeting Name: General Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/27/2022 7:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers/Virtual Meeting
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22-G-135 1  Reports of Committees - GCREPORT OF THE FINANCE AND CORPORATE SERVICES COMMITTEE DATED JUNE 20, 2022   Not available Not available
22-G-136 1  RecommendationCITY FACILITIES - SUPPORT FOR FULLY ACCESSIBLE WASHROOMS That the Accessibility Advisory Committee supports the inclusion of fully accessible washrooms within newly built City facilities.   Not available Not available
22-G-137 1  Staff Report - GCWARMING SPACES AND DE-ESCALATION TRAINING FOR THE CITY’S CONTRACTED SECURITY SERVICES 1. That Staff Report CCS001-22 concerning a Warming Spaces and De-escalation Training for the City’s Contracted Security Services, be received. 2. That as a pilot project for winter 2022/2023, the City of Barrie provide matching funding to a maximum of $50,000 to the County of Simcoe to support warming centre initiatives in Barrie, with the funds to be distributed to an appropriate provider organization(s) in coordination with County of Simcoe’s support funding, and in lieu of opening a City facility as overnight warming centre space. 3. That the pilot project be funded from the Reinvestment Reserve. 4. That when the next request for proposals for contracted security services is issued, de-escalation training will be requested. (CCS001-22) (File: S00) (P1/22)   Not available Not available
22-G-138 1  Staff Report - GCALL-WAY STOP REID DRIVE AND KING STREET (WARD 7) That Traffic By-law 2020-107, Schedule ‘19’, “Providing for the Erection of Stop Signs at Intersections” be amended by adding the following: “King Street and Reid Drive Eastbound and Westbound on King Street. Northbound and Southbound on Reid Drive.” (DEV023-22)   Not available Not available
22-G-139 1  Staff Report - GCDECLARATION OF MUNICIPAL CAPITAL FACILITY That a by-law be prepared, in accordance with Section 110(6) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001 c.25, as amended, to exempt from municipal and school board taxation the portion of the following property for which a lease agreement exists with the City of Barrie, on the basis that it is designated a Municipal Capital Facility: a) 555 Essa Road, Units A22, A23 and A24, for use by the Barrie Public Library. (FAC004-22) (File: A20)   Not available Not available
22-G-140 1  Staff Report - GCVETERANS DRIVE NEW TRUNK WATERMAIN - SALEM TO MCKAY (EN1258) AND VETERANS DRIVE ROAD EXPANSION - SALEM TO MCKAY (EN1457) - ACQUISITION OF 851 VETERAN’S DRIVE (WARD 7) 1. That the property known municipally as 851 Veteran’s Drive, legally described as Part Lot 6 Concession 10, Innisfil, RO1340803, being all of PIN 580970004 (herein after, the “Subject Property”), be purchased by the Corporation of the City of Barrie on terms satisfactory to both the General Manager of Infrastructure and Growth Management and the Director of Legal Services. 2. That the City Clerk be authorized to execute all associated and required documents in a form approved by the Director of Legal Services. 3. That the approved budget for project EN1258 be increased by $1,300,000 with amendments to the project funding plan consisting of a $1,105,000 increase to funding from Development Charges Reserve and a $195,000 increase to funding from Tax Capital Reserve. 4. That the forecast Capital Budget for EN1457 in 2025 be reduced by $1,300,000 with amendments to the project funding plan consisting of a $1,   Not available Not available
22-G-141 1  Staff Report - GC2022-2026 COUNCIL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES That the technology services described in Appendix “A” to Staff Report IT001-22 be approved for the 2022-2026 term of Council. (IT001-22)   Not available Not available
22-G-142 1  Staff Report - GCGEORGIAN THEATRE USAGE AGREEMENT That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute the Georgian Theatre use agreement between Georgian College and the City of Barrie, subject to the agreement conforming with the following general terms and conditions: a) The term of the agreement shall be for a period commencing on the 1st day of July 2022 and ending on the 31st day of June 2024, with an option to extend for an additional three, one-year terms, subject to the mutual agreement of the parties; b) The rental space of approximately 20,000 sq. ft. with 650 seats will be made available to the City of Barrie for theatrical performances, symposiums, conferences, speaker presentations, dance and musical presentations, and a general administrative office and ticket sales will be available in conjunction with the Theatre Operations; c) The City shall be responsible for annual rent of $1.00 plus utilities for the term of lease of $10,000, with the amount to be reviewed and adjusted for any renewal terms, if required; d) The City shall be responsible for services supplied to the Theatre   Not available Not available
22-G-143 2  Item of Discussion - GCLAKE SIMCOE REGIONAL AIRPORT (LSRA) - AUTHORITY FOR AGREEMENT That the confidential direction set out in the correspondence dated May 4, 2022 from the County of Simcoe concerning the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, be endorsed. (Item for Discussion 8.2, June 27, 2022)   Not available Not available
22-G-144 2  Item of Discussion - GCITEMS FOR DISCUSSION - CONSIDERATIONS FOR NEXT TERM OF COUNCIL That, as part of the staff report from the Legislative and Court Services Department regarding procedural matters at the outset of the 2022-2026 term of Council, the following changes be included in proposed amendments to Council’s Procedural By-law: a) Items for Discussion will be introduced at Reference Committees, not General Committee: b) As per the current Pilot Project, Items for Discussion must be: i. Prepared by Councillors on the Notice of Motion form provided by the Legislative and Court Services Department; ii. Completed forms are required to be sent to the Legislative and Court Services Department ten (10) days in advance of Committee meetings to ensure proper wording; and iii. Notice of Motion forms be circulated to all Councillors five (5) days in advance of the Committee meeting, or when the agenda is published, whichever comes sooner. c) The Notice of Motion form currently used as part of the Pilot Project be amended to require the Mayor and Councillors to identify the relationship between the pro   Not available Not available
22-G-145 2  Item of Discussion - GCNAMING OF A PARK IN RECOGNITION OF WILL DWYER 1. That Centennial Park South be renamed in memory of William (Will) Dwyer, a second World War veteran and Barrie’s million-dollar man, who raised $1.2 million for the Terry Fox Foundation over 41 years. 2. That staff work with Will Dwyer’s family and the Terry Fox Foundation representatives to determine an unveiling date that would coincide with other events being planned to honour Will Dwyer. (Item for Discussion 8.5, June 27, 2022)   Not available Not available
22-G-146 2  Item of Discussion - GCTHREE-WAY STOP AT CUMMING AND STAPLETON PLACE (WARD 6) That staff in the Development Services Department investigate the feasibility of installing a three-way stop at the intersection of Cumming Drive and Stapleton Place and report back to General Committee.   Not available Not available
22-G-147 2  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)   Not available Not available
22-G-148 1  Staff Report - GCPEDESTRIAN CROSSOVERS (WARD 7) That a Pedestrian Crossover, Level 2 Type D, be installed at the intersection of Thrushwood Drive and Elmbrook Drive/Megan Crescent and at the intersection of Elmbrook Drive and Blackbird Lane. (DEV021-22)   Not available Not available
22-G-149 2  Item of Discussion - GCENCAMPMENTS WHEREAS the Right to Housing is enshrined in International Human Rights Law and Federal Law through the National Housing Strategy Act; and WHEREAS funding for the hotel-model of emergency shelter is slated to end on June 30, 2022 and a significant number of people have no alternative shelter or housing options; and WHEREAS encampment evictions do not solve the issue of homelessness, are not an effective use of public resources, and create additional barriers to accessing services for people who are displaced. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows: 1. That the City of Barrie calls on the provincial government, the federal government, and the County of Simcoe to immediately extend funding for the hotel-model of emergency or other immediate alternative sheltering arrangements shelter with a plan to create permanent social and supportive housing for individuals currently living in emergency shelter. 2. That a copy of this resolution be forwarded to local MPPs, local MPs, the Federal Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, the Provincial Minister of Muni   Not available Not available
22-G-150 2  Item of Discussion - GCONTARIO BUILD IT RIGHT WHEREAS the Province of Ontario adopted greenhouse gas reduction targets of 30% by 2030, and emissions from buildings represented 22% of the province’s 2017 emissions; and WHEREAS the City of Barrie aims to reduce overall GHG emissions 45% below 2018 levels by 2030 and to become net-zero by 2050; and WHEREAS greenhouse gas emissions from buildings represent 42% of all emissions in the City of Barrie, and an important strategy in the Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Plan, adopted by the City of Barrie, targets new buildings to be net-zero carbon or able to transition to net-zero carbon through the establishment of a voluntary Green Development Standard which specifies absolute performance metrics, considers a building’s complete life cycle to reduce embodied carbon in construction materials, and creates incentives and resources to encourage adoption by the development industry; and WHEREAS the draft National Model Building Code proposes energy performance tiers for new buildings and a pathway to requiring net zero ready construction    Not available Not available