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Bids & Tenders

June 24th

Communities In Bloom Judges On Their Way No question, Barrie is blooming! And once again, the City of Barrie and local participants rev their lawnmower and hedge trimmers in anticipation for the upcoming annual Communities in Bloom competition.

T Sunnidale Park Master Plan Public Open House Tuesday, June 29th 4:00-8:00 p.m. Dorian Parker Centre Please join us at this open house as part of the Sunnidale Park Master Plan to present the proposed Sunnidale Park Reservoir and Booster Pumping Station to area residents, park user groups, interest groups, and the general public: • View Booster Pumping Station architectural options being considered; • View a proposed site plan including site grading and landscaping; • Learn more about the decisions involved in determining the size of the reservoir and building footprint. Attendees will have an opportunity to provide feedback by hard copy and through an online survey that will be made available on on June 29.

Upcoming Events June 9 – August 25 LAWN CHAIR LUMINATA

Heritage Park An outdoor series held every Wednesday evening throughout the summer featuring theatre, music, film and art all set in Heritage Park. Bring your lawn chair!

June 10 – 21

15TH ANNUAL BARRIE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL Barrie and Area Venues Featuring a variety of Jazz and Blues performers in over 25 venues throughout the Barrie area.

July 1 – 4

34TH ANNUAL PROMENADE DAYS AND CANADA DAY FESTIVITIES Downtown & Waterfront Parks (705) 734-1414 Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Barrie’s largest street festival featuring entertainment, vendors, food and so much more. Kick-off the celebration with fireworks on July 1st.

he stakes are high as Barrie plants, picks, waters and mulches for another coveted 5 Bloom Rating and more from international judges Gerald Lajeunesse from Ottawa and Maurice Baren from Haworth, Keighley (West Yorkshire), touring our beautiful City July 20th and 21st, judging residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial properties.


Community Involvement

Judges will note any untidiness (weeds, repairs, garbage, etc.) of green spaces, medians, streets, sidewalks, ditches, road shoulders, signage, vacant lots, and buildings.

Judges look for public involvement in the beautification and betterment or our community. So, horticulture clubs, sports and recreation clubs, service groups, municipal workers, and local business involvement all score points for your City.

“Since the city is showcased as a whole, we need all residential, commercial and industrial properties in tip-top shape. This includes your floral displays, landscaped areas and the curb line in front of your property weeded and turf areas cut and trimmed,” says Barrie Horticulturist

Judges will look at design, suitability, native and introduced materials, balance of plants, materials, and constructed elements, harmony, integration of hard surfaces and art elements, and landscape maintenance.

Mona Boyd. This year, Barrie will showcase some of its previous municipal projects such as the enhanced Lakeshore Drive meets Tiffin landscape. Boyd emphasizes the City’s and judge’s focus is on the community involvement as well as participation and support from our commercial and industrial sectors. All efforts are exhibited to the judges either by visuals taken by CIB volunteers or by an actual on site visit. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet the judges at the Barrie meet and greet luncheon to be held on July 21st. Registered participants, volunteers, sponsors can expect a luncheon invitation in their mailbox the first week of July. “This year, we are entering in the Communities in Bloom International category and we’re facing some stiff competition as we compete against other Canadian cities from Alberta and Prince Edward Island plus Japan, England, and Czech Republic,” comments Boyd.

Landscape Areas

Floral Displays Check the arrangement of your flowers and plants, including flowerbeds, carpet bedding, containers, baskets, planters. Judges will look for originality, distribution, location, diversity, balance, harmony, quality, and maintenance.

Turf & Groundcovers This category includes lawns as well as wildflowers and natural growth. Judges will inspect everywhere, from public buildings to private homes for quality, usage, maintenance, watering, and pest management.

Heritage Conservation This category includes heritage policies, bylaws and management plans; preservation and restoration of buildings, structures, and sites; and preservation of traditions, customs, and cultural events.

Urban Forest Management Judges not only look at policies, by-laws, and plans, but critically examine trees and woodlots both young and old for such elements as variety, suitability, planting, preservation and care.

Dig-up more details by clicking on the Communities In Bloom icon at or see

Environmental Awareness From policies and bylaws to naturalization projects, any efforts towards protecting and conserving the environment are included in this category. At home, that could mean updated rain barrels and compost bins.

So, what are you waiting for? Get those flower beds planted and those lawns mowed and check out the 8 major judging criteria below to help you get started:

July 8 - 11

July 30 – August 2

Downtown Barrie (705) 734-1414 , Great food, BBQ competition, celebrity cook-off, craft beer show and entertainment.

Waterfront Park (705) 739-4216 , One of North America’s largest outdoor arts and crafts festivals including an antique show, food, kids activities, entertainment, and so much more!


July 15


Queens Park, Skateboard Park 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration starts at 9:30a.m. Spots are first come first serve basis starting at $10. Help rejuvenate the skateboard park with positive graffiti artwork. All abilities welcome! Bring your own spray paint or use the limited selection of spray paint provided. Door prizes from Barrie Paintball. Sponsored by KOOL FM 107.5, Allandale Decorating and Barrie Paintball.

FINANCE DEPARTMENT BID OPPORTUNITIES DOCUMENTS are available on-line at Barrie or from the Finance Dept, Purchasing Branch, 56 Mulcaster Street, Barrie ON during business hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm. For further information please visit or by telephone (705) 739-4220 Ext 4538 or Ext 4709 or by Email at Electronic copies are only available through The City of Barrie document fee does not apply to documents that are downloaded electronically through, however a fee may be applicable.


WITHIN THE CITY OF BARRIE & ORO MEDONTE BIO-SOLIDS STORAGE FACILITY The City of Barrie is seeking Submissions from qualified and experienced firms for the provision of Snow Clearing & Related Services for various City facilities & sites and the City’s Oro-Medonte Bio Solids Storage Facility. The scope of work has the following major components: Part A) RECREATIONAL FACILITIES 3 Facilities (Allandale Rec Ctr, Downtown Theatre & Southshore Ctr) Part B) RECREATION FACILITIES - BARRIE MOLSON CENTRE Part C) RECREATIONAL FACILITIES 5 Facilities (Eastview Arena, Andre Hunter School/ Lampman Lane Ctr, D Parker Ctr, East Bayfield Ctr) Part D) RECREATION FACILITIES 2 Facilities (Holly Comm Ctr & Parkview Ctr) PART E) CORPORATE FACILITIES 6 Facilities (Fire Stns 1, 2, 3, & 4, Police Hdqs 29 Sperling Dr & 79 Bellfarm Rd)

A non-refundable document fee of $100.00 plus GST applies to each hardcopy of the RFT Document. Closing: 2:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday July 6, 2010


TWO (2) YEAR TERM WITH AN OPTION TO EXTEND FOR TWO (2), ONE (1) YEAR TERMS The City of Barrie is seeking qualified bidders for the supply and delivery of Waste Reduction Containers within the City of Barrie. Waste Reduction Containers include green bins for organics collection, blue and grey recycling boxes and 95 gallon recycling roll-out carts. These bins are to be provided to residents for the collection of organics and recyclables within the home and to be placed curbside. A non-refundable document fee of $30.00 plus GST applies to each hardcopy of the RFT Document. Closing: 2:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday July 6, 2010

DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS COMPUTER EQUIPMENT REF # FIN 2010-074S SURPLUS COMPUTER EQUIPMENT Sealed bids, will be received by the City of Barrie, Purchasing Branch, 56 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, Ontario • Desk Top Computers (33) • Laptops (6) • Printers (9) • LCD Monitors (3) • CRT Monitors (2) • Miscellaneous Accessories Items are located at City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie On Viewing dates for these items will be on Tuesday June 29, 2010 and Tuesday July 6, 2010. Please make an appointment by e-mail to to view items on either of these days. All offers must be on the Bid Form provided. Items sold “as is-where is- without warranty”

For further information, please contact, Deputy City Clerk, Carey deGorter at (705) 739-4220 ext. 4560 or City Clerk Dawn McAlpine at (705) 739-4220 ext. 4421. Personal information received in response to this notice is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001.


Application deadline: July 31, 2010

Dawn A. McAlpine, City Clerk The City of Barrie, 70 Collier Street, P.O. Box 400, L4M 4T5

Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee – On May 3, 2010, Council approved establishing a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee. The powers and functions of the Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee are established in subsection 81 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. The purpose of the Committee is to receive and make decisions regarding applications for compliance audits of candidates’ 2010 municipal election campaign finances and any by-election campaign finances during the 2010 to 2014 Council term.

NOTICE OF TAX BILLING AND INSTALLMENT DUE DATE The 2010 final tax bills have been issued for all property owners in the City of Barrie. These bills were mailed between May 27th and June 7th.

The Committee will be comprised of three (3) members of the public to be appointed for a term to expire November 30, 2014. Membership is not restricted to citizens of Barrie. Please note that those individuals who are employees or officers of the City or any of its local boards, members of City Council or any of its local boards and any persons who are candidates in the municipal election will be disqualified. Any persons who have a personal or professional relationship with any persons who are mayoral or councillor candidates in the municipal election will also be disqualified. The City of Barrie is seeking applicants’ with the following qualifications and backgrounds: • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of campaign financing rules of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. • Proven analytical and decision making skills • Experience working on Committees, task forces or similar settings • Understanding of quasi-judicial proceedings • Availability and willingness to attend meetings (daytime and/or evening) • Accountants and Auditors with experience in preparing or auditing the financial statements of Municipal candidates; • College or university professors with expertise in political science or local government administration;

PART G) WASTE WATER FACILITIES 2 Facilities (WPCC 249 Bradford St, Barrie, ORO BSF Line #7 Oro Medonte)


PART H) PARKING LOTS 4 sites (Lennox Park, Powell St , Minet’s Pt , Johnson Beach )

The City of Barrie is seeking Submissions from qualified bidders for the supply and delivery of one (1) new four wheel bi-directional tractor with airport broom.


A non-refundable document fee of $30.00 plus GST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document.

Bidders may bid on one or all parts of this tender. This contract is for a three (3) year term with two (2), one (1) year options to extend. It is anticipated that an award will be made the last week of July, 2010. Bidders Note: MANDATORY MEETING is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday June 28, 2010 located at in the Sir Robert Barrie Room, 2nd Floor City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, ON. Bidders must have a representative in attendance and register at this meeting to have their submission considered compliant. Documents will not be available at the site meeting.

Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday July 15, 2010

Finance Department, Purchasing Branch Electronic copies are only available through The City of Barrie document fee does not apply to documents that are downloaded electronically through, however a fee may be applicable. THE CORPORATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL SUBMISSIONS.

• Professions who in the course of their duties are required to adhere to codes or standards of their professions which may be enforced by disciplinary tribunals.

Applications and resumes containing details regarding qualifications and applicable experience for the above appointments may be directed to the undersigned at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall 70 Collier Street, P.O. Box 400, L4M 4T5. Please return your completed application to the address noted below, in person, by mail, or by fax (705) 739-4243 no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 31, 2010.

a tax arrears notation appears on your tax bill it means that at the time of tax billing there were outstanding taxes and/or penalty owing. Please contact our office for the current balance outstanding;

you signed up for the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan prior to May 15, 2010 and your tax bill does not reflect this, please contact the Tax Department to confirm enrolment in the PAP plan.

Join the thousands of City property owners already enjoying the benefits of pre-authorized payment plans. The preauthorized plans available are: Due Date Plan – installment amount taken on due date;

• Legal profession with experience in municipal law, municipal election law or administrative law;

Application forms are available on the City of Barrie’s website

Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse the property owner from responsibility for payment, nor relieve him/her from liability of penalty for late payment.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

A meeting per diem will be paid for each of the members appointed to the Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee.

a mortgage company is responsible for payment of the taxes, and you have received a bill, please be advised that this is for “ Your information only” and no payment is required;

Final installments are due on June 28 and September 27, 2010. Penalties/interest will commence on the first day of each month for any late payments. Penalty/Interest rates are at the rate of 1.25% per month. Please be advised that all payments received are applied first to all penalties owing, then the remainder to the taxes owing.

Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday July 8, 2010

PART F) CORPORATE FACILITIES 6 Facilities (City Hall & Cirlce on the Square , Bus Transit Terminal, Library, MacLaren Art Ctr, Collier St Parking Garage, Welham Rd Bus Garage)

IF: •

Monthly Plan – equal amounts taken January to May & June to October; Arrears Plan – agreed upon amount taken every month (interest applies). PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF PAYING BY TELEBANKING OR INTERNET BANKING YOU MAY BE ASKED TO RE-REGISTER YOUR ROLL NUMBER, EVEN IF YOU ARE PREVIOUSLY SET UP WITH YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION. YOUR 19 DIGIT ROLL NUMBER, AS FOUND ON YOUR TAX BILL, IS YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER. If you would like additional information regarding the various payment options available, or if you have not received your tax bill please call (705) 739-4230 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.


August 7


Heritage Park Be part of an Interactive Celebration. Come and experience the diversity of rhythmic expression including live entertainment, music and dance instruction, and instrument-making workshops.

August 13 – 15 CARIBFEST

Centennial Park (705) 792-6952, Email: The third annual Barrie Caribbean Festival promises to be a spectacular array of sights, sounds and tastes of the Caribbean.

August 27 – 28


Heritage Park (705) 728-1010, Enjoy dragon boat racing, exhibits, children’s activities, and entertainment. 49 Teriffic Teams have already registered. If you want to join us, REGISTER NOW and don’t miss the boat! Paddles up!

Barrie Public Library (705) 728-1010 60 Worsley Street

June 28 - August 22


Are you ready for lots of jungle fun this summer? Visit the “wilds of the world” on our Readopoly Board. Children from ages 3 years to those entering grade eight are invited to play this exciting reading programme based on a board game format. Children who successfully complete the game receive a free book to keep.

Have Questions about the HST?

Barrie Farmer’s Market

Learn about the benefits of HST at

Buy local at the Barrie Farmers’ Market, a fresh way to shop.

Special Notice

See you bright and early on Saturday at 7:00 am!

or call 1-800-337-7222 For more information, you can also contact the Canada Revenue Agency:

www.cra.gc/harmonization or call 1-800-959-5525.

Barrie Transit will operated on


Thursday, July 1 Hourly service will begin at 12:00 (Noon). The last buses begin leaving the terminal at 10:30 p.m. with all special service ending by 12:15 a.m.

Registration: June 28 - August 22. The Kick-off - Barrie Steel Orchestra Tuesday, July 6 at 2 p.m. in the Picture Book area. Wrap-Up Party-Thursday, August 19 at Collier United Church - 2 p.m. Children may play Readopoly at the Children’s Information desk, but are limited to one turn a day and can join any time during the summer months.

The regular fare structure is in effect.

More info:

Holiday Weekend Landfill Schedule There will be no organics, garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection on Canada Day, Thursday, July 1, 2010 in the City of Barrie. Collection during the week of this holiday will occur one day later for the remainder of the week as follows:



Thursday, July 1, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

For more information on Barrie Transit Service please call (705) 739-4209

Readopoly may be played in English or in French (when French speaking staff available). This is a free program.

For information on news, events, and more visit us online at

Located at City Hall 70 Collier Street

Contact Us

Phone: (705) 726-4242

TTY: (705) 792-7910

The landfill site is closed every Sunday and Monday. Barrie residents are reminded to have their materials curbside by 7 a.m. on their collection day. For more information please call the City of Barrie at (705) 739-4219.


This Week in Barrie - June 24, 2010  

This Week in Barrie - June 24, 2010

This Week in Barrie - June 24, 2010  

This Week in Barrie - June 24, 2010