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Bids & Tenders Stormwater Treatment System, including removal and restoration of concrete sidewalk, interlocking stone pavers, concrete curb and gutter, and asphalt.

Swabbing Schedule Fall 2010 The City of Barrie will be launching foam swabs at designated points along the water main to clean the inside of the pipe. The work will begin October 12 and all affected residents will receive a notice delivered to them with instructions to follow before, during and after this work is done. If customers notice their water is dirty they can run the taps for 5 to 10 minutes and the water should clear up. If the water is still dirty they can call the general office number (705) 739-4220 ext. 4805 or the after hours number (705) 739-4255. Visit barrie.ca for more information.

October 12-13 Bordered by St. Vincent St. and Bayfield St. Lount St., Agnes St., North St., Grove St. E., Drury Lane East St., Clapperton St., Peel St., Owen St., Rose St., Ottaway Ave., Davidson St., Newton St., Gunn St., Wellington St.

October 14-16 Bordered by Davidson St., St. Vincent St and Queen St., Bothwell Cres., Currie St., Jonathan Crt., Grove St. E., North Park Rd., Parkdale Cres., Gunn St., Wellington St. Queen St., Laurie Cres., Bennet Rd., Oakley Park Sq., Elm St., Beechroft Cres.

October 16-20 Bordered by Duckworth St. and St. Vincent St., Queen St., Wellington St . Burbank Pl., Blue Mound Dr., Rose St., Roslyn Rd., Cynthia Cres., East St., Marion Cres., Shannon St., Pratt Rd., Lay St., Howard Cres., Bellevue Cres., and Grove St. E.

September 30th Barrie’s Fire Station 1 And Eastview Arena Moving Along

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lustery fall weather notwithstanding, both the newly renovated Eastview Arena and the new Fire Station 1 headquarters, forge on full-speed ahead as they round the last bend and approach their open doors deadline, when they will be fully operational and serving our community. Renovations at Eastview Arena began this past June in response to meeting the needs of our growing community, the provincial standards, and to increasing the overall functionality of this long-standing facility within our community. Eastview Arena was redesigned with the provision of a phased construction schedule. Phase I centers on the new construction “addition” and should be substantially complete by November 2010. Phase II focuses on the renovation portion of the project estimated to be completed by December 2010. When completed, Eastview Arena will have increased in size, safety and functionality, meeting both Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) standards and current Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards. So when Eastview Arena opens its doors this fall, residents will benefit from: • • • • • • •

Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour Barrie and area studios, (705) 835-6213, www.images-studio-tour.com Various artists and artisans open their studios for the public to view and purchase unique art and hand-crafted items.

October 15 – 24

13th Annual Barrie Film Festival (705) 481-1004, www.barriefilmfestival.ca Featuring the finest of Canadian, Independent and World cinema. Includes guest Q&As, parties, short film competition and Director’s Brunch.

Likewise, construction of Barrie’s new Fire Station 1 is in full swing. The new headquarters cornering Dunlop and Eccles Streets will replace the current facility on Vespra Street. The new facility addresses not only Barrie’s current needs, but also the future growth needs for communications, fire prevention, training, and suppression. By addressing these longterm needs now, the new headquarters will eliminate the necessity to build the space in the future at higher costs and assure efficient service delivery for a long time to come.

The Project has received Infrastructure Stimulus Funding from the Federal and Provincial Government as part of the economic action plan with a requirement that the project be substantially complete by March 30, 2011. Once completed, the new Fire Station 1 will feature exciting urban design elements of an urban plaza, a heritage room, a bell tower (a traditional fire hall element), in addition to interpretation panels and public art to enhance this facility, which will stand as a civic gateway into the City Centre and provide an enjoyable on site experience for regular facility tour participants from school groups and the general public. Most importantly, the new 40,000 square feet Fire and Emergency Services facility will include a full 911 Dispatch Communications Centre and an Emergency Operations Centre. As construction is on schedule, the new Fire Station 1 headquarters plans to open its doors in Spring 2011. What will happen to the current Vespra Street facility has not yet been determined. Click on the ‘Eastview Arena Renovation Project’ link on www.barrie.ca to see more arena updates and images. For more Fire Station 1 updates, key project milestones, and images, click on the ‘Fire Station 1 Construction Updates’ link.

at the Friday Fright Night at the library on October 29.

SESSIONS ARE DROP-IN AND FREE

September 27 - October 15

Spooky Poetry Contest Do you love to write? Are you between the ages of 7 and 12 years old? Then we are looking for your entries for our third annual spooky poetry contest. This contest is open to children from Barrie and Oro-Medonte and prizes will be awarded in the age categories of 7-9 years and 10-12 years. Each child may submit up to two entries in their age category. Poems must be original, previously unpublished, written by one person only and no longer than 40 lines. To submit your entry, please include your name, school, age and phone number and send: • By e-mail as a Microsoft Word document to jsalmon@barrie.ca • By mail to: Barrie Public Library Attention: Jane Salmon 60 Worsley Street Barrie, Ontario L4M 1L6 • By fax to (705) 728-4322 attention Jane Salmon • In person at the Children’s Information Desk in the Library. All entries are appreciated but only the winners will be notified. Schools are welcome to make this a class project and send in entries. The winners will be invited to read their poems

September 28

Electronic copies are only available through Biddingo.com/barrie. The City of Barrie document fee does not apply to documents that are downloaded electronically through Bidding. com/barrie, however a Biddingo.com fee may be applicable.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION # FIN 2010-110Q CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR MAPLE AVENUE PARKING LOT #3 OIL / GRIT SEPARATOR INSTALLATION

A non-refundable document fee of $55.00 plus GST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday, October 14, 2010.

Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday October 14, 2010.

PURCHASING BRANCH

THE CORPORATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL SUBMISSIONS.

There will be no garbage, organics, recycling, and yard waste collection on

Monday, October 11, 2010 in the City of Barrie. Collection during the week of this holiday will occur ONE day later throughout the week as follows:

Employment Opportunities The City of Barrie currently has the following vacancies: MUNICIPAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER II (Temporary, Part-Time – 3 Months Approx.) GRAPHICS DESIGNER (Temporary, Part-Time – 3 Months Approx.) OPERATIONS PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR (Wastewater) (Temporary, 1 Year Approx.) For information about these opportunities and more visit barrie.ca

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Keep Active, Live Well and Enjoy Life! The Parkview and Allandale 55 + Centres invite you to participate in all 55+ membership activities our centres offer. All regular membership programs are offered and visitors are invited to participate in any membership activities free of charge. Come and experience a variety of recreation, education and active living programs that promote healthy active lifestyles.

REVISED COLLECTION DAY

Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

For more information contact:

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010

Allandale 55 + Centre in the Allandale Recreation Centre, 190 Bayview Drive (705) 728-6332

Special Notice Barrie Transit will not be operating on Thanksgiving Day

Monday, October 11, 2010 Regular Regular Service will resume on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 For more information call Barrie Transit at (705) 739-4209 or visit: www.barrie.ca/btransit

Calling all

FALL PROGRAMMING OPEN HOUSE October 4th - 8th, 2010

NORMAL COLLECTION DAY

For more information please call the City of Barrie at (705) 739-4219

Ron Baird, Spirit Catcher, 1986, Collection of the MacLaren Art Centre.

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

The work includes, but is not limited to the following: supply and installation of a CDS PMSU20_25_6

for Curbside Waste Collection

Nomination Deadline is October 15th. For further information regarding the Order of the Spirit Catcher Award can be directed to Charlene Strudwick, Supervisor, Council Support & Information Services (705) 739-4220 ext. 4780 or visit our website www.barrie.ca.

The Corporation of the City of Barrie is seeking proposals from qualified consultants for the review and updating of the Corporation’s CUPE / bargaining unit job evaluation plan and system mechanics.

Electronic copies are only available through Biddingo.com/barrie. The City of Barrie document fee does not apply to documents that are downloaded electronically through Bidding. com/barrie, however a Biddingo.com fee may be applicable.

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

The City of Barrie is seeking nominations for Outstanding Individuals for The Order of the Spirit Catcher Award (19 years of age plus) and the Youth Spirit Catcher Award (12 – 18 years of age).

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL # FIN 2010-117P CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE BARGAINING UNIT COMPENSATION REVIEW

The City of Barrie is engaging in the Request for Quotation process for Construction services for supply and installation of an Oil/Grit Separator within the Maple Avenue Parking Lot #3, located on the west side of Maple Avenue between Ross Street and Dunlop Street West, within the City of Barrie.

Barrie residents are reminded to have their materials at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on their collection day.

Investing for Women 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Angus Ross Room Many women today are busy with career and family and not taking the time to learn about finances and a workable investment plan. This informative session will assist women in setting appropriate financial and investment goals.

Financial Fitness Challenge Angus Ross Room, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. We all understand that in order to be healthy, we need to adopt a lifestyle that promotes overall wellness. The same approach works in terms of our financial fitness. Change your attitude about money by taking your financial pulse, develop a money “warm-up”, work out with investment techniques, start and maintain a debt diet and advanced strategies for the financially fit person we all want to be.

DOCUMENTS are available on-line at Biddingo.com/Barrie or from the 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 www.barrie.ca or by telephone (705) 7394220 Ext 4538 or Ext 4709 or by Email at purchasing@barrie.ca

The Landfill Site is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

October 4

October 1 – 2

October 8 – 11

With construction and renovation phases on schedule, Eastview Arena plans to open its doors to the public by fall 2010 with icemaking operations scheduled to commence October 15th.

Fully accessible family washroom facilities Appropriately sized change rooms New community meeting room Enhanced lobby area with heated viewing gallery space Enhanced referees change room Smaller 5th change room to accommodate user needs (i.e. gender privacy) Added safety operations to accommodate ice resurfacer machine

Upcoming Events Oktoberfest Heritage Park, www.barrierotary.com Prizes, food, and great live music including the Walter Ostanek Band.

Renovations also include such sustainable and environmental design features as high efficiency heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) systems, low-flush units in washrooms, energy efficient lighting, and electrical systems upgrades.

PURCHASING BRANCH BID OPPORTUNITIES

Nominations for Order of the Spirit Catcher Award and Youth Spirit Catcher Award

Complementary refreshments are served to visitors during the open house.

Artists! Submissions WANTED for Our Annual Christmas Card Contest!

Your vision may be chosen as the City of Barrie’s Christmas Card for 2010. Each entry must be accompanied by a signed entry form as supplied by the Mayor’s Office. Entries may be a water colour painting, oil painting, pen and ink drawing, photographs, etc. Minimum size of original artwork – 4” x 6” Maximum size of original artwork – 8”x10”

Parkview 55 + Centre, 189 Blake Street (705) 737-0755

A monetary award will be made to the winner. Full contest details and official entry forms are available from the Mayor’s Office and the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall. Finished art should be submitted in person to the Mayor’s office at City Hall, second floor.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, October 14, 2010.

September 30

Planning for Your Cottage Angus Ross Room, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. A seminar on passing the cottage through the family generations. For many families, preserving the family cottage is much more important than preserving any other family asset. This session will include: • Tax and estate planning issues – estate preservation and equalization • Minimizing Capital Gains • Transfers, Trusts and Joint Ownership • Gifting vs. Selling and more

For information on news, events, and more visit us online at www.barrie.ca

Contact Us

Phone: (705) 726-4242

TTY: (705) 792-7910

E-mail: cityinfo@barrie.ca


This Week in Barrie - September 30, 2010