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Committee Looking for New Sites to Feature in 2011 The Doors Open Barrie organizing committee is looking for new sites within Barrie to be featured in 2011. The event showcases a wide variety of buildings that celebrate our heritage and culture and may not generally be open to the public. Potential sites could include private homes or businesses in heritage or significant buildings, but may also include buildings of cultural significance or of general public interest. Doors Open Ontario is a province-wide event held annually to celebrate heritage, culture and encourage tourism by allowing free access to hundreds of fascinating sites in over 40 communities across the province. Barrie will be participating for the fourth time in the Fall of 2011. Past sites have included the MacLaren Art Centre, Grey & Simcoe Foresters Museum, AIM Realty, Rogers TV, Trinity Anglican Church, Meridian Planning, and many more. The event also features historic walking tours. If you are interested in participating or would like additional information, please contact the Department of Culture at (705) 739-4299 or culture@barrie.ca; or visit www.doorsopenbarrie.ca, www.doorsopenontario.on.ca.

Downtown Street Works Are Nearing Completion A

fter a summer and fall of detours around major routes in the downtown area, the City of Barrie will soon be taking down the orange pylons as workers put the final touches on the road reconstruction of three vital central thoroughfares. As part of the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Stimulus Program, the City of Barrie has undertaken the reconstruction of Toronto Street from Dunlop Street to Ross Street, Dunlop Street West from Toronto Street to Mary Street, and Mary Street from Dunlop Street to Simcoe Street. The project targeted aging infrastructure which needed to be replaced to meet current and future needs of our growing population and business base. Works included the installation of a new transmission watermain to improve water supply and quality in the future throughout the downtown area; replacement of the existing major storm culvert, which had deteriorated significantly; the realignment of that major culvert, which currently passes through several private properties; in addition to the reconstruction of the roadways to enhance current and future traffic flow. General Contractor Miwel Construction Limited began reconstruction in early June 2010. However, due to many technical challenges and complexities resulting from the poor soil conditions, the need to preserve or relocate utilities and to maintain adequate access and traffic flow to area businesses and residences, reconstruction demanded careful planning and a significant block of time to complete.

have engaged them throughout the project, distributing Information Bulletins to advise of the details of the work and to provide updates of the progress. Plus, on-site inspection staff have maintained regular contact with the businesses within the construction zone, to address their concerns regarding access and to advise of the scheduled construction in their area. Likewise, liaison with the Downtown Business Improvement Area has been ongoing throughout the project.

December 2nd

The Design and Construction Services Branch of the City of Barrie Engineering Department is managing the overall project, with R. J. Burnside & Associates Limited undertaking the contract administration including inspection, and Miwel Construction Ltd. handling the construction. Visit "Roads and Engineering Information"in the Community section of www.barrie.ca for more details.

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) 739-4220 Ext 4538 or Ext 5163 or by Email at purchasing@barrie.ca 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 PRE-QUALIFICATION # FIN 2010-118PQ SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR WELDING / MACHINING / MILLWRIGHT SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF BARRIE The intent of this Request for Pre-qualification is to solicit information from qualified companies outlining their capabilities, qualifications, and their relevant experience for welding / machining / millwright services to be performed and / or provided at City of Barrie facility and site locations. The City of Barrie requires a number of qualified companies on an “as required basis.” The successful pre-qualified contractors will be placed on a registry, which corporate staff will use to solicit competitive quotations for specific projects and emergency services.

Meanwhile, it’s business as usual in the downtown core. The Contractor should substantially complete the reconstruction by midDecember. Some works including the placement of final top-lift asphalt, line painting, and landscaping will take place during the 2011 construction season, however the improved roads will be open to traffic.

A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFPQ Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 9, 2010.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION # FIN 2010-130Q FOR SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS INTERSECTION PEDESTRIAN SYSTEM

As we approach the end of the reconstruction, the City of Barrie would like to thank residents and businesses for their patience and cooperation on this latest project that assures improved traffic flow, dependable delivery of services and utilities, and better quality of life for the whole community.

Notice Overnight Parking Restrictions By-law 2007-209

To help businesses and residents within the construction zone prepare and plan, City staff Residents are reminded that from November 1 to April 15 each year, parking of a vehicle on any street or part of a street within the City of Barrie between the hours of 12 midnight and 7 a.m. is prohibited and subject to a $20.00 fine. Within the Downtown Business Improvement Area, on street parking is prohibited between the hours of 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Upcoming Events December 31, 2010 7:00pm – Midnight The City of Barrie presents the 13th annual Downtown Countdown. Ring in the New Year in downtown Barrie with friends and family. The free festivities include skating on the Circle at the Centre rink, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting and food vendors.

Featuring Bedouin Soundclash! Judy & David 7:00 pm Final Thought 9:30 pm Fireworks 7:45 pm Bedouin Soundclash 10:30 pm Atlantis Blueprint 8:15 pm Ring in 2011, Fireworks 12:00 am

Barrie Transit is offering free rides from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. After 9:00pm, regular fares apply and service is extended until 3:00am to get you home safely.

SESSIONS ARE DROP-IN AND FREE

December 3

Drop-In Family Storytime 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Stories, songs and activities for children ages 6 and under (3 and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). The same storytime is repeated at 10:30 am on Fridays and 10:30 am on Saturdays.

December 4

Trim the Tree at Barrie Public Library 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Children are invited to make some simple Christmas tree decorations for their tree or the Library's tree. Children 9 and younger must have an accompanying adult with them on the Children's floor.

December 8 November 20 - February 6 Barrie Festival of Trees Centennial Park www.barriefestivaloftrees.com Waterfront light display to celebrate the winter season.

Business Plan 101 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Learn How to Write an Effective Business Plan. Business Plan 101 will cover some of the following details: Format, Research, Operations, Marketing, Financials and more. A variety of library resources that specifically help you address the data and information needs for your business plan will be presented. This is free but you must register. Email bplbusiness@barrie.ca or call (705) 728-1010 Ext 7014.

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

The City of Barrie is engaging in the Request for Quotation process for the supply and delivery of Intersection Pedestrian System Traffic Controllers for a two (2) year term with option to extend for two (2) annual terms. A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 9, 2010.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION # FIN 2010-142Q FOR SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF ONE (1) NEW PROPANE POWERED LIFT TRUCK

THE MUNICIPAL CLASS EA COMPONENT FOR THE UPDATE OF THE HOTCHKISS CREEK WATERSHED MASTER DRAINAGE PLAN The Corporation of the City of Barrie is planning to engage the services of a consulting engineering firm to undertake the Municipal Class EA component of the Updated Hotchkiss Creek Watershed Master Drainage Plan. The consultant will utilize updated hydrologic and hydraulic modeling recently completed for the City. The consultant will review the previous 2000 Municipal Class EA, update the report and alternatives as well as document the preparation & coordination of the consultation process in compliance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.

This Quotation is being called for the supply, delivery and training of ONE (1) new propane powered lift truck to be delivered to the City of Barrie’s Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP) located at 20 Royal Parkside Drive, Barrie, ON.

A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFP Document.

A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION # FIN 2010-150Q AUTODESK SOFTWARE SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL 2011

Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 9, 2010.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION # FIN 2010-136Q SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR AUTO GLASS SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION FOR THE CITY OF BARRIE The intent of this Request for Quotation is to solicit information from qualified companies outlining their capabilities, qualifications, and their relevant experience for Auto Glass Supply and Installation Services to be performed and / or provided at City of Barrie facility and site locations. A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 9, 2010.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL # FIN 2010-149P CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE COMPLETION OF

"ONE LESS PLASTIC BAG" Canvas Bag Give Away

“Choose to Use” by picking up a City of Barrie canvas bag at Barrie’s Farmers Market City Hall, Saturday, December 11, from 8 am to 12 noon.

Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 9, 2010.

The Corporation of the City of Barrie is soliciting Bids from qualified suppliers for the renewal of Autodesk Annual Software Subscriptions. Bidders must be a certified Autodesk Reseller or Autodesk ISV Partner for their Bid to be considered A non-refundable Document Fee of $20.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 9, 2010.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION # FIN 2010-156Q SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR VEHICLE UNDERCOATING FOR THE CITY OF BARRIE The intent of this Request for Quotation is to solicit information from qualified companies outlining their capabilities, qualifications, and their relevant experience for Vehicle Undercoating to be provided for City of Barrie facility and various locations. A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus GST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document.

REQUEST FOR PROP0SAL # FIN 2010-145P CONSULTING ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR BARRIE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL CENTRE (WPCC) BIOGAS UTILIZATION UPGRADES The Corporation of the City of Barrie is seeking Proposals from experienced/qualified firms to provide Consulting Engineering Services for BioGas Utilization Upgrades at the Water Pollution Control Centre (WPCC) located at 249 Bradford St., Barrie, ON. The scope of services includes detail design and contract administration with respect to a) providing new gas storage facilities, gas dehydration appurtenances and process control changes to cogeneration engines at WPCC and b) gas conveyance to the Allandale Train Station. The design is to consider the results of a pre-design report. In addition, the Consultant shall follow the requirements of the MEA Class Environmental Assessment for the entire project and a Public Information Centre (PIC) is to be arranged and conducted by the Consultant. The City will provide a venue for the PIC. Bidders Note: MANDATORY SITE MEETING has been scheduled for Wednesday December 15, @ 9:30 am at the Water Pollution Control Centre (WPCC) Administrative Building Board Room, 249, Bradford St, Barrie ON. All visitors must wear protective wear (hard hat, safety shoes and vest) at the site meeting. A non-refundable Document Fee of $100.00 plus GST applies to each hardcopy of the RFP Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday January 6, 2011

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

Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 23, 2010.

Do You Have Your

"Lots" of Free Parking

"Mulcaster St. Ornament"

Downtown in December

2010 Collector's Ornament

Downtown Barrie and The City of Barrie would like you to know that for the month of December parking is free in all Municipal parking lots including the Collier Street Parkade. On-street paid parking will remain in effect to ensure short term parking is convenient and available within downtown.

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

Come experience some of the best restaurants, shopping, culture and entertainment in the region.

City of Barrie residents may receive one bag per family FREE (while supplies last). Collect all 9 as part of the Downtown Barrie Commemorative Ornament Gift Box. Available at the following locations:

Any vehicle found parked in contravention of By-law 2007-209 may be ticketed and/or towed.

 Bill LeBoeuf Jewellers - 52 Dunlop St. W.  Our House - 55 Dunlop St. W.  Metzger's Fine Jewellery - 99 Dunlop St. E.

By keeping the City streets clear of vehicles during this period, you allow the City crews access to help ensure that your roadways are maintained and that large emergency vehicles can get down the street. Parking is prohibited over sidewalks and the City boulevards.

 Barrie Public Library - 60 Worsley St.  MacLaren Art Centre - 37 Mulcaster St.  Jewellers Bench - 4 Simcoe St. E.  The Paper Merchant - 13 Dunlop St. W.  Angie's Outdoors - 80 Dunlop St. E. More info? www.downtown.ca

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This Week in Barrie - December 2, 2010