Barrie Council to livestream first virtual City Hall meeting as mayor emerges from self-isolation

Up for debate: an increase in garbage tags for folks staying home more

Barrie’s mayor has come out of self-imposed isolation just in time to chair City Hall’s first virtual meeting.

Councillors will meet via the video conferencing app Zoom, with a council meeting scheduled for 5:00. The meeting will be streamed live on YouTube for public consumption.

In its first meeting in the last two weeks, council will discuss providing citizens with more garbage tags per week while they stay at home more often, a new appointment to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Board, and will take in a presentation from the city’s CAO on the COVID-19 situation.

Related: Mayor Jeff Lehman announces he is self-isolating after travelling to the US

Mayor Jeff Lehman went into self-isolation for fourteen days, after having recently returned from the United States. The Government of Canada has since said anyone returning from travel outside Canada must self-isolate for 14 days.