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  1. Companies dontating to dog park

    If any companies want to place their advertisements at the dog parks, hey should have to make a minimum donation which can be used towards the park. More trees, a small play ground, etc. Recycling bins.

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    • Reduce police budget please, its way to big a chunk of my taxes

      Reduce the budget for policing by a fair margin. Too much of the city's budget goes to policing. The police are taking more from Barrie residents in the form of tickets to recoup their own super high costs for the city which further hurts the people. Do a review and adjust please! Crime/domestics do not justify the huge chunk of where our taxes go. Also in this come up with a strategy to clean up downtown from all the shady people hanging out there, i'm sure other towns have done something about this not just policing.

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      • name the Harvey Road overpass after British Admiral Sir Robert Barrie

        Many people do not know the history of our great city and who Barrie was named after. I think the naming of the bridge over Highway 400 could inspire citizens and visitors alike to learn more about the rich history of our city.

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          • Pay homeless to pick up city garbage

            Pay the homeless to help clean up the city...give them benefits...and help set them up warmth transitional housing....saw a video on Facebook where they are doing this in numerous cities and it is working for both the people and the city. Let’s lirerally clean up our streets!

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            • Plant bright red and white flowers every year along the city's baskets and planters to show patriotism all the time.

              I suggest we plant vibrant red and white flowers every year in all the city's baskets and planters to show patriotism all the time.

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              • stop allowing fireworks before holiday

                The current bylaw of allowing the setting off of fireworks I believe 5 days before a holiday and the day of needs to end. I do understand that yes it is fun for some to watch them go off but they forget about the people around them. A lot of them don't follow safety when doing this. Several times I have had neighbours set them off in their backyard or the middle of our street. We are a subdivision, the houses are close and people park on the street. Then the garbage that is left on other people's properties is…

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                • Transit family pass should be good for 2 adults and 3 (or maybe more), children....

                  I'm not sure, but would imagine many families these days have more than *just* two children...
                  It would be very helpful if the Barrie Transit "family pass" actually covered 2 adults, and 3 (or more), children to potentially better reflect actual family structures. We pay an awful lot for what amounts to a somewhat useless transit service as it is....

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                  • Restrict number of cars allowed to park on side streets in rental situations

                    More and more homes are being sold, renovated and used as rental properties. The principal owner doesn't live there. The number of tenants have so many cars that they park on the street in front of other peoples homes, not cool. In the past cars have run into on this street.

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                    • Prevent parking on both sides of the street in residential streets. Majesty blvd. & Prince William. Fire truck can’t get past!!!

                      There have been close calls with children running between cars out into the road. Cars can’t pass each other. The biggest concern is emergency vehicles can’t make it between the cars. There should only be parking if any on one side of the road. It’s insane how people park on Majesty Blvd. Dangerous!

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                      • Put a moratorium on demolition permits until all empty/deserted lots downtown, and on Bradford are occupied by thriving businesses

                        All the demolition in 2018 seems backwards when there are still plenty of deserted and empty lots downtown and along Bradford St that are eyesores. Surely there is some way to incentivize new developments using a vacant lot instead of tearing something existing down?

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                        • Live camera feed for dump entrance

                          I'd like to see a live camera feed facing the entrance to the dump so we can see what the size of the queue. I believe this will modulate the traffic coming into the dump especially during prime hours and provide a more pleasant experience when you know what to expect before making the trek.

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                          • honoring the veterans/acknologing the memorial before each live event at Meridian Place

                            The City & Mayor Lehman has done a marvellous job in design of the new Meridan Place, incorporating historical and modern themes.

                            My suggestion would be, before each live event, the "performer" would address/give thanks to the memorial and point out that the statues in the back (of staging area) are why we can be here today enjoying this fine venue, in this great city-and country!
                            "submitted by Douglas P.M."

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                            • Crossing Guards

                              We need crossing guards throughout the City of Barrie.
                              It is unbelievable that a city like our does not already have this in place. All crossings that are frequently used by elementary school children should have crossing guards in the morning , during lunch and after school. It is also suggested that this be a paid position primarily taken by seniors.

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                              • Finally get down to business to provide a safe ,designated area for dogs to swim in Lake Simcoe.

                                Is it necessary to get up a petition to have a designated area where dogs can swim? It is somewhat an act of cruelty to walk a dog of a breed that is bred to swim, along the waterfront.....somewhat like dangling a sweet treat in front of a child and not letting him have it! Or maybe like denying a dying person a drink of water. What is the hang up? It is not the habit of dogs to relieve themselves in the water. Any ‘doggie’ person
                                knows this.
                                The area could easily be policed and offending owners barred from…

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                                • sweep grass cuttings from sidewalks

                                  Grass Cuttings on Sidewalks:
                                  Residents and Public Works Employees should consider sweeping grass cuttings from sidewalks. These cuttings, especially if rained on, become dangerous paths to walk on as well as making our city look unkempt.

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                                  • Allow parking on grass

                                    I would like to be able to park on my own lawn without being told that I’m not allowed or I could be fined. There’s not enough room for multiple vehicles or for visitors to park especially over night during the winter.

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                                    • Post wait times at the dump

                                      It would be amazing if dump wait times were posted online. It would reduce wait times and frustration. Even just on weekends. Or a second scale to get people through more quickly.

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                                      • If Bell builds a big project near the TV station, I think it's very important that they be refused antennas.

                                        If Bell put antennas near the TV station they could create a media monopoly for themselves around this area. Their antennas would be high on a hill between the city and the air waves most of us want to receive from the south and from the CTV. What they plan for antennas is very important to settle before they build.

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                                        • Offer Bus rides to Canada’s Wonderland

                                          Reasoning onto why is cause Many other major cities in the GTA offer ride services to York Region Canada’s Wonderland and which we should offer the same for those who live in Barrie. It’ll be convient and more people would be able to enjoy the day at wonderland. For the cost of the trip should be $5/person. Also offer this during the season openings. It’ll be convient for those who can’t afford go transit and other city transit that come to Barrie

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