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  1. Bike Pump Park at Lampman

    Lampman Park in Barrie has become a hub for the whole city. I think an excellent addition would be a pump park (this is a bike trail area). Wasaga Beach has an excellent one that is a huge success. Lampman park has huge areas of undeveloped grass to add this in. I would be happy to help fundraise and procure this.

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  2. system for text/ email updates for when drop in programs have schedule changes

    The swim drop in schedule is constantly changing lately. Why not have a texting or email system to alert anyone that signs up. Choose which alerts you would like to receive ie. Drop in swimming, fitness etc.

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  3. Promote this site so more people are aware of it

    This is a great site, but could be better if more people knew about it. I found out from a stranger on a Facebook group. Every tax payer/ barrie resident should be apart of this group.

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  4. Saving on public transportation cost

    Public buses serving on Big Bay Point, Hurst are being used at very low capacity. We have never seen them having more than 5 passengers in.
    It might be cost effective to sell those big buses to larger cities and replace them with smaller capacity transportation vehicles.

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  5. Change garbage company

    Hopefully when carefully selecting the next garbage company you consider going with a Canadian company. Too much revenue flowing south to Texas, not enough in return!! Say NO to Waste Connections!!

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  6. Immediately remove city councillors

    Barrie City councillors who are charged with, investigated for or facing court action for sexual harassment or assault should immediately have their position terminated! When will this sickening activity be dealt with in an appropriate manner? The City of Barrie is becoming an embarrassing city to live in!

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  7. Create more indoor court facilities

    The city is lacking sufficient indoor space for court sports programs outside of city run programming. I propose the development of a sportsplex to address the needs of volleyball and basketball

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  8. RE: Homeless population. Tabs need to be kept on OW and ODSP workers

    OW and ODSP are in the habit of "accidently" cutting people off their benefits causing them to become homeless. They assume no responsibility and actually have recipients sign that they assume responsibility for the workers actions or "errors". Many have been forced out on the streets due to the abuse of authority from these two offices. Our current MPP does nothing when contacted!

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  9. Bring back registration for drop in swim sessions

    Bring back online registration for swim sessions so that families are not turned away at the rec centres!

    Online registration allowed us to guarantee a spot which was much easier when coming with little ones. Showing up to long lines or no spaces when you have a small child ready for swimming is a major disappointment and hassle!

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  10. Free programs for kids to enjoy

    There is early on that’s a free program for kids to enjoy
    But there isn’t any free programs on this end of Barrie near catherine park for the kids to enjoy
    And for someone like me who doesn’t drive it’s hard to get to the other side of Barrie for my child to enjoy herself

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  11. Implement an Idling Control Bylaw, limit car idling to 1 minute every hour

    Vehicles should not be permitted to idle for more than 1 minute every 60 minutes. Vehicle emissions are a contributing factor in climate change. By reducing unnecessary idling we can improve air quality.

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  12. Senior Snow removal

    We seniors have to shovel heavy piles the plows leave at the end of our driveways. Could those who are seniors or disabled not request markers for the ends of our drives indicating we need help with snow removal. Then the plows that do the sidewalks could remove the driveway snow. It would have to be coordinated somehow but it would be appreciated by seniors.

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    Thank you for participating in the City's suggestion forum. Please consider registering with Snow Angels Canada to find volunteers that can assist with snow removal: https://snowangelscanada.ca​. (The City does not own or operate Snow Angels, but has worked with the online platform ​to customize it for Barrie residents​.)

  13. Install a cross walk at Yonge/Burton

    There are many people including kids, elderly and whole families that cross the 4 lanes here. Due to there being 2 plazas across from each other. It would also help to slow down the traffic that often speeds through here where Yonge St turns into Burton at the train tracks.

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  14. Allowing a Chicken Rental Program for Residents

    While the city of Barrie unfortunately turned down residents having their own backyard chickens in 2021, I would like to make a proposal/offer a solution.

    Myself and a few others, that reside outside of Barrie, offer "Chicken Coop Rentals" to areas that allow chickens. This is a great program that allows people to raise chickens from spring until fall, without worrying about winter care. I deliver the coop, 2-3 chickens, feed, and bedding in May, and pick up the chickens and supplies in October.

    Some positive notes that would make keeping chickens easier within city boundaries:

    • Less smell: the design…

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  15. Put a Traffic Camera at the intersection of Cundles Rd East and Lion's Gate Blvd.

    We live on Lion's Gate Blvd and almost every time we use that intersection (coming from Lion's Gate Blvd and turning left onto Cundles Rd East) a car(s) goes through the red light at high speeds. We hesitate to go now until we are assured all cars on Cundles have stopped. Just this morning we prevented a high speed accident by laying on our horn to warn a driver coming out of the North Barrie Crossing Shopping Centre to stop proceeding through the green light we had because a car on Cundles, that was 200 metres away from the lights…

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  16. City should address Snow Plows Leaving pile of snow on Homeowners driveway

    City should let the drivers know that this is not acceptable, what is the need of clearing the road and blocking the homeowners from accessing the cleared road? What is worth doing at all is worth doing well... if the snow plows are going to live me with more work, I had rather not have them clear it in the first place. The pile they left behind is harder to clear than the initial snow received see pictures attached.

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  17. Splash pad near Catherine Park

    Have splash pads or something’s for the kids to do in the summer near catherine park
    We don’t have anything for the children to enjoy on this end of Barrie

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  18. Highway 400 Lighting

    I understand this is likely the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation, but the City of Barrie should ask the Ministry to install lighting for Highway 400 within city limits (even better if we can get Innisfil on board to push for lighting beginning at Innisfil Beach Road). This would greatly improve safety, especially for the many residents who need to commute on the highway during winter months or under heavy precipitation.

    Tall lights were recently installed up to King City from Vaughan, and the same should definitely be done for a city of our size. The highway widening work…

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  19. Pick a theme for the City of Barrie

    A lot ot cities/countries around the world are famous for things. Examples include Octoberfest in Germany, and the eiffel tower in Paris.
    We could pick a theme for the City of Barrie to unify the city, boost tourism, boost morale, and boost the economy in Barrie.
    We could have a city wide vote offering each resident of Barrie a chance to participate in this decision.
    And if anyone has ideas for themes they should have a chance to suggest them also.
    Here are examples of possible themes for the City of Barrie:

    1st possible theme:
    Astronomy and Space exploration theme.…

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  20. Enforce no Boulevard parking where it causing dangerous obstruction

    Unfortunate a vehicle went through the front of the house at Cundles & Cartwright however, these people ALWAYS have vehicles parked in the lower portion of the driveway/boulevard/city side and it dangerously blocks the sight line for heavy traffic on Cundles. Traffic that is often speeding while school children are walking & biking to school and crossing the various side streets - without crossing guards - because budget cuts, right?
    It’s a wonder no one has been hurt yet.
    Pulling out onto Cundles from Cartwright is dangerous given the cars/trucks are always parked there. Maybe parallel park across the bottom…

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