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  1. Monitor to ensure dogs aren't in parks

    Many waterfront parks have dogs on the property and in the water despite signs prohibiting them. I've seen city workers out in the parks but no one enforcing what's posted on the signs. This creates hazards in our parks and waters, especially for children. Perhaps designate some non-waterfront parks for dogs and their walkers.

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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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      • Complete sidewalks along Dunlop Street at the 400 overpass.

        The sidewalks here are missing exactly where they're needed most, and getting to the other side of the highway on foot is unpleasant and unsafe, or worse for anyone with limited mobility.

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          • red light camera's on major intersections in Barrie.

            To many people running red lights in the city of barrie.

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            • Start volunteer programs to take seniors out to city events

              So many seniors are alone, so many events are happening in our beautiful city. Why not organize outings with those who can't make it out on their own. Maybe a bus could pick them up and volunteers can help with this and getting them back home.

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              • Make Barrie Transit More reliable on weekends And Evenings for people who work for a living

                I think Barrie transit should be more reliable all week, including weekends and evenings! This is very frustrating, as times collides, no one can get to work on time, you ca'nt plan your trip, because some buses do'nt run on the same time as others. I'm sure tons of other people working feel the same. Earlier departure times, regular service...get rid of this hourly service on evenings and sunday. And start running the buses regularily like other places. It's not fair to peole who work for a living, students getting to and from school. More consideration for the public would…

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                • create a climate change mitigation plan

                  The City has created a plan for how we might prepare for some climate change impacts, but has not yet made a comprehensive plan for how we can prevent catastrophic climate change to begin with! If global greenhouse gas emissions continue on the path that we're currently on, the amount of climate change we will experience in this century will be too much for many of us to adapt to. Therefore, adaptation alone is not enough--we must also work to reduce our emissions. Canadian municipalities have influence over up to fifty percent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. That means that…

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                  • Turn vacant lots into mobile urban gardens.

                    Using milk crates, mobile urban gardens can be easily set up on vacant lots around Barrie (ie: NW corner of Five Points). This initiative would be volunteer driven by anyone who is interested in growing and maintaining a community garden. This would also be a great idea for local restaurants who may not have the room to grown their own vegetables and herbs, the opportunity to have fresh produce at their access. I would be interested in discussing this idea further to those who are interested.

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                    • IMPROVEMENT TO YOUR RECYCLING PRODUCTS

                      since the window of recycling is so big (7am - 6pm), to avoid the stuff to blow all over the place, into my driveway and yard, why don't you create recycle bins with an easy close lid so to keep it in???????????? Just like a storage bin you buy with the two sides closer together. This would eliminate everything blowing out.

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                      • Allow residential pass parking at the marina parking lot for the winter months or atleast during winterfest.

                        The marina is closed during winter months and the parking lot sits empty. It should be open to residential passes at this time. It is hard for young children and seniors to get around during these snowbound times.

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                        • Have officers patrolling waterfront area on weekends handing out tickets for polluting.

                          I have noticed on weekends there is a lot of garbage strewn on the ground in our beautiful waterfront areas and on the rocks by the jetty! Perhaps, the city could invest in more garbage cans, so the existing garbage cans will not be overflowing on a busy weekend: Secondly, perhaps undercover officers could lay polluting charges to the offenders and set a precedence, that polluting on our newly beautified waterfront is frowned upon and illegal. I don't enjoy going to our downtown waterfront on a weekend, as it ticks me off to see how disgusting, lazy, and ignorant people…

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                          • Fishing Pier complete with fish attracting habitat/structure off of Heritage Park in line with Mulcaster street

                            A fishing pier similar to those found throughout Florida. Artificial fish habitat/structure beneath the pier would greatly benefit the native fish population.
                            This would be a fantastic attraction for fishermen, tourists, birders, photograpers and all people who enjoy Lake Simcoe. This would be unique to the City of Barrie and would add to the already world class waterfront.

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                            • Advance Green Bayfield - weekends

                              Enable advance greens for turning left across Bayfield on weekends. Coulter & Ferris Lane have advance green lights, but it’s 5:45 on Saturday, traffic is lined up in both directions (no breaks to cross during the green), the left turn lanes have 5+ cars, and the advance green is not triggering. Frustrating, and causing additional delays, as only one-two cars are getting through per cycle.
                              A simple change to drastically reduce frustration and ease traffic on Bayfield!

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                              • Have a centre median or guardrail on Fairview road

                                Travelling this road daily in the winter, the combination of a steep hill and sharp curves make this a dangerous road for headon collisions. Adding the new emergency campus/buildings will add more vehicles and emergency vehicles travelling at high speeds. I’m not an engineer but feel this road could be made safer

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                                • Advance left turn at Yonge and little

                                  Yonge and little is increasingly busy and is a dangerous left turn due to poor visibility of oncoming traffic with a hill there.

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                                  • Bayfield exit from highway 400 south needs a separate right turning lane

                                    Traffic from the Bayfield exit from the 400 south backs up right onto the highway because of one silly stop light. This intersection needs a separate right turning lane to keep traffic moving as well as an advanced turn left. This is one of the busiest streets in the city coming off a busy highway. It needs addressing

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                                    • have a New Year's Levee for the new City Council

                                      Barrie citizens should be given a chance to meet the new Barrie Council. A community skate at City Hall during the Farmer's Market, meet and greet with treats would help build community. People need a chance to get to know the new faces who represent our city.

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                                      • Stagger bus departure times for 8B N, 5B, 6A

                                        All of these bus routes travel to the same quadrant of Barrie and are scheduled to depart from the terminal within a 5-min window. If you could stagger these schedules across a 15-min window, it would reduce waiting times for some passengers at the terminal and provide a more frequent service to that neighbourhood without needing to increase the frequency of any routes.

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                                        • Digital Calendar

                                          An ics or ical filetype that we can subscribe to digitally with our CalDav to stay up to date on various Barrie events

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