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  1. Come up with a viable idea to clean up the downtown of vagrants and drug users.

    Move services these individuals require away from the downtown and to a localized spot in a less congested area. Thus they can still receive the help they need, while making the downtown area less desirable to “hang around” for transients. I Know this will offend some people and I understand that, as poverty and addictions are a hard cycle to break, but we need to revitalize downtown and draw more people to do business here. And to the people whom are angry at my comments, I ask, “are we to wait till it gets so bad that downtown businesses go…

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    This suggestion is now classified as “Gathering Feedback” as interest has been demonstrated. Learn more about ideas’ statuses on this forum: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

    Homelessness and drug-use are both complex, ongoing issues that face many urban centres throughout Canada. Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple solution. The downtown core is policed by Barrie Police Community Response Unit (CRU), a team that specifically patrols the downtown and surrounding area. It is a collaborative effort between the City’s Enforcement Services and the County of Simcoe to ensure the safety for all who choose to visit and/or live in the downtown core.

    In the event you see any illegal activity please contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS (8477).

    When a suggestion on this forum reaches 500 votes, it is noted as “Under Review” and a memo is drafted for City Council. Learn more: …

  2. Higher speed limits for roads 4 lanes and more

    Many highly travelled roads in Barrie are still 50 km limits. If a road is 4 lanes or more and without unsafe curves, limits should be higher to help move traffic along on busy roads. Many cities have 60-80 km limits. Why don’t we? Ticketing profit? Residential is understandable but Yonge st? Bayfield? Let’s keep the cars moving

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  3. waste

    here it is march 8th sun shining warm no snow on roads or sidewalk but city wasting money have them out clearing the sidewalks we need everyone running this city gone.

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  4. Chicken wire wrap to save trees from Beaver damage|

    Wrap chicken wire around trees along the lake shore to stop all the damage done by beavers last year. A $20.00 roll of wire could save taxpayers thousands replacing trees every year| I have used this idea for years at our cottage and never lost a tree to beaver damage. A recent trip to Stanley Park in Vancouver i saw it being used out there also. (the beavers are still around)

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  5. Police need to be more visible and act upon School bus routes “Stop Arm runners”.

    Though the rest of the country seems to be taking concrete steps to protect the children on school bus routes, we seem to still be medieval in our ambivalence to the serious nature of this problem. When drivers are reported to the BARRIE POLICE for running THESE signs action NEEDS to be taken. Will we wait till a child is sacrificed on the alter of inaction before it matters enough to our city.

    How much is a child’s life worth?

    Which parent will pay the price for the rest of their days.

    Which driver of a school bus will have…

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  6. Skywalk at Hillcrest Public School.

    Something needs to be done at the crosswalk in front of Hillcrest Public school. It has become a daily occurrence to see cars run through the red light when small children are trying to cross the street. I am afraid it will take a tragedy before something is done to fix this.

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  7. 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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  8. Create pickleball courts. It’s a very popular sport for seniors. The tennis courts at Queens park could easily accommodate such courts.

    The tennis courts at Queens Park on Ross street are seldom full. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing and popular sports for seniors. I suggest some of the tennis courts be changed to accommodate pickleballers.

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  9. Ban residential fire works

    The city of Barrie needs to ban the use of residential fire works. Not only are they dangerous, they are an inconvenience to those with sleeping children. They scare animals. Adults who have to get up early for work are unable to get sleep as well. A 24 hour noise bylaw should be in effect 365 days a year.

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  10. college

    Smoking on campus will be banned as of May 6th. This will cause housing values to drop in the neighbourhoods surrounding the institution due to garbage in these areas, cigarette butts everywhere and will also cause a safety concern for those who are forced to smoke off campus, as campus security is not required to respond to incidents off campus property. As the community has made a $5 million commitment to Georgian College's new "N" building, this is a slap in the face to Ward 1 Barrie residents.

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  11. The bank at the corner of mulcaster and collier st. needs to have wheel chair parking in front of the bank not across the road .

    There are no wheel chair parking spots in front of the bank. ( Bank of Montreal ). This makes it very difficult for handycap customers. The first 2 spaces in front of the bank should be for wheel chair. Collier St and Mulcaster.
    There is one wheel chair spot across the road which makes no sense at all. Thank you

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  12. Barrie LRT Line

    Barrie is growing, and transit should too. Light Rail Transit is expanding in Ontario, cities like Kitchener/Waterloo and Ottawa are soon to open LRT lines.
    Let's connect the city with a rapid transit line that moves people from Park Place/BMC to RVH/Georgian College with stops along the Allandale station, the Waterfront, Downtown. Further expansion in the future can include an east-west line. A bold idea for a bold city.

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  14. Offer free bus fare for 1st Nation people

    Card holders should ride the bus free, the driver should admit the person to ride at no cost. I remember the city would offer this is the past, it was a nice thought. Thank you!

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  15. waste

    Think tax payers should not have to supply transportation for city workers to get from home to work and back. Would mean less vehicles to purchase save on maintenance and fuel. I had to drive my own car to work and back.

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  16. waste

    March 31 city wasting money plows are out pushing air and creating sparks what a waste of tax payers money.

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  17. Suspend recycling during Wind Watches or Warning

    To better manage recycling becoming trash during Wind Watches or Warnings littering homes and most importantly our forests and waterways. In an era of Spring into Clean, reactive is not enough. We need to be pro-active.

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  18. fix the ligth in herite park

    please fix the ligth in the parking lot in the parking lot corner mulcaster and simcoe

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  19. Reduce congestion in Mapleview/ Bryne to Bayview area by enforcing the existing gridlock laws and prohibiting right turns on red lights.

    Those of us who try to wait before entering an intersection on a green light to avoid causing gridlock are usually frustrated by those who take that opportunity to make a right turn on their red light ultimately causing traffic congestion anyway. I witnessed an officer pull into an intersection when this happened with lights on and ticketed one of the drivers causing the congestion. People in other cars were applauding and giving the thumbs up to the officer. Instead of raising taxes again and looking for expensive options for this area, several 'no right turns on a red' signs…

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  20. Evening adult hockey opportuniteis

    During the fall winter season there were up to 6 different opportunities to play in the evening at different facilities. Wed evening at East Bayfield and Saturday evening at Allandale are very popular. Please don't stop them during the summer. The alternative day times are not suitable for most adults that work 8am-6pm M-F.

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