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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Pot hole repair

    Pot hole repair needed in many areas of the city. Essa Rd. is quite bad. Suggestion to close roads and do a pot hole blitz similar to what Toronto is doing.

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  4. Edgehill/Ferndale advances green

    With increased traffic on Ferndale drive, an advanced green turning left from Ferndale to Edgehill (westbound) would ensure safety of pedestrians and drivers. I believe there is already an advanced green to turn eastbound on a Edgehill, so makes sense to also have it for westbound traffic.

    Thanks for reading my suggestion

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  5. How about a % discount for up front payment of total property taxes due each year?

    Some of us can pay our whole muni tax property bill at first billing. how about a 5% break on the tax? would get more $$ in faster?

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    Please be reminded that the the deadline to apply for appointment to the new Sports Events/Facilities Advisory Committee is Thursday, March 29, 2018.

    At City Council’s March 5th meeting, the terms of reference for this committee were approved by Council. One of the committee’s mandates is to consider new competitive, elite facilities, along with new major sports events and tournaments. The advisory committee will be comprised of two members of City Council (Councillors Mike McCann and Doug Shipley) and five Barrie citizens with a background in sports and/or tourism. Tourism Barrie will be asked to participate in the advisory committee’s meetings.

    Please visit www.barrie.ca/CommitteeVacancies for the full notice and application details.

  7. pot holes

    when city workers are filling pot holes on the streets they should tamp the asphalt down as they are filling or it will not last. Try a little work it won't hurt you.

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  8. Go after extremists

    The Barrie police has a swat team and we pay very heavy taxes towards them! In light of the shootings, the Barrie police need to seriously start cracking down on neo Nazi terrorist activities. Whether it is a yellow vest screaming, some anti abortionists or anti LGBQT “protesters” etc. Hate speech is not free speech and these groups have proven to be violent and are now threatening our democracy. Instead of targeting minorities and innocent people doing day to day things. They should be going after them!

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  9. waste

    March. 16th at 10:53 dusting of snow and a plow out what a waste of tax payers money this city is terrible for wasting cash just too much spending.

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  10. Make Barrie Transit free

    Cities in Europe are experimenting with free transit. They are finding a 125% increase in ridership and minimal tax increases. I think free transit would make Barrie a leading community. And it would be money well spent. Especially when you factor in the cost of installing presto and enforcing fares.

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  11. 3 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    18 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Collier Street Parkade

    In an effort to bring some colour and potential livelihood to the downtown scene in Barrie. I am suggesting a mural be painting on the side of the Collier Street parkade.
    There is a canadian artist by the name of Ola Volo, she has been all around Canada and made her mark. She brings so much to her pieces that I think she could do one for Barrie people would really appreciate.
    https://www.olavolo.com/ola is her website.
    Not trying to exclude local talents, but wanted to post the idea in the event that it hasn't been suggested before.
    Let's bring some…

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  17. 1 vote
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  18. Update the Household Hazardous Waste Webpage to Remove Misleading Information

    This page on household hazardous waste contains symbols from a mix of HHPS and WHMIS. Household hazardous products should be classified, by law, under HHPS - the WHMIS symbols mixed in here are very misleading.
    https://www.barrie.ca/Living/GarbageAndRecycling/Pages/HouseholdHazardousWaste.aspx

    4 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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