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  1. 1 vote
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  2. Limit the number of a-thons

    I would love to spend more time enjoying Barrie's waterfront, but it seems like every single weekend in the spring/summer/fall there is a big walk-a-thon taking place there and parking is impossible. And it's hard to know when there is a big thing happening, until you've packed up the car and arrived there, only to have to turn around and go home.

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  3. Quote your views

    Lets take the first initiative to make a world a better place of survival for future.
    Plastic is a major concern, If our president plans to make canada plastic free by 2021. its high time to adapt the harsh change.
    What could be a better start, Walmart? Let us ask walmart to start the first major breakthrough to eliminate plastic, Grab the aggregate data for the use of overall plastic and begin the initiatives and changes from vendors for bio plastic packaging products.
    There can be a lot of possibilities, Lets ask the view of our city to this drastic…

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  4. Update Domestic Cat Laws

    Did you know that domestic cats must be on a leash in Barrie? They aren’t allowed to roam especially into your neighbours yard. Your neighbour can have your cat removed at the owners expense. The bylaw should be updated.
    Cats are cats. Keeping a leash on a cat is an odd concept at best. Seems very odd.

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  5. Install free wifi downtown and lakeshore path:

    1) Something people value in order to keep connected with each other and the city/city businesses
    2) Great for businesses. Many other city's downtown business groups have supported such an idea
    3) Data collection - where, when and how people park/shop/eat/drink/play etc
    4) Digital marketing options

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  6. Pedestrian bridge connecting Little/Fairview to Ardagh/Bryne over the 400

    1) There are a lot of people who live close to little/fairview which is quite far drive/bus to a grocery store.
    2) There is an opportunity to attract tourist business between these areas... many hotels on both sides and of the Mandarin is extremely popular.
    3) The new overpass south of here will not benefit pedestrians. Fairview, south of Little is not and will not be pedestrian friendly.
    4) The Essa rd interchange will be under construction and is still tricky for pedestrians/drivers.

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  7. Create a four-way stop at Madelaine/Country Lane

    The intersection is increasingly busy going in all directions, and as the neighbourhood is large and people are often out walking, on bikes, etc., allowing cars to speed through the intersection on Madelaine (at 50 km/hour, if people are going the speed limit, which is rare) without stopping is incredibly dangerous. A four-way stop would limit the chances of an accident with pedestrians or other drivers.

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  8. 1 vote
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  10. Remove fencing along the stormwater ponds in the City of Barrie

    These features should no longer be an eye sore within the community, but rather a feature that promotes public engagement with the natural environment. Although the primary function of a stormwater pond is to facilitate stormwater control in an urban center, it can also serve as a natural feature providing wetland function for our local wildlife. Remove the fencing to grant people and wildlife the opportunity to enjoy the value stormwater ponds have to offer.

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  11. post signage at ******* Park located at 131-169 ******* Drive that warns people of the Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

    Children have been picking wildflowers in this area, including the Poison Hemlock, which can lead to serious medical issues. It is growing abundantly adjacent to the park and along the roadside of ******* Drive.

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  12. 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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    The City does not currently have a School Crossing Guard Program. A November 2015 staff report (https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=4129470&GUID=35AADD59-969C-48BA-A0BE-3B79E2B0B0DA) outlined the results of an investigation into the feasibility of implementing such a program. The matter was referred to the Infrastructure, Investment and Development Services Committee (www.barrie.ca/committees) for discussion.

    In January 2016, it was decided that the implementation of a School Crossing Guard Program will be considered by General Committee at such time as a financial partner representing 50% of full costs of the Program is identified. Councillors’ discussion on the matter (starting at 1:17:00) is available to view, as filmed by Rogers TV: https://www.rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=23&sid=5748&gid=243624&Mode2=Video

  13. I suggest the City help with bringing a new organization to Barrie, "Men's Sheds Canada"

    Hi! I suggest the City help facilitate a new organization, "Men's Shed Association Canada".
    ABOUT
    Men’s Sheds are modern, shared versions of the home workshops that have long been part of the Canadian way of life. The Canadian Men’s Sheds Association is a peer-run group that aims to build relationships between Canadian sheds, help new ones get started, and raise awareness about the friendly, inclusive, and creative spaces that sheds can offer. Want to learn more?
    http://menssheds.ca

    Thanks Marion

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  14. inproper release for downtown Barrie fish

    Not a huge problem. But nonetheless a problem. When people are When catching fish sometimes people are releasing them in the area that the City fills up during Summer Season. This kills the fish slowly. So should staff and security around there talk kindly to those fishing along downtown Barrie. I relocated 2 fish one day. It does not happen often. But its a small problem. Not a large one. Or should we no longer fill up that area.

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  15. Offer free bus fare to seniors over 65.

    Allow seniors residing in the City of Barrie to ride city transportation free of charge.

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  16. 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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  17. Poverty :

    Iradicate and abolish all forms of poverty in Ontario and throughout Canada , in this year's 2019 national, provincial and local levels.
    Poverty is an extremist crime against humanity. Not to improve the Poor's status in this country is now an extremists of whatsoever kind , threats to human existence , are all in violation and abuse of Constitutional Rights and freedoms , including serious violations of human rights and UN rights that apply to all these poverty issues.
    This comment is sent out to the UN and many other Human Rights commissions , including all Anti-Poverty groups and organizations. …

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  18. Jurassic Park Place! Watch NBA finals in Park Place plaza!

    Watch the NBA playoffs at Park Place - Jurassic Park place, Barrie! Would be great for he community as well as the vendors in the plaza!

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  19. Change the Slogan from “Well Played” to “Gateway to the North” - change well played!

    Change the Slogan from “Well Played” to “Gateway to the North” - change well played!

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  20. Seniors Day

    It seems that everyone wants to have a Parade or a reason to celebrate some type of cause or culture..it would be nice to see your city's Seniors have a day to recognize them..
    They have made your city great and have more than paid their way..it would be nice to see something being done for those that most seem to forget they exist

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