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  1. Have a link in pingstreet for walking trails in the city

    It would be nice for people who live here and visit us to be able to download the app and be able to see where all of our beautiful walking trails are located throughout our wonderful city.

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    • Allocate resources to Keep the downtown core clean

      The downtown core, especially Dunlop street, has a lot to offer visitors but the sidewalks and gutters are consistently covered in dirt, cigarette butts, and garbage. It does not make it a desirable place to walk, to shop or to eat. If we cannot train people to pick up after themselves then we need a regular street cleaning service to keep the street clean and attractive. The core is the heartbeat of this city. If it looks like **** it is a poor reflection on this city.

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      • 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

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        • Make bills available online via epost

          A large number of other Ontario municipalities (Toronto, Ottawa, Waterloo, Thunder Bay, etc) allow their residents to receive their water and tax bills online via Canada Post's online 'epost' service. The City of Barrie should do the same.

          9 votes
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          • Participate in the Waze Connected Citizens Program!

            Toronto and Montreal have both become smart cities by signing up for the free Waze Connected Citizens Program. The program would benefit Barrie drivers and city planners at absolutely no cost whatsoever.

            Example 1:
            City planners will know where potholes, roadkill, icy roads, debris, and other hazards are frequently reported. City workers can fix problems faster. This benefits drivers (even non-waze drivers) by keeping them safe and reducing possible costs associated with road hazards.

            2. Waze users and website visitors will be redirected around road closures when reported by the city. In most cases, this can be connected to existing…

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            • Restrict parking to ONE side of residential streets

              This has been posted before but should be reviewed again. Vehicles parked on both sides obstructs traffic flow and creates unnecessary hazards in many neighbourhoods.

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              • Not do road work past the noise bylaw

                Maybe the city of Barrie could avoid doing road work that is unnecessary past the NOISE bylaw that the city itself enforces (poorly)

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                • Sidewalk snow removal

                  Put sidewalk East side of Royal Parkside Drive and Sandringham on the primary list of snow removal. Today it still is not done.

                  This sidewalk is heavily travelled by school children walking to the Hewitt Creek Secondary School

                  Thank you

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                  • 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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                    • Snow plow direction on courts.

                      Snow plows proceed in a clockwise direction when plowing courts as to push snow away from driveways and towards centre of court.

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                        • Offer FREE membership for Seniors over 65 at Barrie Recreation Centres

                          Offering free memberships to seniors over the age of 65 at all Barrie Recreation Centres would encourage them to be more physically and mentally active which would in turn improve their health. This would help reduce doctor visit, hospital visits, combat obesity rates, reduce diabetes, and have an overall improvement in the lives of seniors who may feel isolated. So many seniors are on a fixed income and cannot afford to pay the membership fees every year. If they had a place to go associate with other seniors that was free, they would get out more to exercise and have…

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                          • Inform residents about Barrie's sidewalk policy.

                            Many Barrie residents believe their assessment will go up if the city builds a sidewalk in front of their property.
                            Barrie's policy in the past has been to not put sidewalks where the abutting property owners don't want them. This is unfair of course as the sidewalks are for all residents, not just those who live next to them.
                            The city needs to inform residents as to the policy as it now stands.

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                            • Build a sidewalk for Amelia and Dundonald Sts. (around St. Mary's)

                              A sidewalk is needed on the south side of Amelia St. between Duckworth and Dundonald Sts. and on the east side of Dundonald between Amelia and Theresa Sts. There is plenty of room on the boulevard (at grade), no large trees would need to be removed and it could be set well back from the road edge so as to not be buried by the road plow for five months of the year.

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                              • Pay business licence renewal fees online

                                Allow businesses to pay licence renewal fees online

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                                • Implement no parking so many feet before and after bus stops

                                  People park in front and behind too closely to the bus stops. Making the bus stop in the road way. Plows can't plow to curb. Dangerous.

                                  No parking so many feet before and after bus stops would allow plows to do there job properly and seniors and people with disabilities to access the bus without further injury to themselves.

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                                  • Reduce police budget please, its way to big a chunk of my taxes

                                    Reduce the budget for policing by a fair margin. Too much of the city's budget goes to policing. The police are taking more from Barrie residents in the form of tickets to recoup their own super high costs for the city which further hurts the people. Do a review and adjust please! Crime/domestics do not justify the huge chunk of where our taxes go. Also in this come up with a strategy to clean up downtown from all the shady people hanging out there, i'm sure other towns have done something about this not just policing.

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                                    • should add tap-to-pay machines on all buses.

                                      I feel that Barrie should invest in Debit/Tap To Pay machines to pay for bus fare so riders with debit cards or Apple Pay don't have to carry coins. I always have the issue of finding $3.00 worth of coins when I know I have $3.00 in my account!

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                                      • Provide Charge Stations for Mobile Devices

                                        I know from personal experience how frustrating it is to be stuck and no way to charge my phone, and I need it for figuring out bus routes, emergencies, etc. For the homeless, and people that are out and about long periods of time, and don’t have a way or place to charge their devices. Establishments don’t allow you to use their outlets, even if you are a paying customer. In fact, most places don’t even have outlets anywhere to be found anymore. I think that the city should place “Charge Stations” at places such as bus stops, light rail…

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                                        • Finally get down to business to provide a safe ,designated area for dogs to swim in Lake Simcoe.

                                          Is it necessary to get up a petition to have a designated area where dogs can swim? It is somewhat an act of cruelty to walk a dog of a breed that is bred to swim, along the waterfront.....somewhat like dangling a sweet treat in front of a child and not letting him have it! Or maybe like denying a dying person a drink of water. What is the hang up? It is not the habit of dogs to relieve themselves in the water. Any ‘doggie’ person
                                          knows this.
                                          The area could easily be policed and offending owners barred from…

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