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  1. Companies donate to dog parks

    If any companies want to place their advertisements at the dog parks, hey should have to make a minimum donation which can be used towards the park. More trees, a small play ground, etc. Recycling bins.

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    • Free parking for health care workers

      I believe that parking for health care workers should be free with a company sign displayed on the dash of the car. There are many clients we see in a day who live in buildings that require street parking

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      • Build more splash pads across the city

        Lampman Lane is currently our only option, it is great however, our city could use more. Based on population and use we are under-represented. Currently residents drive to Orillia to use their many splash pads.

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        • Blocker arm on snow plows for residential streets.

          Since we pay so much taxes how about putting a blocker arm on the snow plows so they stop screwing up our driveways and blocking us in!?

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          • 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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            • Better Organize the permit/inspection process

              What good is a 4 hr window if you cant get here in 72 hrs...how on gods green earth can we not schedule a date or at least make an hourly window that you as the city are capable of of gettig an inspector to attend....perfect example of Barries lack in leadership and poor organization, while extorting residents with permit fees...someone needs to lose their job.

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              • fines for not cleaning up garbage within 24 hours after garbage pickup

                Every Monday morning I go to work and I see garbage all over the streets and garbage on peoples lawns that was not put out properly for garbage pickup. The city of Barrie is always here handing out tickets for illegal parking. I suggest that we give out small fines for not cleaning up your garbage within 24 hours after garbage pick up. This way we can only hope people will start to have respect for their properties/rental homes or the neighbours around them.

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                • Advance Green Ferndale/Livingstone

                  Vehicles (specifically travelling south on Ferndale at Livingstone) are forced to only turn left on a yellow due to volume of traffic heading north on Ferndale each day. An advance green for left hand turns from both north and southbound traffic on Ferndale would alleviate this issue.

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                  • Crossing Guard (Mapleview & Lougheed)

                    Mapleview is a major street our children have to cross to access 3 schools in the surrounding subdivisions. Please put a crossing guard here during school hours in order to keep our kids safe.

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                    • Install bus stop both at 927 to shield us from snow fall and cold weather while waiting for the bus please

                      We are a number of Georgian college students who use this bus stop every day to go to college and other places. There is no both or shield in that bus stop.can you please install one to help us go inside of it while waiting for the bus in the winter . Thank you.

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                      • Put a barrier Owen street

                        I think their needs to be a barrier made at the bottom of owen st to protect are war memorial.

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                          • Establish resident only parking spots in boat launch areas.

                            On a summer weekend I, a resident of Barrie, often cannot launch my boat because all the parking spots are taken by visitors. I understand money is important to the city, but I pay my taxes here and should be able to launch my boat anytime. Innisfil has done it. Also the price of launching a boat and parking for a day is 45$. That frees up some parking spots as well.

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                            • stop allowing fireworks before holiday

                              The current bylaw of allowing the setting off of fireworks I believe 5 days before a holiday and the day of needs to end. I do understand that yes it is fun for some to watch them go off but they forget about the people around them. A lot of them don't follow safety when doing this. Several times I have had neighbours set them off in their backyard or the middle of our street. We are a subdivision, the houses are close and people park on the street. Then the garbage that is left on other people's properties is…

                              12 votes
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                              • Allow parking on grass

                                I would like to be able to park on my own lawn without being told that I’m not allowed or I could be fined. There’s not enough room for multiple vehicles or for visitors to park especially over night during the winter.

                                6 votes
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                                • name the Harvey Road overpass after British Admiral Sir Robert Barrie

                                  Many people do not know the history of our great city and who Barrie was named after. I think the naming of the bridge over Highway 400 could inspire citizens and visitors alike to learn more about the rich history of our city.

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                                    • Transit family pass should be good for 2 adults and 3 (or maybe more), children....

                                      I'm not sure, but would imagine many families these days have more than *just* two children...
                                      It would be very helpful if the Barrie Transit "family pass" actually covered 2 adults, and 3 (or more), children to potentially better reflect actual family structures. We pay an awful lot for what amounts to a somewhat useless transit service as it is....

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                                      • If Bell builds a big project near the TV station, I think it's very important that they be refused antennas.

                                        If Bell put antennas near the TV station they could create a media monopoly for themselves around this area. Their antennas would be high on a hill between the city and the air waves most of us want to receive from the south and from the CTV. What they plan for antennas is very important to settle before they build.

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                                        • Allow online bill payment of taxes/tickets and access to property tax receipts for income tax

                                          Most cities and municipalities allow you to pay online and check outstanding amounts. We should not have to travel to city hall to pay any fees or get receipts for taxes or mortgages. We can pay taxes from bank but don't get a receipt.

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