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      4 comments  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

      If there's a specific area(s) that's of concern to you, please let us know.

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        1 comment  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

        Thanks for visiting the forum! Currently, the City maintains a community events calendar through which community groups, organizations, and individuals can submit events (www.barrie.ca/SubmitEvent) to increase exposure. An RSS feed is available for the calendar feed and events are also listed automatically in the City's mobile app, Pingstreet (www.barrie.ca/pingstreet).

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          1 comment  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

          The City does not currently have a School Crossing Guard Program. To add support for the implementation of such a program please refer to this suggestion: https://barrie.uservoice.com/forums/225715/suggestions/34515223

          Additional information:

          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

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            1 comment  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

            Can you confirm the time of day this is occurring? With this information, Traffic Services can investigate. www.barrie.ca/traffic

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              1 comment  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

              This request has been forwarded to the supervisor of transit operations and infrastructure for consideration. At the end of each year, transit reviews all requests and selects locations to be installed in the next year, however not all requests are able to be honoured. Should you wish to speak with staff directly please call Service Barrie at 705-726-4242.

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                2 comments  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                Thank you for taking the time to reach out and communicate your perspective.

                In most cases, inspections requests received by 3pm are scheduled for the next business day. Inspectors do not give hourly timeframes as all inspections vary in length for many different reasons (many times the reasons for lengthier inspections aren't apparent until the inspector is on site).

                The building inspection team is always open to feedback; we'll ensure this gets to them for their consideration. If you would like to discuss concerns regarding your experience with the inspections team directly please call the inspection line at 705-739-4231 and leave a message with contact details and your permit number. Staff will review your file and return your call.

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                  1 comment  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                  Currently, information about the City's trails is available at www.barrie.ca/trails but a map of trails city-wide is not available. However, the City's GIS team is working on a refresh of the External Web GIS (see www.barrie.ca/GIS). This will include the creation of an active transportation web map or maps that will have the trails system displayed. This is expected to be complete in early 2019 so please stay tuned!

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                    8 comments  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Creative Economy staff have reached out to discuss next steps for MzFadz in order to get the organization where it needs to be to be eligible for City of Barrie cultural grants.

                    The City’s Cultural Grants Program provides ongoing support to not-for-profit arts organizations in Barrie through two types of grants: Operating and Project. The Cultural Grant Guidelines are available for download at www.barrie.ca/CulturalGrants.

                    Information about the meaning of forum statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

                    AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                    Please confirm specifically what support you are seeking from the City of Barrie so the suggestion is clear to all, and any next steps for consideration would be straightforward should the suggestion be classified as "Under Review" (see meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8 / all forum FAQs: http://bit.ly/COB-forum-FAQs).

                    Please note that the City's Cultural Grants Program provides ongoing support to not-for-profit arts organizations in Barrie through two types of grants: Operating and Project. The Cultural Grant Guidelines are available for download at www.barrie.ca/CulturalGrants.

                    AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                    Sam, please confirm publicly what organization you are representing. The full suggestion is unclear without this information.

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                      1 comment  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                      There are several programs through different organizations in Barrie that offer similar such event assistance for seniors (various Long-Term Care Facilities in the community, Seniors for Seniors, A Caring Heart Seniors Support Services, Red Cross, Catholic Family Services, Barrie Seniors Social Club, CARP, to name a few examples). Staff will ensure this idea is brought forth to the Seniors Advisory Committee (http://bit.ly/2JpH9JC).

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                        4 comments  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                        Two By-law officers are assigned to bike patrol 7 days a week at the waterfront on rotating shifts. Officers regularly enforce all by-laws related to the use of our parks, including dogs within the waterfront parks, smoking, camping, fouling the parks, paid parking areas, etc. The patrol area for these staff is extensive and being in the right place at the right time is part of the enforcement challenges.

                        We encourage people to report by-law violations and location information at the time of occurrence so enforcement staff can attend and take timely action. Enforcement Services can be reached at 705-739-4241; there is an after-hours message bank that enforcement staff check regularly after business hours, on evenings and weekends.

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                          3 comments  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                          Crews work seven days a week picking up litter and collecting garbage. The openings on the in-ground garbage bins were customized to allow grocery-sized bags of waste to fit in, but small enough stop people from placing larger items in them (i.e. household waste); it’s expected that people take their larger waste times home with them but unfortunately this does not always occur. Unfortunately, it often only takes one person to leave their garbage on the ground for others to assume the garbage bin is full.

                          Two By-law officers are assigned to bike patrol 7 days a week at the waterfront on rotating shifts. Officers regularly enforce all by-laws related to the use of our parks, including dogs within the waterfront parks, smoking, camping, fouling the parks, paid parking areas, etc. The patrol area for these staff is extensive and being in the right place at the right time is part of the enforcement challenges.

                          We encourage people to report by-law violations and location information at the time of occurrence so enforcement staff can attend and take timely action. Enforcement Services can be reached at 705-739-4241; there is an after-hours message bank that enforcement staff check regularly after business hours, on evenings and weekends.

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                            9 comments  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                            Aside from pet waste, most garbage materials should not attract pests. Most items that attract maggots belong in the green bin, which is collected weekly. Check out the City's helpful lookup tool to determine if an item can be diverted from your household garbage (and Barrie's landfill): www.barrie.ca/WhereDoesItGo

                            Also please note that from May 1 – October 31 annually, Barrie residents can dispose a maximum of 2 clear bags of diapers per week at the landfill (max weight 20kg/bag) at no charge. www.barrie.ca/landfill

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                              28 comments  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Interest has been demonstrated and this suggestion is now classified as “Gathering Feedback”. Please note another suggestion for “Backyard Hens” was previously (2016) classified as “Received for Information” after being considered by the Community Services Committee. For information please refer to the admin responses within that suggestion: http://bit.ly/1RZSRdq

                              Full information about the meaning of forum statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

                              AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                              Hi Lindsay. Any status updates will be posted within this forum and you will be auto-notified via email. Please refer to the FAQs for full information about the forum, including the next steps should the suggestion reach the voting threshold and be classified as "Under Review": http://bit.ly/COB-forum-FAQs

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                                2 comments  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                                To confirm:

                                The current Regulatory Matters By-law does stipulate that "No person shall discharge or set off any fireworks of any kind or description within the City save and except during a period of 5 calendar days prior to and the Victoria Day holiday, and 5 calendar days prior to and the Canada Day holiday, and 5 calendar days prior to New Years Day, and 5 days prior to the day of Chinese New Year unless authorized to do so."

                                It also stipulates that "No person shall use, set off, or allow to be used or set off any firework(s) in such a place or in such a manner as might create danger to any person or property, or to do or cause to allow any unsafe act or omission at the time and place of setting off fireworks" and no person shall ignite fireworks within 300 metres of a school.

                                The by-law is available for review at www.barrie.ca/bylaws.

                                The public is asked to call Enforcement Services at (705) 739-4241 immediately to report any infractions at the time of occurrence. Officers retrieve messages from this number 7 days/week, 7:30am–11pm from April through November and 24/7 from December through March. Outside of these hours, the public is asked to call the Barrie Police Service at (705) 725-7025 to report infractions at the time of occurrence.

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                                  6 comments  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                                  Service requests have been created for Traffic Services to review the parking on Majesty Blvd and Prince William Way. To follow up on the status of these requests, please contact Service Barrie at 705-726-4242 or ServiceBarrie@barrie and reference #56643 (Majesty Blvd) or #56646 (Prince William Way).

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                                    1 comment  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                                    The City of Barrie allows online bank payments to be made for property taxes. The owner needs to set up City of Barrie as a payee and use their 19-digit roll number (no spaces) as the account number. They will receive confirmation on the payment made, and will have a receipt for the payment.

                                    Duplicate receipts for income tax purposes are available at a fee of $12.50/year. The owner can make payment for the receipt through online banking and the receipt can then be mailed to them.

                                    For more information, and to ever check for outstanding amounts, please contact Service Barrie at ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca or 705-726-4242.

                                    Parking tickets can be paid online via www.barrie.ca/OnlineServices.

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                                      2 comments  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                                      There was a traffic study done for the rezoning application pertaining to this development. Please email kathy.brislin@barrie.ca for full information about the study. Traffic Services will monitor the area to determine when traffic signals are warranted.

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                                        3 comments  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                                        Please note that on Monday (March 26, 2018) City Council gave final approval to rezone Five Points land to build a 20-storey mixed-use building in downtown Barrie, along with the project’s site plan and development conditions. The proposed development would have commercial uses on the ground floor, structured parking on its lower levels and 208 residential units in the tower above. Learn more about this proposed development via www.barrie.ca/ProposedDevelopments (direct link: http://bit.ly/2GlOm0g).

                                        Information about the City's Community Garden Program: www.barrie.ca/CommunityGardens

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                                          1 comment  ·  MAKE A SUGGESTION  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  · 

                                          Traffic Services conducted a Turning Movement Count (TMC) study at this intersection in September 2017; the study confirmed that traffic signals are not warranted at this time. To discuss details about the study please call 705-739-4220 x4304.

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