Lacombe takes pro-active approach to safer public sidewalks

By City of Lacombe
March 1, 2018 - 7:35am

LACOMBE- After conducting city-wide patrols for snow and ice on public sidewalks, City of Lacombe Enforcement Services issued 46 bylaw notices to properties found in violation for failing to remove snow, ice, debris or other materials from a sidewalk adjoining the property.

A municipal ticket will be mailed to the property owner.

The fines start at $100 and officials say that all violations and properties are photographed and properly documented.

Non-compliance will result in the sidewalk being cleared by a contractor at the property owner’s expense.

If payment is not received, the costs will be added to the property owner’s taxes.

Residents are required to clear away snow and ice within 48 hours of accumulation.

Water dripping from an awning, eaves trough or other part of a building onto a public roadway or sidewalk must be removed to prevent ice build up and causing a slipping hazard.

The City has also placed a free self-serve salt/sand box for public use on the east side of the main entrance to the Infrastructure Services Yard, located at 5444- 56 Ave.

For more information, or to report a concern relating to sidewalk snow removal, please call City of Lacombe Enforcement Services at (403)782-1269.  

(Gary McKinnon - The City of Lacombe)

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