Notice to Residents – Bylaw 29-2014 Spring Cleaning of Lawns

Posted on May 15, 2018

On Monday May 7, 2018 Council passed the following resolution:

Resolution CR 88-2018
Moved By:  Councillor M. Moore    Seconded By:  Councillor B. Johnson

“RESOLVED THAT Council approve that enforcement of the “fouling of the highways provisions: of bylaw 29-2014 be suspended with respect to spring lawn care, pending a report from Administration.  CARRIED”

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What does this mean? With respect to people raking and power-sweeping the winter sand and grit off their lawns and onto the road allowance, Council has directed Administration to use broad discretion when investigating any complaints and enforcement of this bylaw – as it relates to spring lawn care.

What CAN go on the road?   Sand and gravel from winter road operations.   Please do not pile the sand.  Leave it spread out so that it can be picked up later

What SHOULD NOT be put on the road?

  • Grass clippings,
  • sticks, twigs and leaves;
  • rocks, wood and other “yard waste.”
  • Any other type of refuse, garbage or other similar material

Municipal sweeping operations typically commence mid spring or as weather permits and conclude early June.

Property Owners are responsible for clean-up of any lawn sweepings left on the road after spring sweeping operations have concluded.

Jon Hall
Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk