City of North Battleford Community Safety Officers will be performing an enforcement blitz the first week of March. They will be enforcing the Bylaw that requires sidewalks are clear of snow and ice, throughout the City.
Bylaw 1900, known as the Sidewalk Clearing Bylaw, requires an owner or occupant of property in the City to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice. Clear sidewalks prevent injury or inconvenience to pedestrians, including those with a walker, wheelchair, stroller or another mobility device.
Owners or occupants are required to remove all snow or ice from any sidewalk adjoining their property with 48 hours of the time when the snow was deposited. However, the properties listed below have 24 hours to clear the ice and snow, those properties are:
STREET FROM TO SIDE
100th Railway Avenue 14th Avenue East and West
101st Railway Avenue 14th Avenue East and West
102nd Railway Avenue 13th Avenue East and West
103rd Railway Avenue 13th Avenue East and West
Railway Avenue 100th Street 102nd Street North and South
11th Avenue 99th Street 102nd Street North and South
12th Avenue 99th Street 102nd Street North and South
13th Avenue 99th Street 102nd Street North and South
The owner or occupant is expected to clear snow onto their own property. If that is impractical, snow may be placed onto the roadway in a manner that does not create a hazard or interferes with the use of the roadway. Improperly moving snow onto the roadway and/or failure to remove snow from sidewalks can result in fines. The first offence to the Bylaw will result in a fine of $100, fines increase to $200 for a second offence, third and subsequent offences will result in fines of $300.
Clear sidewalks allow neighbours to easily interact with each other. Increased interactions allow people to build stronger connections and bonds with their community. Residents can foster strong neighbourhoods by helping neighbours who are unable to remove snow on their own, creating a sense of belonging and trust between neighbours.
The Snow Angel program allows residents to publicly acknowledge people who have helped others with snow removal on sidewalks. Becoming a Snow Angel is a great way to introduce yourself to your new neighbours, or build on existing bonds. Snow Angels can help create social links for those who are physically or emotionally isolated during the dark cold winter. Nominate and acknowledge a Snow Angel today by sending their name, address and a few kind words to:
City of North Battleford
PO Box 460
North Battleford, SK
Or dropping off the nomination at City Hall located at 1291-101st Street, during regular business hours. Nominations can also be emailed to email@example.com.
The entire Sidewalk Clearing Bylaw can be viewed on the City of North Battleford website at the following the link https://cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Website_--_1900_Sidewalk_Clearing_Bylaw.pdf.
For more information:
Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alyssa Nash, Reception for the Community Safety Officers
306-445-1775 | email@example.com