Why does the grader plow windrows on each side of gravel roads in Town?
The driving surface of gravel roads in Town are typically 9m’s (30′) wide, everything on each side of the driving surface is boulevard to property line. Boulevards are designed for green space, trees, and stock piling of snow in the winter. Boulevards are not for parking of vehicles. Why does the Town use boulevards for stockpiling of snow? To save in costly snow removal. Over time, many boulevards in Town have been parked on causing damage, increasing cost of maintenance, increasing complaints about this area being muddy (boulevards are dirt not gravel), and decreasing surface drainage performance. What is the Town doing about this? The Town adopted the Boulevard Redevelopment Policy in 2010 to re-established 9m gravel driving surfaces with 2% grade to edges for improved drainage (see typical design below), replaced overmature trees, replaced sidewalks, seeding of grass on boulevards. A recent example of this work is 53rd Street at 46th & 47th Ave. Why do this? To reduce maintainance costs (9m wide driving surface versus 20m to 30m), to improve drainage and road performance, to restore green space, to replace sidewalks, to protect new sidewalks from damage from vehicles parking on them. What can residents do to help maintain redeveloped boulevards? Avoid parking on the new boulvards, avoid putting vehicle tires in the drainage ditch, and try to park on private property rather than on the street when possible.
West End Bus Gift Certificates
Gift Certificates are now available for purchase for West End Bus Trips. ($15.00, $20.00, $50.00 & $100.00) To Purchase a Gift Certificate please visit the Mayerthorpe Town Office.
Mayerthorpe Aquatic Centre Gift Certificates
Gift Certificates are now available for purchase for Mayerthorpe Aquatic Centre. ($15.00, $25.00, $50.00, $75.00 & $100.00)