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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 over mature 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 maintenance 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 boulevards, avoid putting vehicle tires in the drainage ditch, and try to park on private property rather than on the street when possible.

SNOW WINDROW REMOVAL PROGRAM

Council has approved Policy V-003 Snow Windrow Removal to provide a program for seniors and those physically challenged who qualify in removal of snow windrows.  Snow Windrow is the snow that is left at a driveway after the grader has cleared the municipal road.

This policy is for individuals residing in their home with restricted mobility or medical conditions, where a doctor’s note is required.  Individuals must not share the residence with an able bodied person(s). Registrants in this category will also need to sign a declaration stating that no able-bodied person under the age of 65 is living at the residence.

Program yearly registration deadline the third Friday in October of each calendar year. One-time yearly fee of $125.00 + GST applies.

For more information or a copy of Policy V-003 please contact the Town Office.