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Sidewalk Snow Plowing

Oct 3, 2016 | Public Works | Public Notice

It is time to start thinking about winter maintenance -- and specifically sidewalk snow plowing.  It should be noted that the Town will not be responsible for damage to features that are within the right of way and in proximity to sidewalks. To avoid unnecessary damages and to safeguard against injury to sidewalk snow clearing personnel, the Town respectfully requests your assistance in preparing for sidewalk snow removal.

There are a number of things each resident can do to prevent damage to private property and snow removal equipment,  and injury to operators.
Remove any and all obstructions (ie. decorative stones, fencing, shrubs) that are within one foot (12 inches) from the house side of the sidewalk and two feet (24 inches) from the road side of the sidewalk.

Ensure that driveway curbs/barriers abutting sidewalks are flush with the ground or temporarily removed during the sidewalk snow clearing period.

Mark any permanent features using a reflective marker that is clearly visible.

Place markers or stakes on the house side of the sidewalk only.

Note sidewalk snow clearing is typically undertaken from December 1 to March 31.

These actions should be taken before December 1. If you have any questions, please call Sarah Pihel at 519-941-0440 Ext. 2292 or email at