When clearing snow after a storm, property owners are required to clear sidewalks adjacent to the property.
The City of Fort Saskatchewan is reminding residents that they are responsible for cleaning snow, debris and ice from sidewalks adjoining their properties.
“What we recommend, is when at home, the best place to leave your snow and ice is on your property. Throwing it onto the street not only is illegal under the bylaw but can create problems for people driving on the street and can also create a safety issue if somebody is trudging through the snow,” said municipal enforcement supervisor, Matt Lowther.
It is also hazardous to have water draining onto sidewalks or walking trails.
“This happens especially in February or March. Somebody will have an extra long drain spout or whatnot with the idea of getting the water to move towards the front of their property and sometimes that water will drain onto walking trails or sidewalks, creating ice,” said Lowther.
Keeping sidewalks and trails clear of snow and other debris will help ensure the safety of those within the community, Lowther added.