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Bylaw C4-10 Snow Removal

  
A BYLAW OF THE CITY OF FORT SASKATCHEWAN IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA FOR THE PURPOSE OF AMENDING TRAFFIC BYLAW C4-09

NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the City of Fort Saskatchewan, duly assembled, enacts as follows:

1.    This Bylaw is cited as the Amending Traffic Bylaw.
2.    That Section 8, DEBRIS, shall be deleted and replaced as follows:

 "8.    DEBRIS

(a)     Private Property 

(i)      A Person shall not place, cause or permit to be placed any snow, ice, dirt, Debris or other material from their private property upon any portion of a Sidewalk, Roadway, Highway, other public place within the City or private property other than their own.

 (b)     Sidewalks and Public Places 

(i)      All Persons within the City owning, controlling or occupying commercial property located within the boundaries set out in Schedule “C”, attached hereto and forming part of this Bylaw, that adjoins any Sidewalk shall remove or cause to be removed and cleared away all snow, ice, dirt, Debris or other material from that part of any Sidewalk, such removal shall be completed within twenty-four (24) hours of the time when the snow, ice, dirt, Debris or other material was formed or deposited thereon.

 (ii)     The twenty-four (24) hour limitation set out in Subsection 8(b)(i) shall not include Sundays or Statutory Holidays.

 (iii)    Persons removing snow and ice from Sidewalks abutting commercial property located within the boundaries set out in Schedule “C”, may place said snow and ice onto the Roadway in a manner that it does not impede the safe movement of Pedestrian and vehicular traffic after said snow and ice has been deposited on the Roadway. 

(iv)    Except as provided in Subsection 8(b)(i), all persons within the City owning, controlling or occupying property that adjoins any Sidewalk shall remove or cause to be removed and cleared away all snow, ice, dirt, Debris or other material from that part of any Sidewalk, such removal shall be completed within forty-eight (48) hours of the time when the snow, ice, dirt, Debris or other material was formed or deposited thereon.

 (v)     The forty-eight (48) hour limitation set out in Subsection 8(b)(iv) shall not include Sundays or Statutory Holidays.

 (vi)    In default of any Person complying with Subsection 8(b)(i) and Subsection 8(b)(iv), and in addition to any other remedy available to the City for non-compliance with this Bylaw, the City may arrange to have the Sidewalk cleared and any cost thereof shall be paid to the City upon demand and failing payment, such cost shall be charged against the property as a special assessment.

 (vii)   Except as provided in Subsection 8(b)(iii), no Person shall place, cause or permit to be placed any snow, ice, dirt, Debris or other material from any Sidewalk upon any other portion of any Sidewalk, Highway, other public place within the City or private property other than their own.

 (viii)     No Person shall place, cause or permit to be placed any snow, ice, dirt, Debris or other material removed from any Highway or other public place within the City upon any other portion of any Highway, other public place within the City or private property, other than their own.

 (ix)       Every occupant, and in case there is no occupant, the Owner of every house, shop, building, church or chapel abutting on or erected within three (3) meters of any Highway or public place shall, whenever snow or ice shall accumulate on the roof or eaves of such building to an extent that a danger is created to Persons passing, cause the same to be removed at once, and every Person while removing the same shall take due and proper care and precaution for warning and safety of Persons passing.

 (x)        A Person who has an awning extending from a portion of his premises over a Highway or portion thereof shall keep the awning free from snow or ice. If water drips from an awning upon a Highway, the Owner or Occupier of the premises shall clean the Sidewalk or Highway portion thereof to prevent ice from forming thereon.

 (xi)       No Person shall wash a Vehicle upon a Roadway or so near a Highway as to result in depositing mud or creating slush or ice upon a Highway.”

3.    Wherever the singular, plural, masculine, feminine or neuter is used throughout this Bylaw the same shall be construed as meaning the singular, plural, masculine, feminine, neuter, body politic or body corporate where the fact or context so requires and the provisions hereof.

4.    If any portion of this Bylaw is declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, then the invalid portion must be severed and the remainder of the Bylaw is deemed valid.

5.    This Bylaw repeals Bylaw C1-94 and all amendments thereto.

READ a first time this  9th day of  November, 2010. 
READ a second time this 9th day of November, 2010.
READ a third time and finally passed this 14th day of  December, 2010.

Downtown Snow Removal District