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Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal in the Former City of Halifax

(Friday, December 21/2001)-- Now that the winter season is upon us, property owners in the former city of Halifax are reminded that they must keep their sidewalks clear of ice and snow, under provisions of By-Law S-300.

Part One of the By-law requires that snow and ice be removed from sidewalks abutting any side of a property, including pathways leading from a sidewalk to the street; and the area between a sidewalk and a cross walk. In cases where a property has frontage on both the front and the rear, snow and ice must be removed from the front sidewalk where the civic address is posted.

Sidewalks must be cleared to bare pavement with a minimum width of three feet. Snow and ice removal must be completed within 12 hours after the end of any snowfall, or six(6) hours after daylight, when the snow has stopped falling during the night.

Property owners in violation of Part One of By-Law S300 will receive a notice advising them that their sidewalk must be cleared within 24 hours. Failure to comply with the notice will result in the HRM removing the snow and ice, and placing a lien on the property for the cost of the removal.

For more information, or to register a sidewalk snow and ice removal complaint, please call the HRM Corporate Call Center at 490-4000.

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Peter James
Regional Coordinator, By-Law Enforcement
(902) 490-5641

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