Snow Removal

Snow removal takes place from December 1st to April 30th

Winter Control Program 2017

Residents of the Town of Conception Bay South and other motorists are hereby informed regarding Snow Clearing Regulations which are effective immediately. The Regulations are required as part of the Town’s Snow Clearing Program and will be strictly enforced. Any motor vehicle parked contrary to the Town’s Traffic Regulations and Snow Clearing Regulations may be ticketed and/or towed by the Town or its representatives, at the owner’s risk and expense.

1. SNOW CLEARING PERIOD

(a) The period between the first day of December in each year and the last day of April in the year following and any other period when unusual snow and/or ice conditions prevail, shall be known as the “Snow Clearing Period”.

(b) The “Snow Clearing Period” shall include the first day of December and the last day of April.

2. PARKING

(a) No person shall park an unattended vehicle on any street, road reservation or municipal parking areas in such a way as to interfere with, hinder or obstruct snow clearing operations.

(b) No person shall park an unattended vehicle on any street or road reservation within the Town:

(i) between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. during the Snow Clearing Period regardless of weather conditions; or

(ii) during a snow storm; or

(iii) during the 24 hours immediately following a snow storm; or

(iv) during such other period as may be declared by Council to enable clean-up after a severe storm or snowfall

3. DEPOSITING OF SNOW

No persons shall deposit or cause or permit to be deposited any snow and/or ice from driveways, sidewalks, parking lots or any other property under their ownership or control onto any street or street reservation within the Municipality.

4. LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES

Claims against the Town for damage to mobile or portable articles, garbage boxes, buildings, fences, trees, shrubs, ledges, rock walls and lawns on private property will be accepted by the Town when they occur, as a result of being struck by equipment operated by employees of the Town or by Town contractors during the periods of time they are engaged in work on behalf of the Town and where they occur at a distance not less than 6.1 metres (20 feet) from the center line of the street.

5. DISCLAIM OF DAMAGES

No claims for damages to property will be accepted by the Municipality where:

(a) the damages occurred to property located within twenty (20) feet from the
center line of the street;

(b) the damages occurred as a result of the weight of snow and/or ice deposited on mobile or portable articles, garbage boxes, buildings, fences, trees, shrubs, hedges, rock walls and lawns, or;

(c) lawns become brown or decayed as a result of the deposit of snow and/or ice, or;

(d) a claim for damages is received by the Council after May 31 of the year in which the snow clearing period ends.

6. PENALTIES

(a) Any unattended vehicle parked in contravention of these Regulations within the Town may be removed by or on behalf of the Town and impounded, and the total cost of removal and impounding may be recovered from the owner of the vehicle as a civil debt.

(b) Every person who violates or fails to comply with any provisions of these Regulations is guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine as prescribed in the Town of Conception Bay South Traffic Regulations.

(c) Any person who violates or fails to comply with any provision of these Regulations is guilty of an offence and on summary conviction is liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1000.00) or, in default, to a period of imprisonment not exceeding ninety (90) days, or to both such fine and period of imprisonment.

(d) The conviction of a person under sub-section (c) does not operate as a bar to further prosecution for the continued failure on the part of a person to comply with these Regulations

7. PROSECUTION

Prosecution under these Regulations may be taken summarily by an Enforcement Officer, Police Constable or by any person authorized by Council

Information concerning the Town’s Snow Clearing Program may be obtained by calling 834-6528. This service is available to residents 24 hours per day Monday to Friday during the period of the Snow Clearing Program.

The cooperation of residents and vehicle owners/operators will enable the Town forces to carry out its Program in an effective and efficient manner to the benefit of all citizens.

For information call 834-6500 ext. 301 or email engineering@conceptionbaysouth.ca