The effective and efficient provision of snow and ice control operations is necessary to allow the District of Sparwood to function under winter weather conditions. The District’s snow plows cannot deliver their best service when vehicles are parked on highways, roadways or lanes. The District asks you to please park your vehicle(s) in your driveway as soon as the snow begins to fall – empty streets enable snow plows to do a better job and ensures room for sanding equipment to cover more space.
To achieve efficiencies in snow removal and to reduce unequal windrow distribution while plowing, Council will be considering adoption of Bylaw 1106 on October 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm during their Regular Meeting of Council. Bylaw 1106 amends the “Sparwood Traffic, Parking and Highways Regulation Bylaw No. 472” to prohibit on-street parking from six o’clock am to four o’clock pm October 1 to March 31, inclusive.
Residents should note that:
• Parking on the street during snow plowing, snow removal, snow hauling, or sanding operations is prohibited;
• It is an offence to push, place or throw or allow to be pushed, placed or thrown any snow or ice upon a highway or lane;
• That no advance warning is required under the bylaw and the Motor Vehicle Act and offending vehicles will be towed. Please make appropriate arrangements for parking your vehicles.
The Public Works Department thanks you for your co-operation so that the roads can be maintained in a satisfactory condition during the winter season.