The City of Whitehorse is reminding residents and businesses to fully clear sidewalks bordering their properties, as required by the Maintenance Bylaw.
Its highlights are as follows, the city said Monday:
Businesses are required to clear snow down to the surface of the sidewalk and lane crossings by 11 a.m. the day after a snowfall.
Residential properties are required to have snow removed from their sidewalks within 48 hours of a snowfall, or immediately upon request by a bylaw constable.
Snow-clearing avoids creating problems for people trying to move around, particularly those with mobility challenges.
When clearing snow from driveways and sidewalks, place the snow at the curb edge or on your property, but do not move it onto roadways or private properties other than your own.
“Please note that a breach of this bylaw could result in a fine of up to $250,” the city said.
The Operations Department is responsible for snow and ice control on approximately 600 lane-kilometres of roadways within the municipal boundaries.
“The city operates with a defined snow removal budget and therefore must establish priorities to provide the greatest benefit to the majority of the travelling public,” the city said.