We recognize our community’s environment as an essential part of our way of life.
Our surroundings impact our health, property, and our future as a town.
With this in mind, it is important to know about the regulations set in place to combat threats to our environment and, consequently, our well-being.
But these issues need not be major disasters for us to see its effects. Some may be hard to identify but equally affect our community.
One such issue would be the weeds that can potentially harm our plants, wildlife, and property.
Under the town Community Standards By-law, citizens are also responsible for areas adjacent to their property that they may not actually own.
Residents cannot allow uncontrolled growth of grass and plants to the point where they become unsightly, form a nuisance, are not controlled or managed, or could cause a fire.
If our by-law officer regards a property as needing grass and/or weed cutting, the officer will serve a notice to remedy form on the property resident or the owner.
This form will contain specific instructions as to what attention the property requires to bring it into line with the above noted by-law or Act.
If an order to remedy is not complied with within 7 days after service, an independent contractor will be requested by the Town.
The external entity will be tasked to resolve the property’s issues at the owner or resident's expense.
Our Town appreciates citizens keeping grass and weeds cut and under control.
Want to learn more about weed control in our community? Please consult our by-laws for more information.
For other inquiries, please call our by-law officers for assistance at (403) 823-1363, our general Town number at (403) 823-6300, or our Emergency Hotline at (403) 823-2512.