For the first time in six years, the Town of Peace River is making changes to its snow and ice removal policy.
The big changes will see the road ban changed from overnight to during the day.
According to a briefing note shown to council, the switch to cleaning the streets during the day will have less of an impact on residents being people will be working, and it will also reduce the amount of overtime paid to staff.
Another key point is changing the day of the road ban to non-garbage and non-recycling days to avoid pickup conflicts.
The Trending 55 Newsroom asked council how the town will be enforcing the road ban and Chief Administrative Officer, Chris Parker said the plan is to educate at this time, not issue fines.
“We are looking at, for the next 18 months, which would be two winter cycles to be doing more education than anything else,” says Parker.
He adds that the period will give residents a chance to get used to the new rules.
“We are anticipating that it should not be as difficult for people to catch on but the idea is we will not be really issuing out citations, we are going to be giving educational components to the public for basically the next 18 months,” concludes the CAO.
You can see the full briefing note presented to council by clicking here.
– Kenny Trenton, Trending 55 Newsroom