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Okotoks Snow Removal – Working Together

Residents’ Snow Removal Responsibilities

Snow clearing on sidewalks is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner. Where sidewalks border parks, the Town provides the snow removal. Where sidewalks border businesses and residences, the private property owner is responsible. Sidewalks not cleaned may be subject to a fine.

The excerpt from Traffic Bylaw 10-10, Schedule A is as follows: “All persons within the Town of Okotoks shall remove and clean away, as soon as possible, and in any case within 24 hours, all snow, ice, dirt or debris and other obstructions from the sidewalk adjoining the premises owned or occupied by them.”

For information contact Municipal Enforcement at 403-938-8913 or Operations at 403-938-4372.

Okotoks Pathway System Snow Removal

The Town of Okotoks pathway system consists of primary and secondary pathways. Primary pathways (red) are main pedestrian corridors that collect from a series of secondary pathways (black) to facilitate pedestrian movement from residential to commercial areas. Okotoks Town Council has determined that primary pathways will receive snow clearing as part of an overall pathway strategy to improve pedestrian movement year round.
Snow Removal Pathways & Sidewalks Priority Routes (2 MB) Adobe

A friendly reminder about snow safety:

Please keep children from playing on or in snow piles that have accumulated around Town. Town crews have found a few piles of snow where kids have been tunneling them out. Snow piles are unstable and there is a danger of them collapsing. There are also concerns of children sliding down to the road and into traffic.

Don’t forget about our 8 outdoor skating rinks and 4 tobogganing hills located on public lands throughout town. These amenities are free for public use and a great way to keep your family safe while staying active during winter. The tobogganing hills are inspected for hazards but are not groomed. Helmet use while sledding and skating is strongly recommended.

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