By Justin Seward
The Town of Bow Island’s Bylaw Officer Jason Schreiber gave his municipal enforcement report to town council on Dec. 11.
He said November and October brought a potpourri of complaints which were affected by the rapidly changing weather that southern Alberta presented the area.
November was busy period as and additional five letters were sent out to remind property owners that it is prohibited to blow or shovel snow into the streets from driveways or sidewalks.
When the October storm blew in, there were pre-determined sidewalk maintenance warnings were sent out to property owners where previous concerns had been noted. There were eight letters sent out to encourage the owners to commit to improved sidewalk maintenance during the winter. The graph section indicated the number of sidewalk maintenance reminders were listed in one file and only 13 were sent in total. One unsightly vehicle letter was sent as well as a letter for a tree that was interfering with the alley.
There was an area of concern with which had been increasing recently was the residents parking on town property with a personal vehicle or detached trailers.
According to Bylaw Officer Schreiber’s report, he has increased his attention to specific locations for these parking concerns where signs which state “No Parking” have been placed at the south side of the right of way which encircles the Centre Street apartments and This area has been an area of concern with garbage trucks and vehicular access when tenants of the apartments parked there.
The report stated the dog control concerns for the two months included a barking dog complain, unlicesned dogs and one dog at large, which had been returned to its owner in short order. Additionally, three complaints of stray and noisy cats were filed under the Animal control bylaw.
The traffic bylaw between the two months included heavy trucks off route, where the vehicle was parking facing the flow of traffic and parking on town property. Violation tickets were issued.