Pursuant to due notice, Councillor Andrew Stevens moved, seconded by Councillor Lori Bresciani, AND IT WAS RESOLVED, that the following be lodged to be considered at the February 26, 2018 meeting of City Council:
The Administration prepare a report respecting the following amendments to Bylaw No. 9881 The Clean Property Bylaw for City Council consideration by Q2 of 2018:
1. That the owner of a residential property be required to clear the sidewalks along the front and flankage sidewalks adjacent to their lot within 48 hours after a snowfall;
2. That Bylaw Enforcement have the authority to:
a. visit a site, and give notice to clear the sidewalk; and
b. if upon re-inspection the sidewalk is not cleared the City will have a contractor complete the work and charge the cost to the owner’s property taxes;
3. Repeat non-compliance may also result in the issuance of a fine, as per provisions of the Bylaw.
4. Accessibility challenges faced by residents due to snow and ice on sidewalks.