WORK ALMOST COMPLETED ON NEW WATER RESERVOIR

Work started on the rebuilding of the new water reservoir as of May 8, 2018 and as of November 13, 2018 we are getting close to completion. We want to thank all the residents for their support during the contracting phase. We were able to keep up with the water usage / consumption with no concerns. We are hoping to be back to normal very soon.

The Town asks that you pay attention when you are driving by the construction area. Watch for the large vehicles that are working there. Please respect the space that has been marked off with the fence. This fence is there for your protection, so that no-one gets hurt during the final construction phase.

Once again thank you all for your patience.

SNOW AND ICE MUST BE CLEARED FROM SIDEWALKS

The Town of Provost Bylaw 06/2015 states:

6.1      No Person shall place, abandon, throw or deposit any object, Debris, Ice, Snow or substance on any street, highway or public place in the Town whereby such object may cause danger, damage or inconveniences to Pedestrians or vehicles using the streets, highways or public place. The costs of and expenses of any removal which the Town may incur shall be invoiced to the owner, as determined, who left the debris, ice, snow or substance. Should the owner not pay the Town for these services they may be charged to the tax roll of the property owner to be recovered in a like manner as with other taxes.

6.30    Within a period of forty-eight (48) hours after the end of a rainfall or snowfall that has left the streets covered with snow or ice, the Owner of every business premises, vacant business premises and residential property abutting a Town sidewalk, shall remove snow or ice and take reasonable measures to make the portion of the public sidewalk on the front and flank of his property safe for Pedestrians. The foregoing shall not be construed to relieve Pedestrians from duty of due care.

6.31    When an Officer considers that an Owner of a business or residence premises has failed to meet the requirements of Section 6.30 hereto, then the Owner shall be advised that failing immediate improvement of the sidewalk condition, the Town may use it’s own employees or hire a contractor to remediate the situation and will charge the cost thereof to the Owner of the abutting property. Should the Property Owner not pay the Town for these services they may be charged to the tax roll of the Property Owner to be recovered in like manner as with other taxes

6.33    Every occupant, and in case there is no occupant, the Owner of every house, shop, building, church or chapel, abutting on or erected within ten feet of any street, sidewalk, lane, alley or Public Place shall whenever snow or ice shall accumulate on the roof or eaves of such building, to an extent that it shall be dangerous to Persons passing, cause the same to be removed at once, and every Person while removing the same shall take due and proper care and precaution for the warning and safety of Persons passing.

6.34    No Person shall cause any injury to any sidewalk in the Town by striking, picking or cutting the same with any shovel, pick, crow-bar or other metal instrument, whether such Person is engaged in removing snow or ice from the sidewalk or not.

The bylaw enforcement officer will no longer issue notices to those who refuse to clear the snow from the sidewalks, instead you will receive a violation ticket for $100 for the first offence and $250 for every subsequent offence.  

UTILITY BYLAW 15-2018 HAS BEEN UPDATED – GARBAGE BINS

The Town of Provost Utility Bylaw has been updated to include information regarding our new Garbage Totes. The new policy is to put the bins in the front of your home and now thee is a section about taking them away. The bins must be removed within 48 hrs of the garbage pickup and placed onto your property. Do not leave them on the road.

Also each year we receive complaints regarding stray cats, skunks, magpies and crows. Most of these complaints found that garbage had been left on the ground and not in a proper receptacles or bins and therefore the animals successfully ripped open the garbage. This will cause the pests to return to these places for more food. Each resident have been provided with their own garbage bin and they are capable of handling residential garbage. As a matter of fact they are larger than the previous ones. Please do not leave your garbage unless it is inside a proper bin or receptacle.

Sec. 4.3 of the Utility Bylaw 15/2018 States : Householders shall place garbage in plastic bags or garbage cans and in a garbage enclosure that will prevent the breakage of same or scavenging of animals. Failing to do so could result in a fine of $250 and any subsequent offence $500.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR COUNCIL

If you would like to send our Mayor and or Council members an email you can do so by going to the Council icon at the top of the webpage, scroll down to Citizen Requests and Inquiries. The email must be Town related and not personal, we will not accept RUDE emails from anyone. This is a respectful place to send something to your Council. Maybe a great idea or suggestion. This is not a “RANT & RAVE” site either. All emails will be addressed to Council. We appreciate your comments.

NEW GARBAGE COLLECTION COMPANY EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018

TOWN OF PROVOST

GARBAGE COLLECTION NOTICE:

Effective October 1, 2018 the Town of Provost Residential garbage collection and 2019 composting has been contracted to GFL Environmental Inc.

  1. Residential Garbage collection is MOVED to Wednesdays effective October 1, 2018
  2. Garbage must be out by 7:00 AM
  3. A garbage tote/bin will be provided for each household starting the week of October 24
  4. Starting October 24, 2018 garbage must be in tote/bin with lid closed and must be set in the alley with a 3 foot clearance
  5. To reduce/eliminate any odor or to stop garbage from freezing in your bin/tote you may wish to add a ½ cup of lime in the bottom once every two months (also works with compost bin/tote)

For more information please call the Town of Provost Administration Office at 780-753-2261

Just a note of information to residents of Provost. On October 29/30 you will be receiving your new garbage bins / totes from GFL our new contractor. Each one has their own serial number and will be assigned to the residence it is at. Also, as of October 31 we will be going to a front street curbside pickup rather than the back alley.Ensure that your lid is closed and the bin is placed on the curb and visible to the driver. Please be patient with the changes. Last day of compost collection is also on October 31st.

48 HRS MAX FOR RV TRAILER parked on street while not hooked to vehicle

RECREATION VEHICLES / TRAILERS MUST BE ATTACHED TO A VEHICLE AND CANNOT BE PARKED FOR MORE THAN 48 HRS.

Town of Provost Bylaw – 06/2015, Public Places;

Section 6.1 states: No person shall place or leave on or across any part of a Town sidewalk, a cord, cable or hose unless secured in a manner as to not cause a tripping hazard. ($100)

Section 9.1 (h) states: No person shall park any recreational vehicle, attached trailer or holiday trailer (whether designed for occupancy by persons or for the carrying of goods or equipment), on a highway or street for a period not exceeding 48 hours unless said trailer is attached to a vehicle by which it may be propelled or drawn and when so attached, the trailer shall be deemed part of the vehicle and subject to the registrations pertaining to vehicles. ($100)

The provision does not apply to: a construction trailer unattached on a highway or street that is involved with work being done on a work site and the construction trailer is parked directly adjacent to the said work site. The said construction trailer can only be parked on the highway between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.

UNCUT GRASS AND WEEDS COULD RESULT IN FINES

The Town of Provost would like to remind all residents, home owners & businesses of the Unsightly Premises By-Law 04/2006 Section 3 which states “A Nuisance is any condition on or around Property that is untidy, unsightly, offensive, dangerous to health or which interferes with the use or enjoyment of other Property, and includes  3(a)“uncut grass or weeds on the property that are longer than 10cm”, 3(c)any litter, 3(d) smelly composts heaps, 3(e) any material that creates unpleasant odors, 3(g) wrecked or dismantled vehicles, or those that are unsightly and abandoned, unregistered or uninsured, 3(h) household furniture or other household goods, 3(i) automobile parts, 3(j) any material likely to attract pests, 3(l) any other materials, including building materials, tires, boxes, machines or machine parts.

The by-law enforcement officer will be taking closer notice of premises that are unsightly. You will be receiving violation tickets for failing to cut your grass and or get rid of your weeds and if you are not cleaning up your property. This includes your back alleys and back yards. Please pay particular attention to the way your property looks. Failing to do so will result in a fine of $250 and any subsequent offence $500.

The Town of Provost is very proud to be partners with “Communities in Bloom” and would like to work with everyone in trying to have a beautiful and clean community, clear from weeds and unsightly properties.