PLANS TO BUILD NEW WATER RESERVOIR

The Town of Provost is planning to build a new water reservoir which means we will have to ask everyone to watch their water usage / consumption. We will only be operating with one reservoir which means we may have to restrict usage. Obviously if the water storage for drinking a firefighting reduces drastically we will have to restrict use. We are asking all resident s and businesses to “voluntarily” curb your water usage by cutting back or eliminating all unnecessary use. Our bulk water station will be shut down for industrial, commercial and agricultural use. Drinking water will still be available on a case by case basis.

Please refrain from over use especially watering your lawns, flowers etc. If you have water running down your sidewalk you are likely using too much water. Please be advised that if voluntary cutbacks do not work, the Town of provost will issue and enforce a water restriction program.

Thank you for your patience, this will only be temporary.

ENBRIDGE DONATES $15,000 TO PROVOST FIRE & RESCUE

On December 28, 2017 Fire Chief Barry Johnstone received $15,000 from Cody Kohlman, coordinator of Enbridge Inc. maintenance out of Hardisty. The donation was put toward a multi-platform camera. This donation is part of the Enbridge “Safe Community” program for towns along the company’s project corridor rights of way. This program awards grants to local first response emergency services including fire fighters and rescue services in rural communities across North America. The Enbridge Safe Community program has existed in the USA since 2002 and in Canada since 2009 and has invested about 10.7 million in North American emergency responder organizations since its inception.

Enbridge reports that the money from its program is intended to be used to purchase safety equipment, obtain professional training, or deliver educational programs to help save lives and keep Enbridge’s right-of-way communities safe.

Enbridge has previously given money to the Provost Fire & Rescue to support the departments flash over building, self-contained breathing apparatus bottles, jaws and cutters.

Enbridge is recently working in the Provost area and has been since early August 2017 to work on its massive $7.5 billion Line 3 replacement pipeline construction project which is the largest project in Enbridge history. The line is being built from Hardisty to Superior Wisconsin and will have an initial annual average capacity of approximately 760,000 barrels of oil per day.

GARBAGE MUST BE KEPT IN BINS – UTILITY BYLAW 07/2016

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. It is respectfully requested that if you do not have a proper garbage bin, to hold off putting it out until the day it is picked up. Cats, skunks, magpies and crows are hungry and to leave a bag full of garbage (or food in their cases) will only result in problems. Please do not leave your garbage unless it is inside a proper bin or receptacle.

Sec. 4.3 of the Utility Bylaw 07/2016 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.

ENSURE SNOW & ICE ARE CLEARED FROM YOUR 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.  

UNCUT GRASS & WEEDS INCLUDE BACK ALLEYS & BOULEVARDS

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.

ATTENTION OWNERS OF RV’S, TRAILERS & MOTORHOMES

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.