Regular road maintenance occurs in the spring and fall. Sidewalk maintenance occurs in summer months.

You can report roads or sidewalks in need of repair.

Line painting and crack sealing

Please remove vehicles, curb ramps, trailers and other objects from the streets during these periods.

Snow and ice

Public Works sends out plowing equipment when 10 cm of packed snow builds up on main roadways. Sanding trucks maintain slippery road sections.

Watch for snow removal signs in your neighbourhood. Do not park on the street and remove your curb ramps.

Snow and ice on sidewalks

Snow or ice build up on sidewalks is your responsibility. You must clear ice and snow from all sidewalks bordering your property (including the sidewalk area on your driveway). Snow must be removed directly after a snowfall ends.

If you own a rental property or if you are travelling/working out of Town, you are still responsible for clearing your sidewalks after each snowfall.

  • Clear snow to the bare surface of the sidewalk to prevent extra work after more snow falls.
  • Do not place snow removed from your sidewalk on to the roadway. The snow must be shoveled on to your property. Shoveling snow on to a road can result in drainage issues in the spring and may result in a fine.
  • During extreme temperatures, you may use sand to spread on an icy sidewalk bordering your property. Free sand is located in the box outside the fence at Public Works. Please bring your own container.

If you have mobility or health issues and are unable to clear your sidewalk, assistance may be available through Stony Plain FCSS.

Snow Removal Orders

If you do not clear your sidewalks, a Peace Officer may issue an order requiring you to remove the snow and ice (including the sidewalk area on your driveway) within seven days.

Once an order has been issued, you will not receive extra warnings. You must keep your sidewalks clear of snow and ice or a contractor may be hired to remove snow and ice as necessary. Costs will be added to your property taxes. Additional fines may also be issued.  

Fines

Failure to remove snow and ice from your sidewalk can result in a:

  • $250 fine for a first offence;
  • $500 fine for a second offence;
  • $750 fine for a third offence, or subsequent offences.

Unpaid fines are collected by Alberta Registry Service at the time of Registration or Driver's License Renewal.

Snow around fire hydrants

If you have a fire hydrant on your property, you are responsible for keeping 1 meter of clearance surrounding it.

Snow on neighbourhood roads

Public Works plows residential snow on a rotational basis. Please remove basketball hoops, driveway ramps and unattended vehicles if parked on the street.

Street Sweeping

We sweep residential neighbourhoods on a rotational basis. We will post signs 24 hours before sweeping starts.

Weed control

We remove and control restricted and noxious weeds in our community. Restricted weeds are removed as they are a threat to the environment and noxious weeds are controlled to prevent rapid spreading.

We will post signs when weed spraying occurs.