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REPORT TO: Community and Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: June 18, 2018 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Gloria MacNeil, Director of By-law Enforcement <br />(519-741-2200, ext. 7952) <br />PREPARED BY: Gloria MacNeil, Director of By-law Enforcement <br />(519-741-2200, ext. 7952) <br />Josh Joseph, Supervisor of Neighbourhood Development <br />Office (519-741-2200, ext. 7082) <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: All <br />DATE OF REPORT: June 4, 2018 <br />REPORT NO.: CSD-18-016 <br />SUBJECT: BOULEVARD BEAUTIFICATION BY-LAW AND PROGRAM <br />___________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That a by-law be enacted to allow residents flexibility in using different materials, <br />ground cover and plantings as an alternative to sod on city boulevards. <br />BACKGROUND: <br /> Over the past few years, staff have seen an increased interest from residents who are <br />looking to use alternatives to sod on the city boulevard directly abutting their homes. <br />With the increased restrictions on lawn watering and pesticide bans, residents are <br />looking for low maintenance options, while improving their streetscape.The City does <br />not currently have a process in place to allow residents to alter the City boulevard. <br />Residents initially expressed an interest in beautifying their boulevards during the initial <br />neighbourhood strategy community engagement process. Since then, the <br />Neighbourhood Development Office has created step-by-step guides for several <br />programs centred on the resident-led, city-supported approach to neighbourhood <br />placemaking in an effort to reduce red tape and make it easier for residents to do great <br />things in their neighbourhoods. These resident guides include resident-led traffic <br />calming, community gardens, neighbourhood markets and, placemaking. <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br />6 - 1 <br />