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REPORT TO: Community and Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: October 21, 2019 <br />SUBMITTED BY:Gloria MacNeil, Director of Enforcement (519-741-2200, ext. 7952) <br />PREPAREDBY:Gloria MacNeil, Director of Enforcement (519-741-2200, ext. 7952) <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED: ALL <br />DATE OF REPORT:October 9, 2019 <br />REPORT NO.: CSD-19-032 <br />SUBJECT: Winter Maintenance By-law <br />___________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That Council repeal Chapter 687- Snow and Ice of the City of Kitchener’s Municipal Code <br />and approve and replace it with a newWinter Maintenance By-law as outlined in Report <br />CSD-19-032 <br />BACKGROUND: <br />On May 27, 2019, City Council passed the following resolution related to the enforcement of the <br />City’s sidewalk snow clearing bylaw: <br />“That staff be directed to conduct a review of the required level of service stated in By- <br />law chapter 687 (Snow and Ice) as outlined in program component 1 of Infrastructure <br />Services Department report INS-19-009, throughout the summer 2019 and report back in <br />fall 2019 with results and recommendations.” <br />REPORT: <br />Throughout the second half of 2019, staff have conducted research, engaged with members of <br />the public and consulted with other municipalities to better understand the implications of various <br />approaches to sidewalk winter maintenance. <br />In 2015, staff presented a report to Council which included a variety of improvements that could <br />be made to the enforcement of the existing sidewalk snow clearing by-law. At that time, City <br />Council endorsed the following five specific areas of improvement: <br />1.Response times for clearing sidewalks found in violation of the bylaw – an external <br />contractor was hired who has committed to a 24-hour responsetimefor clearing. <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 orTTY 1-866-969-9994for assistance. <br />3 - 1 <br />