More flexible contracts needed

April 23, 2018   ·   0 Comments

ONE THING ORANGEVILLE and Toronto had in common during last weekend’s storm was a lack of access to contractors who help clear  the streets and sidewalks after winter storms. Adding to the challenge was the “winter-long” ban on overnight parking, which like the contracts ended two weeks earlier, making it extra-difficult to clear residential streets properly.

As most readers know, the parking ban runs from December 1 to March 31, and this year seemed unnecessarily long, with no major snowstorms in February or March.

Hopefully, this year’s experience will lead Orangeville Council to look at introducing more flexibility into both the snow-clearing contracts and the overnight parking bans.

Perhaps the contracts in question should require the contracting parties to be “on call” in the event of a significant April snowstorm.

As for overnight parking, the bylaw should be amended to permit a ban on any April night whenever a  winter storm warning is issued.

Readers Comments (0)

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.