SNOWPLOW FLAG POLICY

 

We are offering snow plowing of residential laneways as an optional service again this year.  Our service provides plowing from the approach to the residence for access only, and does not include clearing yards, buildings, bale storage areas, etc. 

Residents must sign a ‘Snow Plow Liability Waiver and Indemnity Agreement’ (click to download) and purchase a flag(s) at the County Office in Kitscoty.  An inspection of your laneway may be required should it exceed 500 meters in length, be narrower than 8 meters wide, or not have a turnaround for the equipment.  Should your driveway not qualify for plowing under this program, the County may clear it on a cost/hour basis.  The County reserves the right to refuse yard service if it does not meet the requirements, if other problems exist that may hinder plowing, or if the plowing will exceed thirty minutes of work for the snow plow.

All flags are sold on a Seasonal basis rather than individually.  The Annual Flags will be $200 (regular ratepayers and Buffalo Trails Public School Division Parental Choice) and $50 (Seniors and disabled persons).  

Snow Plow Flag rates for the 2016/2017 season are as follows:

Seniors $50.00 – Annual (Blue Flag)

Ratepayers $200.00 - Annual (Pink)

Buffalo Trails Public School Division Yard Service Parental Choice $200.00 - Annual (Yellow flag)

Priorities for snow removal are as follows:

 

1. Main roads  
2.  Bus routes 
3.  Other grid roads 
4.  Yard sites

Public Works crews attempt to clear main roads and school bus routes within 3 days of a storm.  Laneways are cleared last.  Please be prepared for our winter storms, and have your 72 hour emergency preparedness plan in place.