At the March 22 Public Works Meeting, Council discussed reaching out to residents in some subdivisions and hamlets to assist with spring cleanup by placing bins within their communities. Council determined that bins should be made available in the Hamlets of Ashmont, Mallaig as well as the Crestview and Floatingstone subdivisions.
Staff met to discuss the Spring Cleanup and placement of bins within the communities, as per Council's direction.
Administration is now suggesting that a letter be sent to the residents in Mallaig, Ashmont, Crestview and Floatingstone reminding them of the County's Land Use Bylaw and MGA as they relate to Unsightly Properties. The letter would then present the spring cleanup concept as a proactive approach to assist property owners in their efforts to improve their property. Administration is recommending the following:
- May 16-24 - Waste Transfer Stations remain open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m in Mallaig and Ashmont
- May 16-20 - County crews in the area to assist with hauling any items in Ashmont and Mallaig
- May 19-24 - Extra large bins will be placed at the bin site in the Crestview and Floatingstone developments
- All applicable fees related to this clean-up will be waived, for the specified time period (ie: appliances with freon)
As followup, County staff will go into the hamlets and subdivisions during the summer to inspect properties and issue cleanup notices where required.