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City snow plows are heading to your neighbourhood. Here’s the schedule and your snow zone

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Plows are ready to roll into residential areas

City crews are gearing up to start Snow Zone Plowing and residents are reminded to sign up for Snow Zone Alerts to get text, email, and phone call reminders before they need to move their vehicles off the street.

Snow Zone Plowing (residential) will begin on January 20 on Green Routes (Collector Roads and Bus Routes) in Snow Zone H; Grey Route (Residential Streets) plowing in Snow Zone H will follow on January 24. Plowing will continue alphabetically through Snow Zones until complete. Parking restrictions will be in place during plowing in each Snow Zone, which could be a few days at a time.

“It should only take our crews a day or two to plow Green or Grey Routes in each Snow Zone, but it does take us a lot longer if vehicles are left parked on the streets,” said Public Works Manager Greg Sikora.

“When we’re plowing Green Routes, you can park your car on a Grey Route, which is usually justaround the corner. It is the same case for Grey Route plowing; if you really need to park on the street,you can park on a Green route. That’s why we don’t plow Green and Grey Routes in a Snow Zone at the same time,” he continued.

There are many different ways for residents to learn the schedule:

  •   Sign up for Snow Zone Alerts at reddeer.ca/notifyreddeer to get text, email or phone call reminders before plowing starts in their Snow Zone
  •   Check the schedule online at reddeer.ca/snowzone
  •   Follow the City of Red Deer on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates
  •   Call the Snow Zone Hotline at 403-406-8796
  •   Look for signs at neighbourhood entrances and on Green Routes

     

    “We know it is hard to remember exactly when plows will be in your area, which is why Notify Red Deer is such a great tool for residents to use,” said Sikora, “It takes just a few minutes to sign up and you get a text, email or phone call – whichever you prefer – to remind you to move your car.”

    During Green Route plowing, residents will find no-parking signs along the street. Parking restrictions are in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday while plowing is scheduled, and vehicles left onthe street will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

    During Grey Route plowing, residents will notice signs at the entrance to their neighbourhood. Parking restrictions are in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday while plowing is scheduled and vehicles left on the street are ticketed and plowed in. Parking restrictions are not in effect on weekends.

    “We are reaching out to residents to help us get residential roads clear as quickly as possible,” said Sikora. “If we work together, we can get streets cleared and get out of your way fast. We are asking residents to be a part of the program and ensure the streets are free of cars before we head into yourneighbourhood.”

    Residents are encouraged to visit the City’s website at reddeer.ca/snowzone for details about the program, schedule updates, and to sign up for Snow Zone Alerts.

The full January 2020 Snow Zone Plowing Schedule is attached, and will be kept up to date on our website.

January 2020 Snow Zone Plowing schedule

All schedules are subject to weather and other delays, and may be subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on the City website at reddeer.ca/snowzone.

Snow Zone

page2image10144Green Routes

Grey Routes

H

January 20 & 21page2image16272

page2image16752January 22 & 23

I

January 22 & 23

January 23 & 24

J

January 24 & 27

page2image24200January 28 & 29
Kpage2image27664January 27 & 28

January 29 & 30

A

January 29

January 31 & February 3

B

January 30 & 31

February 3 & 4

CFebruary 3 & 4

February 5 & 6page2image43120

D

To be scheduled

To be scheduled

E

February 4

February 7 & 10

O

February 4

February 10

F

February 5 & 6

February 11 & 12

G

February 6 & 7

February 11 & 12

 

ZoneSubdivisionsMap
AKentwood, JohnstoneZone A – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
BGlendale, Normandeau, PinesZone B – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
CFairview, Highland Green, Oriole Park, Riverside MeadowsZone C – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
DDowntownZone D – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
EClearview, Garden Heights, Michener Hill, Parkvale, Waskasoo, WoodleaZone E – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
FDeer Park (north of 39 St), Rosedale, TimberlandsZone F – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
GBower, South Hill, West ParkZone G – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
HEastview, Grandview, Morrisroe, MountviewZone H – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
IAnders, Sunnybrook (north)Zone I – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
JDeer Park (south of 39 St), LancasterZone J – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
KInglewood, Sunnybrook (south)/Southbrook, VanierZone K – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
OEvergreenZone O – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
PCentral ParkZone P – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
QChiles Industrial ParkZone Q – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)

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City of Red Deer expedites patio process for desperate restaurants

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City accommodates demand for patios

Summer patios are popping up throughout Red Deer as an extension to seating areas at local restaurants. Following the mandated closure of indoor dining by the Government of Alberta, outdoor patios are one way food and beverage businesses can continue to operate.

“We know local business owners are struggling to adapt to changing restrictions and wanted to find a way to expedite the application process so these businesses see minimal impact to their operations as a result of closure of indoor dining,” said Erin Stuart, Inspections and Licensing Manager. “The health and safety of Red Deerians is of utmost importance, and participating businesses must ensure that public health orders and provincial restrictions continue to be followed.”

Patios installed on private property require a development permit and may require a building permit. In an effort to offer immediate assistance to businesses, The City is modifying these processes to allow for installation of patios prior to permits being issued, following discussions with the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce.

A signed waiver is required by the business owner, allowing for the immediate installation of the patio. The business owner will be responsible for submitting a complete application, including a site plan outlining the location and measurements of the patio and the number of seats, within two weeks of the signed waiver being submitted. The permit will continue to be processed, ensuring safety and legislative requirements are met, and will be valid until September 30, 2021.

For patios within the downtown core, business owners are required to apply for a Seasonal Downtown Patio. Businesses within the downtown core require a boardwalk to be installed around the perimeter of the patio to provide a safe, accessible walkway for pedestrians (this excludes businesses located within Ross Street Patio). The City will build, install, remove and store these boardwalks at no cost to participating businesses.

Interested business owners can visit www.reddeer.ca/seasonalpatios for more information and to begin the application process.

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City will identify potential locations for new homeless shelter by early May

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Council supports interim shelter, directs administration to find alternative location

City Council has resolved to support the continuation of an interim shelter and directed administration to find a new location in collaboration with the Province and service providers.

“We have a responsibility to look after our most vulnerable citizens in a responsible manner, with the interests of the wider community in mind as well,” said Mayor Tara Veer. “Without a permanent integrated homeless shelter in place, infrastructure we have been advocating the Province for years to complete, it is no surprise that the public is frustrated, the service providers are frustrated and the vulnerable themselves are frustrated. There are significant consequences in the community for having temporary and insufficient solutions to very complex social challenges, but I am hopeful the preliminary direction Council gave today will help will bridge the gap for vulnerable citizens, the service providers, and our business community and community in general until a more permanent solution can be put into place.”

Within four weeks, administration will bring back options for a new interim shelter location for Council to consider. To ensure the proper processes take place for the relocation, administration will also bring forward a recommendation to extend the operations at the current temporary shelter site at Cannery Row.

“Although we are proceeding with exploration of potential new interim sites, we will most likely need Council to approve an extension of the Cannery Row site until the new location is up and running. When we come back in four weeks, we will bring timing, costs and procedural requirements to make the move to a new site,” said City Manager Allan Seabrooke.

At this time, the Cannery Row site has guaranteed Provincial funding until March 31, 2022. The City will work with the Province and Safe Harbour to secure proper funding for a new temporary location.

“During discussions, Council was made aware of the funding agreement in place, and recognizes there could be financial requirements from The City to move and operate the interim shelter in its new location,” said Seabrooke. “We will gather as much information as possible to allow Council to make an informed decision, including potential operating and capital costs, which will require Council approval.”

“City Council’s resolutions tonight aim to balance the needs of Red Deer’s vulnerable population, surrounding properties and the community as a whole. However, despite our best efforts, Safe Harbour and the Province of Alberta may still select their own site, as long as it is zoned for public service,” said Seabrooke.

The interim shelter is expected to support the community’s vulnerable population until a permanent shelter is operational. On February 7, 2020, the Province committed to $7 million in its 2020 Capital Plan for a purpose built integrated emergency shelter in Red Deer. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Province of Alberta and The City of Red Deer was finalized in February 2021 to establish a general high-level understanding related to the provincially managed project to meet the current and future needs in Red Deer. Specifics about location, timing and operational details have not yet been determined by the provincial government.

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