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Senior Citizens and the Physically Disabled Snow Clearing Program

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We offer senior citizens (65 years of age and over) and residents with a physical disability a snow clearing service on municipal sidewalks and driveway windrows bordering single-family dwellings. It includes semi-detached, link housing and row housing in the urban areas of Bowmanville, Courtice, Orono, Newcastle Village and in the Hamlets of Bond Head, Newtonville, Tyrone, Leskard, Haydon, Kendal, Solina, Hampton, Burketon, Enniskillen and Maple Grove.

Municipal sidewalks

Snow clearing service for municipal sidewalks will start after a snowfall ends and only when there is more than 2 cm (around 1 inch) of snow on sidewalks.

Driveway windrow

Windrows are created by snow plows as they plow streets often pushing snow so that it blocks driveways. The driveway windrow clearing service begins after we have plowed all municipal streets and when there is more than 15 cm (around 6 inches) of snow.

Should snowfall not meet the above conditions, the resident must clear the snow and sand or salt as needed.

Eligibility

To qualify for this service, applicants must submit the fee of $67.80 ($60 + HST) with their application for the November to April season.

Applicants must:

  • Be 65 years of age or older or have a physical disabled
  • Occupy a single family dwelling that fronts onto a municipal street in the urban areas of the specified hamlets
  • Have no able bodied persons under the age of 65 years in their residence
  • Senior citizens must provide a photocopy of a birth certificate or Senior Citizens Card
  • Applicants who have a physical disability must provide a doctor's certificate each year
  • Those individuals with a permanent disability must provide one doctor's certificate stating the disability, which we will keep on file.

Application

If you were on the program in 2016-2017, you will automatically receive an application in the mail this fall.

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