Dog Park Rules (Submitted Photo)
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Operation Clean Sweep
WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAINTAIN A CLEAN, SAFE ENVIRONMENT DURING THE WINTER MONTHS
By Commissionaire WO Gary Harrington
Housing Enforcement Officer
Posted on Thursday December 6, 2018
Residents of the Residential Housing Units: winter is here and it is here to stay.
It may be early this year but it should not deter us from doing the things we all must do to be safe and maintain a clean environment.
The list of preventative measures below are just a few of what we should be doing.
1. Ensure your steps and walk ways are clear of snow and ice.
2. Spread salt and sand mixture on your walkways and steps.
3. In particular, after Christmas ensure large cardboard boxes are broken down.
4. Keep your window wells clear of snow and debris.
5. Ensure the down spouts are in place and positioned to allow the water to drain away from your residence.
6. Please refer to your Town of Petawawa Collection Schedule for details on waste management, in particular types of waste pickup on your scheduled day.
7. Pick up after your pets.
8. Please read your Occupant Handbook to help you navigate through the why and how.
Parking on streets during winter makes it very difficult for snow removal, sand and salt crews cannot be effective, and Waste Management vehicles have a difficult time picking up garbage. To mitigate this issue, please use the overflow parking in your area, to include your guests. (Note the signs posted)
I have noticed in the past and again this year that kids are building snow forts. Forts with no roofs are not the issue, it is the igloo type fort, particularly on the end of the driveway or on the corners of the yard close to the street that’s the issue. Let’s police ourselves so we do not have any accidents.
Residents: If you are planning on being away from your residence for more than 48 hours, please ensure you complete the Extended Absence Form, which can be obtained at CFHA.
Why is this so important? Imagine being away and there is a water pipe that burst or work that must be done ie. change a water tank or furnace, the list goes on. A contact on your behalf is critical. This not only protects your belongings, but the assets as well.
I mentioned in the last article the construction projects that were in progress on many of the streets in the RHU’s were hard not to notice. Parking away from your residence, dealing with the dirt and debris and the disruption of your daily routines were just some of the pitfalls.
Well there is light at the end of the tunnel. New roads, sidewalks, and driveways, not mud, deep holes and heavy equipment. Residents, you have displayed much patience and perseverance during this construction. Stay the course there is still much to do, all in the effort to provide a living environment we can all be proud of. THANK YOU!!
Neighbours: There have been two dog parks built, one on the North Side and one on the South Side Residential Area.
The North Side Dog Park is located adjacent to the splash pad on Regalbuto Ave and parallel to Ypres Blvd. The South Side Dog Park is parallel to Borden Ave.
Please read the rules Sign!
They are open now for you to use. Please take any waste home.
Please note that there is some work yet to be completed. In particular creature comforts: pardon the pun! There will be an official opening ceremony to be announced at a later date. We will keep you posted.
On behalf of the Canadian Forces Housing Agency and 4th Canadian Division Support Services Petawawa, I wish Garrison Petawawa Residential Housing Community a Safe and Happy Holiday!