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Ward 11 News: Boulevard and rain garden maintenance – Currie Barracks

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During the development stage of the Currie Barracks area (Phase 1), Canada Lands Company undertook the responsibility of snow and ice removal of adjacent sidewalks, maintenance of rain gardens and for cutting of boulevard grass. That phase is now completed, and the responsibility reverts to the homeowners and The City of Calgary.

As of November 1, 2014, all residents of Currie Barracks will become responsible for snow and ice removal from adjacent sidewalks and for cutting boulevard grass, as per City Bylaws applicable to all Calgary property owners. Those bylaws are: Street Bylaw 20M88 (section 67 and 68) and Drainage Bylaw 37M2005.

Some boulevards in Currie Barracks include unique, City-owned stormwater infrastructure called rain gardens designed to capture and filter stormwater (rainwater and snowmelt runoff) before it returns to our creeks and rivers.

Those homeowners who have rain gardens in their boulevards are responsible to cut the boulevard grass to the rain garden boundary only. The City of Calgary will maintain the rain gardens.

Homeowners are asked not to add, remove or modify any plants and/or vegetation contained in the rain gardens, as they are specially designed to provide stormwater filtration. To help protect these landscape features avoid shovelling snow into them.

For inquiries or issues related to snow removal, boulevard grass cutting or rain gardens, please contact 311.


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