Thornhill’s winter planning list
Valerie Burke Markham Ward 1 Councillor
Winter will soon be here. I hope you and your family have an enjoyable and safe season by taking the time to be informed about services available in the area of Thornhill-Markham, as well as emergency preparedness.
The ice storm of 2013 reminded everyone that being prepared for an emergency is extremely important. It is our responsibility to take the necessary steps of emergency preparedness. Having a family emergency plan and an emergency preparedness kit will save time and make real situations less stressful. Please look out for your neighbours, especially the elderly, people with disabilities and pets.
During snowstorms, the winter maintenance app enables you to follow snow-clearing operations. Snow removal service begins on local roads when snow reaches a depth of 7.5 centimetres or more and from sidewalks when snow reaches five centimetres. Parking on both sides of all city streets is prohibited during snow clearing. Clearing commences within eight hours after the road has been plowed.
Seniors and residents with disabilities may qualify for the city’s windrow removal assistance program, which provides eligible residents with the removal of a car width of snow from the accumulation at the end of the driveway.
Snow clearing, litter control and general upkeep of all mailboxes and their immediate surrounding area is the responsibility of Canada Post. Please report any issue, so we can ensure that residents are safe walking in our neighbourhoods.
Councillor Valerie Burke shows off the Access Markham app