One of the unique features of the Montgomery Place neighbourhood is the network of ditches that line the streets to collect water. It not only contributes to the rural community charm of the neighbourhood, but also helps protect yards and property from flooding during heavy rain and melting snow.
For the drainage system to work properly, it is the responsibility of each home owner to keep a clear path for the flow of water along the front of the property. Existing and new driveway crossings must follow the guidelines and standards under a Private Driveway Crossing Permit.
Learn more in person!
City Storm Water Engineer Lowell Reinhart talks about ditches and culverts in your neighbourhood, and what you need to know about driveway crossings at the next Montgomery Place Local Area Plan meeting (note change of location):
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
St. David's Trinity United Church - downstairs
3318 Merritt Street
A Private Driveway Crossing Permit is required for construction of any driveway or landscaping project that crosses over the public right of way, including ditches, sidewalks and curbs (The Private Crossing Bylaw). The application process is quick and can protect you from expensive changes later on.
To apply for a permit, review the Private Driveway Crossing Guidelines (PDF) and provide site plans using the Curb and Sidewalk Crossing Permit Information Package (PDF) by e-mail. For more information about installing a driveway or to arrange an inspection call 306-975-2460.
Related Discussion: Montgomery Place Neighbourhood Traffic Meeting