Lac Ste. Anne County Activity Report ActivityLSAC_QTLY_2018-19_WINTER_FINAL_SM - Page 21

P ublic Works is responsible for the administration, supervision and maintenance of infrastructure, including County-owned roads, water distribution and wastewater treatment facilities. In order to carry out its tasks, the department maintains a fleet of equipment and vehicles. Staff maintain the transportation network through road repairs, cold mix overlays, cold-mix patching, graveling, dust suppression, hydro axing, mowing and winter maintenance/snow plowing. The Solid Waste Management department is responsible for processing recyclables, organics and garbage generated within the County via its waste management facilities. It also provides assistance and education to residents and businesses within the region to achieve proper waste separation and diversion. Transfer Stations & Main Landfill Lac Ste. Anne County owns eight Transfer Station sites. The County is a member of the Highway 43 East Waste Commission which owns the Main Landfill. Each location includes recycling facilities. County residents must show identification, in addition to their Transfer Station Card, when dropping off residential waste. All furniture with springs are subject to a tippage surcharge. Examples of items include (but are not limited to): sofas, lazyboy chairs, box springs and mattresses. The surcharge revenue is used each year to rent a shredder for these items, thus reducing the amount of space being taken up at the Landfill. Transfer Station Disposal Permit In addition to a valid, government-issued piece of photo identification, all County residents must present their Transfer Station Disposal Permit to the Site Attendant. Applications for a Transfer Station Disposal Permit are available through the County office. If you rent property in the County and would like a Transfer Station Disposal Permit and/ or a Transfer Station Card, your landlord will need to complete the Application Form on your behalf. Those residents without a Disposal Permit must take their waste to the Main Landfill site. Hours of Operation for Transfer Stations & Landfill Residents can download a PDF of the locations and hours of operation of the County’s Transfer Stations and the Main Landfill at LSAC.ca/Landfill-Locations. Road Bans & Restrictions Check the latest road restrictions and bans at LSAC.ca/Road-Bans. When necessary, the County implements road bans on oiled and chip seal coat roads, including residential subdivisions. Signs indicating the allowed axle percentages are posted, and the ban is enforced by Enforcement Services. Reducing the Impact of Dust on Residential Properties The purpose of the Calcium Dust Suppression Program is to assist in the reduction of the impact of dust on residential rural properties adjacent to our County roadways. If you would like to participate in this 50/50 cost-shared program, the application deadline is April 15th of each year. Get Your Snowplow Flags County residents can have their driveway snow cleared during winter months by purchasing snowplow flags. Under the seasonal Snowplowing Program, property owners within the County may request help to clear snow from their private driveways. You must purchase a flag in advance from one of the locations listed online LSAC.ca/Snowplow-Flags. After a major snowstorm, opening of roads takes approximately three days, so driveway plowing will not normally occur until the fourth day or later. 21.