Any property owner residing within the County who requires the services of the County Public Works Department to clear the snow in their driveway must purchase a snowplow flag in advance at various outlets throughout the County.
The charge is $25.00 per flag, per clearing. This means one (1) flag will be used each time you request snow removal.
The $25.00 fee provides snowplowing from the road to the residence only. For snowplowing services with no flag (call-in), the cost will be $40.00 paid via credit card at the time of the call. Additional clearing and/or custom snowplowing requirements are to be requested through the Public Works Department at the County office and will be charged at a rate of $80.00 per hour with a minimum charge of one (1) hour.
Please note that your approach and driveway must be a minimum of 22 feet wide with no obstacles, and have a clearance of 18 feet high with no overhanging trees or wires; otherwise, the County grader(s) will NOT clear your driveway.
After a major snowstorm, the opening of roads will take approximately three (3) days. Therefore, the plowing of driveways would not normally occur until the fourth (4th) day or later. Other arrangements should be made if you require your driveway plowed sooner.
Snowplow flags can be purchased at the following locations:
- Lac Ste. Anne County Administration Office (56521 Range Road 65) | 780.785.3411
- Town of Mayerthorpe Administration Office | 780.786.2416
- Gunn General Store | 780.967.4291
- Darwell Trading Post | 780.892.2461
- Onoway Bigway Foods | 780.967.5550
- Rich Valley School | 780.967.5754
County snowplow flag rules
PLEASE NOTE: The flag signifying a request for service must be placed on the RIGHT-hand side approach shoulder near the property line (RIGHT-hand side of approach - when facing the driveway from the road). Flags must be attached or pinned to a stake in a manner to facilitate retrieval by the motor grader operator. Flags placed in other locations will NOT be acknowledged.
Snowplowing of any driveway will not occur without the proper flag. The $25.00 fee provides snowplowing from the road to the residence only. Please do not write additional instructions on the flags as they will NOT be acknowledged. Additional clearing and/or custom snowplowing requests are to be reported the County Office, Public Works Department, and will be charged at a rate of $80.00 per hour plus GST with the minimum charge being for one (1) hour, any time over the one (1) hour will be charged accordingly.