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A Reminder to Maintain Yards & Properties

Posted on Friday May 22, 2020


Please be advised of the following: According to By-law 19 of 2017 (Regulate the Maintenance and Care of Land – Tidy Yard or By-law 28 of 2020 pending set fine approval) Section 3 ….

3.1 Every owner, lessee or occupant shall keep their ground, yard or vacant land clear and free from holes and excavations, adequately draining, graded, clean or cleared up and free from conditions that may be being considered a health hazard or nuisance by the surrounding lands and neighbourhood.  

For the purpose of subsection 3.1, “keeping clear” includes:

a) The removal of dead, decayed or damaged trees or other natural growth and the branches or limbs hereof which create an unsafe condition in relation to their environment;

b) The removal, trimming, or cutting of weeds or grass more than 20 centimeters (8 inches) in height, unless the land is in a “natural heritage” area or Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) areas, or lands used for agricultural purposes;

c) The removal of standing, ponding and stagnant water;

d) the removal of objects or conditions that create or might create a health, fire or accident hazard;

e) the removal of domesticated animal excrement;

f) the removal of all garbage, refuse and domestic or industrial waste of any kind, unless in compliance with the Municipality of North Middlesex Zoning By-law, site plan agreement and/or licencing by-laws and regulations

g) the general maintenance and up keeping of a property, including keeping various household items in a tidy manner and off the ground or yard for prolonged periods of time exceeding one week. This includes, but is not limited to: bikes, toys, sporting equipment, tools, lawn care equipment etc.”

Your co-operation in adhering to these regulations is appreciated and required at all times.
If you are found to be in contravention of this By-law it may result in fines under the North Middlesex Fee’s and Charges By-law 64 of 2017 as well as under the Provincial Offences Act.

Jackie Tiedeman, Clerk
Municipality of North Middlesex
Dated this 22nd day of May, 2020