Roads Maintenance

BOULEVARDS AND LANES

The District of Peachland requires property owners and residents to maintain the boulevard(s) and lane adjacent to their property for the beautification of our town, the enjoyment of all and to reduce the risk of fire.

Boulevard and lane maintenance includes such aspects as watering, weeding, mowing grasses and keeping lanes free of litter and waste. The District does not provide this service and does not include any funds in the budget for such work. If you have any concerns, please call the Operations Department at 250-767-2108.

CULVERTS AND DRAINAGE

Please ensure the culvert in front of your home is clear at all times. If you notice a problem that you cannot manage, please contact the Operations office at 250-767-2108. Please do not dispose of grass clippings in the ditches as this will minimize the storage capacity of the culvert and will create overflow situations when there is snow melting or if a flash storm occurs.

POTHOLES, PATCHING AND PAVING

The Operations Department is responsible for road repairs. The work of asphalt paving is performed by firms under contract with the District. Pothole and minor maintenance patching are performed by District of Peachland Operations crews. Larger service patches, road paving and overlays are done by contract and a tender process. Please proceed with caution whenever work is in progress. If you have any maintenance concerns, please call the Operations Department at 250-767-2108.

STREET LIGHTS

All street lights mounted on metal poles are owned and maintained by the District of Peachland.

Lights on wooden poles are owned and maintained by B.C. Hydro.

Please report any street lighting problems (wooden or metal) to the Operations Office at 250-767-2108.

STREET SWEEPING

Street Sweeping Services, contracted to the District of Peachland, will begin the annual street sweeping program in spring (March/April) Weather permitting, the project will start in the downtown area and proceed up into the residential areas.

Residents are requested to keep roadways clear of parked vehicles and other obstructions to ensure effective cleanup.

Staff may post updates at www.peachland.ca and the District of Peachland Operations Department Facebook group with more specific locations as the project proceeds.

For more information, please contact the Operations Department at 250-767-2108 or operations@peachland.ca

Spring Street Sweeping Priorities Spring Street sweeping commences March/April weather permitting. The Downtown core, main streets or "arterials" are completed first. Street sweeping priorities are based on the volumes of vehicle traffic on roadways where winter road sand may generate excessive dust.

Once all the snow and ice has melted from the road shoulders and curbs, the Spring Sweeping Program is started aggressively. The street sweeper contractor sweeps all areas of the District of Peachland as quickly as possible.

Equipment The street sweeper is mechanical pickup broom-type machine that uses two gutter brooms to direct the sweeping material into the path of the rear broom which sweeps the debris into the hopper. The machine sprays a fine mist of water ahead of the broom to suppress dust as it sweeps.

Prepare for the Spring Sweeping

Property owners are encouraged to sweep all debris that may be on the sidewalk that borders your property before the roads are swept by the street sweepers. Your cooperation in removing all vehicles from the street to enable the street sweepers to clean the entire street is greatly appreciated. By doing this we can avoid having those annoying missed spots in your neighborhood.

Help the District do a good job!

One of the main obstacles for equipment operators is parked vehicles and recreational vehicles. Once the street sweeping program starts, remove your vehicles from your street, cul-de-sac, or alley until the roads are swept and washed. That will allow the operators to do a much better job.

TRAFFIC SAFETY, STREET SIGNS AND LINE PAINTING

The District of Peachland Operations Department is responsible for traffic signs and lane marking of all roads in the District of Peachland except for Hwy 97 which is maintained by the Ministry of Highways. Traffic line painting is performed each spring by contractors. Additional line painting is done on an as-required basis.

If you have traffic concerns of any kind or notice a street sign missing, please call the Operations Office at 250-767-2108.

WEED CONTROL

The District's goal is to control weeds and grasses which may impair traffic visibility, damage road asphalt surfaces, cause safety issues for pedestrians and for aesthetic purposes.

The District controls weeds with mechanical trimming which includes roadside tractor mowing and weed line trimming. Another objective of the program is to minimize the collection of litter and debris in weed infested areas. The District takes a leadership role in keeping our municipality clean. Another objective is to support the BC Weed Control Act to manage noxious weeds.

The District maintains road shoulders in all areas of the District of Peachland. The road shoulders are mowed with a tractor equipped with a flail mower. Weed wacking is included in the program to maintain walkways and other right of ways.

The District of Peachland requires property owners and residents to maintain the boulevard(s) and lane adjacent to their property. The District does not provide this service and does not include any funds in the budget for such work. Most of this work involves landscape cutting, trimming and watering of grass on the boulevards and lanes. Property owners and residents are encouraged and expected to maintain the boulevards for the beautification of our district and the enjoyment of all. If you have any concerns, please call the Operations Office at 250-767-2108.