Windrow snow-clearing program – applications invited from seniors

windrow clearingMississauga’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program is a City-wide program to clear snow windrows at the end of driveways. The program is offered to seniors (65 years or older) and individuals who are physically disabled as verified by a regulated health professional. The cost of the program is $200 or free depending on whether the applicant meets financial assistance criteria.

Applications are being  received at all Mississauga community centres, the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre or the Recreation Customer Service Centre from Monday, August 8, 2016 until 9 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016. Completed applications and supporting documentation must be submitted in person.

The program will run from November 28, 2016 to March 10, 2017.

A windrow is the snow left at the end of a driveway after a snow plow has cleared a road. The program will provide windrow snow clearing service after every snow plowing operation. The Windrow Snow Clearing Program will allow for a clearing of approximately 3 m (10 ft) wide to allow one car to pass. Please be advised that windrow snow clearing will be completed after active snow plowing operations are finished. Allow up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm for windrows to be cleared. Clearing to bare pavement cannot be guaranteed.

Only one person per address may participate in this program. In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Resident of Mississauga
  • 65 years or older in 2016 (i.e. born in 1951 or earlier) or someone who is physically disabled as verified by a regulated health professional
  • No abled-bodied person(s) living at the same residence where driveway windrow snow clearing assistance is required

Residents who live on a private road or in a high-rise, multi-unit building, condominium or within a commercial property are not eligible to apply. The program will allow for a clearing of about 3 m (10 ft) wide after every snow plowing operation to allow one car to pass. The program is active from November 28, 2016 to March 10, 2017. Please be advised that windrow snow clearing will be completed after active snow plowing operations are finished. Allow up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm for windrows to be cleared. Clearing to bare pavement cannot be guaranteed.

Participation is FREE for:

  • Seniors (65 years or older in 2016, i.e. residents born in 1951 or earlier) who are eligible for financial assistance
  • Individuals who are physically disabled, as verified by a regulated health professional, who are eligible for financial assistance

Participation is $200 for:

  • Seniors (65 years or older in 2016, i.e. residents born in 1951 or earlier) who are not eligible for financial assistance
  • Individuals who are physically disabled, as verified by a regulated health professional, but are not eligible for financial assistance. – CINEWS

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