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City enforcement officers on the lookout for icicles

February 24, 2015 -

The City of Kingston reminds owners and occupants of stores, restaurants, commercial and private properties of several bylaws in place to help keep streets, sidewalks and private property safe each winter.

Icicles are a safety concern and the removal of them is required in accordance with City bylaws. Icicles are also a safety concern for children at play and animals when they are out in the yard.

Enforcement officers are actively enforcing these bylaws. Those who do not clear dangerous icicles could be charged the cost for clearing the icicles and or a fine. There have been 40 warnings issued in the Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area and 25 Notices of Violation on private property.

Inspect your property regularly for icicles to ensure that you are in accordance with the City bylaws and to confirm that your property is safe.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, media relations officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.