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Snow Clearing Regulations


Pursuant to the authority conferred by Section 414 (2) (00) of the Municipalities Act, 1999, cM-24, SNL 1999, and power delegated by the Minister of Transportation and Works under Section 189 of the Highway Traffic Act, cH-3, RSNL 1990 where required, the Town of Baie Verte hereby enacts the following Regulations which were adopted at a Public Council Meeting held on the 13 day of December, 2017.


These Regulations shall be known as the “Town of Baie Verte Snow Clearing Regulations”.


(a) “Regulations” shall mean the Town of Baie Verte Snow Clearing Regulations. 

(b) “Council” shall mean the Town Council of the Town of Baie Verte. 

(c) “Municipal Enforcement Officer” means for the purpose of these Regulations, a peace officer with the powers as outlined in the Municipalities Act, M-24, RSN 1999 and amendments and as outlined in the Highway Traffic Act, RSN 1990, Chapter H-3 and amendments. 

(d) “Persons” means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation or any organization of any kind.

(e) “Street” shall mean any street, road or highway or any other way designed or intended for public use for the passage of vehicles and pedestrians, owned by the Authority or other public agency and maintained at public expenses and is accessible to Fire Department vehicles and equipment. 

(f) “Road Reservation” shall mean an area determined by Council that is reserved for a street, a future street or future street improvements and shall be a minimum of 12.2 metres (40 feet) in total and 6.1 metres (20 feet) measured from the centerline. 

(g) “Town” shall mean the Town of Baie Verte. 


(a) The period between the 15th day of November in each year and the last day of April in the year following and any other period when unusual snow and/or ice conditions prevail, shall be known as the “Snow Clearing Period”.

(b) The “Snow Clearing Period” shall include the first day of December and the last day of April. 


(a) No person shall park an unattended vehicle on any street, road reservation or municipal parking areas in such a way as to interfere with; hinder or obstruct snow clearing operations. 

(b) No person shall park an unattended vehicle on any street or road reservation within the Town: 

(i) between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. during the Snow Clearing Period regardless of weather conditions; or 

(ii) during a snowstorm; or 

(iii) during the 24 hours immediately following a snow storm; or 

(iv) during such other period as may be declared by Council to enable clean-up after a severe storm or snowfall. 


No person shall deposit or cause or permit to be deposited any snow and/or ice from driveways, sidewalks, parking lots or any other property under their ownership or control, onto any street or road reservation within the Town.


Claims against the Town for damage to mobile or portable articles, garbage boxes, buildings, fences, trees, shrubs, ledges, rock walls and lawns on private property will be accepted by the Town when they occur, as a result of being struck by equipment operated by employees of the Town or by Town contractors during the periods of time they are engaged in work on behalf of the Town and where they occur at a distance not less than 6.1 metres (20 feet) from the centerline of the street. 


No claims for damages to property will be accepted by the Town where: 

(a) the damages occurred on or to property located within 6.1 metres (20 feet) from the centerline of the street; or 

(b) the damages occurred as a result of the weight of the snow and/or ice deposited on mobile or portable articles, garbage boxes, buildings, fences, trees, shrubs, hedges, rock walls and lawns; or 

(c) lawns become brown or decayed as a result of the deposit of snow and/or ice; or 

(d) a claim for damages is received by the Town after May 31 of the year in which the snow clearing period ends. 


(a) Any unattended vehicle parked in contravention of these Regulations within the Town may be removed by or on behalf of the Town and impounded, and the total cost of removal and impounding may be recovered from the owner of the vehicle as a civil debt. 


All previous Town of Baie Verte Snow Clearing Regulations and amendments are repealed. 


Nothing in these Regulations serves to exempt any person from obtaining any license, permission, permit, authority or approval required by any other regulations of the Town or any statute or regulation of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and in such cases where more than one regulation or statute applies the more restrictive regulation or statute shall apply. 


These Regulations shall come into force the 1 day of January, 2018. 

In witness whereof, the Seal of the Town of Baie Verte has been affixed herewith and the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer have signed these Regulations on behalf of the Town Council of Baie Verte this ____ day of ____________, 2017. 


Chief Administrative Officer 

Tender for Auditing Services
The Town of  Baie Verte is inviting tenders for the services of an Auditor to complete its Audited Financial Statement for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017. The successful tender must meet the requirements under Section 87(2) of the Municipalities Act
Appointment of auditor
      87. (2)  An auditor appointed under subsection (1) shall be a member of
             (a)  the Association of Chartered Professional Accountants; or
             (b)  the auditor general and the auditor general's staff licensed as a public accountant under the Chartered Professional Accountants and Public Accountants Act and his or her appointment remains in effect until revoked by council.

Sealed Tenders clearly marked "Tender for Auditing Services" must be received at the Town Office before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018.
For further details call the Town Office at 709-532-8222.
The Town of  Baie Verte does not bind itself to the lowest or any bid.
All tenders should be directed to:
Charlene Caines Financial Officer/Town Clerk 
Town of Baie Verte 
P.O. Box 218 
Baie Verte , NL  A0K 1B0

Curbside Garbage Collection

The Town of Baie Verte would like to remind you that the collection of
garden waste (grass, leaves, soils, etc.) is not covered as part of the regular
curbside collection program. As a result, the Town will not be collecting waste
bags that are suspected to contain garden waste. Please consider recycling
grass cuttings on your lawns/gardens or through composting.

Financial Statements and Budget
Financial Statements and Budget added to HOME page.  Please see below or click on the link.


Public Notice

Starting May 30, 2016 the Office Hours for the Town of Baie Verte will be:


8:30-12 pm &

1-4:30 pm

Recycle my Cell
Drop off Location: Town Office 32 Highway 410

Public Notice
The Town of Baie Verte request all residents to refrain from ATV, dirt bike, motor bike etc. use on Town owned green-spaces, ie: soccer field, playground.  If damages continue the Town will be taking further actions.  The RCMP have been contacted and will be patrolling the area.
Thank you
Town of Baie Verte

Curbside Garbage Collection
The Town of Baie Verte would like to remind residents that although Snow Clearing Regulations state that garbage boxes, containers and shelters MUST be moved back from curb/sidewalk a minimum of 10 FEET as not to impede snow removal from Town streets and Town owned property, the Garbage Collection Regulation still requires garbage to be placed CURBSIDE and properly covered or in a garbage container on collection days. Failure to do so will result in non-collection. Thank you for adhering to these Town Regulations.

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