In winter, property owners are requested to remove snow and ice from sidewalks and walkways bordering their lot.
The municipality only removes snow and ice from sidewalks that are adjacent to civic buildings, and municipally owned and managed parking lots, staircases and walkways. For more information on snow removal pertaining to municipally owned parking lots, staircases and walkways, please contact the Parks, Fleet and Cemetery Department at 778-797-8849.
For all other sidewalk maintenance matters, please contact the Roads and Contracts Department at 778-797-2225.
In spring, in preparation for street sweeping, residents are requested to remove debris from sidewalks bordering their properties, prior to the start of the sweeping program. Dependant on weather, street sweeping commences as early as late February/early March. The District of West Kelowna will advertise a street sweeping schedule in the local newspaper and on the homepage under Events & Meetings.
GENERAL SIDEWALK REPAIRS AND UPGRADES
The municipality is responsible for general repairs on approximately 60 kilometers of sidewalks within the District of West Kelowna.
The municipality conducts an annual inspection of all sidewalks to identify deficiencies. The highest priority deficiencies are repaired with funds provided in the annual budget by Council. The department hires a contractor to correct any deficiencies.
Uneven/Broken Sidewalks – as a result of ground heaves and tree roots, sidewalks sometimes become uneven or broken. ‘Toe stubbers’ are fixed by placing asphalt or by raising the sidewalk panel. If a panel is broken and cannot be fixed, it will be scheduled for replacement as part of the District of West Kelowna's Pedestrian Improvement Program.
To learn more, please visit the Pedestrian Improvement Program website.
If you have questions, concerns or would like more information regarding sidewalk maintenance, please contact the District of West Kelowna's Roads and Contracts Department at: