Construction and Alteration of Entranceways/Accesses to
township roads requires the issuance of an access permit and/or permission from
the Public Works Superintendent.
Print off Entrance Policy Permit
Drainage Tile etc-All excavations across or under
township roads or road allowances must be authorized by the Public Works
Superintendent or Lead Hands before such work commences. To view the
Drainage Works Policy, please click here.
Fence Repair-To view the
Fence Repair Policy please click here.
Planting of Hedges, Trees and Windbreaks-All coniferous
trees, hedges and windbreaks must be situated a minimum of 20 feet from township
road allowance property lines.
Laneways-Property owners laneways will be not be
maintained by the township.
Abandoned Vehicles-Abandoned vehicles left on township
road allowances shall be towed away at the owner's expense.
Abandoned Vehicles By-Law.
Please be advised that the Township of
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh plow operators have the authority to call tow trucks
to remove vehicles interfering with Winter Maintenance. To view this
Manure, Rockpiles, Brush and Debris-Manure, rockpiles,
brush or debris will not be permitted on the road or road allowance. If
not removed within a limited time period, the township will arrange for removal
and the property owner involved will be billed for the cost.
Mailboxes-Mailboxes are to be installed at least 1 meter
off the shoulder of the road. Damage caused by snow coming off of township
equipment will be the property owners responsibility. If there is
sufficient evidence that the township equipment came in direct contact with the
mailbox, the township shall be liable for damages at the discretion of the
Public Works Superintendent.
Township Road Allowances-Annual Letter of Request forms
must be filled out in order for any work to be carried out by the township.
off an Annual Letter of Request Form
Please fax, mail or hand deliver copies back. Electronic versions of this
form will not be accepted. Letters of Request for annual road maintenance
on unassumed roads on a cost recovery basis must be received by April 1st each
Local Improvements-Unassumed Roads and Private Roads-A
by-law may be passed for undertaking a work as a local improvement. The
petition for a work shall be signed by at least two thirds in number of the
owners, representing at least one half of the value of the lots liable to be
specially assessed. Where a petition proposes that certain lots be totally
exempted from special assessment, such lot and owner shall be excluded from
ascertaining whether the petition is sufficiently signed. Where the
council proceeds on the initiative plan, notice of the intention to undertake
the work, shall be given by publication of the notice, and serve to the owner of
the lots liable to be assessed. Unless within one month after the first
publication of the notice, a majority of the owners, representing one-half of
value of the lots that are liable to be specially assessed, petition the council
not to proceed, the work may be undertaken as a local improvement. The notice is
sufficient if it designates by a general description the work to be undertaken
and the street where the work is to be done, and number of the installments by
which the special assessment is to be payable. Where the ratepayers
petition for work to be done, there shall be set out opposite to every signature
to the petition, for or against to work, a description of the lot of the owner
for identification purposes. The sufficiency of a petition for or against
the work, shall be determined by the Clerk, and when so certified is final and
conclusive. Where two or more persons are jointly assessed for a lot, in
determining the sufficiency of a petition"
a) they shall be reckoned as one owner only
b) they shall not be entitled to petition unless a majority of them concur
and sign the petition.
All costs associated with the Local Improvements
will be as follows:
The municipalitiesí share of the
cost will be one-third (1/3)
The property owners share of the
cost will be two-thirds (2/3)
Drainage-Drainage of properties are not allowed to outlet
onto Road Allowances.
Temporary Closing of Township Roads