WHO Maintains Boulevard, Median & Parks in Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater
In a new development, figuring out WHO is responsible for maintenance can be a challenge. 311, City staff and my office have access to maps that show ‘Summer Maintenance’ responsibilities. There are a few things to note:
- The developer – Manitoba Housing, is responsible for maintaining many greenspaces in Lakes, Trails and Town Center, not all, but the bulk of greenspace
- Residents are responsible for their own yards AND BOULEVARDS beside their homes that are UNDER 20 feet in width – see details Long Grass Please know many residents do not know this – I didn’t know this till I became a Councillor!
- The City is responsible for all other areas.
I have provided images of the summer maintenance maps in the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater. These are not detailed but give you a general understanding. The GREEN and YELLOW areas are maintained by the City. ALL other areas are maintained by Manitoba Housing – OR the residents (boulevards under 20 feet (6 meters))
HOW TO FIND OUT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE for maintenance & get ACTION if not being maintained
If grass is not being mowed – once we figure out who owns the property – we can send a by law officer out for enforcement.
Please know these maps change EVERY YEAR in a new development –as the developer completes an area to the standards in the development contract, they then had the land off to the City who takes over maintenance. FYI – most developers get their greenspaces up to City standards within two years and hand off maintenance responsibilities. It takes other developers longer- as we are experiencing with Manitoba Housing their ability to meet the initial contractual standards.
Yes – this is complicated and frustrating – but – living in a new development – still being developed – does present a few challenges! I hope this helps.