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Got an idea to improve snow and ice removal? Port Moody wants to hear it

A special town hall will be held Feb. 27 at the Inlet Theatre and galleria
Port Moody is inviting residents to talk about the city's snow and ice response at a special town hall discussion meeting on Feb. 27.

Port Moody is considering how it manages snow removal from the city’s streets and sidewalks and it’s inviting residents to share their thoughts and experiences.

A Mayor’s town hall on snow and ice response will be held Feb. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre and galleria (100 Newport Dr.)

Port Moody Mayor Meghan Lahti said while city crews “do an amazing job” responding to snow events, there still might be ways they can improve and achieve a higher level of service.

“We want to help people understand our current policies, procedures and budget considerations, and then hear directly from our residents on their experiences and ideas,” she said in a statement. “We know that snow and ice on our roads and sidewalks can have a big impact on people’s lives.”

Snow removal in Port Moody is guided by the city’s winter road maintenance policy that give first priority to major arterial routes and pedestrian areas within 800 metres of the Inlet Centre and Moody Centre SkyTrain stations.

Once those routes have been cleared, crews will attend to collector and local connector routes and then to neighbourhood local roads.

Owners of private property are responsible for clearing adjacent sidewalks by 10 a.m. following a snowfall.

The town hall will include a presentation along with three round table discussions on:

  • roadway priorities
  • pedestrian priorities
  • general feedback and new ideas

Advance registration, online or by calling 604-469-4500, is required. The city will also be considering feedback it receives at its Engage Port Moody web portal during its 2023 budget consultation process that begins Feb. 28.