The Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone Public Works Department will install one single "First Access" for private property owners and will be responsible for all costs incurred.
If your property requires an additional access or an extended access, an application for "access and approach" is required to be submitted prior to making any alterations to the ditch or an existing approach.
Extension of Access, Alteration, or Additional Approaches
All accesses, and altering of approaches, must be applied for and approved by council. Final decision of the location shall be at the discretion of the Municipal Council.
If a homeowner or landowner requires a driveway or approach wider than 6 meters (urban) or 9 meters (rural) the “Access Permit” must be completed and submitted.
Costs of materials and labour for any extensions or alterations to existing approaches or installation of additional approaches are invoices to the landowner to be paid within 30 days of invoice date. If the invoice remains unpaid the Municipality will collect the fees in the same manner as taxes.
No work shall take place on Municipal Right of Way without permission of the Municipality.
Culverts and extensions will remain the property of the Municipality.
Urban area first access will be supplied to each Property Roll with a dwelling or main building.
The Municipality will supply and install a culvert with a maximum length of 6 meters (19.685 feet) and will be a minimum of 20 centimeters (7.874 inches) in diameter. The Public Works Foreman may require that a larger diameter culvert be installed if deemed necessary.
Rural area first access will be supplied to each ¼ section, ideally located at the ½ mile.
The Municipality will supply and install a culvert with a maximum length of 18 meters (59.055 feet) and will be a minimum of 20 centimeters (7.874 inches) in diameter. The Public Works Foreman may require that a larger diameter culvert be installed if deemed necessary.
Unauthorized Culverts, Approaches, and Accesses
If unauthorized approaches, with or without a culvert, and/or accesses are reported to the Municipal Office the landowner will be instructed to file an “Access Permit” and receive all required approvals. If deficiencies are detected in the unauthorized works, the Public Works Foreman will rectify the inadequacy and invoice accordingly.
If approval for the access, extension, and/or culvert can not be granted/received the Public Works Department will remove the unauthorized works and the land will be restored to the original state at the expense of the property owner. These expenses will be due 30 days from the date of invoice. If unpaid after 30 days will be collected in the same manners as taxes.
Should a culvert be damaged due to environmental or other uncontrollable factors, the Public Works Foreman may deem it necessary to replace an old culvert with a new culvert in an existing approach.