Green Space Maintenance
The Town of Halton Hills Public Works staff works hard and is committed to maintaining the Town’s boulevards, rural roadsides, and recreational facilities. For green space maintenance inquiries please contact Public Works at 905-873-2601 Ext. 2603.
Following the winter season, Public Works asks your co-operation in notifying us of any sod damage caused by a wing or plow digging into lawns or boulevards. Minimal damage should be repaired by the homeowner; however, Town staff will topsoil and seed those areas where the winter control equipment has caused considerable damage. Again it is the homeowner's responsibility to care for the newly planted seed by ensuring that it is adequately watered. Markers indicating where extended curbs, sidewalks and driveways are located would be helpful for staff in winter and could prevent unnecessary repairs. The Town of Halton Hills is not responsible for any items that encroach onto Town property. Homeowners should be aware that boulevards are designed for the storage of snow during the winter season.
For information or to request sod repairs please contact Public Works at 905-873-2601 Ext. 2603.
Public Works has a regularly scheduled program for the replacement of trees on municipal boulevards:
- Involves the removal of dead trees and stumps, and planting of new trees.
- Occurs in spring or fall.
- Varieties of hardwood trees are planted.
- New trees are the homeowners responsibility after the area is soiled and seeded
- Received on a first come, first serve basis.
- Set up one year in advance.
Due to the extensive tree damage from the 2014 ice storm, replacement tree planting will take longer than normal. We thank those who are contributing to enrich our local natural community.
*Maintenance of tree branches around hydro wires is completed by Halton Hills Hydro*
High priority given to trees that are a potential hazard to:
- The public in high use areas
- Hydro or other utility overhead lines
- Public buildings or structures
If you see trees that pose a high risk to public safety or public buildings/structures, please call 905-873-2601 Ext. 2603
Tree Planting and Removals
Public Works has a regularly scheduled program for the replacement of dead trees on Town of Halton Hills boulevards, which consist of an annual Spring or Fall planting. If a resident feels, they have a tree, which is on Town property, which is dead or dying or requires pruning or dead limb removal please call Public Works at 905-873-2601 Ext 2603., to arrange for staff to view the tree in question. Varieties of hardwood trees of a consistent caliper between 50-75 mm are planted to replace existing trees. As part of the program, we will remove dead trees, including the stumps, providing they are on Town property. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain the area after it is top soiled and seeded. Areas which have been reconstructed are also included in this program and will be considered for replacement trees.
Budgetary constraints affect all programs and requests for replacement trees are received on a first come – first serve basis. The tree-planting program is set up one year in advance and requests must be made early in order for Supervisory Staff to develop the program ahead of schedule.
It is important for residents to note that Town staff cannot offer advice on trees located on private property and healthy trees will not be cut down unless certain criteria are met, i.e. sightline restrictions are compromised. Further, Halton Hills Hydro, not the Town of Halton Hills, completes tree limbing around Hydro wires. If a homeowner has a concern about their boulevard tree, they are invited to leave a request for service at 905-873-2601 ext 2603. In addition, staff will investigate their concern.
Rural Roadside Mowing
- The Town of Halton Hills Public Works Staff maintains rural roadsides.
- We are a pesticide free municipality, following the Ontario Cosmetic Pesticides Ban.
- The standard is a 6ft swath cut along the rural road edge.
- Please help maintain Town boulevards by cutting your boulevard; the small area of grass between the roadway and the front and side of your home.
The Public Work’s Division is committed to maintaining safe and clean recreational facilities at all parks and sports fields.
This includes the maintenance of:
- Fields and lawns (including cutting, aerating, and sprinkler repairs).
- Playground, Splash Pad, and sports field structure repairs.
- Playground inspections.
- Playground and court surface repairs.
- Fieldhouse/washroom repairs.
- Vandalized equipment repairs.
- Garbage/litter cleanup.
- Trail maintenance.
When someone puts waste materials on Town or private property without the permission of the property owner, it is considered illegal dumping.
If you notice waste on municipal property please note:
- The address
- The specific location (on a road, curb, park bench, etc.)
- The type of waste (containers, bags, large objects, etc.)
Please call Public Works 905-873-2601 Ext. 2603
If you see someone dumping waste illegally, please call Halton Regional Police (911) immediately.
This is considered a criminal offence, and the perpetrator will be fined.
Examples of illegal dumping include:
- Dumping bulk items like couches, bags of household waste and construction materials along the roadside, sidewalks, or parks.
- Placing household waste in park or street waste containers.
- Placing waste and/or materials in a construction site.
Scheduled garbage, recycling, and green cart removal is maintained by the Region of Halton.
Call 311 or 905-825-6000
What is it?
- Etching, painting or placing of any marks on public or private property.
- Graffiti is considered an act of vandalism which is against the law.
- It is NOT a sign or mural that has been authorized by the Town and approved by the owner.
“All Property including Buildings, Fences and other objects shall be kept clean of Graffiti at all times and shall be restored, resurfaced and coordinated to the exterior finish of the object”. Bylaw 2008-0137 Property Standards
If you see graffiti:
- Call 911 immediately and report the crime to the police.
- Call Public Works at 905-873-2601 Ext. 2603 to request to graffiti removal on municipal property.
- Street address
- Nearby markers
- Object(s) and/ or locations that have been vandalized
- What the graffiti says or looks like
What we do?
- Inspect the location
- Remove graffiti found on municipal property based on a prioritized list.
- In some instances, staff reports graffiti to the appropriate organization if it’s not on Town property i.e. Canada post boxes.
- If graffiti on municipal property is obscene in nature, or refers to a particular individual, the Town will remove it immediately.
See: Community Standards-By-law 2008-0138
Graffiti on private property
- Is the responsibility of the owner.
- Bylaw officers will give the property owner a fixed time in order to comply (remove) the graffiti.
- If the property owner does not comply within the allotted time, the Town will remove the graffiti and the cost will be added to the tax roll.
- Without knowing the type of surface, its characteristics, the type of paint or other materials used to deface the surface, it is not possible to recommend an effective cleaning material or process.
- Consult a graffiti removal specialist by searching the internet or using your local business directory.