The City of Airdrie has an unsightly premises policy.
Cooper’s Crossing is Airdrie’s premier community, and as such we hope that all residents will maintain their property to a standard that all residents can be proud of. Unfortunately this is not always the case and you may have a neighbor whose property is in disrepair. If this is the case, we encourage you to first speak openly, honestly and respectfully with your neighbor regarding your concerns. Calmly outline the issues you have, why this is important, to you and together identify possible solutions to the issue.
We recognize, that sometimes communicating with your neighbor will not result in any action. If your issues is related to a municipal bylaw, you can report the issue to municipal enforcement. For example, the Community Services Bylaw, includes a section related to unsightly premises. This bylaw goes into great detail about what constitutes an unsightly premises. In part, it states:
“No Person, Owner or Occupant of a Premises within Airdrie shall permit the Land or Premises to be or remain in an untidy or unsightly condition, which means that the Premises shows signs of a serious disregard for general maintenance and upkeep, whether or not it is detrimental to the surrounding area, which includes but is not limited to the following:
(a) any loose litter, feces, garbage or Refuse, whether located in a storage area, collection area or elsewhere on the Land;
(b) damaged, dismantled or derelict vehicles or motor vehicles, whether insured or registered or not;
(c) smelly or messy compost heaps;
(d) unkempt grass or weeds higher than ten (10) centimetres;
(e) production of any generally offensive odours;
(f) any tree, shrub, other type of vegetation or any Structure;
(i) that interferes or could interfere with any public work or utility;
(ii) that obstructs any Sidewalk adjacent to the Land;
(iii) that impairs the visibility required for safe traffic flow at any intersection adjacent to the Land; or
(iv) that becomes a nuisance by encroaching on a neighbouring Premises.
(g) any accessible excavation, ditch, drain or standing water that could pose a danger to the public; and
(h) any Construction project or activity not completed within three (3) years of the date the permit for the project or activity was issued by the City or, if no permit was issued or required, within three (3) years of starting Construction.”
All City of Airdrie bylaws are enforced, by Municipal Enforcement. If you have questions pertaining to enforcement of municipal bylaws, please contact Municipal Enforcement, telephone: 403.948.8892.