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Ottawa Says "No no" To Early Driveway Marker Installation

Discussion in 'Discount Snow Stakes' started by DiscountSnowStakes, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. DiscountSnowStakes

    DiscountSnowStakes Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 201

    Can't believe it... won't believe it... Never too early to stake, article HERE via our blog or, view it direct at the Ottawa CitizenHERE


    new slogan?
  2. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Some places around Northern Virginia just leave them up year round =D
  3. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Okay, here is another instance where government bureaucracy is at its worst. Certainly, the City of Ottawa has better things to do than to micro-manage the timing of marking driveways, right? I do think that the markers in this particular instance are a bit "gaudy" with the BIG company name placards at the top. Of course I understand the reasoning (two fold really). The contractor feels like hey if I gotta spend money on these things, I might as well put them to work for me. The accounts with them broadcast to the neighbors who to call to get their drives done. Also, it makes it real easy for the contractor to see as he drives down the street which accounts are his to clear without having to try to find address #'s in the dark in the middle of the night during a storm. But it does make you wonder, if the markers were just the plain fiberglass poles w/o the big billboards at the top, would the City have cared and made the contractor remove them? Also, what about the homeowners who mark their own, usually with the little red round reflectors at the top? Do they have to comply with the same ordinance? If not, isn't this law more about big brothering the contractors in the area and less about too many driveway markers?