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Public Works Spring Activities

Street Sweeping - March 2017

Spring street sweeping will be commencing on City roads during March 2017. Residents are reminded that: 

  • Parking on residential streets while sweeping is occurring is not permitted. First violations will be subject to a warning notice; repeat violations may be subject to your vehicle being towed at your expense or a fine of $100.00.
  • Sweeping dirt and gravel onto the road after the sweeper has been by is not permitted.
  • Please ensure that garbage and recycling containers are placed off the street to allow for effective cleaning of the street.

 Water Meter Reading - April 2017

City of Armstrong employees will be reading water meters starting April 3, 2017. Please ensure that nothing is obstructing their access to the water meter and that any animals are not posing a threat to them should they need access to your meter.

Spring Pruning & Yard Waste Pickup - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The spring pruning and yard waste pickup is scheduled to begin April 18, 2017. Material must be at the curb before 7:00 am.

Bundled Prunings Pickup

  • Prunings must be tied in bundles with string (no wire of any kind)
  • Bundle size must be manageable
  • Bundles are to be stacked parallel to the street, away from other objects, for ease of pick-up
  • Maximum diameter of pruning = 4 inches
  • Maximum length of pruning = 6 feet
  • No roots or dirt in the bundle
  • Prunings with thorns are to be bundled separately

Bagged Organics Pickup

  • Garden waste such as leaves, needles, clippings, and other material that cannot be bundled must be in see-through plastic bags.  Any other types of bags or boxes will not be picked up
  • No loose material will be picked up
  • Maximum weight of bag = 50 pounds
  • Bags are to be placed at the curb and away from bundled prunings
  • Leaves are not to be raked on to street

Material not meeting the above requirements will not be picked up.

The Regional Recycling and Disposal Facilities will be accepting compostable material year-round for free. Contact the Regional District of North Okanagan for more information at (250) 550-3700, or visit their website

24 Hour Emergency Number is 250-546-3023 

This will take you to City Hall during business hours and to an answering service during off hours. The answering service will relay your message to our Public Works crew.

Advance Public Notice of Load Restrictions




ADVANCE PUBLIC NOTICE - issued January  24, 2017

Pursuant to Section 66 of the "Transportation Act", notice is hereby given that load restrictions have or may be placed, on short notice in the near future, on all Highways in the following Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Service Area:

UPCOMING LOAD RESTRICTIONS within the Okanagan Shuswap, Service Area 13,

(Celista, Chase, Falkland, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Enderby, Vernon, Lumby and Cherryville)

Effective immediately - Pacific Time January 24th, 2017

Restrictions will be imposed on select roads, as conditions warrant. The restrictions may limit vehicles to 100 percent, 70 percent or 50 percent of legal axle loading, as allowed under the regulations pursuant to the Commercial Transport Act.

Ministry Contact: Danny Morris/District Operations Manager (250) 503-3632

Issued by: Jack Bennetto, District Manager, Transportation, Okanagan-Shuswap District

All overload permits on restricted routes are invalid for the duration of these restrictions. The applicable tolerances provided under 7.06(1) of the regulations pursuant to the Commercial Transport Act shall apply. Violators of the regulations and restrictions will be prosecuted. The public, and trucking and transportation companies should govern themselves accordingly.

Snow and Ice Control Operations - Guidelines and Information for the Public

Please be aware that with the onset of winter, crews will begin plowing, sanding and de-icing. Stay well back from equipment and do not attempt to pass. Slow down when operating vehicles and adjust to the reduction of traction and potentially slippery conditions. Please remember that snow and ice control is not a substitute for caution when operation a vehicle during the winter.

The City has a policy regarding clearing of snow from the end of driveways. Driveway ends will be cleared of the snow windrow ONLY on streets that are plowed all one way (sidewalk on one side of the road only, windrows will be cleaned on the opposite side as the sidewalk) and ONLY when the windrow is large or consists of wet or frozen lumps that would be difficult for the homeowners to remove. This service will be performed within 5 hours of street plowing.

Placing snow onto the roadway, at any time, and parking vehicles on the roadway during snow removal operations is NOT permitted. The Public Works Department requests and appreciates your cooperation and assistance in making the winter season enjoyable and safe.

The Public Works Department provides a large number of services to our community as listed briefly below:

Roads and Streets

Plan and coordinate the annual road, sidewalk and drainage construction projects

  • Ensuring that our roads are maintained by repairing pot holes, painting traffic lines and maintaining traffic and directional signage
  • Mow and maintain boulevards and City owned property

  • Landscaping maintenance around public buildings and boulevards

  • Drainage

  • Snow-plowing, sanding and driveway clearing during the winter season

  • Street sweeping


  • Install new sidewalks

  • Maintain existing sidewalks

  • Clear the snow during the winter season

  • Clear the sand at the end of the winter season

Street Lights

Water Supply

  • Ensure that we have clean and safe water

  • Maintain the distributions lines that supply you with that water

  • Look after our various water sources

Sewer Service

  • Maintain the pipes that collect sewer or wastewater

  • Proper treatment of wastewater

  • Provide treated wastewater to users of our effluent irrigation project

Shop and Vehicles

  • Maintain City owned property and vehicles

Quick Links:

Okanagan Basin Water Board: Sewage Facilities Grants

Property Damage Information Pamphlet

BC One Call