How to be a good Neighbour
- Refrain from using noisy equipment (such as a leaf blower, lawnmower or snow blower) in the early morning or evening hours.
- Do not speed through neighbourhood streets. A noisy car can also be a nuisance (ensure the muffler is in good working order).
- Maintain your property. Shovel your sidewalk and driveway in winter. Keep your lawn mowed, leaves raked and your exterior paint in good condition.
- Keep your dog on a leash and clean up after it. Also, prevent your dog from barking excessively. This can be a source of annoyance.
- Join or form a neighbourhood organization to keep an eye on each other’s property and foster a sense of community.
- Don’t let weeds get out of hand. Neighbours will not appreciate seeds blowing from your weeds onto their lawns, nor will they appreciate the unkempt appearance of a weed-ridden lawn.
- Keep your yard clean and free of junk and other unsightly objects.
- Obey parking regulations and do not allow guests to take parking spots in front of neighbour’s homes. Do not park on lawns (including your own).
- Post your street 911 number in a place where it can be easily seen from the street. 911 addresses must be posted and the proper sign may be picked up at Gravenhurst Home Hardware or Muskoka Signs. This sign may save your life in case of an emergency.
- Introduce yourself to your neighbour and be helpful whenever possible.