The City of Brandon’s advises homeowners that they may apply "in person or in writing" to have a 90-metre buffer zone applied to their property during a nuisance mosquito fogging event in 2017.
By registering for a buffer zone, citizens will have their property and an area of 90 metres on either side of their property in the front street, side street and rear lane excluded from the Nuisance Mosquito Fogging Program.
"Residents are reminded that they must renew their buffer zone registration at the beginning of every season," according to a city press release.
"A resident’s name, address, telephone number and proof of occupancy are all required for a buffer zone application to be accepted. A medical certificate is not required to request a nuisance mosquito buffer zone. However, should the Province of Manitoba issue the City of Brandon a health order to spray for West Nile virus, all buffer zones will not apply."
The City of Brandon Nuisance Mosquito Buffer Zone application form is available on the city’s website, or can be picked up and returned to the City of Brandon Community Services Complex, 2020 McGregor Ave.
More information on the buffer zone registration process can be obtained by calling the City of Brandon community services department at 204-729-2148.
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