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City eyeing the use of drones for by-law enforcement

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KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes is considering using drones to enhance mapping and enforcement services.

The city says drone use is being considered as part of an internal staff managed drone program. “Our Municipal By Law staff are excited to be spearheading the exploration of using this technology and low cost service enhancement.”Cheri Davidson, Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing for the City told Kawartha 411.

Drones or unmaned ariel vehicles could be used to check on properties from the sky that might not be in compliance with property standards such as those with overgrown lawns or a lot of garbage piling up and for updating city maps.

If it’s successful there’s the potential for it to expand to other divisions such as building, planning, engineering and public works.

Davidson says the study and project is currently in the information gathering and legal consideration stage and the hope is to move towards implementation and active use in 2018.

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