A MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
REGARDING THE PENDING MAJOR WINTER SNOWSTORM
While dealing with a storm of this magnitude we ask for your full cooperation to help make our operation more efficient and your lives a little easier.
The Department is currently under staffed due to changes in operation. We ask for your patience as we have not dealt with a storm of this magnitude in several years if it actually materializes. Recently more developments have been turned over to the town therefore the amount of time needed to plow will take longer. Please be patient! Due to the forecast there may be a time when we pull off the routes due to visibility and safety. If you adhere to some of our requests below it will make our job easier and faster.
∙ If at all possible stay off the roads.
∙ Stay clear of snow removal equipment. They have enough to concentrate on without having to worry about you.
∙ If you have space in your driveway, use it. The fewer the cars on the road the quicker the task.
∙ Remove all basketball standards from the street. Ordinance 02-2020 states “In no event shall any basketball hoop structure, basketball hoop, basketball hoop backboard and/or apparatus, or any individual player cause the obstruction of traffic, trash/recycling material removal and/or snow removal.”
∙ Please do not approach the operators. If you have an issue, contact my office and leave a message.
∙ Shovel all snow to the left of your driveway apron (while looking at your house from the street).
∙ DO NOT shovel or blow snow into the street after it has been plowed. You could be ticketed. Pass this on to your private contractors.
∙ If you live in a court, expect some snow in your yard. With the amount of snow forecasted, we have to put it beyond the curb. We will make every effort to distribute evenly if we can.
∙ Please keep your children and pets a safe distance from the plowing operation. ∙ This will be a heavy snow. On primary roads we have to travel a specific speed to get the snow back. We will NOT replace mailboxes unless we physically hit them with our equipment.
S & R/Snow Removal/A Message from the Public Works Department Press Release 1-29-21
∙ If you live in an un-curbed development, mark the edge of your pavement if we have not done so yet. With this amount of snow there may be some yard encroachment, but we will do our best.
∙ If you are essential personnel, i.e. doctor, nurse, police, etc. and need to get to work we can assist you.
Our plowing operation will most likely mobilize in the early morning hours and may run in shifts until we are finished. Be advised primary and secondary streets will take priority over the developments during the height of the storm.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. Be safe.