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Posted on: December 2, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Snow Removal Update Dec. 2

Snow removal crews have made a pass through every street and will be starting over again with clean-up efforts. All school routes were plowed again last night. Crews continue to work 24/7 and expect 24/7 snow removal operations to continue through the weekend and next week until the city is cleared. Every street has been plowed at least once. Crews are widening areas that are narrow, casting and hauling snow and will begin treating the streets with sand and salt.  

Snow removal crews have pushed through every street with the priority of getting them plowed. As a result, there will be areas where driveways, sidewalks or mailboxes will have snow. We ask that you work with your neighbors to clear these areas and not to push the snow back out into the street, as it defeats snow removal efforts. We ask residents to put the snow in their front yards, rather than their boulevard.  

We’re continuing to work on this and have lot of clean-up to do. Your continued patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Garbage will be picked up on the regularly scheduled pick-up day.  

Please move vehicles off streets to aid in snow removal operation.  Keep them off the street until the plows have cleaned your street.  According to City Ordinance a person may not move, dump or deposit by any means any snow or ice accumulated on private property onto any public street, alley, or public right-of-way.  The fine for this violation is up to $1,000.

Mailbox Clearance - It is the property owner’s responsibility to clear snow around their mailbox.  If it is a cluster box, it is the responsibility of those residents to clear the snow from around the cluster box.

Adopt a Hydrant - With the recent snow event, we are asking for everyone’s help to clear snow from around the hydrants by “adopting” a hydrant in your neighborhood. This helps reduce the time it takes for the fire department to get water on a fire by ensuring that that we can find and access the fire hydrant when we need it most. By helping us you could save your neighbor’s house or your own in an emergency.  The snow should be cleared 6 inches below all the caps and 3 to 4 feet around the hydrant. This gives firefighters the space they need to attach hoses and turn on water in case of a fire in your neighborhood. If you are a business owner, please take to time to ensure the hydrants in your area are kept clear also.

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