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The Public Works Department provides snow removal for the Village. However, there are special Village Ordinances concerning snow removal that must be followed as well.
The main priority of our snow and ice control program is to allocate manpower, equipment, and materials to provide an “Open Road” objective, which allows safe access and travel on our main arteries. An open road objective provides that the street should be passable with only a reasonable amount of inconvenience, based upon the actual storm conditions, and should provide a safe driving surface, if reasonable driving caution is taken considering weather conditions. An open road objective should not be confused with a “Bare Pavement” objective.
After snowfalls of 2 inches or more, the Village's winter parking ban takes effect and the following rules take effect:
The Village snowplows are designed to direct snow to the curb side of the plow blade. These side-delivery plows are the fastest and most efficient means available to remove snowfall from the streets.
As a result, snow is discharged along the length of the curb, the parkways, and the private driveway areas. The Village has hundreds of private driveways, and cleaning these off is the responsibility of the owner.
To ensure that both the streets and your driveway are cleared efficiently, please follow these guidelines:
During winter, snow will fall and travel will become more challenging. The dedicated men and women of our Public Works Department will be out in force keeping our roadways as clean and safe as possible.
We would like to remind everyone to use extreme caution around the plow trucks and to utilize the information below.
Our Public Works Department boasts an excellent safety record, and you can help us continue to provide safe and effective snow removal by following these tips.
If you have questions, special needs, or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at (630) 773-2455.