Town Snowstorm Policies
By John Cloonan, Director of Public Works
The responsibility of the Public Works Department is to maintain a safe road network by providing an efficient and effective snow and ice removal program during the winter months.
Residents are requested not to park on streets in residential areas. It is also advisable not to throw snow into the roads from snow blowers, plows and shovels when clearing your driveway as these actions may result in a fine.
To minimize street flooding, please shovel snow and ice off the catch basins near your home. Report any excessive flooding to the Town Highway Department. For the safety of you and your neighbors, keep fire hydrants on your property clear of snow.
Section 15-2 of the Town Code of Ordinances states that the owner or occupant of any premises where there is a public sidewalk MUST remove snow and ice from the sidewalk within 12 hours from the end of the storm. Fines will be issued for violation of this ordinance.
Mailboxes that are directly hit by a snowplow will be repaired or replaced by the town. A possible stipend of $45 may be paid for these damaged mailboxes. The highway foreman will determine if there will be a reimbursement. In most cases it is not a direct plow hit that causes the damage, but instead it is caused by the force of heavy snow getting pushed into a mailbox during plowing. Unfortunately, these cases of damage are not covered by the town.
Winter sand is available only to town residents in a marked area at the Highway Garage, 42 Ffyler Place. Bring your own bucket and shovel.