>>Leaves are to be swept, raked or blown to the curb (between the sidewalk and the curb) and not into the street or gutter of the street. Leaves may be bagged or put in garbage cans for pickup by the garbage collection company. If a heavy rain should occur and leaves are on the street it will wash the leaves down into the storm drains and plug them and create flooding problems for residents. If you have a neighbor that is raking leaves into the street give them a heads up of what you read here today.
>> If you have any questions or concerns please call the Public Works at 683-1028 (7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
>>It is not necessary to call for leave pick up as a route has been established and Public Works will cover all streets in the village. It is not possible to make a pass by your property everyday. If you swept the leaves to the curb after the trucks have passed we will get them the next time through.
Snow plowing –
>>It is against the law to plow your snow into the roadway.
>>Parking on village streets is banned beginning November 15 through March 15 between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Vehicles will be ticketed. Vehicle owners run the risk of damage to their vehicles by plow trucks if vehicles remain in the street during snow plowing hours.
>>Residents should be cautioned to not create high snow mounds at the end of their driveway. High mounds of snow obstruct motorist's line of site and make exiting driveways hazardous for pedestrians, especially small children.
>>Sidewalks should be cleared for pedestrians, especially children that are walking to school or to catch a bus. It is the property owner’s responsibility to clear sidewalks. Don’t let safety be at risk for not shoveling or plowing your sidewalk.
>>Please assist our Fire Department by removing snow around fire hydrants that may be located on your property or at an elderly neighbor’s property. Access to fire hydrants is essential if your home is on fire. Frozen hydrants, limited access or ability to find a fire hydrant will result in poor response times when every minute matters. Stay vigilant and keep your hydrants cleared.
>>Do not plow in fire hydrants. Please contact the Fire Department (683-1901 or 683-1903) if someone on your street or a contracted snowplow company is plowing in fire hydrants. They will be properly notified.
>>Contractors that are hired by residents to plow snow MUST secure a snowplow permit from the Public Works Department. Contact Public Works (683-1028)
or Police Department (683-2800) to verify they have obtained the necessary permit. Please report problems with contracted snow plow companies to the Public Works or if after work hours to the Police (683-2800).
>>Please listen to reports on radio or television for driving bans and road closures. It is against the law to drive when a driving ban is in effect. You may hurt yourself or someone else for not observing a driving ban. Emergency and Public Works personnel should be the only vehicles on the road during an emergency. Please stay safe and follow direction.