An effective snow removal program can only be accomplished with the help of our citizens. The most important rule to remember is: WHEN IT SNOWS 3 or more inches, or is expected to snow 3 or more inches, REMOVE YOUR PARKED VEHICLE FROM THE STREET. This allows our crews to salt and plow the full width of your street.
When snow plowing is required, the City will activate the citywide early warning sirens which means all parked vehicles must be removed from the streets or the owner will be ticketed and the car may be towed at the owner's expense.
By City Ordinance, residents, businesses or contractors clearing snow on private property are NOT allowed to deposit snow on public roadways, alleys, sidewalks or parking lots. Snow must be piled on customer's property only, or fines may be imposed.
Driveway aprons may become blocked due to snow plowing, especially if many cars are parked on the street. Due to the hundreds of miles of roadway to be cleared in a short period of time, City crews cannot go back to clear blocked driveways.
During a major snowstorm you may wish to hold your rubbish/recycling for a week.