Snow Plowing Season Tips
WINTER SEASON SNOW PLOW
Our Public Works Department do their very best to plow our streets as quick and efficient as possible, during the snowplowing season. As a department, we are asking for the resident's assistance. Shovel or snow blow the snow from your driveway, mailbox or sidewalk onto your grassy areas and not into the street, this way, when the plow truck comes along it will not push as much snow back onto your driveway and mailbox. Please remember that snow pushback is unavoidable. In order to keep our streets clean, the snow must go somewhere. The Public Works Department will not be responsible for any damages that may occur.
FOR THE SAFETY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND OUR RESIDENTS PLEASE ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS:
SHOVELING SNOW: When shoveling or plowing driveways and sidewalks please ensure that all snow is disposed of onto grassy areas, and not onto our city streets. Shoveling or plowing snow onto city streets is against the law as it creates danger for residents, snow plows and other vehicles. Be considerate of neighbors, do not shovel or plow snow onto their sidewalks and driveways.
PARKING: For safe and effectively plowed streets, be sure not to park on city streets after a 2 inch snowfall until streets are plowed. Residents who park on the streets where snow route signs have been placed are being asked to move their vehicles and keep them off the street if there is a winter storm. It makes it much easier for the snow plows to come through the street without having to go around the vehicles. In the event a vehicle has not been moved, Village ordinance allows the police to issue tickets and/or tow the vehicle.
MAIL BOX: Be sure your mailbox is secured properly to the post to prevent plowed snow from dislodging it. Clean all snow away from the front of your mailbox to insure timely mail delivery. Unfortunately, Public Works will not clean plowed snow away from mailboxes. The front of your mailbox should be even with the curb line and no more than 10-12 inches from the curb line towards your house. The bottom of the mailbox should be 36-42 inches above the top edge of the curb. Mailboxes are not to encroach past the curb line. Please check your mailboxes to make sure that they are not leaning over the curb. In the event if a mailbox is hit with a snowplow, we will repair the mailbox as soon as possible. Please call the Public Works Department with your address. Public Works and the Village of Justice are not responsible for decorative mailboxes, only the standard mailboxes on 4x4's. If the mailbox is damaged by heavy snow or snow being plowed towards it, it is the homeowner's responsibility to repair or replace it.
FIRE HYDRANT: In case of heavy accumulation of snow, please help the fire department and make sure all fire hydrants are exposed for emergency use.
SENIOR DRIVEWAY PLOWING: If you are 62 or older, or handicapped and living alone and would like your driveway plowed, you must come into the Public Works Office and complete the “Snow Plow Waiver.” Without this waiver your driveway will not be plowed. Please remember, senior plowing occurs only after a 2 inch snowfall and after all the village streets are plowed and salted.