Snow Removal and Ice Control

Snow Removal and Ice Control

The Village has developed a snow removal plan for maintaining safe winter driving conditions on the nearly 43 miles of Village streets. Six (6) snow removal routes have been designated.

View the Snow & Ice Control/Removal Policy (PDF) 

As the Snow Falls

The Public Works Department is once again asking for the cooperation of residents to ensure the success of winter snow removal operations.

  • Snow should not be shoveled, plowed or blown into the street. This creates a hazardous condition for motorists and may require return trips by the snowplow to clear the street.
  • Sidewalk snow should be moved to the front yard instead of the area between the sidewalk and the curb. This provides more snow storage capacity between the sidewalk and the curb for snow removal from the street.
  • Shovel snow from around your fire hydrant. Residents are asked to clear snow away from fire hydrants located near your property. This effort helps the Fire Department and the Water Utility to manage the water supply system and to quickly respond to emergencies.
  • Utilize your driveway or clear an area along the side of your driveway to safely place your recycling and refuse container. Maintaining proper clearance will make it safer and easier for collection personnel and equipment to efficiently empty your containers.
  • Residents are asked to move parked vehicles off of the streets prior to snowfall events. Parked cars are a hindrance to snow removal operations requiring more time and costly return trips to effectively clear the streets. Residents are asked to move their vehicles off the street whenever snow accumulations are forecasted.

For more information, see Winter Parking.