Last month I wrote about a few “winter items”. I was reminded this past month about a few more, which I thought I would share with you.
A Parking Ban will be in effect whenever snow on the streets exceeds two inches. A good rule of thumb is, don’t park in the street at any time you expect our city snow plows to be in operation. Parking in the street creates a hazard for our plow drivers as well as other motorists. Once the streets are clear you can begin parking in the street again.
If you have your driveway cleared by a snow plow please inform the driver that it is illegal to push the snow into or across the street. Snow must be kept on the tree lawns adjacent to the driveway. Plow drivers could be ticketed and prosecuted if this ordinance is not followed.
Speaking of plowing, mounds of snow created by the plows can be very enticing for children to play on. For their safety, however, please keep kids from playing on the mounds near the street, especially those in the center of cul-de-sacs.
If you have a mailbox at the curb you need to check its condition from time to time. If a city plow driver hits the mailbox with the plow’s blade the city will replace the mailbox. The city is not responsible, however, for damage caused by displaced snow. Please make sure the mailbox is placed twelve to eighteen inches from the curb.
Lastly, I’d like to ask for your help. If your property is in the area of a fire hydrant and (this is important) if you are physically able to do this, please try to keep the hydrant clear. If you are unable to do this, please report the buried hydrant to our Fire Department Administration at 440.953.4343.
Thank you for your help and your consideration in these matters, and have a great month.