This is a message from Mayor John van Keuren.
We've all been hammered over and over by storms this winter and right now it appears that we are in for another significant storm early next week. Another doozey, with the distinct possibility of more deep snow which means more plowing and more shoveling. As to plowing some of you have expressed concern about how narrow our streets have become so for this storm we'll try to keep roads as wide as possible. However, achieving maximum width gets tricky because if we plow too aggressively we might throw up big chunks of ice onto sidewalks and driveways and we don't want to do that if we can help it. As to shoveling and snow blowing, we continue to urge residents to clear their sidewalks to at least 24 inches wide and 30 inches if possible and don't forget fire hydrants.
Three items of caution:
First, please do not blow snow or plow driveways into the street. It leads to icy Roads, narrow streets and very limited lines of sight.
Second, do not leave your car in the street while your road is being plowed as it can lead to a summons.
Third, please continue to put your household garbage at the foot of the driveway by 6:30am on the morning of pickup. We'll return to rear yard soon, probably in a couple of weeks, but I'd like to wait until we're fairly sure that there'll be no more storms to deal with.
Finally, remember that some people will be pretty much isolated if we get a lot of snow so please check on neighbors who are alone or have limited mobility.