SNOW REMOVAL POLICY
Nessel Townships goal is to have all roads passable within a reasonable amount of time after the snowfall has stopped.
The Township does not assure a completely bare road surface and drivers are urged to use caution and drive with care.
The legal speed limit may not be possible at all times.
SNOW REMOVAL PROCEDURES
Dispatching of Snowplow
Snowplow equipment will usually not be dispatched until after the snowfall has stopped and 3 inches of snow have accumulated. During extended periods of snowfall, exceptions may be made. The snowplow will not be sent out in situations that may be hazardous due to restricted visibility.
Clearing of roads will generally happen in three phases: 1) Making the road passable, 2) widening, 3) cleaning up. Depending on the situation, more than one phase may be accomplished at one time.
A. Mailboxes and fences damaged during snow removal will be evaluated case by case. Only those mailboxes properly located and installed and damaged by actual contact with Contractor equipment will be repaired at Township expense.
B. Township residents are reminded that it is unlawful to plow snow from driveways onto or across public roads. Piles of snow left on or near the road can freeze into a solid mass creating a hazardous situation for both vehicles and snowplows. Accidents and damages caused by snow piles left in or on the side of the roadway may result in liability to the property owner. Snow piles left on the side of a roadway increase the chances of drifting snow onto the road. Vehicles left or parked in the Township road right-of-ways will be towed at the owners expense. Residents are reminded to remove all obstructions from the Township road right-of-ways.
C. Nessel Township and Leaf Construction are not responsible for damages if any vehicles and equipment are in road right-of-way.
D. All residents of Nessel Township are responsible to clear their own driveways or hire a private contractor to plow their private property.
Approved by the Town Board
November 4, 2013
Stan Iskierka, Town Clerk
Published in the
ECM Post Review
November 13, 2013