Public Works

Tree Trimming

Summer is almost over which means that school buses will be starting to run the township roads. Please make sure your trees and shrubs are trimmed so they do not hang out in the roadway. This will also guarantee that they will not be in the way of our snow plows come winter.

 

WINTER IS COMING !!

 

The West Sadsbury Township Public Works Department is responsible for ensuring Township roadways are safe and accessible as reasonably possible during the winter season. Snow removal and ice control are provided for 22.74 miles of roadway. Please drive with caution during the winter season and adjust your speed accordingly since hazardous conditions may exist due to snow, wind, and freezing temperatures. 

Snow and ice control is considered emergency work in that roadways must be cleared any time of the day or night. Such factors as the rate and accumulation of snowfall, moisture content, temperature, time of day, wind direction, velocity, and duration are all taken into consideration in our approach to responding to each individual snowstorm.

Mail Boxes

At times, heavy slush discharged from a plow will knock down a mailbox. Most mailboxes, if properly placed and installed, will withstand heavy slush. The Township will NOT be responsible for damage done to mailboxes knocked down by heavy snow or slush. Before winter please make sure that your mailbox is properly fastened to the pole. 

Your assistance is needed in removing the snow from in front of your mailbox. The extreme ice and snow packed around the mailbox prevents trucks from removing the snow without causing damage to the mailbox.

 

Clearing your driveway

As salting and plowing are difficult operations to perform, residents are requested to park in their driveways when snow is anticipated rather, than on the street. This is critical on narrow streets and cul-de-sacs where maneuverability of the large plow trucks is essential. We also request that all sports equipment (portable basketball nets and goalie nets) are removed from the roadways.  Please, keep in mind that it is almost impossible to keep snow from being deposited at your driveway during plowing, as the plow cannot be lifted or stopped at each driveway as it passes.

The Township would like to remind all property owners that plowing of snow is an imperfect process and certain inconveniences are unavoidable. The two most common complaints received by the Township are damage to mailboxes and the plowing closed of previously cleared driveways. There are no remedies to these problems. Township plows must operate at a minimum rate of speed in order to create enough momentum to remove snow from the road, therefore, windrows are unavoidable. We ask for your understanding and your acceptance of these realities and suggest that, if possible, you delay shoveling your driveway until after the Township plows have completed snow removal. Township’s snow removal operators are human, and during a storm they work long hours trying to do their best for the benefit of all.

Potholes

It’s that time of year again. Pothole season! Our road crew is trying their best to address this issue. Please be patient, they will get to them all within the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you notice a large or deep pothole don’t hesitate to call the township.