Public Works

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The West Sadsbury Township Public Works Department is responsible for ensuring Township roadways are safe and accessible 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

Salting and plowing are difficult operations to perform, and residents are requested to park in driveways rather than on the street when snow is anticipated. This is critical on narrow streets and cul-de-sacs where maneuverability of the large plow trucks is essential. 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 has closed off 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 roads. 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. The Township’s snow removal operators work long hours trying to do their best for the benefit of all.

 

Please, do not empty snow from your driveway into the roadway.  This slows the overall plowing operation and is in violation of Township Ordinance #11794. If snow that is placed in the street freezes, it can create a traffic hazard.

 

Tree Trimming

 Please make sure your trees and shrubs are trimmed so they do not hang out in the roadway.

Mailbox Specs

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