Public Works

Posted on: November 8, 2017

Winter Ordinances and Information 2017-2018

Snowplow

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS, PROPERTY & BUSINESS OWNERS,

& SNOW REMOVAL CONTRACTORS

  • MONTPELIER CODE OF ORDINANCES Sec. 10-713. NIGHT TIME PARKING DURING WINTER. The City Manager or his/her designee may, by executive order, prohibit the parking of motor vehicles, trailers, equipment, or any other objects on the streets of the City of Montpelier between the hours of 1:00 am and 7:00 am between November 15 and April 1. The City Manager or his/her designee, by executive order, may prohibit night parking at any other times of the year if emergency road conditions exist or are predicted to exist, or to accommodate snow plowing/removal or road repair. The ban shall remain in effect until the City Manager or his/her designee rescinds the executive order. Attention to the prohibitions issued under this Section shall be promulgated through City of Montpelier communications channels and appropriate signage.
  • MONTPELIER CODE OF ORDINANCES Sec. 3-505. ICE OR SNOW FALLING ONTO PUBLIC WAY. A person owning or having charge of a building or other structure from which snow, ice, or water falls or is likely to fall upon a street or public place, shall put and maintain thereon such guards or devices as will prevent snow, ice, or water from so falling therefrom.
  • MONTPELIER CODE OF ORDINANCES Sec. 3-506. PLACING ICE OR SNOW ONTO PUBLIC WAY. No person, partnership or corporation shall throw, shovel, propel, deposit or cause to be thrown, shoveled, propelled or deposited, snow or ice from private property into the streets or public sidewalks.
  • MONTPELIER CODE OF ORDINANCES Sec. 3-507. REMOVAL OF ICE AND SNOW ON PUBLIC WAY PLACED THERE FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY. If snow or ice is thrown, shoveled, propelled or deposited on the street or public sidewalk from private property, the street commissioner shall remove such snow and ice at the expense and charge of the abutting property owner or tenant, which expense and charge may be recovered with full costs, in an action of contract in the name and behalf of the city, and the person, partnership, or corporation causing such snow or ice to be thrown, shoveled, propelled or deposited from private property onto the street or public sidewalk shall be fined not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00).

City residents who have installed or placed a basketball hoop and pole or any other sports equipment in the City’s right-of-way are hereby advised that these items are subject to removal without notice.  The City will not be liable for any damage that occurs to this equipment during snowplowing or other winter maintenance operations.

Awnings that hang over the City sidewalk must be retracted during snowplowing and snow removal operations.  The City will not be liable for damages to awnings caused by our equipment.

The Department of Public Works has several very simple guidelines for those business owners who use Sidewalk Display Signboards.  Please call the Public Works Office for a copy of these guidelines.

Thomas J. McArdle

Director of Public Works

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