Thursday, January 3, 2013

Property Owner Responsibility for Snow & Ice Clearing


Residents and property owners are reminded that sidewalks need to be shoveled and clear of ice within 48 hours from the end of the snowfall.

Residents are also reminded that  shoveling, blowing or plowing snow into the street is against the law and endangers the motoring public.

Fire Hydrants

Snowfall, combined with the snow plowed from roadways,  often bury fire hydrants under large amounts of snow, thus making them difficult to find and use.

Should there be a fire nearby, precious time is lost as firefighters work to locate hydrants and shovel snow away before hoses can be hooked up to them.

Don't let your neighborhood  hydrant remain "undercover!”

We are asking that you help us by keeping the fire hydrant closest to your residence or business clear of snow. Snow should be removed about three-feet (3') away from the hydrant in all directions and a pathway cleared between the hydrant and the nearest roadway. Exercise caution when shoveling because of the potential for vehicle traffic nearby.

For more information, visit the Snow & Ice control webpage on the Village's website: http://villageofbellevue.org/departments/public-services/public-works/street-a-right-of-way-maintenance/snow-plowing.html