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THE BOROUGH OF SAYREVILLE STRIDES TO PROVIDE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL TO ALOW MOTORISTS TO TRAVEL SAFELY WITHIN THE BOROUGH DURING WINTER WEATHER EVENTS.  EACH EVENT IS UNIQUE, AND THE SNOW AND ICE CONTROL OPERATION CHANGES DEPENDING ON SEVERAL FEATURES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT, TYPE AND INTENSITY OF THE PRECIPITATION FORECASTED.

MOTORISTS SHOULD ALWAYS USE CAUTION AND DRIVE APPROPRIATELY FOR THE ROAD CONDITIONS.  THE BOROUGH REQUESTS RESIDENTS MINIMIZE TRAVEL DURING A WINTER WEATHER EVENT AND ONLY VENTURE OUT WHEN ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.  THIS WILL ASSIST BOTH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PUBLIC SAFETY STAFF WITH OPERATIONS.  ALSO, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WHILE WE WOULD LIKE TO ENSURE THAT THE ROADS ARE CLEARED QUICKLY, WE MUST ALSO LOOK OUT FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

SNOW AND ICE CONTROL

IN RESPONSE TO MOST WINTER WEATHER EVENTS, THE STREETS AND ROADS MAY BE PRE-TREATED WITH SALT.  IF CONDITIONS AND ACCUMULATIONS WARRANT, THE BOROUGH SWITCHES TO PLOWING OPERATIONS, AND SALTING ROADS AFTER PLOWING.

PRIMAREY STREETS AND ROADWAYS

DURING A WINTER WEATHER EVENT, PARTICULARLY DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM, THE DPW MAKES EVERY EFFORT TO MAINTAIN PASSAGE OF PRIMARY STREETS AND ROADS WITHIN THE BOROUGH.   ONCE THE STORM SUBSIDES, THESE AREAS ARE CLEARED OF SNOW AND ICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND OPERATIONS CONTINUE AFTER THE END OF THE STORM.  PRIMARY ROADS ARE DEFINED AS COMMUTER ROUTES AND COLLECTOR STREETS UNDER THE BOROUGH'S JURISDICTION.  SECONDARY STREETS AND ROADS WILL NOT BE TREATED UNTIL PRIMARY ROADS HAVE BEEN CLEARED.  RESIDENTIAL STREETS, CUL-DE-SACS AND COURTS THAT ARE NOT HIGH VOLUME ARE CONSIDERED SECONDARY STREETS AND ROADWAYS.

PLACING SNOW ON STREETS

BOROUGH ORDINANCE #1015.S6-5.2 PROHIBITS ANYONE FROM SHOVELING, BLOWING OR PLOWING SNOW FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY ONTO STREETS, ROADWAYS, SIDEWALKS AND FIRE HYDRANTS OF THE BOROUGH.  PLEASE REPORT VIOLATIONS TO THE SAYREVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 732-727-4444 OR THE ZONING OFFICER/CODE ENFORCEMENT AT 732-390-7028.
SNOW REMOVAL INFORMATION
 
DEPENDING ON THE DURATION AND AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL, BOROUGH TRUCKS MAY PLOW YOUR STREET SEVERAL TIMES.  WAIT UNTIL BOROUGH TRUCKS HAVE MADE AT LEAST TWO PASSES ON YOUR STREET BEFORE CLEARING YOUR DRIVEWAY.

1.  AS SNOW ROLLS OFF OUR PLOWS, IT SOMETIMES ACCUMULATES IN DRIVEWAY APRONS.  PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS UNAVOIDABLE AND IT IS THE HOMEOWNER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CLEAR IT.

2.  SHOVEL SNOW TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR DRIVEWAY (FACING THE STREET) TO MINIMIZE THE AMOUNT OF SNOW ENTERING YOUR DRIVEWAY.

3.  DO NOT SHOVEL OR BLOW SNOW INTO THE STREET.  SNOW BLOWERS SHOULD BE ADJUSTED SO THEY BLOW SNOW TOWARD YOUR HOUSE.

4.  REMOVE PORTABLE BASKETBALL HOOPS AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT AND TRASH/RECYCLING CONTAINERS FROM THE STREET IN FRONT OF YOUR HOUSE.  PLEASE THEM FAR ENOUGH INSIDE THE CURB TOWARDS YOUR HOUSE TO PREVENT DAMAGE.  THE BOROUGH OF SAYREVILLE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE TO YOUR SPORTS EQUIPMENT.

5.  TRASH/RECYCLING RECEPTACLES.  REMEMBER TO SHOVEL AN AREA FOR YOUR RECEPTACLE TO BE PLACED IN SO IT IS EMPTIED AND RETURNED TO ITS AREA SAFELY.  THIS WILL PREVENT RECEPTACLE FROM FALLING INTO THE STREET CAUSING A SAFETY HAZARD.

6.  DO NOT PARK CARS ON THE STREET FROM ONE HOUR AFTER THE SNOW HAS CONTINUOUSLY FALLEN UNTIL 12 HOURS AFTER THE SNOW HAS STOPPED.  THIS SPEEDS THE REMOVAL PROCESS AND PREVENTS CARS FROM BEING PLOWED IN.  BOROUGH ORDINANCE #448-96.

7.  TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF PEDESTRIANS, RESIDENTS MUST REMOVE SNOW FROM SIDEWALKS FOLLOWING A SNOW FALL.  PLEASE REMEMBER THAT CHILDREN ARE WALKING TO SCHOOLS AND BUS STOPS ALL OVER TOWN.  IF YOU HAVE A SCHOOL BUS STOP AT YOUR CORNER, PLEASE CLEAR AN AREA FOR THE STUDENTS TO STAND.

8.  IN THE EVENT OF DEEP SNOW, PLEASE SHOVEL AROUND YOUR MAILBOX AND FIRE HYDRANTS NEAR YOUR HOUSE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS' SAFETY.  CURBSIDE MAILBOXES MAY BECOME BLOCKED BY PLOWED SNOW.  THE US POST OFFICE HAS A POLICY REGARDING ACCESS TO MAILBOXES.  THE US POSTAL SERVICE DOES NOT REQUIRE ALL SNOW TO BE REMOVED BUT THAT ENOUGH SNOW IS REMOVED TO ALLOW THE MAIL DELIVERY VEHICLE TO DRIVE UP TO THE MAILBOX FOR DELIVERY.  THIS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE POSTAL CUSTOMER.

9.  RAILROAD TIES, SPRINKLER HEADS, CURBING, ETC. BY THE ROAD EDGE SHOULD BE MARKED WITH REFLECTIVE MARKERS THAT ARE 24" TO 36" IN HEIGHT SO THEY CAN BE SEEN BY THE SNOW PLOW DIRVER.  IT IS THE HOMEOWNERS' RESPONSIBILITY TO PLACE THE MARKERS.  THE BOROUGH IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE IF AREA IS NOT PROPERLY MARKED.

WHEN SNOW FALL STOPS, IT CAN TAKE AN ADDITIONAL TWELVE HOURS TO COMPLETE THE SNOW REMOVAL OPERATION.  PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES WILL WORK FOR AS LONG AS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE SERVICE TO RESIDENTS, AND TO ENSURE ROADS ARE CLEARED AS QUICKLY AND SAFELY AS POSSIBLE.

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE

THE BOROUGH CANNOT ADDRESS INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS TO BE PLOWED OUT DUE TO OCCUPATIONAL PREFERNCE AS THIS IS  INEFFICENT AND INEFFECTIVE.  ARRANGEMENTS SHOULD BE MADE IN ADVANCE WITH YOUR EMPLOYER.
MANY PEOPLE REQUIRE ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING A SNOW STORM.  THE ELDERLY AND DIABLED OFTEN NEED HELP IN REMOVING SNOW FROM THEIR SIDEWALKS AND DRIVEWAYS.  MANY ORGANIZATIONS ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST THOSE IN NEED DURING AND AFTER SNOW EVENTS.  WHILE ALL OF THE INFORMATION ABOVE IS COMMON TO MOST MUNICIPALITIES, CREDIT MUST BE GIVEN TO THE TOWNSHIP OF MEDFORD AND CHERRY HILL.  THE ABOVE WAS COPIED FROM THEIR WEB SITE, AND SERVED AS A GUIDE ADAPTED TO THE BOROUGH OF SAYREVILLE.

YOU MAY CONTACT THE SAYREVILLE SENIOR CENTER AT 732-390-7058 TO OBTAIN A LIST OF PEOPLE WILLING TO SHOVEL SNOW.  THIS SERVICE IS NOT FREE.  THE RESIDENT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY FOR THE SNOW REMOVAL DIRECTLY TO THE PERSON PERFORMING THE WORK.
 




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