In anticipation of more snow storms during the next few months, the following suggestions are offered in an effort to reduce inconvenience to residents and to assist the Village in serving their needs.
*If possible, wait until the Village plows the street to clear snow from your driveway entrance. If you can't wait, shovel to the right, since most snow plows push to the right. This will reduce the accumulation of snow which will be pushed back into your driveway.
*When you hear that a storm is expected, move your car off the street into your driveway. This will speed up the plowing operation.
*Park your car, or cars, as close to the end of the driveway as is safely possible. This eliminates the need for shoveling the entire driveway to free your car when the storm has ended and the roads are safe to travel.
*If you are unable to shovel snow or are going to be away, make arrangements to have the snow cleared from your sidewalk. One source of assistance is to contact PAVES to obtain the help of our Village youth, who are looking for employment -- telephone number 248-0390. Please remember that you are responsible to shovel your walk within 24 hours after the storm. This will be enforced by the Police Department.
*Please clear snow away from all hydrants so that the Fire Department can reach them without delay.
*To facilitate safe garbage collections, a walk should be made from the sidewalk to where garbage is kept. If this is not possible, it is suggested that the garbage be carried to the curb for pickup.
The Village's solicitation law prohibits all unwanted commercial solicitations and distributions on all private residential property in the Village and prohibits non-commercial solicitations and distributions on private property to the extent desired by the resident. This law was designed to protect residents from unwanted invasions of their privacy.
Any resident requesting not to be solicited, should complete a Notice of Objection form at Village Hall.
A reminder to residents that the following guidelines are to be used in the disposition of refuse in order to protect our employees:
*Sharp objects, such as broken glass, sharp pieces of metal and knives should not be placed loosely in plastic or paper bags. Proper precaution should be taken, such as placing them in cardboard boxes tied with string or tape.
*All hypodermic needles should be bent and the point blunted.
*Dust from vacuum cleaners, barbecue pits, and sandings from wooden floors should not be placed loosely in a trash barrel. They should be placed in a paper bag or plastic container for disposal.
*Dangerous objects, such as acid, gasoline and explosives, should not be placed in garbage or rubish. If you have any questions concerning the disposal of dangerous items, please call the Sanitation Department.
*Do not overload containers. The maximum weight per container is 40 lbs. Overloading containers with heavy objects, such as broken concrete, has resulted in back injuries to our personnel.