Township salting and cindering operations begin on primary highways as soon as snow or freezing rain starts to fall. Plowing begins after 2 to 3 inches accumulates. After primary routes are clear, plows proceed to secondary streets.
Chapter 255-2 A. Definitions. As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS - The address for the owner or occupant as listed in the records of the Montgomery County Board of Assessment.
OCCUPANT - The tenant or tenants with respect to one- or two-family dwellings, or the manager or person having care, custody or control of the building or lot with respect to three-family or larger dwellings, commercial businesses, industrial premises, vacant lots or unoccupied buildings.
OWNER - The property owner as listed with the Montgomery County Board of Assessment. B. It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of any building or lot fronting or alongside a sidewalk ordinarily open to the public to remove all accumulations of snow and ice from the sidewalk no later than 24 hours after snow and/or ice (as applicable) has ceased to fall. Failure to comply will result, upon summary conviction before a Magisterial District Judge, to be sentenced to pay a fine in accordance with § 255-22. (1) The cleared pathway shall not be less than 24 inches wide and shall be thoroughly cleared to that extent of snow and ice or other obstructions. A minimum of passage of not less than 24 inches shall also be cleared to the street. Handicapped access ramps shall be cleared to a minimum of passage of 24 inches. (2) Should the snow and/or ice on the sidewalk be frozen so hard that it cannot be removed without injury to the pavement, the person charged with the responsibility for the snow and ice removal shall cause the sidewalk fronting or alongside building or lot to be strewn and to be kept strewn with sand, salt or any suitable abrasive material and shall, as soon thereafter as the weather shall permit (but no later than 48 hours thereafter), remove all such abrasive material as well as all ice and snow from such sidewalks. (3) Service of Notice. Service of notice may be completed by personal service, service by mail, or by posting. (a) Personal service. Service of notice may be completed by handing a copy to the defendant, or by handing a copy, at the residence of the defendant, to an adult member of the family with whom the defendant resides, but if no adult member of the family is found, then to an adult person in charge of such residence where the nuisance exists. (b) Service by mail. Service of the notice may also be accomplished by mailing the notice to the last known address of the owner or occupant. Service by mail is complete upon mailing. (c) Service by posting. Service of the notice may also be completed by posting a copy thereof in a conspicuous place upon the building or lot where the nuisance exists.
Chapter 285-36 [Amended 11-21-1995 by Ord. No. 1846-95; 11-21-1995 by Ord. No. 1847-95] When a highway snow emergency is declared, or whenever there is an ice storm, or snowfall when the forecast indicates an accumulation of more than two inches, at which plowing operations commence, residents shall remove vehicles from the streets which are designated snow emergency routes (shown below) into driveways or onto nearby streets not designated snow emergency routes, and, at this time, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to:
Snow Emergency Routes
Whenever forecasts predict 2" or more of snow, parked vehicles must be removed from Snow Emergency Routes and only vehicles equipped with chains or snow tires may travel on Snow Emergency Routes.
All sidewalks – residential and commercial – must be cleared within 24 hours after snow has stopped falling, per Township Ordinance. Pathways must be at least 24 inches wide and include an access to the street. Don't shovel snow back into the street or onto fire hydrants.
To report violations, call 9-1-1.