Public Works

As another unpredictable winter approaches, the Public Works Department remains committed to providing the quickest, most efficient response possible to snow and ice so that we have safe, passable roads throughout Douglass Township. Every snowfall is different, but rest assured that the Public Works Department is fully prepared to meet any challenge.

Helpful Hints From the Public Works Department

  • All vehicles should be removed from public streets after accumulation of one inch or more of ice and snow, especially in developments and cul-de-sacs.
  • Please keep recycling bins and trash bags out of the right -of-way.
  • If possible, wait until the street is cleared before clearing the end of your driveway or sidewalk.
  • Please do not shovel or plow snow into the street. It is illegal and poses a high-risk situation for everyone. If a contractor plows your driveway, make sure he doesn't leave snow in the street. Ultimately, it is your responsibility and could result in a citation from the police department.
  • If you have a fire hydrant near your house, feel free to "adopt" it for the winter, helping to keep it clear and visible for your safety and the safety of others.
  • Use common sense and consideration. Under extreme conditions, please stay home. Vehicles that get stuck block the road and slow down our ability to do our job.
  • Look out for snow removal equipment. Use caution when approaching. Keep back farther than normal. Watch for sudden stops and turns. Be visible in case a truck needs to back up.
  • Use caution around an operating material spreader.
  • When venturing out, be prepared and, above all, be safe!