A Few Winter Thoughts
As we settle into the depths of winter, it's only fair that we talk about one thing - snow. It is something that Wisconsinites have come to handle, if not excel at dealing with. Each year, we dig ourselves out time after time. So, here's a few reminders and helpful tips for getting through the winter of 2012.
- Adopt A Hydrant. If you live near a hydrant, take some time to clear them of snow. Every second counts in an emergency situation, so a clear hydrant can save valuable seconds.
- Don't park on Village streets during/after snowfalls. Municipal code section 98-71 states that parking is not allowed without permission at any time. It is imperative that streets are free of parked cars after snow events so that plow drivers can do their best to clear streets.
- Keep your snow to yourself. It is illegal to displace snow from your property onto a neighbors, or even the street. Make sure your private contractor knows this too!
- Take Breaks.Snow removal, especially shoveling, can be good exercise, but you need to listen to your body. If you're feeling exhausted or feel pain, take a break and finish later.
The Village would like to thank residents for their patience during and after snow events. Crews will work to clear areas as quick as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about snow removal, please don't hesitate to contact Village Hall, or utilize the Village's Report-A-Concern online tool.