How does Public Works prepare for winter maintenance?
Winter operations occur year-round. Each season requires different tasks to be completed to achieve successful winter maintenance.

  • Hold post-winter meeting
  • Solicit public feedback
  • Organize winter data
  • Perform spring cleanup
  • Conduct road field inspections
  • Develop comprehensive snow plan of action

  • Start to implement action plan
  • Plan drainage work to eliminate ice problems
  • Complete equipment and material storage building repairs
  • Complete obstruction removal (lower manholes)
  • Remedy action-prone areas
  • Prepare bids and specifications for equipment and materials

Fall (Early)
  • Place first order for salt and anti-skid materials
  • Finalize snow agreement with neighbors
  • Update snow map

Fall (Late)
  • Inspect, prepare, and calibrate winter equipment
  • Conduct employee winter training
  • Discuss any new procedures with union
  • Meet with school district officials
  • Conduct dry runs of all snow routes

  • Be prepared for 1st storm
  • Conduct operational review during storm
  • Review operations after the storm
  • Complete and review all winter documentation (CDL checklist, CDL requirements, run sheets)

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1. How do I report a road concern?
2. Who owns, maintains and plows my road?
3. How can I help during snow plowing?
4. What if I experience a problem during winter maintenance?
5. How many workers and trucks are involved in winter maintenance?
6. Who determines when winter maintenance / snow plowing is needed?
7. How do winter operations work?
8. What is the difference between a primary and secondary snow route?
9. What are we doing to the reduce cost and increase the effectiveness of our winter maintenance program?
10. How does Public Works prepare for winter maintenance?