This is the Winter issue of Connections, which means we’re likely to be close to our first significant snowfall of the year (if it has not already happened).
During winter snow, the Antioch Public Works Department provides snow removal within the Village limits with 2 crews plowing & salting 7 routes covering 120 lane miles with 103 cul-de-sacs. Plus, the Village crews are responsible for clearing Village-owned parking lots.
Depending on the snowfall, expected accumulation, and time of day, emergency and school routes will be cleared first. The Village Public Works Department will do its best to get all streets plowed as soon as possible.
During snowfall of one inch (1”) or more, parking will be prohibited on any Village street until snow removal operations have ceased.
In addition to clearing snow from the streets, it is important to keep sidewalks in the village clear for pedestrians. It is the property owner’s responsibility to clear any portion of sidewalk on their property. According to Village code, sidewalks are to be cleared the lesser of seventy-two (72”) inches or the full width of the sidewalk. Clearance of sidewalks should occur within 24 hours after the cessation of an event that deposits at least two (2”) inches of snow. Also, remember to dig out your mailbox and clear snow away from fire hydrants on your property.
Accidents can happen. Any mailbox taking a direct hit from a Village of Antioch snowplow truck will be reimbursed up to seventy-five ($75.00) dollars if it cannot be reasonably replaced or repaired by the Public Works Department. Any damage resulting from the force of the snow will not be reimbursed. Mailboxes posts must be maintained and replaced if rotting. To help avoid the snow being plowed back into your driveway, move the snow to the right side of your driveway when facing the street in the direction of traffic flow.