The 2018-2019 Winter Maintenance season is here, and Jacobus Borough Council would like to remind you...
You are required to remove your vehicle from the street whenever a snow emergency is declared. Snow emergencies are announced on your local tv and radio stations just like snow closings. If you don't see or hear the announcement, please assume if a winter event is forecast for our local area calling for hazardous road conditions or any snow/ice accumulation, a declaration of emergency has been issued and you are required to keep your vehicles off of the street. Anyone in violation of this regulation may be cited. View the page titled "Snow Emerg. Declaration" for more information.
Highly Advised: Mark your property lines with reflective markers to help the winter maintenance crews identify the edge of the street.
Occupants of residences & businesses, and property owners of vacant buildings, are required to clear paved sidewalks to a minimum width of 36" within 24 hrs. after the cessation of the precipitation.
No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow or ice on or immediately next to a fire hydrant or upon any sidewalk, roadway or loading & unloading areas of a public transportation system.
Remember if you violate the Borough's local regulations it could cause you to be cited by our local law enforcement agency and/or subject you to appear before the District Matgistrate for a summary hearing, and if convicted, subject you to fines and related costs.
NOTE: Jacobus Borough's winter maintenance contract requires the contractor to plow curb to curb. Many times this causes snow to be deposited back onto your sidewalk or driveway. This is a normal part of the storm clean-up process and is essential to making our streets safe. We thank and commend those of you who clear snow from your sidewalks and fire hydrants in a timely manner, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Jacobus Borough 126 N. Cherry Lane • Jacobus, Pennsylvania 17407-1000 Phone (717) 428-1752 • Fax (717) 428-0588 • Email: email@example.com