Why does my lawn get damaged by the sidewalk plow and will the Town repair it?
While operators strive to minimize lawn damage, some degree of damage is inevitable. While the sidewalk plows are designed for sidewalk plowing, including the width of the plows, keeping them in a perfectly straight line is challenging even for the most experienced operator. Deep snow along with poor visibility often makes it difficult for the operator to see the edge of the sidewalk.

In some cases, sod grows over the edge of the sidewalk resulting in damage even when the plow is completely on the sidewalk. When the turf is frozen, damage is minimized. When it is not frozen during the early stages of the winter, damage can be significant. The Town will repair any damage to lawns caused by the sidewalk or snowplows. A work order will be created and the damage will be repaired in the spring.

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1. When will my road be plowed?
2. Why does a street right next to my street get plowed first and the snow plow does not come back until hours later to plow my street?
3. Why does the snow plow leave snow that blocks my driveway?
4. Why do the snowplows sometimes come by a second time and leave a windrow of snow on the end of my driveway after I’ve already shoveled it?
5. Does the Town have a bare road and sidewalk policy?
6. Why does my lawn get damaged by the sidewalk plow and will the Town repair it?
7. Are gravel roads treated any differently than paved roads?
8. Does the Town apply salt or sand to town sidewalks?
9. Who do I contact with other snow plowing concerns, questions, or to report damage?