Overview Winter is a topic that the Department of Public Works focuses on year-round. Snow and ice operations are the responsibility of the Highways Division, with personnel support coming from all the Public Works Divisions.
The Town plows and treats 125 miles of roads and all Town parking lots.
Treating Road Surfaces Chemically-treated sand is used on all road surfaces. The sand is mixed with road salt in a 5-to-1 ratio and liquid Ice B'gone (external link) is applied at the spinners.
Snow and/or ice removal from sidewalks is the responsibility of the property owner. The Town will send a sidewalk plow around on the major sidewalks to assist residents with this task. Once the Town machine has passed, the resident is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in a passable condition.