From the Town of Hamden:
Mayor Jackson and the Hamden Emergency Management Team are committed to a safe and efficient storm response. Hamden residents are reminded of Town snow policy and regulations and kindly asked to consider the following when clearing snow from their properties:
• ADOPT A HYDRANT. Please take a few extra moments to clear the snow around the fire hydrant nearest your home. In the event of a fire emergency, a cleared path to a hydrant can make a great difference.
• ALLOW THE PLOWS A FEW PASSES BEFORE CLEARING DRIVEWAYS & SIDEWALKS. The plows must clear roadways from curb-tocurb. Snow will be pushed into driveway aprons. If at all possible, try to wait until plows have made 2-3 passes before clearing your driveway and sidewalks. If you must get out, try to push snow to the same side as the direction of the plow blade. For most streets, this is the right side.
• ON-STREET PARKING. A parking ban will go into effect as of Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 7am. Vehicles are banned from parking on the odd side of the street. The parking ban will be lifted when the streets have been effectively cleared for safe travel. Vehicles parked on the odd side of the street will be subject to towing.
• SIDEWALKS. Property owners are responsible for the clearing of all snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 (twenty-four) hours of the cessation of a snow event.If full clearing is not possible after reasonable effort, sand or a melting agent must be applied to sidewalk to provide traction and create a passable walkway. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $100/per day. The Town may charge violators for any expenses it incurs to remove the snow/ice and file a lien for unpaid expenses.
For further information on Hamden's Snow Policy, news and events, please visit us online at www.hamden.com. You can follow us on Facebook at “Town of Hamden” andon Twitter @townofhamden.