Winter Maintenance

The objective of the Highway Department is to keep the roads clear and passable of snow and ice at all times to maintain road safety.

Residents are asked to put out stakes to mark their lawn-street edges. This is to minimize the chance for any damage to occur while plowing. We ask that fiberglass or wood stakes be used - No metal stakes please.

The Board of Selectman adopted the following ordinances at their meeting on January 23, 1987:

No person other than an employee in the service of the Town of Paxton or an employee in the service of an independent contractor acting for the Town shall pile, push, plow, or blow snow or ice onto or across a public way which is plowed and/or sanded by the Town, so as to impede the flow of traffic on such way. 

The Highway Department, for the purpose of ensuring the free flow of traffic or for the purpose of snow and ice control operations on a public way, may, by its own employees or with such other assistance as it may require, and at the owners expense, remove or cause to be removed to the nearest convenient place any vehicle interfering with such traffic or such operation. The Department shall keep records of the registration number of each vehicle so removed and of the place to which it was removed. 

The DPW also reminds residents to remove all obstacles from roadways and road edges. Most notable are portable basketball hoops. A Bylaw prohibits vehicles in roadways during snow removal operations. Said vehicles are subject to being towed away at the cost of the owner. 

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.