REMINDERS FOR THE WINTER SEASON FROM THE TOWN OF MIDDLEBURY:
WINTER PARKING BAN (Town Ordinance)
- Parking on any Town Highway between the hours of twelve midnight and six o'clock A.M. from November 1 through March 31, is prohibited, except where specifically permitted and signed.
- A motor vehicle parked in violation of the winter parking ban may be towed and impounded at the owner’s expense by order of the police of the Town of Middlebury.
PARKING ON SIDEWALKS
In order to ensure proper clearing / treating of sidewalks it is essential that vehicles be parked so as not to obstruct sidewalks. We ask that you not park on sidewalks and do not allow vehicles parked in driveways to encroach into the Town Right-of-Way.
- 1126a. DEPOSITING SNOW ONTO OR ACROSS CERTAIN HIGHWAYS PROHIBITED
- No person, other than an employee in the performance of his or her official duties or other person authorized by the Agency of Transportation (in the case of State highways) or Select Board (in the case of Town highways), shall plow or otherwise deposit snow onto the traveled way, shoulder, or sidewalk of a State highway or a class 1, 2, or 3 Town highway.
PLACEMENT OF GARBAGE CANS
If you are leaving garbage / recycling receptacles at the end of your driveway for pick up, please remember to place them well out of the Town Right-of-Way in order to avoid damage from snow plows and to keep plow drivers safe. Please pass this request on to your hauler as well.
REMOVAL OF BASKETBALL HOOPS & OTHER ITEMS FROM R.O.W.
All basketball hoops and other sports equipment and personal property should be removed from the Town Right-of-Way to avoid damage to that property or the Town’s when plowing streets and sidewalks.
WINTER SAND POLICY
The Town of Middlebury makes sand available to Town residents to help them with icy sidewalks and driveways. Residents will find the sand pile behind the Town Garage on Route 7 South. The sand is supplied only for Town residents and only for use at their home. Landlords, businesses and plowing contractors should arrange for their own sand separately. Under no circumstances should portable, pickup truck or tailgate spreaders be filled from this pile.
Because the sand is intended for home use, residents are asked to limit themselves to collecting two buckets per trip. It is highly recommended that residents pick up their sand before a storm, as during a storm the Highway Department is busy maintaining the roads and might not be able to restock the supply.
Please remember that it is illegal to plow snow across a town road or to deposit snow or other debris within the Town right-of-way. Snow that is left in the road will freeze, causing a dangerous situation for other drivers and for snow plow operators. Under 19 VSA § 1105, you could be fined $1,000 plus damages and legal fees.