Snow Removal Guidelines

  1. Normally snow removal will start early in the morning, often before daylight hours, to accommodate those getting to work and school.
  2. Normally when 5” of snow accumulates is when the roads are plowed.  Snow removal work may also occur prior to large incoming storms as in preparation for the extra workload.
  3. Roads should meet the requirements of emergency services whenever possible. The Fire Department currently requests a road width goal of 22 feet. This will be our goal knowing that it cannot be met in all locations and/or at all times.
  4. LRAA strongly prefers that a snow removal contractor provide an operator that lives on site or nearby in the upper valley to facilitate timely services and to be aware of snowfall levels specific to LRAA.
  5. LRAA will provide an onsite coordinator to provide single point communications from the contractor and the association for operational issues.
  6. The main perimeter access roads should be prioritized for plowing before the interior, connective roads.
  7. Snow removal to provide access to the dumpster building adequate for the garbage company and snow removal to provide access to the mailboxes, fire hall and both pump houses will be included in the agreement.
  8. Berms across private driveways should be minimized knowing that they may be difficult to remove, and snow will not be blown or pushed into driveways or near structures.
  9. The LRAA plowing contractor will make every effort to avoid blowing snow onto additional areas cleared by members.
  10. Parking on any roadway plowed by LRAA will be prohibited.
  11. Snow removal services need to be accomplished as economically as is reasonable.
  12. Clearing of the roads may not be accomplished at all times.
  13. Managing ice and the resulting slippery surface is not a goal of our program. Only snow removal. We do not apply sand.
  14. The responsibility to remove snow from a private driveway, including the berm left from LRAA plowing, will remain that of the property owner. No snow from the work of clearing a private drive may be deposited onto the LRAA roadway.
  15. Wide plowed passing points at intersections should be maintained.
  16. Roads should not be plowed to the level of dirt and gravel until the end of the snow season.  Flying rocks and dirt cuased by the snow removal equipment should be prevented when possible as they can damage property.
  17. Visibility at intersections and blind spots are a continued safety concern and such, snow removal practices should take visibility into consideration.
  18. Snow removal equipment operating at LRAA should have adequate warning lights to be safely seen.
  19. Residents and renters are expected to keep unattended toys, sleds, ski’s, snowmobiles, etc. off LRAA roads and out of the way of snow removal operations