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Snow Plowing Regulations: Public Act 82 - 257.677A

Activities that are prohibited by law include:

  • A person shall not remove, or cause to be removed, snow, ice, or slush onto or across a roadway or the shoulder of the roadway in a manner which obstructs the safety vision of the driver of a motor vehicle other than off-road vehicles.
  • A person shall not deposit, or cause to be deposited, snow, ice, or slush onto or across a roadway or the shoulder of the roadway in a manner which obstructs the safety vision of the driver of a motor vehicle.
  • A person shall not deposit, or cause to be deposited, snow, ice or slush on any roadway or highway.

 Michigan Law MCL 257.677a

 

Snow Plowing Clearing Priority

  1. State Highways (US-10, M-18, M-20, M-30)
  2. County Primary Roads
  3. County Local Roads
  4. Subdivisions
  5. Private Road Maintenance Agreements
 

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Overtime Policy for Snow Plowing / Ice Control
  1. State Highways (US-10, M-18, M-20, M-30)   
    • Overtime for snow removal and ice control is authorized anytime that supervision deems necessary
  2. Midland County Primary Roads
    • Overtime for snow removal and ice control is authorized anytime that supervision deems necessary
  3. Midland County Local Roads and Subdivisions that carry high traffic volumes
    • Overtime for snow removal and ice control is authorized anytime that supervision deems necessary
  4. Subdivisions, Dead End Roads, Local Roads, and Maintenance Agreements that carry low volumes of traffic
    • Ice control overtime is authorized only if special conditions warrant (i.e. Emergencies, safety, etc.)
    • Snow removal overtime is authorized only when snow accumulations and/or drifting conditions may strand local residents

 

Mailbox Replacement Policy
  Policy
  • Mailboxes, if requirements in paragraph 2 of the procedures below are met, will be replaced by the Road Commission with a standard mailbox if hit by the road commissions equipment.
  • If the mailbox is hit with snow, ice, etc., the resident may bring in the damaged box and/or post and the Road Commission will provide a standard mailbox and/or post. The commission will not assume responsibility for the installation. residents may pick one replacement box and/or post per year and will sign an acknowledgement form.
  • Mailboxes will be reinstalled if it has to be removed during construction or maintenance operations.
  Procedures
  1. Incoming calls are relayed to Foremen and/or Superintendent if the citizen says our equipment has damaged or retired the box or pole.
  2. The road commission is authorized to remove mailboxes or posts that do meet requirements and, therefore, are hazardous to the public. No mailbox post shall be stronger than 4" x 4" pine or equivalent. The owners will be notified and given between 24 hours and 30 days to conform to standards, depending upon the degree of hazard. if unacceptable installations are not removed within the specified time, the road commission will handle removal at the owner's expense, as provided by Act 368, Public Acts of 1925, as amended. Mailbox posts will not be set in concrete no more than 2 feet in the ground
  3. Contact your local postal service for Federal requirements

 

Please allow ROOM TO GROOM

 

Don't Crowd The Plow

 

Avoid the 2nd Shovel

 

 

 

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