Recently we have been asked about maintenance during winter weather for property owners that had sidewalk improvements completed during Phase I of Complete Streets. Below is a list of pertinent questions and answers.
Who is responsible for shoveling the sidewalk in front of my property?
Although the township has made improvements to the sidewalk and corners during complete streets, it remains the responsibility of the property owner or occupant to remove all snow or ice from the sidewalks in accordance with township ordinance.
Where should snow be placed when shoveling?
Snow should be removed to comply with local ordinance, which means that snow should not be plowed or shoveled into the street at any time.
Is there a particular ice melt or deicer that should be used on the concrete sidewalks and granite areas?
Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) is both environmentally friendly and less damaging to concrete surfaces. A deicer or ice melt product with CMA is the township's recommendation and preference for use on the new concrete and granite surfaces.
Who will remove snow from the flexible (concrete) parking spaces?
The Township of Millburn will be responsible for removing snow from these spaces as was the practice when it was curbed parallel parking spaces. We will treat snow removal in the downtown as we always have in the past, with the downtown center/parking being cleared after significant snowfall. In these spaces, we will also use ice melt with CMA or a brine solution to prevent icing.
Who will plow Millburn Avenue?
Essex County or their subcontractor will be responsible for plowing the lanes of traffic on County roadways throughout the downtown, including the reconfigured Millburn Avenue.