Snow Removal Regulations for Driveways and Sidewalks

Orange Village has passed regulations for snow removal from driveways and sidewalks. These laws are to keep debris and snow off the roadways and to ensure safe passage for motorists and pedestrians.
725.01 PERMIT REQUIRED; APPLICATION; FEE.

No person shall engage in the business of snow plowing in the Village without first obtaining a written permit  from the Village. An application for such permit shall inform the Village of the make, model and serial number of each vehicle to be used as a snowplow and the identity of each person who will operate such vehicle. No permit shall be issued until an annual license fee has been paid in the amount of $25.00 for the first vehicle and $5.00 for any additional vehicles. (Ord. 2002-30 was passed on 9-11-2002)

725.02 PLACING SNOW OR DEBRIS NEAR FIRE HYDRANTS.

No person shall transport, snow plow or otherwise place snow, ice or other debris within seven feet of a fire hydrant to conceal or limit access to such hydrant. (Ord. 1986-18. Passed 2-12-86

752.99 PENALTY.

Whoever violates any provision of section 725.01 is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree and shall be fined not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or imprisoned not more than thirty days or both for each offense. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues. (Ord.1979-56 Passed 12-12-79) Whoever violates Section 725.02 is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree and shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisoned not more than six months or both for each offense.

1979-56 MUD, SNOW AND DEBRIS ON STREETS AND PUBLIC GROUNDS

No person shall throw, place, deposit, drop, push or leave upon any public street, highway, pavement, sidewalk or public ground, fire hydrants or city trees any dirt, mud, gravel, or snow or anything or article of any nature likely to or tending to construct or create a nuisance or hazard to any person or vehicle traveling upon or using such street, highway, pavement, or sidewalk which might damage, deface or obscure such street, highway, pavement, sidewalk, fire hydrants or city trees. Penalty for above is a first-degree misdemeanor under the Orange Village Ordinances and punishable up to $1,000.00 fine and imprisonment of up to a year in jail.  (Ord. 1986-18. Passed 2-12-86.)

521.06 DUTY TO KEEP SIDEWALKS IN REPAIR AND CLEAN

No owner or occupant of abutting lands shall fail to keep the sidewalks, curbs or gutters in repair and free from snow, ice or any nuisance. (ORC 723.011) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

DO’S AND DON’TS OF SNOW REMOVAL

Do not push snow across street. You may be placing the snow in someone else’s yard. What falls on to a drive or sidewalk stays with that yard. When you push across a street you assume liability should a problem arise from your actions.

Do not push snow to street end of drive and block visibility of on coming traffic or blocking a sidewalk. Do not push snow against mailboxes. This can cause an accident and possible damage to the mailbox either directly or indirectly.  Also when the street plows come by they may push snow back into the end of the driveway.

Do find a place where you can push the snow at the other end of the drive or part way down the drive.

If you have any questions about this matter contact Orange Village Service Department. Thank you for your cooperation.

SNOW PLOWING – SENIORS & HANDICAPPED

The Service Department provides residential snow plowing for residents who qualify. Click here for an application form.

If you meet the requirements listed on this page, print out the application form below to apply.

A) Residents of Orange Village who are 65 years of age or older and have an annual household income from all sources of less then $23,760
B) Residents of Orange Village who are physically or medically handicapped as said term is defined in the law of Ohio and have an annual household income from all sources of less than $23,760

Exception:
However, no resident otherwise eligible above shall receive this service if an able-bodied person lives with resident at the same address.

PROVISIONS
No snow plowing will be furnished until the accumulation of snow reaches approximately three (3) inches as determined by the Service Director. Driveways will not be cleared more than once in any 24-hour period.
The snow removal vehicles will clear no more than a single driveway width. The applicant shall indicate the location of his driveway through the use of driveway markers which shall be visible from the cab of snow plow vehicles. Applicants shall not have side or overhead driveway obstructions which may interfere with snow removal operations.

Driveways must be clearly marked with snow markers and branches and vegetation cleared to reduce damage to village vehicles.

The Service Director may employ private snow removal contractors to perform the services. All contractors will be fully insured and bonded.

APPLICATION
Orange Village residents who qualify for Village snow plowing and who desire plowing services must obtain and file an application annually at the office of the Mayor.  The signed and completed application and release shall be accompanied by a doctor’s letter indicating disability in cases of handicapped residents, or a birth certificate of an applicant 65 years of age or older, and photocopies of U.S. Income Tax Return filed by the applicant and each adult resident of the applicant’s household for the prior year must be submitted to the Village.

FALSIFICATION OF INFORMATION
The falsification of any information contained in the application or medical letter of the Village resident shall result in immediate and permanent ineligibility for snow plowing services and the applicant shall reimburse the Village for costs incurred.