Winter Storm Updates (during snow events only)
Current Storm Updates: Click here
Snow Emergency declared for:
Garbage and Recycling: Remains on schedule.
Special Pickup: Remains on Schedule.
MUNICIPAL STREET SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL OPERATIONS
The Village of Howard provides businesses and residents with reasonable snow and ice control for routine travel and emergency services in a safe and cost-effective manner. During winter weather events, we constantly evaluate the manpower, equipment requirements and the weather situation to insure that we are providing the best service for our customers.
Winter weather presents challenges for which we assume all drivers are prepared. Traction is frequently reduced, visibility is limited, traffic moves at slower speeds and drivers need to be prepared for the unexpected. We expect that all drivers have prepared themselves and their vehicles with appropriate winter weather driving equipment and have allowed themselves extra time to reach their destination.
Click here to read more about the Village of Howard's Snow and Ice Control Program.
SIDEWALKS AND PRIVATE PROPERTY SNOW REMOVAL
Sidewalks are a critical part of our transportation system. Many people rely on sidewalks to get to school, work and play. Please remember, snowy sidewalks will trap people using wheelchairs and will slow down emergency responders.
To provide safe sidewalks for pedestrians, the owner or occupant of the property immediately adjacent to a public sidewalk is responsible for the removal of any snow or ice that accumulates on the sidewalk. Property owners are required to remove snow and ice per Sec. 32-122 of the Village of Howard's Municipal Code. Click here to read the ordinances regarding the requirements for property owners.
The village would like to encourage everyone to be a good neighbor. Think about neighbors and friends who do not have the ability to shovel snow from public sidewalks, their walkways, fire hydrants and driveways. Let neighbors know ahead of time if you are willing to help. Check with these neighbors after a storm to be sure they are okay and to ask if they need assistance.
SIDEWALK SHOVELING COMPLAINTS
Complaints regarding un-shoveled sidewalks should be directed to the Public Works Facility at (920) 434-4060. Once a complaint is received, the village will investigate the complaint. If the property is in violation of the snow and ice removal ordinances, the village will clear the sidewalk at the property owner's expense.
OVERNIGHT ON-STREET PARKING RESTRICTIONS
The village has a general prohibition against on-street vehicle parking between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 am from Nov. 1 to April 1. This prohibition allows the department to plow snow in the winter.
SNOW EMERGENCY ON-STREET PARKING RESTRICTIONS
A Snow Emergency may be declared when conditions warrant that effective and complete plowing can only be accomplished when vehicles are not on the street and in the way. The declaration of a Snow Emergency is actually a trigger that initiates a predefined set of parking regulations that allow for the complete plowing of streets that includes:
- No parking on any village street at any time for the duration of the emergency.
- No special parking permission granted by the Police Department.
- Vehicles found in violation are ticketed and removed.