2014-15 Snow and Ice Removal Policy
The Village of Moreland Hills Service Department provides snow removal for all dedicated streets within the Village boundaries which totals approximately 78 lane miles. During a continuous snowfall, the plow routes are divided into two zones. Routes are plowed and salted with the Village main roads and secondary roads with steep grades taking top priority. When the snowplow operator has determined that the priority streets are safe for travel, all other secondary and side streets will be plowed and salted. During heavy continuous snows storms, the Service Department allows the crews to determine the best plan of action based on current road conditions. Whenever possible, the Service Department will have up to 5 snow and Ice removal trucks on the roadway, keeping the pavement clear of snow and free of ice.
The Village of Moreland Hills continues to use liquid deicers for the 2014-2015 snow season. This helps to reduce the overall use of granular road salt by 20-30%, which is more economical for the Village, and will also help to protect the environment for our children’s future.
* The Village of Moreland Hills provides Driveway Snow removal for qualifying residents
* The Village of Moreland Hills allows by ordinance, snow removal for non-dedicated streets that request snow and ice service for a fee based on linear feet
The overall recommendations and goals of the Village are to increase side street coverage, become less dependent on aggregates, increase liquid technology, protect the environment, all while being as fiscally responsible as possible to better serve the residents of Moreland Hills.
**Due to the Statewide salt shortage, the Service Department will be using salt sparingly during the hours of 11:00pm to 2:30am.**