Street-sweeping will resume to normal operation starting on Tuesday, January 24, 2012;
Residents are reminded about the City of NewarkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s snow removal ordinances and should not shovel snow back onto streets after they have been plowed
January 22, 2012 – Mayor Cory A. Booker and Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services Director Tharien Karim Arnold announced today that street-sweeping services will be suspended on Monday, January 23, due to the snow storm.Ã‚Â Street-sweeping will resume to normal operation starting onÃ‚Â Tuesday, January 24.
“I urge all of NewarkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s residents to be good neighbors and uphold the CityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sanitation and snow removal ordinances as we continue to work to make our roads safer,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Mayor Booker.
Residents are also reminded about the City ofNewarkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s snow removal ordinances and should not shovel snow back onto streets after they have been plowed.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“When shoveling your sidewalks or removing snow from your vehicles or lots, residents should push the snow toward the curb and not into the street. If we all act as good neighbors and good citizens,Newarkcan avoid the hazards and dangers snow creates,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Director Arnold.
Home and property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from all private residential and commercial property, including areas in and around driveways, sidewalks, and walkways. The City of Newark does not provide snow removal services to private property Ã¢â‚¬â€œ residential or commercial.
- Streets must be cleared Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â from curb to curb. Residents and business owners are encouraged to remove Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â snow in a two-foot circumference around fire hydrants located in front of Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â their residences or businesses. Clearing the streets of snow may require Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â several passes of the snow plows.
- If you have no sidewalk, Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â pile snow on the left side of the driveway (stand facing the residence). Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â If there is a sidewalk in front of the residence, pile snow to the left of Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â the driveway behind the shovel (stand facing the residence).
- After the street is Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â plowed, the front of the residence should remain clear of obstructions for Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â parking.
For further information about street-sweeping, garbage, and recycling collection or to report streets that need salting or plowing, contact the City of Newark Non-Emergency Call Center at (973) 733-4311 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For snow complaints after business hours, call (973) 733-5830. Residents should stay tuned to City of Newark Government Access Channel 78 for more updates on the winter storm, or the CityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Twitter account at www.twitter.com/cityofnewarknj