Rules
Pelican Township has Ordinances and policies in effect that help preserve our quality of life in the Town.

Road Utility Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE USE OF PUBLIC ROADS AND
ROAD RIGHT OF WAYS AND PROVIDING FOR PERMITTED USES THEREOF

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE USE OF PUBLIC ROADS AND ROAD RIGHT OF WAYS.
A complete copy of the Ordinance may be obtained from Shirley Wallin, the Town Clerk by calling 218 963-4756
 

PASSED by the Board of Supervisors of the Town of Pelican, County of Crow Wing, Minnesota, this 12th day of July, 2004.

Shirley Wallin,
Clerk, Town of Pelican

Published Brainerd Dispatch:
 

Winter Snow Plowing Policy:

The following is the “Basic Winter Road Maintenance Policy” for snow and ice control on roads which are plowed
within the Town Limits or by contracted agreement with other Towns or Cities within the Town’s service area.

Pelican Township does not have a “Bare Pavement” plowing policy for snow and/or ice removal.

Pelican Township does have a policy of:

• Plowing all public roadway surfaces as soon as is practical following the cessation of snowfall.
• Plowing all public roadway surfaces as completely as possible.  “Curb to Curb” plowing is completed whenever and wherever possible.  Plowing of the shoulder areas is not practical and is therefore not a part of this policy.
• After plowing operations have been completed, sanding at critical locations such as intersections, curves, hills and other hazardous locations may be performed if deemed necessary by the road supervisor or other person in charge of snowplowing operations.
• Return plowing operations, if necessary, will commence after plowing and sanding have been completed.

Salt/Sand consisting of five to ten percent rock salt of sodium chloride is used by the Town driver where needed and subject to the above guidelines.

The best defense for driving during the winter month’s snow season is to reduce speed, exercise caution and drive according to road conditions.  While bare pavement may exist at times, it is expected that during the snow season many road areas will be snow or ice covered and therefore will require additional driving skills and caution above the level encountered during normal dry weather times.