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.
Clerk, Town of Pelican
Published Brainerd Dispatch:
Winter Snow Plowing Policy:
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.