snow maintenance policy and procedures
A spirit of cooperation and working together as a community is the best way to have a successful program of winter maintenance. Your cooperation is paramount to that end. We ask that you review the following instructions and help us and your neighbor by working together with us during these difficult events to have safe and successful results.
The general snow removal and maintenance practices are as follows:
Snow removal from sidewalks and driveways will be performed AFTER the snowfall has ended. The crews will start the cleanup at different places for each storm so no one is always first and no one is always last!
Snow plowing of the interior roads will begin after three inches of accumulation and will be repeated throughout the storm as needed to maintain access to the homes within The Gardens, Phase 2, for emergency vehicles, Police, Fire and Ambulance.
After the snow event has ended, workers will begin the snow removal from the sidewalks & driveways and the roads and parking areas will be given a final cleaning as needed. Ice melting chemicals will be applied to the roads, sidewalks and driveways, as needed after the snow has been removed and as needed to maintain any subsequent ice accumulation.
To be able to perform these tasks, safely and to minimize risk to person and property, certain practices and policies need to be established.
We have outlined them so everyone knows their responsibility so the tasks can be completed as efficiently as possible and to assure that personal property is not damaged.
*** THE USE OF SODIUM CHLORIDE (ROCK SALT) IS NOT PERMITTED ON ANY CONCRETE AREAS. ROCK SALT WILL DESTROY THE CONCRETE AND THE OWNER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS REPLACEMENT! ***
**THE ONLY ICE MELTING CHEMICAL PERMITTED IS 100% PURE MAGNESIUM OR 100% CALCIUM!!! **
Owners must be sure there are no items left on the sidewalks and entry areas that inhibit the removal of the snow.
Snow blowers and shoveling will be used and obstacles buried under the snow can cause damage to the property, machinery and the operators so it is required to keep these areas clear for safety. Rhinebeck Gardens will not be responsible for damage to personal property left outside their unit. This area is common area and not part of the owners unit. Personal items outside the unit in common areas are not permitted.
The driveways will be cleared by use of a snowplow and or snow blowers.
Therefore, driveways that have cars parked in them will not be cleared. There is not enough space to safely operate the equipment around cars without risking damage to the vehicles. Therefore, the owner will have to put the car in the garage or move it to a designated parking area (not the street) until the removal process has been completed. Anyone not moving their car will be skipped and the snow removal for that driveway will be the responsibility of the owner.
Parking areas will be plowed as needed and as they become vacant. Plows can not plow between cars so it is necessary to keep the cars parked next to each other and not spread out within the lot. Cooperation in this will make the snow removal completion go quicker.
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PULL OFF AREAS AROUND THE MAILBOXES ARE NOT PARKING AREAS. THEY MUST BE KEPT CLEAR FOR THE POSTAL DELIVERY. IF BLOCKED, THE MAIL CARRIER WILL NOT DELIVER.***
Patios are the responsibility of the homeowner and will not be cleared.
Please do not park on the street until AFTER the plowing process is finished. Street parking will only cause delays to the clean up and your vehicle WILL BE PLOWED IN by the passing plows.
Once the roads are cleared, you may move your vehicle to the street.
Parking must be on one side of the street only as the plows cannot pass if parked on both sides of the street.
Clean your vehicle of snow in your driveway and not in the street.