The snow removal process performed by the Public Services Department involves various levels of duties. Residents should be aware that the primary roads and hills are the main focus. Secondary roads and subdivisions are cleared once all the critical areas are completed. Road salt is not generally used on subdivision streets unless an unusual ice condition exists. The practice of not salting subdivision streets is both ecological and economical. The Public Services Department will use salt at stop signs, on hills, or at sharp curves.
Cul-de-sac cleanup is performed as the last function of snow removal. It is often not completed until the day after a storm. We have over 140 culs-de-sac in the city at last count.