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l Public Service Announcement:
With the potentially significant winter weather event hitting the area over the weeked, the Town of Halifax would like to explain to residents, businesses, property owners and public agencies how the snow removal efforts are coordinated between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Halifax County and the Town of Halifax.
VDOT is responsible for plowing the public roads (primary, secondary, residential) throughout Halifax County including within the Town of Halifax corporate limits. VDOT snow removal crews/drivers & contractors working for VDOT each are assigned a specific territory and responsibility. When snowfall occurs, crews are dispatched simultaneously to their assigned territory and snow removal routes are prioritized accordingly with major highways and high volume primary & secondary roads cleared first. Once the most heavily traveled roads and emergency routes are adequately clear, crews/drivers move to less-traveled secondary roads and residential streets. Snow removal on privately maintained roads is the responsibility of the property owners along the road or the homeowner association.
Driveway entries along curb and gutter streets and pipestem driveways along ditches are privately owned and maintained by the property owners. Snow removal is the property owners' responsibility.
►Residents should not clear their driveways back into the street until the street is cleared completely on a final route; this will only result in the snow being pushed back into the driveways. Please do not approach the drivers and request additional snow removal or removal on private property.
Once the most heavily traveled roads and emergency routes are adequately clear and during the secondary road and residential street operation, VDOT crews/drivers & contractors working for VDOT, Halifax County and the Town of Halifax will begin clearing on-street parking areas in front of businesses, residences and public agencies along Main Street where necessary.
►Business owners & patrons and affected residents & agencies should utilize off-street parking (where practical), during this stage of the operation. Crews/drivers are instructed that if they approach an on-street parking area with unattended vehicles that would restrict their width and ability to maneuver the snowplow, not to clear that area.
VDOT is not responsible for clearing sidewalks. Sidewalks treated by County & Town personnel before, during & after a snow event are those fronting County owned buildings/property, Town owned buildings/property and nearby approaches to designated crosswalks downtown. County & Town personnel do not treat sidewalks in the residential neighborhoods. Business owners are responsible for the sidewalk in front of their respective establishments.
►Residents & businesses are asked to keep sidewalks safe. As soon as feasible, please clear snow off the sidewalks in front of the property so that all pedestrians, especially those with disabilities and the elderly, may walk securely. Sand, not chemical de-icing compounds should be used to prevent sidewalk damage.
County/Town personnel and contractors perform snow removal for off-street parking lots related to general county/town properties. Clearing is conducted on a priority basis, with government centers, police, fire and other emergency facilities having highest priority.
EFFECTIVE WEEK OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY HOLIDAY
January 6, 2017
To All Town of Halifax Customers:
Halifax Town Hall will be closed on Friday January 13th for Lee-Jackson Day and Monday January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Please be aware that the Town of Halifax will be picking up recyclables on Friday January 20th due to the modified Holiday schedule. The regular town curbside recycling pick up will resume Wednesday January 25th as customary. During the modified holiday schedule, town residents may also take their properly prepared recyclable materials (see guidelines for curbside pick-up below), to the large bins provided at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail lower parking lot which now accepts co-mingled newspaper (including mixed paper), plastic (#1 & #2), cardboard, cans (aluminum & metal) and mixed consumer glass (clear, green & brown). When recycling glass at the Convenience Center site, PLEASE PLACE THE GLASS AND OTHER ACCEPTED RECYCLEABLES DIRECTLY INTO THE BIN WITH NO BAGS-this will keep the materials free of contaminants so that sorting will not be necessary.
The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct its solid waste pick-up the week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on a modified schedule: