Standards and Terms of Service

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Standards for Driveways
  1. Driveways shall be clearly marked with 4’ wooden or fiberglass stakes and shall be free of gates and other obstructions. Stakes may be 8-15’ apart.
  2. Features near the driveway shall be marked with 4’ wooden or fiberglass stakes (septic systems, well heads, culverts, landscaping, etc.).
  3. Driveways shall have an adequately cleared width and height.
  4. Safety first. Please keep children and pets away from driveways during plowing.

Service Basics

  1. TDPC plows only if the snow is 4” deep or more, measured at the Highway Department garage.
  2. Generally there will be no plowing unless the ground is frozen. Heavy snows are an exception. If you don’t want your driveway to be plowed, put a trash barrel or other obstacle at the entrance.
  3. Driveways will be plowed when the storm is over and the adjacent roads have been plowed.
  4. Exceptions to 1, 2, and 3 will be made when safety and practicality require. 
  5. If your vehicle or other obstacle blocks the driveway, TDPC will be plow only the unblocked area. The plower will not return.
  6. TDPC cannot guarantee that driveways will be kept open if snow accumulation is excessive. 
  7. Neither TDPC nor contractors will be responsible for damage to lawns or driveway surfaces.
  8. TDPC will not be liable for any personal injury or property damage.
  9. TDPC will not sand driveways, plow out mailboxes, or re-plow because of drifting.
  10. If you have a problem, contact Steve Andersen, Plow Manager, at 325-3198. The sooner we know about a problem, the more efficiently we can address it.

Other Terms of Service

  1. Renewal plowing fee is $1.39 per $1,000 of town assessment until 1 October, $1.55 after that. 
  2. New Members’ Plowing Fee is $1.50 per $1,000 of assessment.
  3. If you join or renew or complete your payment during a storm, there is a $50 surcharge.
  4. If TDPC determines that it is not safe or practical to plow your driveway, TDPC will return your application and fees.
  5. Contracted plow drivers are required to maintain liability insurance.
  6. The Annual Plowing Fee is based on best available information about likely number of storms.
  7. If storms are excessive in number or severity, additional fees will be assessed.
  8. No refunds. Any unused funds will be carried over from season to season as a reserve fund.  
  9. If the property is transferred during the plowing season, the Annual Plowing Fee paid shall be transferred to the new owner/occupant.