Standards for Driveways
- 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.
- Features near the driveway shall be marked with 4’ wooden or fiberglass stakes (septic systems, well heads, culverts, landscaping, etc.).
- Driveways shall have an adequately cleared width and height.
- Safety first. Please keep children and pets away from driveways during plowing.
- TDPC plows only if the snow is 4” deep or more, measured at the Highway Department garage.
- 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.
- Driveways will be plowed when the storm is over and the adjacent roads have been plowed.
- Exceptions to 1, 2, and 3 will be made when safety and practicality require.
- If your vehicle or other obstacle blocks the driveway, TDPC will be plow only the unblocked area. The plower will not return.
- TDPC cannot guarantee that driveways will be kept open if snow accumulation is excessive.
- Neither TDPC nor contractors will be responsible for damage to lawns or driveway surfaces.
- TDPC will not be liable for any personal injury or property damage.
- TDPC will not sand driveways, plow out mailboxes, or re-plow because of drifting.
- 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
- Renewal plowing fee for the 2019-2020 season is $1.14 per $1,000 of town assessment until 1 October, $1.44 after that.
- New Members’ Plowing Fee is $1.50 per $1,000 of assessment.
- If you join or renew or complete your payment during a storm, there is a $50 surcharge.
- If TDPC determines that it is not safe or practical to plow your driveway, TDPC will return your application and fees.
- Contracted plow drivers are required to maintain liability insurance.
- The Annual Plowing Fee is based on best available information about likely number of storms.
- If storms are excessive in number or severity, additional fees will be assessed.
- No refunds. Any unused funds will be carried over from season to season as a reserve fund.
- If the property is transferred during the plowing season, the Annual Plowing Fee paid shall be transferred to the new owner/occupant.