Town to begin preparation for winter maintenance activities

JACKSON, Wyo. —Jackson Parks & Recreation Department along with the town’s public works department is reminding all local businesses and property owners in the Town of Jackson to take the opportunity to remove any obstructions from the sidewalks for safe snow removal this winter season.

As the winter months approach, the Teton County/ Jackson Parks & Rec Department and Town of Jackson Public Works Department will begin to prepare public access areas for winter maintenance activities.

The Town of Jackson’s primary responsibilities during the winter months are to ensure safe, accessible, connected public access throughout the town. Additionally, they prioritize performing snow removal in a safe and efficient manner, streets and sidewalks need to be clear of moveable objects, tree limbs, shrubs and piles of snow. Sidewalks, for instance, are designed to have a five-foot minimum clear through-zone around immovable objects.

Town ordinances require, among other things, that trees and shrubs growing on private properties not encroach onto streets or sidewalks and that overhanging tree limbs be pruned ten (10) feet above a sidewalk and twelve (12) feet above a public street to ensure safe public passage.

Please make sidewalks and other walkways in compliance and clear by Monday, Nov. 15.

Parks and Recreation and the Public Works Department would like to express its gratitude in advance for the community’s collaborative efforts to maintain safe and accessible streets and sidewalks for a great winter season.

Town of Jackson Ordinances related to snow removal can be found here.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who recently made Jackson home. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. She is most passionate about delivering and pursuing stories that directly impact the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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