Public Works – Winter
Parking is prohibited on all town streets from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am Between November 1 and April 15.
We understand that winter parking can be difficult due to heavy snowfall, limited parking, etc. But we ask that you do not park on the side of the road during snow storms. Our snow removal equipment is relatively large and it is difficult to maneuver around vehicles located on the side of the road. Also, vehicles parked on the side of the road are very difficult to see during heavy snow storms and can be accidentally damaged.
In addition, vehicles are prohibited from parking on any public street so as to interfere with or hinder the removal of snow by the Town’s plowing or snow removal operations. A vehicle so parked may be removed from the street by order of the Road Commissioner, at the expense of the owner of such vehicle.
Driveway Snow Removal
During the winter months we know removing snow from the end of your driveway can be frustrating. The placement of snow at the end of your driveway cannot be avoided by our snow removal equipment. Also we would like to remind you there is a state law (29A MRSA 2396) that prohibits pushing of snow into the public way. This includes pushing snow across a public street.
Winter sand is available for residents’ personal use. Each residential dwelling is eligible for a 5 gallon pail of sand per storm. No stock piling is allowed. Taking of pure rock salt is prohibited without approval from the Road Commissioner. The use of municipal sand for the sanding of private roads is prohibited.
The Town of Kingfield does its best during snowplow operations to avoid damaging any personal property. But anything erected or located within the Town’s right-of-way is the property owner’s responsibility to replace if damaged during normal snowplow operations. The Public Works Department is happy to work with you in locating areas for mailboxes, fences, etc., to minimize the chance of damage and to make sure property is located safely.