Snow Removal By-law Amendment

Please be advised that the Weston Annual Town Meeting held on May 11, 2009 unanimously approved a Snow Removal by-law. This new regulation prohibits the depositing of snow onto or across any public way, including sidewalks or public property. This by-law addresses the on-going problem of private contractors plowing snow from private driveways into the public way. This causes unsafe road conditions that must be corrected by the DPW.

Violation tickets will be issued to the contracted snow removal contractor and/or the property owner under the non-criminal disposition by-law. The by-law reads as follows:

No Snow Deposited in Public Way By-law
Section 5: No person, other than an employee or other person in the service of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the Town of Weston shall direct, discharge, dump, shovel, pile, push, blow, plow or deposit snow, ice, or water under conditions where water would be subject to freezing onto, into or across any public way, including sidewalks or public property, or cause, direct, sanction or authorize any such activity involving snow, ice, or water on a public way or public property.

This by-law may be enforced as provided in Article V, Sections 1 and 2 of the general by-laws, including non-criminal disposition.

This new by-law will be strictly enforced. Your anticipated cooperation is appreciated.

Additional Information
The Town of Weston's Snow and Ice policy and response plan is available on the Department of Public Work's web pages, as well as a Frequently Asked Questions page.