’Tis the season ... for snow removal


Last updated 11/30/2022 at Noon

There may be a bit of the white stuff in the forecast, and while it’s a welcome element of Sisters’ winter wonderland, it carries some work along with it.

Business and property owners in the city have some responsibility for snow removal.

The City of Sisters’ snow removal contract applies to the downtown commercial core from Hood Avenue to Adams Avenue and from Pine Street to Locust Street on all public sidewalks, parking areas, and non-private alleys.

When snowfall reaches three inches and it’s still snowing, the City will mobilize its contractor to start plowing operations that night, with a target to be done by 10 a.m. the following morning.

Business and property owners are asked to: Move all vehicles out of the public parking spots before a storm event.

Property owners are responsible for snow removal in their private parking lots. Remember to keep open access to your garbage dumpster or container. If the access is not available, you may not receive garbage service from Republic Services.

When plowing the parking area in front of your home/business, be mindful of storm drains. If snow mounds cover storm drains, the melting snow will create flooding. The snow mounds can also reduce visibility to adjacent streets, alleyways, and sidewalks.

Do not use chemical de-icers; they can damage a sidewalk surface. Sand or birdseed works well. Shovel any leftover snow off the sidewalks from plowing operations.

“We appreciate everyone’s cooperation,” said Public Works Project Coordinator Jackson Dumanch. “If you need special assistance or know of someone who does, please call, and we will accommodate you as quickly as possible.”

For more information call the City of Sisters Public Works Department at 541-323-5220.


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