Snow Information

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Winter Parking Regulations

December 1st through March 31st, parking is not allowed on the streets during the following hours: Monday through Friday from 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. Saturday & Sunday from 2:30 a.m. until 6 a.m.

Following of Snow Plows

WI Statute Chapter 346.915 prohibits a person operating a vehicle from following an official snowplow, equipped & engaged in snow & ice control/removal, closer than 75 feet when on any roadway having a posted speed limit of 35 mph or less. Highways with posted speeds of more than 35 mph require a minimum of 200 feet following distance. It also requires a person operating a vehicle to stop not less than 20 feet from a snowplow at an intersection & to remain stopped until the snowplow resumes motion.

Snow & Ice Removal

The blowing &/or shoveling of snow onto City streets is a violation of the City of Oak Creek Municipal Code & is subject to ticketing. Section 6.24 (c) reads as follows: “Prohibited Placement. No person except the State, County or City shall deposit or cause to be deposited, upon any street, alley, sidewalk, parkway or public land, any snow or ice taken or removed from his premises. No person except State, County or City shall use private or public lands within the City as a place for the disposal or dumping of snow or ice from public or private property or from another municipality except with the permission of the owner. The deposit of any snow or ice upon any street, alley, sidewalk, parkway, or public lands of the City, contrary to the provisions of this Chapter, shall be and is hereby declared to be a nuisance. The City may remove any snow and ice so deposited and cause the costs of such removal to be charged to the owner or occupant of the property from which said snow or ice was removed and illegally deposited, pursuant to Section 66.60(16) WI Statutes.”.

Property owners are also required to keep clear their mailboxes and fire hydrants on their property per Section 6.24 (d) as follows: “Hydrants and Mailboxes. Every property owner or occupant shall keep all fire hydrants and mailboxes abutting his/her property free and clear of all snow and ice.”

Sidewalks are required to be cleared of snow and ice per Section 6.24(a) within 24 hours after such snow or ice has ceased to fall or accumulate.

Damage to Property Within Street Right-Of-Way Caused By Snow Removal

1. Mailboxes &/or Posts:

Effective immediately, mailboxes &/or posts will no longer be repaired or replaced by the City. Reimbursement will be made to residents under the following guidelines:

  • In kind replacement of post &/or mailbox, or a reasonable alternative may be reimbursed to a maximum of $100 per event. No labor will be paid.
  • Claimant must provide date & approximate time of when damage occurred.
  • Claimant shall bring damaged parts and paid receipt for replacement parts to the Street Department for reimbursement.
  • Claims for gang mailboxes must be made by each property owner to receive reimbursement. Maximum payment will again be $100 per event, per property owner but will include only one post reimbursement.
  • The City shall offer to provide a temporary mailbox on a stand for any mailbox post destroyed by snow plowing on City streets with the provision that the mailbox be returned after a permanent mailbox is installed or by May 1st, whichever comes first.
  • Only a limited number of temporary mailboxes are available for this purpose. It will be the homeowner’s responsibility to pick up and return temporary mailboxes.

2. Walls, planters, sprinkler heads, etc.

Damage to appurtenances installed within the City street right-of-ways will NOT be considered for cost of replacement.

3. Grass or Sod

Damage within curb lawn areas will be replaced by the Street Department in the Spring.

 

If you have any additional questions, call the Street Department at (414)570-5682.