Engineer and Roads

violet snowplow1As Central Ohio prepares for its first winter storm of the season, we want to

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Mailboxes and snow Removal

We want to remind Violet Township residents of our snow and ice removal philosophy. First and foremost, safety for the traveling public is critical as we execute our snow and ice removal program. Therefore, consistent with previous years, we will adhere to the following procedures:

Primary Streets

Main roads will be treated first. Examples of main roads are those that connect County and State routes, streets leading to schools and businesses. and main road(s) within subdivisions that provide primary access to the subdivision.


Secondary Streets

Side streets, cul de sacs and dead end streets will be treated next. Depending on the snowfall rate, significant snow could collect on side streets while main roads are being cleared.

Mailboxes

Mailboxes and their supports should be reinforced to ;withstand the impact of snow during snow and ice removal activities. Mailboxes knocked down due to the weight of snow will not be replaced. However, as time allows and as a service to our residents, township staff will attempt to temporarily reestablish mailboxes and/or their supports. This will only occur after the storm event has subsided and all streets are cleared. Note that on occasion, this can take up to a few days.

Click HERE for more information, or call 614.382.5979 with questions.

Be safe everyone!

 

remind Violet Township residents of our snow and ice removal philosophy. First and foremost, safety for the traveling public is critical as we execute our snow and ice removal program. Therefore, consistent with previous years, we will adhere to the following procedures:

Primary Streets
Main roads will be treated first. Examples of main roads are those that connect County and State routes, streets leading to schools and businesses. and main road(s) within subdivisions that provide primary access to the subdivision.

Secondary Streets
Side streets, cul de sacs and dead end streets will be treated next. Depending on the snowfall rate, significant snow could collect on side streets while main roads are being cleared.

snowmailboxMailboxes
Mailboxes and their supports should be reinforced to withstand the impact of snow during snow and ice removal activities. Mailboxes knocked down due to the weight of snow will not be replaced. However, as time allows and as a service to our residents, township staff will attempt to temporarily reestablish mailboxes and/or their supports. This will only occur after the storm event has subsided and all streets are cleared. Note that on occasion, this can take up to a few days.

The Service & Engineering Department is responsible for maintaining Township roadways and parks.
It is the Service Department's primary job to keep the roads in good condition no matter what the season. When the threat of snow has passed they repair roads, re-establish ditches for proper stormwater runoff, keep storm drains clean and open, remove problem trees in right-of-ways, and assist the Township with numerous other jobs that would otherwise have to be contracted elsewhere.

YouAreHereWho Maintains or Plows Your Road?
Does Violet Township maintain your road? Fairfield County? Ohio Department of Transportation? It's important to know which agency is responsible for removing snow and repairing the roadway in front of your home. Before the snow flies, give us a call at 614.382.5979 to find out who will plow and repair your road!

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Please make sure to follow the posted rules at all of our parks, but also remember to have a great time!










potholeHow to report a pothole

Potholes spring up from time to time as water seeps into the crack of a road surface. Please let us know about them by calling 614.382.5979 so we can start the repair process


GirlWalkingSafe Routes To Schools
Safe Routes to Schools programs enable community leaders, schools and parents across the United States to improve safety and encourage more children, including children with disabilities, to safely walk and bicycle to school. In the process, programs are working to reduce traffic congestion and improve health and the environment, making communities more livable for everyone.

The Pickerington Safe Routes to Schools committee identified needs, obtained statistics and mapped every crosswalk, stop sign and curb ramp in the Pickerington Local School District. In 2010, we applied for funding and were awarded a grant of $343,000 from the Ohio Department of Transportation. This grant will be used to design and construct sidewalks within the Chevington Village subdivision.

Approximately one mile of new sidewalk was constructed along Easton Drive, Village Way and Ravine Avenue. The new sidewalk connects with existing sidewalks, providing a loop within Chevington Village. New flashing lights will be installed on Melrose Boulevard. Additionally, the dirt and mulch walking path south of Violet Elementary was replaced with a new concrete sidewalk, providing a better connection to the Melrose subdivision. Constructed was completed by mid 2013. We have currently applied for grant funds for 2014 so we can continue to make our neighborhoods safer for our children.