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Public Works Department
655 North 1250 West
Centerville, UT 84014
P: (801) 292-8232
F: (801) 292-8251

 

Public Works Director
Randy Randall

 

Deputy Director/Water Supervisor
Mike Carlson

 

Streets Division Supervisor
Ken Williams

 

Drainage Utility Supervisor
Dave Walker

 

GIS Specialist
Mike Smith

 

City Engineer
Kevin Campbell
ESI Engineering, Inc.
3500 South Main, Suite 206
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
P: (801) 263-1752
F: (801) 263-1780
 

 


Snow & Ice Removal

Snowplowing Service

The City's Public Works during snow storms busily works on removing snow from over 60 miles of City streets. The Public Works and Police Department have prioritized each City street for snowplowing based on the amount of usage of the street. The highest priority are the main collectors and streets on the hillsides. Main Street (Hwy 106) and Parrish Ln (Hwy 105) are maintained by UDOT - not Centerville. Due to limited manpower and equipment, dead ends and cul-de-sacs are the lowest priority and may not be plowed if there is only a few inches of snow. There are over 100 cul-de-sacs in the City and due to having to use smaller trucks, blades and limited space to store snow, they can take up to 20 to 30 minutes to plow EACH. Please be patient as they remove the snow - driving a snowplow is a tough job.
 

Mission Statement

To provide Centerville City with a professional snow removal and traction control program that ensures safe and orderly movement of automobile traffic in Centerville City during adverse winter weather conditions.

 

Goals and Objectives

 This program has been developed to facilitate this objective as it pertains to the Public Works Dept under adverse winter weather conditions.  The procedures presented in this program outline the manner in which the Public Works Dept directs city crews in snow or ice control removal within a 24-hour period, under both ordinary and emergency situations.

The purpose for detailing procedures is to provide assistance and information in a concise form, readily available and adaptable for major storm operations.  A pre-planned orderly approach helps reduce the costly affects of hurried decisions common in stress situations, such as emergency snow removal operations.

Centerville City averages more than seventy inches of snowfall annually.  Our present policy is to provide maximum service on major collectors, and other secondary streets, comprising the basic network needed to move the majority of the traffic in a safe and orderly way.

The highest snow and ice priorities are main collector streets.  High priority routes are those leading to arterial streets and schools.  UTA bus routes are principally on collector streets that are included as high priority routes.

The established street priorities are based on input from both the Centerville City Police Dept and the Public Works Dept.  Each classification may receive different treatments and level of service depending on the storm event.

 

Street classifications are as follows:

Priority 1 - Major Collectors

Procedure:  Plow and salt as determined by the storm event.  Bare pavement as soon as possible after the storm.  One pass will be taken each direction, salting as needed to open up all routes.

Goal:  Maintain wet, drivable roadways during the storm.

 

Priority 2 - Secondary Residential

Procedure:  Plow and salt as determined by the storm event.  Bare pavement as soon as possible after the storm.  One pass will be taken each direction, salting as needed to open up all routes.  (Plow trucks may be called to return to Priority 1 routes before completing Priority 2 routes depending on snowfall amounts and temperature.)

Goal:  Maintain wet, drivable roadways during the storm.

 

After all Priority 1 and 2 routes are open and wet, equipment moves to priority 1 routes and pushes snow back to the curbs.  When these are maintained, Priority 2 routes are pushed back to the curb.

 

Priority 3 - Cul-de-sacs and dead-ends

Procedure:  Cul-de-sacs and dead-ends will be plowed only after we receive four or more inches of snow.  This usually would be done during the next available workday depending on the total amount of snow and man-hours spent.  Priority 3 routes may receive a single pass after each storm.

Many factors determine the type of service that we can give during each storm event.  Every storm can vary.  Available trained personnel, time of snow, equipment breakdowns, amount of snow, temperature, and how many hours spent fighting the storm all play into the picture.