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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Winter Sidewalk Maintenance Preparation

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With the winter season fast approaching, Teton County/Jackson Parks & Recreation (TCJPR) Department and the Town of Jackson (TOJ) Public Works Department are preparing for winter-related maintenance activities throughout the area.  Our primary responsibility during the winter months is to ensure safe, accessible, connected public access throughout the Town of Jackson. To perform snow removal in a safe and efficient manner streets and sidewalks need to be clear of moveable objects, tree limbs and shrubs. Sidewalks are designed to have a five-foot minimum clear through zone around immovable objects.  We would like to remind all local businesses and property owners in the Town of Jackson to take this opportunity to remove any obstructions from the sidewalks for safe snow removal this winter season. TOJ Ordinance 984, “The Protection and Care of Trees” requires, among other things, that trees and shrubs growing on private properties not encroach onto streets or sidewalks and that overhanging tree limbs be pruned ten (10) feet above a sidewalk and twelve (12) feet above a public street to ensure safe public passage.


TCJPR and TOJ respectfully request that businesses and property owners clear any moveable objects from the sidewalk five foot clear through zone and cut back any trees or shrubs that are encroaching on streets or sidewalks by Thursday, November 15, 2018.


Parks and Recreation and the Public Works Department would like to express our gratitude in advance for the community’s collaborative efforts to maintain safe and accessible streets and sidewalks for a great winter season.  The annual TOJ Fall Yard Waste Drop Off will be taking place at the Fair Grounds on November 2-3 and is good opportunity to coordinate maintenance.


For questions or clarifications related to snow removal, please call 307-732-5793.

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