Marietta Services

Winter Storm Preparedness Plan


Level 1: Roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Ice on roads also exists. People are advised to drive cautiously.

Level 2: Roads have blowing and drifting snow. Only those people who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. People are asked to contact employers to see if they should go to work.

Level 3: All roadways are closed to vehicles except for emergency personnel. No one should be out unless it is absolutely necessary. People should contact employers to see if it Is necessary to report to work. Drivers who disobey the order to stay off the roads are subject to arrest.

Snow emergency levels are determined by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Please monitor local TV and radio stations for the latest updates.

For more information on the snow emergency policy in the City of Marietta please refer to Ordinance No. 355.07, 355.08 (parking prohibited during emergency)

355.07 DESIGNATION OF STREETS.


The streets where parking is prohibited after four inches of snowfall or where there is a certain and immediate prospect of snowfall within eighteen hours are listed as follows: Business District - All streets from Front to Fourth and from Greene to Scammel.

Matthew Street from Third to Strecker Hill.
Washington from Second to Cisler Drive at top of hill.
Third from Marion to Greene.
Greene from Third to Holly.
Acme from Greene to Phillips.
Putnam from Third to Seventh.
Glendale Road - 700 and 800 blocks.
Seventh from Greene to Washington.
Gilman from Putnam Avenue to narrows.
Putnam Avenue from Gilman to Franklin.
Franklin from Putnam Avenue to Virginia.
Market from Franklin to Fort Harmar

(Ord. 44 (68-69). Passed 11-21-68. )

355.08 ADDITIONAL PARKING BANS DURING SNOW EMERGENCIES.


(a) Whenever a snow emergency is declared under provisions of this chapter at such times as the United States Weather Bureau records applicable to the City, indicate that four inches of snow have fallen or that the same weather bureau records indicate that there is a certain immediate prospect of a four inch snowfall within the next eighteen hours, the Safety-Service Director shall have the power to enact additional forms of parking bans he deems necessary to ensure access by emergency vehicles or snow removal equipment.

On the following streets, and any others designated by the Director, parking may be entirely banned or the Director may establish a system of banning parking on alternating sides of designated streets. Any such system of parking bans shall be developed by the Director and shall remain in effect for as long as necessary to ensure access by emergency vehicles and snow removal equipment. Streets covered in this section include, but are not limited to, the following:

Spring
Becker
Oakwood
Sunset Lane
Fourth (Warren to Ferguson)
Shade
Woodland
Aurora
Wells
Harmar
Chestnut
Lancaster (below Ft. Harmar Drive)
Holly
Gilman Avenue
Vine
Maple (below Ft. Harmar Drive)
Warner
Bartlett
High
Lord
Front (Scammel to Third)
Elm
Grant
Oakview
Frederick
Circle Drive
Sheridan
Knox
Miller
St. Clair
Ingleside

(b) In addition, on streets designated herein, and any others designated by the Director, parking may be eliminated concurrent with the declaration of a snow emergency under this chapter, with such parking ban remaining in effect for as long as necessary to ensure access by emergency vehicles and snow removal equipment. Streets covered in this subsection include, but are not limited to, the following:

Phillips
Fifth (above Montgomery)
Quarry
Garfield
Highland
Walker
Alta
Ridge
High
Orchard
St. Marys
Cedar
Mulberry
Whites Road

(Ord. 94(78-79). Passed 11-16-78.)

521.06 DUTY TO KEEP SIDEWALKS IN REPAIR AND CLEAN.


(a) No owner or occupant of abutting lands shall fail to keep the sidewalks, curbs or gutters in repair and free from snow, ice or any nuisance.

(ORC 723.011)

(b) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

905.02 SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL AND REPAIR; LAWN STRIPS.


(a) Responsibility for Ice and Snow Removal. Every owner, occupant or person having charge of any tenement, building, lot or parcel of land fronting on any avenue, street, alley or public highway of the City shall clear the whole sidewalk in front of such tenement, building, lot or parcel of land of snow and ice. If for any cause it shall be impossible to remove all the snow and ice which may adhere to such sidewalk, then every such owner, occupant or person having charge shall cover such snow or ice as shall remain with such coating of ashes, sand, salt or other substance as may be necessary to render travel safe and convenient.

(b) Responsibility for Repairs. Every owner of any lot or parcel of land in the City shall keep the paved sidewalks, curbs and gutters in front of, and abutting upon, such lot or parcel of land constantly in good order and repair, and free from any nuisance, except that the City will be responsible for repair of sidewalk damage caused by trees located in and upon City property, or any lawn strip.

Such owner shall not be subject to the penalty provided by Section 905.99 by reason of his failure to keep such sidewalks, curbs and gutters in repair, unless written notice has been given him by the Director of Public Safety and Service designating the repairs needed and fixing a time, not less than ten days after the date of such notice, within which such repairs are to be made. Without excluding other methods of giving such notice, notice may be given by certified or registered mail, addressed to such owner at the address shown in the County Treasurer's Office for the mailing of tax bills. Notice shall be deemed to be complete upon mailing.

Any such owner or other person who shall take up, or cause to be taken up, the whole or any part of any paved sidewalk, curb or gutter for the purpose of improvement or otherwise, shall cause such sidewalk, curb or gutter to be relaid in a proper manner within two weeks after taking such sidewalk, curb or gutter up, unless sooner directed to replace the same. However, in case of necessity, whenever any pavement shall have been so taken up, the Director may, by written permit, extend the time for relaying such pavement for any period not exceeding four weeks.

(c) City May Make Repairs. If such owner does not have such repairs completed within thirty days from notification, the Director may direct that the work be done by the City, and the costs assessed against the property owner.

(d) Liability of Owner. Every owner or occupant of abutting lots and lands in the City shall be liable for any personal injuries or damages due to any failure to keep sidewalks, curbs and gutters in repair and free from snow and any other nuisance.

(e) Lawn Strips. Every owner, occupant or person having charge of any tenement, building, lot or parcel of land fronting on any avenue, street, alley or public highway of the City shall regularly maintain, keep in good order and repair and free from holes and other nuisances, that portion of the City street right of way commonly called the “lawn strip”, “tree strip” or “park strip”, excepting that the City shall maintain control of, and responsibility for, any trees located in and upon such strip.

(Ord. 83 (72-73). Passed 2-15-73.)