Making Travel Safe
To ensure the safe passage of vehicles on Township roadways, Road Department crews trim overhanging branches as a seasonal maintenance program. The program will begin on or after January 3, 2018 and should be completed by the end of March. School buses, emergency response equipment, snow plow trucks, mail delivery, and refuse collection trucks are examples of the large vehicles that travel Township roadways throughout the year and may be damaged if tree branches are not trimmed from the right of way on a regular basis.
The Township is divided into area zones for right-of-way tree trimming. Alternating zones are trimmed each year to ensure that all streets receive attention within a 5 year cycle. Here are some guidelines crews use while performing the trimming:
- Trees will be vertically trimmed from the back of the curb edge or right-of-way to a minimum height of 14 feet.
- Shrubs and trees which hinder motorist sight from intersection visibility and necessary directional signage will be trimmed.
- Shrubs and trees that overhang sidewalks within the right-of-way leaving less than 8 feet of clearance will be trimmed.
The zones scheduled to be trimmed in 2018 include: Spring Valley plat, Singing Hills plat and various rural roadways. Residents of these platted areas will be notified by handbill in November 2017. The advance notice gives residents the opportunity to perform the trimming themselves or hire a professional prior to the start of the Township program. The schedule information is also included in the fall publication of the Township Newsletter each year.
Montgomery County Solid Waste District
Montgomery County residents may dispose of yard waste for free at the Montgomery County Solid Waste District Transfer and Recycling Facility, located at 1001 Encrete Lane in Moraine. Drop off hours are 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.