BERLIN — With the winter season here, the City of Berlin Public Works has announced reminders for residents and commercial property owners of a few winter housekeeping issues. Sidewalks and edges of streets are to be kept clear for plowing. Things such as basketball hoops, toys, nets, downtown flower boxes and other items that might cause obstruction should be removed from sidewalks and edges of streets to allow for plowing accessibility.
Private plowers must not push snow into any right of way, either the streets or regularly plowed sidewalks. According to City Ordinance Section 13-4(b), "A person may deposit or place snow from private property either along the street side of their property line or along the property line of property owners either across the street or to either side, so long as these property owners have given written permission to do so. All such snow must be placed in a smooth manner along the existing snow banks and will not interfere with the public ways by protruding into the roadway or creating traffic hazards or obstructions to any neighboring properties."
The city would also like to notify Berlin residents that sand is available at the Public Works Garage at 10 Jericho Road. Residents may pick up sand at anytime at their convenience. The sand is only available to Berlin residents, and it is not for commercial use. Sand barrels are also placed in designated areas in the city; this is also for Berlin residential use only.
Salt may also be purchased by Berlin residents by going to the City Hall Public Works office on the third floor to purchase the salt and obtain a receipt. Residents can then take their receipt and their container to one of the Public Works employees, at 10 Jericho Road, during the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Salt costs are as follows: 5 gallon pail is $3; a 55 gallon drum is $33.
New recycling schedules for 2016-2019 have been printed and mailed out to homeowners. If anyone would like a new schedule, call the city office at (603) 752-4450 or go to the website: www.berlinnh.gov.