Town of Salina
Salina Town Supervisor
Now that winter is actually here, I would like to remind town of Salina residents of a few seasonal concerns.
Superior Waste Removal will continue to pick up Christmas Trees until Jan. 26, on your scheduled trash pick-up day. Trees left out after this period will be picked up after March 12, when yard waste pick-up resumes.
During the winter months, snow removal is the no. 1 priority of our highway department employees. There are a few things that our residents can do to help out.
When clearing driveways of snow, please keep in mind that it is illegal to plow or blow snow into the road; this applies to all town, county and state roads. If you have hired a plow contractor to clear your driveway, please inform your plow driver of this policy; as they may be ticketed if they are found to be in violation.
In accordance with Town of Salina Local Law Chapter 250, all sidewalks on individual properties shall be maintained at all times. That means if you have a sidewalk in front of your property it is your responsibility to clear it of snow. Failure to do so could result in a violation notice. Many residents, including children walking to school, use the sidewalks to get around, so it is important to keep them clear.
In addition, restrictions for on-street parking continue through the remainder of the winter months. From Nov. 15 to April 15 each year, on-street parking is prohibited from 12 to 8 a.m. daily to allow plow drivers to clear snow from the streets during overnight hours. Cars parked on the street during these hours may be ticketed.
Also, if your house is near a fire hydrant, do yourself and your neighbors a favor by keeping it clear of snow. Every second counts and this will be extremely helpful to your local fire departments.
The last day to pay your 2018 property tax bill (without penalty) is Wednesday, Jan. 31. The tax office is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, there will be extended hours from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Credit cards are now accepted. If you have not received your 2018 property tax bill or have any other questions regarding the payment of your taxes, contact the Receiver of Taxes Alicia MacCollum at (315) 451-0840.
As always, the town of Salina website can explain some of these issues in more detail and it is also a great resource for our residents. You can find us online at salina.ny.us.
You can also look us up on Twitter (@townofsalina), Facebook (townofsalina) and Instagram (townofsalina). Please know that I am always available if you have questions or concerns on these and other topics. You may stop by my office, call me at (315) 457-6661 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.