Town of South Hadley, MA
Hampshire County
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A. 
Before any work is done within the Town's right-of-way, the applicant must file a road opening permit and pay the appropriate fee. If applicable, the applicant shall complete the trench permit portion of the road opening permit. All work shall comply with the rules, regulations, and standards contained in the road opening permit as shown in Appendix A.[1]
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Editor's Note: Appendix A is on file in the Town offices. The road opening and sewer connection permit form is also available on the Town website: www.southhadley.org.
B. 
Before any nonemergency utility work, including but not limited to water, electric, phone, and cable TV, is performed in any right-of-way, the utility shall submit a plan of all proposed work to the Department of Public Works. The Department of Public Works shall approve the locations of all proposed appurtenances, including but not limited to hydrants, manholes, valve boxes, junction boxes, panels, and telephone poles.
A. 
Winter storm residential parking bans shall be declared, as necessary, by the Department of Public Works. When a winter storm residential parking ban is enacted, there is no on-street parking allowed on the following streets: Main Street, Bridge Street, Lamb Street, North Main Street, Bardwell Street, and Route 116. On all other streets, vehicles must park on the even side of streets on even days and on the odd side of streets on odd days.
B. 
The Department of Public Works may declare other parking bans to facilitate the maintenance/repair of Town infrastructure or for other reasonable purposes.
C. 
Vehicles not abiding by a declared parking ban shall be subject to towing at the owner's expense.
All property owners are responsible for snow removal on all public sidewalks that abut their property. The Selectboard approves a list of sidewalks where snow is removed by the DPW. However, these sidewalks are typically done after the Town roads are plowed. Property owners that abut sidewalks that are on the DPW sidewalk list are not absolved of their responsibility for sidewalk maintenance. The Town's snow and ice policies are shown in Appendix B.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix B is on file in the Town offices.
A. 
No person shall shovel, plow, blow, or otherwise place snow onto any public street.
B. 
No person shall rake, blow, or otherwise place leaves or other debris onto any public street.
C. 
Any person found violating any subsection of this section may be subject to a fine not to exceed $300.
A. 
The Town shall not be responsible for damage to private property that is located within the Town's right-of-way.
B. 
The Town will repair or replace mailboxes that are damaged during snow removal operations only if the mailbox is struck by the Town's vehicle or plow. The property owner is responsible for any damage to a mailbox that is due to snow coming off the face of the plow.
C. 
Public streets and sidewalks shall not be blocked by fences, shrubs, or any other private property. Fences, shrubs, or any other private property shall not block views of traffic on public streets.
The maintenance responsibilities for streets in South Hadley are shown in Appendix C.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix C is on file in the Town offices.
Each year, the DPW manages an "Adopt an Island" program where individuals can volunteer to maintain a traffic island or other public space. The rules and forms relating to this program are shown in Appendix D.[1]
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Editor's Note: Appendix D is on file in the Town offices. The Adopt-an-Island application form is also available on the Town website: www.southhadley.org.
A. 
Requests for roadside traffic signs and road markings must be made to the Town's Traffic Sign Committee.
B. 
No person shall erect any unofficial roadside traffic sign, unofficially mark any public road, or install any unauthorized visibility mirror.
A. 
"Driveway aprons" are defined as the portion of a driveway from the edge of the road to the property line.
B. 
The apron shall be maintained by the property owner.
C. 
During road reconstruction projects, the Department of Public Works will replace that portion of the apron necessary to create a proper transition from the road to the driveway, as determined by the Department of Public Works.