Highway Dept. FAQ

DeKalb Township Highway Dept. Frequently Asked Questions

Table of Contents
1. What are the Highway Department days and hours?
2. Does the supervisor have any control over the duties of the highway commissioner?
3. When does the township begin mowing?
4. When does the township begin trash pick up?
5. Under what conditions does the township spread salt?
6. How many plow trucks does the township have removing snow?
7. When does the township begin plowing snow?

1. What are the Highway Department days and hours?

Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am -5:00 pm.

2. Does the supervisor have any control over the duties of the highway commissioner?

No, each official has his own statutory duties and neither person can exercise any official control over the other.

3. When does the township begin mowing?

The township begins mowing May 15.

4. When does the township begin trash pick up?

The township performs trash pick up year round.

5. Under what conditions does the township spread salt?

Salt is used when conditions warrant its use. If the temperature is too low, salt is ineffective. If it is blowing, salt will only aid in grabbing the snow and keeping it on the roadway.

6. How many plow trucks does the township have removing snow?

The township has three plow trucks available for snow removal.

7. When does the township begin plowing snow?

The township begins plowing snow in mid-November through the end of March.

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