MUD ON ROADWAY POLICY
This policy refers to instances where farm or commercial activities from an owner, renter or contractor of land or property adjacent or near a Johnstown Township roadway that is maintained with public funds, deposits mud or other debris upon the roadway.
The objective is to minimize or remove deposits from the roadway that may constitute a road safety hazard for roadway users. In particular mud is considered to be a danger to users of the roadway because it may lead to accidents. This can be accelerated in adverse weather conditions.
Owners, renters or contractors are responsible for the following:
1. Do everything possible to prevent mud or other debris from being deposited on the roadway.
2. Use "Mud on Roadway" or "Slippery Road" signs when necessary to inform the public of the hazard. Make sure signs are positioned to give maximum visibility and warning to other road users.
3. Clean the road as necessary during the day and at the end of the working day.
4. When asked by any law enforcement agency or by township supervisors to clean the roadway, the roadway shall be cleaned within two hours of being notified.
5. The original slope of the road must be maintained when any work is done on the township right of way.
6. After removal of mud from roadway, gravel must be replaced to the original condition at owner's expense.
1. No individual may install or order a culvert on the township right of way without permission from a township supervisor.
2. Any ditching causing depth or change of grade to an existing ditch in the township roadway right of way will need a permit from the township supervisors.
3. Greatly appreciate respect of township roads by watching vehicle weight and speed.
(Sept. 16, 23 & 30, 2020) 2857218