The Village of Mayville DPW will be plowing to combat any storm, however, there will be hazardous conditions until all the Village’s roads and streets have been treated.
It is unavoidable for Village of Mayville’s snow plows to push snow on sidewalks at all intersection corners during cleanup operations. It shall be the responsibility of the adjacent residential/business owner to remove these snow berms from the corners of intersections.
RESIDENTS CAN ASSIST THE DPW CREWS IN THEIR EFFORTS BY DOING THE FOLLOWING:
- Residents should not park on the street during a snow event. On-street parking is prohibited by Village Ordinance.
- Commercial property owners are responsible for plowing commercial parking lots, driveways, and public sidewalks adjoining their businesses.
- Residential property owners are responsible for shoveling or plowing public sidewalks adjoining their homes.
- Shovel snow from driveways into the parkway and not into the street. This will help to avoid creating dangerously slippery conditions for both motorists and pedestrians. Shoveling snow into the street is a Village violation.
- Shovel out fire hydrants that are in or around your property and around meters to aid utility meter readers.
- Clear sidewalks of snow for the safety of pedestrians and children walking to school.
- Uncover your mailbox and create a path for postal vehicles to pull up to mailboxes.
- Help your neighbors. For many residents, age or medical conditions make it difficult to shovel snow without risking their health.
- The Village of Mayville DPW has a goal of clearing all streets within twenty-four (24) hours after the snow stops falling. Heavier snows often take longer to clear.
- Driveways: When plowing is required, snow “berms” are unavoidably created across driveways. The plow operators do not have control over the wind-row of snow coming off the edge of the blade. The DPW tries to keep this problem to a minimum. Residents are reminded that shoveling or plowing snow into the street is strictly prohibited by local ordinance. To minimize the frustrating problem of the snowplow covering your driveway with snow after you’ve just shoveled it, stand facing the street and shovel snow into the yard or parkway instead of the street.
- Private Snow Plowing: Property owners should be aware that placing, dumping, or pushing snow onto Village streets or right-of-way from adjacent properties is prohibited by the Village of Mayville.
- The Village of Mayville provides some sidewalk clearing in the downtown only. The village does not clear sidewalks in residential or business neighborhoods and applauds citizens and proprietors for clearing sidewalks to help their neighbors and customers weather the storm.
- Sidewalks should be cleared to the pavement at least one shovel’s width within 24 hours after a snowfall event. This makes it easier for children to walk to school or the bus stop. Please lend a hand to elderly or disabled neighbors who cannot clear their own sidewalks, porches, and steps.
- Chemicals used in Snow Fighting: The Village of Mayville utilizes a mixture of rock salt and organic liquids containing sugar beet juice in the fight against snow accumulation and freezing on the roadways. This combination allows for the material to be effective down to a temperature of minus thirty degrees (-30) Fahrenheit. In addition, this mixture will be less corrosive to the streets, vehicles, and vegetation within the Village of Mayville. Residents should expect to see a brownish residue on the streets as opposed to the white residue. As with the salt, this material is easily washed off vehicles.
- In addition, the Village of Mayville will be proactive in their snow fighting with the application of an anti-icing program where the streets are treated with a chemical composition to combat the onset of the accumulation of snow and ice and also prohibit the bond between the snow and ice and the pavement. This will allow for a quicker cleanup of the roadways, while also slowing down the snow/ice accumulation on the roadway. This chemical composition to be used consists of salt brine, beet juice, and calcium chloride. Residents should expect to see this on the main routes throughout the Village. As more equipment becomes available this treatment will be expanded to all the streets in the Village of Mayville.
- The Village of Mayville DPW make every effort to clear the roads from curb to curb where cars are not parked on the street. In many cases with wet snow, the snow or plow blade may damage/remove mailboxes that are set close to the street; this is unavoidable. Mailbox damage complaints will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
- The Village of Mayville will not reimburse for any mailbox damage on improperly located mailboxes. The standard and accepted mailbox placement should be 42 inches measured from the ground surface to the bottom of the mailbox. The mailbox should be located so the front of the box is no closer than 6 inches from the back of curb. Any questions regarding the placement of mailboxes should be directed to the Village of Mayville Post Office at 989.843.5351.
- The residents of the Village of Mayville are asked to be patient and recognize that during the winter months there may be some minor inconvenience. Snow operations are labor intensive and equipment does break down on occasion. Snow removal crews work long hours to keep the streets clear and safe. We ask for everyone’s cooperation to help keep our streets safe as well.
The Mayville Village Council would like to announce the Winners of our First Annual Best Decorated “Trunk” Contest. 1st Place was $50 and a Trophy and Ribbon to Cindy and Jeff Smith, 2nd Place was $30 and a Ribbon to Fran and Jack Campbell, and 3rd Place was $20 and a Ribbon to Stacy Baxter Windham and Sandra Baxter.
We would especially like to thank our Contest Judges, Roxann Hiiter, Doreen Crane, Brenda King, and Cecelia Kapcia. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Thanks so much to everyone who participated and created such a fun experience for all the kids and parents that attended.
A special Thanks to Randy Valentine for donating the money for all prizes, the trophy, and ribbons.
The Mayville Police & Fire Department wish everyone a Safe and Happy Halloween. For the safety of all our small residents, the Village will hold Trick or Treating on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 between the hours of 6 pm –7pm. Fire Whistle will blow to signify the beginning and the end of trickor-treating. Mayville Fire Department will be passing out Glow Sticks at the Mayville Fire Hall beginning at 5:00 p.m. Candy Inspection will be at Bodeis Park immediately following Trick-or-Treating, or at the Fire Department in case of inclement weather. Hot Dogs and Hot Cocoa will also be available. Please be safe and enjoy the evening.
In Addition to the Village of Mayville’s regular Trick-or-Treat activities come join us for our Trunk-or-Treat Halloween event in Downtown Mayville! This year we will be hosting a decorating contest/costume contest for our Trunkers! Come on down and decorate your vehicle and wear a costume for a chance to win some money!! $50.00 for 1st Place, $30 for 2nd Place, and $20 for 3rd Place will be awarded to the best decorated Vehicle/Trunk Team!!! Fulton Street will close for Trunk-or-Treat setup at 4:30 pm. Judging will take place at 5:30 pm. Make sure you bring enough candy!!! (Candy Donations are Welcome and Appreciated, as well!!) October 31st, 2018 Hours – 5:30 -7:00 pm
For all of our friends who head to warmer climates for the winter, or planning that summer vacation, don’t forget to fill out a residential security check form.
The Mayville Sunflower Festival Committee is proud to announce it’s choice for this year’s festival royalty. It seems that every year we receive more nominees who each have special qualifications to become Citizen of the Year and Grand Parade Marshal. We are all lucky to have so many members of our community who have dedicated their time and efforts to improving our community. Besides the announcement of our Grand Marshal and Citizen of the Year, the Committee would also like to acknowledge runner-ups Violet Matthews and Gale Langford for their contributions to our community.
This year’s parade Grand Marshal is Roxann Hiiter. Roxann has run Rock-A- Bye-Baby Daycare from her home in our village for over 24 years. Hundreds of parents are forever grateful to her for the love and care that she has provided over the years. She continues to nurture and shape the development of her little charges, some of which had parents who were also cared for by Roxann.
Roxann’s community involvement has benefited numerous local organizations. She is or has been a member of the Mayville Board of Education, Mayville Village Council, Mayville sunflower Festival, Mayville Downtown Development Authority, Mayville Area Chamber of Commerce, Trustee for her church, and ambulance volunteer. She organizes the park cleanup each year, spearheaded the installation of Disc Golf at Ohmer Park, and supports our library. You can find her at every local parade, ball game, community event, and she approaches every activity with drive, determination, and a willingness to do everything in her power to make the event a success.
Judging by the number of nominations received, the community should be out in record numbers to wish Roxann well during the 2017 Sunflower Festival Parade in her role as Grand Marshal.
Citizen of the Year
The Mayville Sunflower Festival is very excited about this year’s Citizen of the Year, Cindy Coxe. She is the perfect example of someone involved in her local community and whenever approached, Cindy smiles and says, “What can I do to help?”. Cindy’s involvement includes Vice President and member of the Mayville Board of Education, Secretary and member of the VFW Auxiliary, member of the Mayville Area Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club, Eastern Star, Mayville Eagles, Mayville Museum, and a member of our own Mayville Sunflower Festival. She initiated the We Can Read Program, assists in the Summer Reading Program at the Mayville Library, and is involved in tutoring programs for our youth.
Her involvement in the Mayville Museum includes coordination of the Easter Egg Hunt for over 600 kids, car show, pancake breakfast, and as a general volunteer. She also wrote a grant which allowed the Museum to refinish the school house. She helps plant flowers downtown and sells “white canes” and “poppies” to help our local service organizations. She even makes the wonderful chicken noodle soup served at the Buck Pole each year.
Please take any opportunity you have to congratulate Cindy for being named Citizen of the Year and to thank her for her involvement and efforts to improve our community.