City of Moro Snow Removal Policy:
We all know how unpredictable the weather can be in our area. We have experienced winters (normally December, January and February) with no snow accumulation, to winters such as we’ve had in the past that deposited heavy snow.
The City of Moro’s plan calls for the backhoe to begin trying to remove as much snow as possible when the snow depth reaches six (6) inches or more in the major streets. The exception to this policy will apply on roads that ODOT and the County Road Department maintain, as they will be working with less than six inches of accumulation.
· The State (ODOT) maintains Main Street, 4thStreet, Emergency Services Area (Dewey and Moore Streets), and 1stStreet to the Post Office.
o During the hours between 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM when snow is present or predicted no vehicles will be allowed to park on Main Street (Hwy 97) inside the City limits to allow ODOT to plow and maintain the parking areas.
· The City will try and maintain the rest of 1stStreet and all of 2nd Street to the best of its ability.
Residents need to understand the City doesn’t have a “Black Pavement” policy. The City’s backhoe is NOT a snowplow. The City will NOT be clearing every street in town when it snows!
During snow removal operations, the City receives complaints about plowed-in driveways. We apologize for this inconvenience and ask for patience and assistance with this problem.
Residents are responsible to maintain their sidewalks and driveways adjacent to their property. Please pile snow on your yard, not in the street. Business Owners need to remove the snow from in front of their buildings by placing it on the brick pavers section, NOT in the street. Also, keep clear all ADA ramps of snow.
The City will attempt to clear the snow from the storm water catch basins, which are normally located at a street corner or near an alley, so that snow melt can drain away. Because of the amount of snow, when catch basins are cleared, there will be a pile of snow at each corner near a catch basin.
Common Questions about snow removal…..
Q: Can’t the City remove the snow they put in my driveway and sidewalks?
A: The City’s primary duty is to open and keep open the main roadway system. Considering the large number of driveways, it is too costly and time consuming, and would require additional staff and equipment to perform this service.
Q: Why are residential streets seldom plowed?
A: With over 7 miles of streets to maintain, with limited equipment and staff, it is usually not possible to remove the snow of all the streets. We make every effort with a backhoe to get the two major streets.
Q: Can I park my car on the street?
A: Yes, on those streets where parking is normally allowed. However, ODOT maintains Main Street in the middle of the night, having to maneuver a snowplow in and out between parked vehicles can not only be dangerous, but one must be aware that if a car is parked on the side of the street, your car could be plowed in with a snow bank. The City will have to go around the car parked on the street and won’t be responsible on making sure you can get out.
Posted December 23, 2021
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Moro City Council will conduct a Public Hearing beginning at 7:00 p.m. on January 4, 2022 in City Council Chambers at City Hall also accessible via videoconference. The purpose of the Hearing is to consider a variance to the R-5 front yard setback standards on behalf of Mr. Dan Talley and Mr. Jeremy Mark at property under their ownership at 100 3rd Street. The applicants propose to site a manufactured home on the lot, encroaching 10 feet into the 20-foot required front yard setback. The property is legally described as Parcel 2 of Partition Plat 2021-05. The Property is planned and Zoned Residential. All interested are urged to attend.
If you have any questions, please contact Erik Glover, City Administrator at (541) 565-3535.
Posted: December 13, 2021
NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS
The Moro City Council will conduct a Public Hearing beginning at 7:00 p.m. on January
4, 2021, at Moro City Hall and via video conference.
The purpose of the Hearing is to consider a text amendment to the Moro Comprehensive Plan removing the specific policy prohibiting the City from extending water services outside of the Urban Growth Boundary.
The specific substantive criteria relied on by the City in rendering decisions on the
proposed annexation are contained within Section II – Plan Amendments, of the Moro
Written testimony will be received until 3 p.m., January 3, 2021, at the Moro City Hall.
Oral testimony will be received during the hearing. All interested are urged to attend.
If you have any questions, please contact Moro City Administrator Erik Glover at (541) 565-3535.