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A major storm could take 12 to 16 hours to complete AFTER the storm ends. The main roads are always plowed first, then the secondary roads, once those are completed, the side roads are plowed. Clean up could go on for several days after the storm. Despite the high level of service provided, no guarantee can be given that the roads will be completely clear of snow and ice.
Plows have to make four to six passes on a street to clear it curb to curb. It is best for residents to wait, if possible, until we have finished plowing before shoveling out your driveway approach. We cannot prevent snow from being deposited in driveway approaches.
The Street Department only salts hills and intersections on residential roads; we are limited to our annual salt deliveries so we must limit the amount of salt we use.
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In order to enclose your ditch with a drain pipe, this must first be approved according to our specifications by a supervisor. Please call the Street Department at 330-633-5130 for this request. If approved, you will receive a drawing, the drawing will describe the installation requirements and directions. You must purchase a $50 permit and $100 bond through the Zoning Department which may be reached at 330-633-0090 and is located on the first floor of:City Hall 46 North AvenueTallmadge, OH 44278 Contact the Street Department when you are ready to begin. The home owner is responsible for installing the enclosure, purchasing all material and landscaping. The Street Department must inspect each step of the process as described on the drawing before you will receive your bond refund. Contact the Street Department at 330-633-5130 for inspections.
The City of Tallmadge is not responsible for street lights.
If you notice a street light out, call Ohio Edison at 800-633-4766 or Report Lighting Problem on there website. You will need the address and/or the location of the pole - it would be helpful if you are able to get the pole number. They will also want to know if the light is burned out or intermittently working.