Miscellaneous Snow Information


In order to avoid damage to curbside mailboxes, the City has established an ordinance and specifications that conform to Federal and State Postal Service regulations for the installation of these mailboxes. If your mailbox is damaged and it conforms to the ordinance, City crews will attempt to make temporary repairs to ensure mail delivery until such time permanent repairs can be performed.

Snow in front of curbside mailboxes is the responsibility of the homeowner to remove and to provide access to the mailbox for mail delivery. It is not the City’s responsibility to clear snow from in front of the curbside mailboxes.

Grass Damage

Damage to parkway grass and sod resulting from snow removal operations will be repaired in the spring when pulverized dirt is available. To help City crews to minimize plow damage, residents living in cul-de-sacs, on corners, and curvilinear streets without curbs, or have low back curbs, may place a reflector at or near the curb line.

Basketball Hoops

Temporary/portable or permanently installed basketball hoop systems should not be placed on the City’s right-of-way (parkway) or near the curb or edge of the pavement. These items protrude into the path of snow removal equipment and may make contact with the snow removal equipment, either causing damages to the City's plows or to the basketball hoop.

The City strongly recommends that basketball hoops be removed from the parkway prior to the beginning of the winter season. The City will not be responsible for any damage caused to basketball hoops during snow plowing.

Sidewalk Clearing

The City of Geneva encourages all residents to clear snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property in order to help students, walkers, joggers, commuters, shoppers and other pedestrians to travel safely.