If there is a snow and ice emergency, call the Police Department Dispatcher at 440-235-3335. If Public Service needs to respond, Dispatch will page the Director.

During the winter months, the Olmsted Township Department of Public Service works to keep roadways open and safe for the motoring public.

Olmsted Township’s Department of Public Service has a dedicated crew.  Under the direction of Edward J. Salk, Jr., these men operate 24/7, plowing snow and spreading salt.  Their years of experience with northeast Ohio’s winters have taught them well – “prepare for the worst and hope for the best.”  Each snow and ice season, the Township’s fleet of trucks is ready to roll at a moment’s notice.  Larger trucks clear the main thoroughfares while smaller trucks handle over 30 cul-de-sacs in the township’s many developments.

Wintertime reminders for Olmsted Township residents:

  • Snow parking bans go into effect any time snow exceeds 2 inches.
  • Keep fire hydrants clear of snow – this can save time as well as a home or a life.
  • Shoveling/blowing/plowing snow out onto the roadway creates a hazard – you may be cited.

Mailboxes  

While it is the Department of Public Service’s goal to clear snow from the roads safely and without incident, it is possible that some residential mailboxes will suffer damage from contact with a snow plow.

Our primary concern is that mail service not get interrupted for any resident.  If the postal carrier is unable to deliver mail because of damage to your mailbox, a temporary mailbox can be provided until repairs or a replacement is made.

Click here to review Olmsted Township’s complete Mailbox Policy.

If your mailbox was damaged by contact with an Olmsted Township snow plow, your mailbox will be repaired or replaced.  (Click the “Report an Issue” link on this page to provide us with the necessary information.)  If damage was caused by snow or ice hitting your mailbox, or due to deteriorated materials, repair or replacement is the responsibility of the resident.

Residents are encouraged to make sure their mailboxes can withstand heavy snow thrown by passing plow trucks.  We thank you for your understanding when damage does occur and hope that the situation will be resolved quickly.