Road Maintenance

Shawnee Township Road Department currently serves 51.96 miles of roadway. The maintenance of the township roads include:
  • Snow Removal
  • Tile and catch basin maintenance
  • Road repair
  • Mowing of side ditches
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Personnel


The Road Department employees consist of Mr. Howard Gray, the Road Superintendent, and four full-time road workers with 3 years to 28 years experience.


Seasonal Information


Shawnee Township Snow Removal and Mailbox Damage Policy
Effective November 22, 1999

When a claim is made by an individual concerning mailbox damage, the Road Superintendent will make an on site inspection as soon as practical.The Superintendent will determine whether or not there was direct physical contact with the mailbox. In order for the Township to accept responsibility for the damage, evidence of direct physical contact must be present.

Damage that is the result of indirect contact ( such as an accumulation of snow) will result in the claim being denied. Such repairs will then be the responsibility of the landowner.

We regret any inconvenience incurred by the taxpayer as a result of this policy and assure you that maximum amount of care will be taken to minimize such incidents.

Any questions should be referred to the Shawnee Township Road Superintendent at 419-991-7941.


Shawnee Township Leaves & Brush Pickup


Brush
  • Routine maintenance and pruning only!
  • No service for trees cut down by property owner or professional tree companies. If you have hired a tree service, they are responsible for disposing of your limbs.
  • No service for lot clearing or topping of trees.
  • Excessive amounts will be denied (anything less than a large pick up load is generally acceptable)
  • Final determination on size of acceptable load or pile of brush will be up to the Road Superintendent
Leaves
  • Leaf pick up is a courtesy service, secondary to the Township's obligation to plow snow.  When weather is eminent, leaf collection will cease and the vacs will be replaced with snow and salting equipment. The Township will attempt to make two complete passes through the Township to pick up loose leaves. There is no need to call in for loose leaves.
  • Bagged leaves should be called in to the Township with an address for pick up.
  • The township will NOT pick up leaf piles that contain sticks, limbs or other non-leaf debris.
  • DO NOT PLACE ANY LEAVES ON THE ROADWAYS!!!!! Many neighborhoods have gotten into the routine of placing their leaves on the road.  This is dangerous to vehicles, emergency responders, buses, pedestrians, children, and it is a violation of the Ohio Revised Code: 

    4511.74 Placing injurious material on highway.

    (A) No person shall place or knowingly drop upon any part of a highway, lane, road, street, or alley any tacks, bottles, wire, glass, nails, or other articles which may damage or injure any person, vehicle, streetcar, trackless trolley, or animal traveling along or upon such highway, except such substances that may be placed upon the roadway by proper authority for the repair or construction thereof.

    Any person who drops or permits to be dropped or thrown upon any highway any destructive or injurious material shall immediately remove the same.

    Any person authorized to remove a wrecked or damaged vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley from a highway shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the highway from such vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley.

    No person shall place any obstruction in or upon a highway without proper authority.

    (B) No person, with intent to cause physical harm to a person or a vehicle, shall place or knowingly drop upon any part of a highway, lane, road, street, or alley any tacks, bottles, wire, glass, nails, or other articles which may damage or injure any person, vehicle, streetcar, trackless trolley, or animal traveling along or upon such highway, except such substances that may be placed upon the roadway by proper authority for the repair or construction thereof.

    (C)

    (1) Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

    (2) Whoever violates division (B) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.