Chatham Township, Minnesota

Chatham Township Maintenance


Brush Cutting:

    Brush is cut on Township road right-of-ways.


Dustcoating:

    Dustcoating is done on gravel roads, and is paid for from Township funds.


Snowplowing and Grading:

    The Township maintenance men make every effort to provide a high level of service when it comes to snowplowing and grading and maintaining the roads.  The men also mow the ditches, open culverts, keep the roads clear, patch the potholes, add gravel to the roads and shoulders, and more.  Snowplowing will generally be done when there is an accumulation of two inches or more.  Plowing and sanding are scheduled to have the roads in the best travel condition during heavy use periods.


Do not push snow onto roads!


Do not park cars, trucks or other vehicles on the road right-of-way!


The removal of snow is one of the most important jobs confronting our maintenance crew during the winter season.  Safety for the motorist and serviceability of the roads are also the primary consideration of our maintenance crew.


Only mailboxes and fences properly located and installed that are damaged by actual contact with Township equipment will be repaired at Township expense


Depositing snow onto or across a public road is illegal and punishable under Minnesota Statute 160.27.  Placing snow onto a public road can be a road hazard... such as a slippery area, a frozen rut or bump... which can cause a traffic accident.  This liability can extend to both the property owner and the person who actually placed the snow onto the roadway.

You can help: Provide off-road parking for all of your vehicles and trailers, and inform the Township of especially bad road problems.


Posting of Roads: During the Spring break-up, all Township gravel roads and paved roads have a 5 ton load limit.  This goes into effect when the County posts their roads.


For services, contact Maintenance Operator Steve Boisclair at 320-963-5799.