Dumping Dirt on Streets
City ordinance prohibits dumping dirt, mulch, gravel, etc. on City streets. EPA closely regulates what goes into storm drains. When these types of materials are dumped in the streets, rain or watering of lawns causes it to move into storm drains. Kaysville City could receive huge fines for allowing dirt or debris to be placed on City streets. When you are building a new home, landscaping your yard, replacing a driveway, etc., please be prepared to tell the soil delivery company or contractor where the material can be dumped on your property. Dump trucks should back up to the curb and dump onto your property (which can include the sidewalk area but not into the street). They should not drive onto the curb. The weight of the truck will break the curb. Dumping material on streets is becoming a more widespread problem and, therefore, will be more closely monitored. Citations may be issued to residents, sand and gravel companies, and/or contractors who dump material on City streets.
Maintenance of sidewalks is the responsibility of homeowners and not the City. The City does not replace sidewalks that are broken, have cracks, or are lifting up due to tree roots. Individual homeowners are responsible for repair and maintenance of sidewalks on their property.
2016 Street Improvement Project
For information on the street improvement work that will be done this year, please check the Street Improvement Map.
Trim Low-Hanging Branches in Winter
Keeping streets clear of winter snow is a huge responsibility, one that is vital in maintaining safety for motorists and pedestrians. The Kaysville City Public Works Department does a great job plowing excess snow from City streets. However, in order to do their job effectively, they need your help.
PLEASE check the trees located in the park strip and behind sidewalks around your property for low-hanging branches. These can obstruct views, especially when laden with snow, and cause problems for drivers. Low branching trees and shrubs make it difficult for snow plows to clear the snow from curb to curb and can cause problems for street sweeper, garbage trucks, and delivery vehicles.
Tree Trimming Ordinance
Per Kaysville City Ordinance Chapter 9 of Title 2-10, Kaysville City crews need your continued assistance. Be advised that by December 15, all trees should be trimmed back in a manner acceptable to the individual property owner that also clears a path for snow plows and other City maintenance vehicles. The standard required is 14 feet in height from the top of the back of the curb. This will enable large equipment to drive underneath the trees to maintain the City streets. After December 15 in those areas where limbs continue to impede public works activities, Kaysville City crews will return and trim the applicable trees. Please be aware that City public works crews are not certified arborists and will take special care to trim trees to meet height requirements only and will not trim trees for beauty or tree health. If individual residents want to contract with a professional tree trimmer or to trim the trees themselves but can’t complete this task by December 15, please contact Amanda or Stacie at 801-544-8112. The applicable address will be added to the “do not cut” list.
If you have questions regarding this matter, please contact Kaysville City Public Works Department. We appreciate all that our residents do to maintain their private property, as well as the City right of way and park strip. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please contact us at 801-544-8112 or through our online contact form to report any of the following:
- Downed traffic sign
- Plugged storm drain
- Pot holes
- Road hazards
- Street light problems