In the event of inclement weather, the ACA has an agreement in place with a private contractor to address the snow/ice removal. Generally, the policy is that snow is removed by the combined efforts of Montgomery County and our private contractor by plow from Avenel community streets when the snowfall totals two inches (2”) or more. Should the snowfall total be less than two inches, it is generally the contractor’s policy to treat any impassable or unsafe areas with ice melting products. Common area sidewalks are also cleared and treated with ice melting products where deemed necessary.
In the event of icy road conditions, the contractor will generally treat those areas in need with an ice melting product. Additionally, the County passes through the community with sanding trucks. County ordinance requires that residents clear the sidewalks adjoining their own lots within twenty four (24) hours of the end of precipitation.
Avenel is not responsible for removing snow from private driveways, with the exception of the common area shared courtyard driveways in the villages of Prescott and The Gates.
The ACA’s goal in snow plowing is to provide passable streets to its residents as quickly as possible after significant snowfalls of two inches (2”) or more. The ACA constantly monitors road conditions within Avenel and stays abreast of National Weather Service forecasts as well as local radio and television reports. The commencement of snow removal may vary at the discretion of the General Manager and the Site Operations Manager depending on the specific circumstances of each storm.
Should you become stranded on any of Avenel’s streets during evening hour or weekend snow storms, please contact the Avenel Surveillance Patrol at (301) 299-1518.