Seasonal Information – FAQs

When does the Borough pick up leaves?

The Public Works department begins collecting leaves throughout the borough in the fall.  A press release will be issued once a specific start date is established. A subsequent press release will be issued upon completion of collection.

Are there winter parking regulations?

Yes.  When a Winter Weather Emergency has been declared by the Bedford Borough, vehicles are NOT permitted to be parked on streets, along alleyways or in the Fort Bedford Park parking lot.

Who is responsible for clearing off snow covered sidewalks?

Per §95.035 of the Bedford Borough Ordinances, the owner, occupant or tenant of every property fronting upon or alongside any sidewalk in the Borough of Bedford is hereby required to remove or cause to be removed from all of the sidewalks in front of or alongside such property, all snow and ice thereon fallen or formed, so as to leave a cleared path the full width of the sidewalk or at least thirty six (36″) inches in width, whichever is less.  Snow and Ice shall be removed from sidewalks within twenty four (24) hours after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain or the formation of any ice.

What is the snow removal policy?

Snow will be removed, as defined below, when Bedford Borough receives 12″ of snow or more in a 24 hour period or when snow accumulates to the point that the Borough Manager determines a public safety condition exists within the downtown area and major school routes.

DOWNTOWN AREA
Third-party contractors will remove snow from the following:
–  Juliana Street:  Both sides – from the entrance to the Fort Bedford Park to Penn Street
–  Pitt Street:  Both sides – from Thomas Street to Bedford Street
–  Pitt Street:  South side – from Thomas Street to West Street
–  Richard Street:  Both sides – from the river to Penn Street
–  Penn Street:  North side – from Richard Street to Thomas Street
–  Penn Street:  South side – from Juliana Street to Thomas Street

Borough employees will remove snow from the following:
–  Central Municipal Parking Lot
–  Penn Street:  North side – from Thomas Street to West Street
–  Thomas Street:  West side – from Pitt Street to Penn Street

CHURCHES & MAJOR ROUTES TO/FROM SCHOOL
Third-party contractors will remove snow from the following:
–  John Street:  Both sides – from Juliana Street to Richard Street

Visit our Snow Removal Map for a visual map of the areas included.