Thursday, May 26, 2022

Senior and disabled snow removal program to return

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID restrictions the initiative returns

Due to the winter weather that is expected to move through the region on Friday, the Board of Commissioners will be relaunching the senior and disabled snow removal program after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

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“As current weather reports are predicting a significant amount of snow, we wanted to ensure that all of our residents, especially the elderly and disabled, can go to and from their homes safely once the storm moves out of the area,” said Commissioner Jonathan Young, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Safety. “Although the pandemic is ongoing, our crews will take all of the health and safety guidelines necessary to ensure this service is effective and safe for participants.”

  • The Snow Removal Program goes into effect only after 4 inches of snow has fallen on the ground in our area.
  • At-risk senior and disabled residents can contact the Camden County Division of Emergency Management at (856) 783-4808 ext. 5035, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Calls for snow removal will not be taken until after it has stopped snowing.
  • The work crews will remove snow only during daylight hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Crews will respond to calls in the order they are received and will service as many residents as possible each day.  There are no guaranteed times when the crews will arrive at a residence.
  • Senior and Disabled residents must call after each substantial snowfall to request this service.

The Department of Corrections will supply the needed equipment.  The program does not supply salt or ice-melting chemicals, but crews will dispense them if supplied by residents.  Contact and conversation between the inmates and the public are prohibited.  Gratuities and gifts or money, food, drink or any other item is strictly prohibited.

The program uses Camden County Jail inmates who are carefully screened, non-violent offenders who are guarded at all times on the job site by corrections officers.

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