Neighborhood Traffic Management Program
As the City grows, neighborhood concerns about traffic are increasing. The City tries to incorporate "traffic calming" features into new street projects and retrofit them into existing streets.
The City also has a program in place to deal with these concerns.
The City has implemented a pavement management system to prioritize resurfacing projects and repairs. The system considers the condition and traffic volume of a particular street section and determines the most cost-effective treatment and timing. Much as you would want to repaint your home before the wood is exposed to the elements and damaged, the goal of the pavement management system is to keep existing streets from deteriorating past the point of economical repair.
Streets in Sandy are swept monthly by an independent contractor (Great Western Sweeping). Help keep your street clean by moving your car off the street when the sweeper comes through. The street sweeper typically makes its rounds around the 15th of each month.
Snow and Ice
When it snows the City is responsible for plowing and sanding City streets. Arterial and Collector streets and hills (Dubarko, Tupper, Bluff, 362nd, Meinig, etc.) are plowed and sanded first with steep residential streets (Marcy, Gerilyn, Orr, Chase, Melissa, etc.) taken care of next. Residential streets are not plowed or sanded unless the snowfall is significant (6" or greater with more snow expected).
Street Tree Removal and Planting Permit
Removal, pruning and planting of street trees requires a permit (no charge) from the City. Street trees are those trees located in the planter strip between the curb and sidewalk or within 10 feet of the right-of-way when required as a part of subdivision conditions. Please use the forms below and call 503-668-5533 if you have any questions or need more information
Nearly all street lights in Sandy are owned by the City, but are maintained under contract by Portland General Electric. Click on the link above to find out how to report a streetlight outage.
Block Party / Street Closure Permits
Residents may request the closure of any local, residential City street for a block party, neighborhood watch, National Night Out or other similar, non-commercial event.