All UP Snow Blowing LLC, hereafter referred to as “The Contractor”

1) Snow clearing means blowing snow from a described physical area to any permissible area nearby. Stacking or hauling of snow, sanding, salting, de-icing or hand shoveling are not included in this contract.

2) The Contractor shall be permitted to remove snow from your property at any time.

3) Snow clearing will commence within 24 hours after an accumulation of approximately two inches (2”) or within 12 hours after an accumulation of approximately six inches (6”). Included are follow-up visits after city plows within 24 hours after the city has plowed all routes. If the city created berms for just a few homes The Contractor will likely wait to clear until more homes are affected. Therefore, the client should expect times throughout the season where they will have to drive over some snow. The Contractor does not track the city sidewalk plows and therefore cannot guarantee we will follow them. Snow drift depths are not accounted for when determining if an accumulation trigger is met.

4) The Contractor is not required to clear snow mat built up on the driveway. The Contractor will, taking into account the state of all driveways, come to scrape mat periodically, if needed. The client can request one time mat scraping service for an additional fee.

5) One time service requests:

a. Will be included in the seasonal rate if they happen during planned clearings of all houses and take less than 5 minutes. The Contractor will charge $3.25/minute after the first 5 minutes.

b. Will be $75/first 20 minutes + $3.25/min after if the client requires the request be completed within the next 24 hours. The Contractor makes no guarantee that they will be available to satisfy the request.

c. Will be $150/first 20 minutes + $3.25/min after if the client requires the request be completed as soon as possible. The Contractor makes no guarantee that they will be available to satisfy the request.

6) The term of this contract is from October 1st to June 1st of the indicated season, or up to a total accumulation of 400 inches of snow. The client agrees to pay a surcharge on a per inch basis proportional to the amount of the contract should we exceed 400 inches. (e.g. if we get 500 inches of snow and you pay $775/season, then you would be charged an additional $193.75 (=$775/400”*100” additional ). Note: we have never invoked a surcharge and have no intentions of doing so (the current record is 390″). This clause simply ensures our survival in case of a once in a lifetime winter. The snowfall totals will be taken from the Keweenaw County website:

7) The “No Loader Guarantee” guarantees that at no point will a frontend loader be required to come in and push the snow banks back due to a lack of space to push the snow. This guarantee does not apply to driveways that require snow hauling due to lack of space for snow storage. If inadequate space exists on a client’s property for snow storage, whether it be at the onset of the season or as season progresses, the client agrees to let the Contractor make alternate arrangements for snow storage with an adjoining neighbor, if possible. If the client does not have enough snow storage and other arrangements cannot be made, snow hauling may be required for $150/4 yard dump load. The Contractor will discuss the need for snow hauling with the client prior to hauling the snow away.

8) If vehicles are parked in the driveway when snow clearing is to commence, snow will only be cleared from accessible areas that open into the street. If you normally park outside, we recommend you rotate your spot between storms so we can clear the complete driveway. For example, if you have two cars park them end to end on one side of the driveway so we can completely clear the open side. Then during the day move the cars to the other side and when we come back next we will clear the side you were previously parked on.

9) When the tractor is in your driveway, it is the clients responsibility to keep themselves, children, and pets away from the snowblower. If the client needs to talk to the operator, make sure the operator sees you, has shut off the snowblower, and idled the machine down before you approach.

10) The Contractor shall not be held responsible for damages to objects in the designated snow removal area including, but not limited to: basketball nets, garbage cans, recycling bins, plant pots, toys, hockey sticks, extension cords, Christmas lights, etc. Please remove all articles from the driveway prior to each snowstorm.

11) Basketball nets must be turned or elevated to at least 10 feet to provide adequate clearance for equipment. Please have gutter downpipe extensions removed prior to the commencement of the winter season. Elevated water main caps in driveways should be hammered down level with the surrounding surface. The client may either do this him/herself, or contact us or the City.

12) The Contractor shall not be held liable for personal injury or slip and falls. The Contractor is only responsible for the removal of snow and does not ensure a safe or slip free surface.

13) The Contractor shall not be held responsible in any way for damages due to icy or slippery conditions.

14) The Contractor will install two border markers on the street side of the driveway prior to the snow removal season. It is the client’s responsibility to supply and install additional markers around immovable objects such as retaining walls, steps, elevated patio stones, wheelchair ramps, etc., which may become invisible when covered by snow.

15) The Contractor will not be liable for any scratches, rust marks or damage caused to heaved, chipped or uneven asphalt or interlock surfaces.

16) In default of any payment, or upon the breach of any of the conditions herein on the part of the client, this contract shall be rendered null and void. The Contractor shall be released from all liability and shall not be required to perform any further services under this agreement. Should the Contractor be proven to be in breach of any of the conditions herein, this contract may be canceled by the client and reimbursed the prorated amount paid.

17) Clients paying monthly are required to make six payments on the first of each month from November through April.

18) In the event of sale or re-occupation of the client’s house, this contract will not be canceled or refunded, but may be transferred into the name of the new occupants or transferred to the new location if it is within our current service area.