My question involves personal property located in the State of: MASS
I live on a private way and the snow plows (DPW trucks and private trucks) the city uses to plow our street puts 90% of the neighborhood snow onto our property, damages our lawn and curb, and creates a pile of snow that is 8+ feet tall and when it melts floods our basement. There are plenty of other propertys in the neighborhood to spread the wealth a little, but we get it all. We are happy to have some snow if others get it too. But we get it all and they get none. We have tried to work with DPW, the plows, the City, to spread the snow around but it doesnt work--the plows do what they want to do. Im sure its easier for the plows to dump on our property but its a huge inconvenience to us. Since we are on a private way, do we have the right to tell the City they are not to dump on our property? Do we have the right to tell the City not to plow us and we will hire a private plow to handle our area?
Also--on a private way, how much of the sidewalk, curb, street belongs to us? I have heard different things about what is our property/responsibility beyond the property lines.