Residents Reminded to Clear Snow
For the City-Times
Most home owners and occupants must remove snow and ice from their sidewalk within 24 hours of the end of any snowfall. If there is a fire hydrant in front of your house, please keep it completely clear of snow – the home you save could be your own.
For the safety of all in our community who use sidewalks in the Winter, home owners and building occupants are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of their house or building within 24 hours of the end of any snowfall, except in those areas where there is no boulevard, in which case snow must be removed within 48 hours. If it is not removed by you, the city may have it removed by a contractor and will add the bill to your property taxes.
Do not throw snow into the street without specific permission from the Public Works Director. Throwing snow into the street can cause unsafe driving conditions, and city plows and other vehicles can push the snow right back onto your sidewalk when they pass, so throw the snow toward the side of the sidewalk that’s away from the street.
The Police and Street Departments both ask that all residents help keep their neighborhoods safe by shoveling the wheelchair curb cuts at intersections, and pay particular attention to sidewalks and crosswalks in school zones.