TEST TW WEATHER

SNOW Responsibility Reminders

 

Since winter is upon us, it is evident that there need to be some reminders about what you can do with the snow on your property.  Per City Ordinance 8.08, ‘No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow or ice taken and removed from his premises or elsewhere upon any sidewalk, alley, parkway, public place or street in the City, except snow removed from sidewalk areas where there are no boulevards/terraces.  Snow shall not be piled at or near intersections so as to obstruct the view of pedestrians or operators of motor vehicles.’  It seemed to be a big problem this time, with all the snow piles that were pushed into the street for the street crew to pick up.  If the City crew is not the one plowing the driveway, sidewalk, alley or parking lot, then it is not City property and the snow cannot be piled in the street for the City to pick up, it is the responsibility of the property owner.  If you are piling the snow on the sidewalk or in the street for the City Crew to clean up, you can and will be ticketed up to $500.  As for sidewalks, the homeowner will be receiving a notice on their door or a letter in the mail.  The owner then has 24 hours to get the sidewalk cleared.  If it is not cleared and the City does it, the owner will be billed $200 for each incidence of failure to clear the sidewalk and if not paid, this will be added onto the tax bill.  Per City Ordinance 8.08, the City is only obligated to notify the homeowner once per year to clean the sidewalk.  If you are piling the snow on the sidewalk or in the street for the City Crew to clean up, you can and will be ticketed up to $500.  Please help to keep our City safe for people to walk off the street and for traffic on the street.