To help ensure that sidewalks are safe during the winter, City ordinance requires owners and/or occupants or property adjacent to a public sidewalk to clear the sidewalk within 12 hours after the snow or ice has stopped falling. Property owners who do not comply are subject to a civil citation. To report a sidewalk that has not been cleared, call Inspection Services at 279-0179. Contact Field Services for sidewalks abutting city-owned property at 279-6886.
A helpful hint for residents on snow routes – clear your sidewalk after the snowplows have finished plowing to the curb. When you remove snow from your driveway or sidewalk, please remember that City ordinance prohibits placing snow on any public street, sidewalk, or right-of-way.
The equipment that we use to clear snow from streets may leave a ridge of snow across your driveway. It is the responsibility of the property owner to remove the ridge left by our snow plowing equipment; plow drivers do not clear snow from driveways. When shoveling out the mouth of your driveway, throw the snow to the right or left, but NOT in the street. To report someone putting snow in the street, call the Police Department at 279-6960.