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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Ordinance 13-209 Public Walks Kept Clean: Snow, Ice and Mud


City Ordinance 13-209 states:


 It shall be unlawful for the occupant of any lot or lots, or the owner of any vacant lot or lots within the corporate limits of the City to allow snow, sleet, mud, ice, slush or other substance to accumulate on the sidewalk contiguous thereto, or to permit any compacted snow, sleet, ice, mud, or other substance to remain upon the sidewalk or a period of time in excess of twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of a storm.  

 Snow removed from non-single family residential private property shall not be placed in or upon the public streets or alleys, except for in the Central Business District of the City, snow from public sidewalks only (not parking lots or other private property) shall be pushed into the gutter of the streets outside the curbline. 

 The Central Business District includes the 100, 200, 300, and 400 Blocks of Main Street; the 100 and 200 Block of Bordeaux Street; the 100 and 200 Blocks of Chadron Avenue; the 100 and 200 Blocks of Morehead Street; the 100 and 200 Blocks of East Second Street; the 100, 200 and 300 Blocks of West Second Street; the 100 and 200 Blocks of East Third Street and the 100, 200, and 300 Blocks of West Third Street. (Ord. 1000, passed 12-4-1978; Ord. 1416, passed 11-02-2020)  Penalty, see § 13-301

Many people in the community utilize our sidewalks for walking/running and its a matter of safety, to ensure the sidewalks are free and clear of obstructions such as those listed in the ordinance. We would like to ask everyone for their assistance in ensuring their properties are in compliance with City Ordinance 13-209.

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