Snow Removal from Sidewalks

It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners and tenants to remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks.  If a property owner or tenant does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within 24 hours of the last snowfall, the City may, remove the snow, ice or accumulation.  (The 24 hour timeline also applies to blowing or drifting snow as well.)  If the City does remove snow, ice or accumulations, the City will assess the cost against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax.

Any violation of the ordinance by a property owner or tenant is a municipal infraction, subjecting the property owner and/or tenant to a civil penalty of $25.  A second violation shall be subject to a municipal infraction of $50, with the cost increasing by $25 for each subsequent infraction, up to a maximum of $500 for each infraction.  Each day the snow, ice or accumulation are not removed is a separate municipal infraction.