Snow and Ice – City Ordinance

The Council would like to remind everyone of the City Ordinance regarding the snow and ice through the winter. Please be mindful of where you are putting your snow.

13-401 SNOW AND ICE TO BE REMOVED- (a) It shall be unlawful for the owner and/or the occupant of any lots abutting upon any sidewalks to fail to cause to be removed from such sidewalks all snow and ice within 12 hours from the time that the snow fall or ice storm ceases. If the snow falls or ice accumulates upon the sidewalks in the nighttime, removal of same must be made within 12 hours after sunrise on the following day.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to place snow removed from private property upon any public street, alley or sidewalk.
(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015)
13-402 SAME: EXCEPTION; ALTERNATE REMEDY- Where there shall be ice or compacted snow on any such sidewalk of such a character as to make it practically impossible to remove the same, the sprinkling of ashes, sand or other noncorrosive chemicals on the accumulation of ice or snow in such a manner as to make such sidewalk reasonably safe for pedestrian travel shall be deemed a sufficient compliance with the provisions of this ordinance until the ice or snow can be removed.
(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015)
13-403 SAME; PENALTY- That any person violating the provisions of Section 13-401 shall, upon conviction, be fined $25.
(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015)
13-404 REMOVAL MAY BE MADE BY CITY- If any owner or occupant of any lot or lots shall refuse or neglect to clean or remove from the sidewalk abutting the lot or lots all snow and ice within the time specified, the city may cause such snow and ice to be removed from sidewalks and the cost thereof shall be assessed against such abutting lot or lots, and the city clerk shall certify the same to the county clerk for collection as provided by law.
(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015)
13-405 COSTS ON TAX ROLLS- The city clerk shall, at the time of certifying other city taxes to the county clerk, certify the unpaid costs for removal of snow or ice performed under the authority of Section 13-404 and the county clerk shall extend the same on the tax roll of the county against the lot or parcel of ground. The cost of such work shall be paid from the general fund or other proper fund of the city, and such fund shall be reimbursed when payments therefor are received or when such assessments are collected and received by the city.
(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015)


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