Snow and ice on sidewalks can be slippery and dangerous, not only to mail carriers and other delivery people but also to senior citizens, children, and the public in general. With winter approaching, we would like to remind residents and property owners that it is your responsibility to keep sidewalks adjacent to your property free and clear of snow and ice. City Code states that sidewalks must be cleared within 48 hours after the end of a snowfall. Properties that do not remove the snow or ice accumulations from their sidewalk may be subject to a fine of $150 per removal, and the city may choose to perform the work and assess the costs against the property. In best efforts for plows to remove accumulation effectively and efficiently after a winter storm, please try to keep parked vehicles off streets. This practice allows the snowplows to clear the streets quicker and with fewer passes. With everyone’s cooperation declaring a snow emergency is unnecessary, as it can be costly and inconvenient for everyone. Ultimately, the city cannot prevent snow from being pushed into your driveway apron by plows. Please be mindful of City Code when clearing paths. It is unlawful to throw, push, or place any ice or snow from private property, sidewalks, or driveways onto the street or alley. Residents may find it less frustrating to wait until plows have completed their street before clearing the end of their driveways. The Public Works Department appreciates your cooperation and patience during snow removal.