Clean Up Those Curbs, Guys! BID Reminds Downtown Businesses of Snow Removal Obligations

WPCNR DOWNTOWN DAILY.From the Downtown Business Improvement District. February 6,2014:

SNOW REMOVAL REGULATIONS
City Streets and Sidewalk Maintenance

Snow and ice storms are not just inconvenient, they can affect everyone’s safety.
As such, City snow regulations must be strictly enforced.
 
SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL: Sidewalks and cross walk curb-cuts are to be kept clear of snow and ice with a path at a minimum of TWO FEET WIDE for safe passage including, if applicable, a clear pathway to adjacent parking meters.
 
WHEN A STORM ENDS AT NIGHT:
- Walkways abutting businesses and multifamily residences are to be clearer BY 10 AM.
- Walkways abutting single family residential homes are to be cleared by NOON.
 
WHEN A STORM ENDS DURING DAYLIGHT:
- Walkways abutting businesses and multifamily residences are to be clearer within 2 hours.
- Walkways abutting single family residential homes are to be cleared within 10 hours.
 

PARKING LOT & DRIVEWAY SNOW REMOVAL:

- Property owners are responsible for the acts of anyone they may hire to clear snow.
- Private operators of snow plows and snow blowers who are clearing driveways,sidewalks and/or parking lots may not push snow into or across public streets. When cleaning private or commercial driveways, operators of snow plows must push;snow to the rear of the property being cleared; NOT into the street or on or blocking a sidewalk.
 
NO “ON STREET” OVERNIGHT PARKING DURING SNOW or ICE EVENTS
- Due to snow plowing activity at night, it is illegal to park your car overnight on City streets. Cars left parked illegally may result in your vehicle receiving a ticket and being towed at the car owner’s expense.
 
Please direct any questions or concerns regarding snow regulations to:
Department of Public Works
Code Enforcement Office
422-1208

Comments are closed.