Snow Removal from sidewalks: Per City Code, Chapter 136.03 "The owner of property which abuts a public sidewalk is responsible for the removal of snow, ice, and accumulations from the sidewalks. In all areas of the city except the central business district, the property owner shall remove snow, ice, and accumulations from the sidewalks within thirty-six (36) hours after a snowfall has ended. In the central business district of the city, the property owner shall remove snow, ice, and accumulations from the sidewalks within five (5) daylight hours after a snowfall has ended.
In all areas of the city, it is the continuing responsibility of the abutting property owner to maintain the sidewalk in a condition safe for passage of pedestrians. The minimum width the walk in residential areas must be cleared is three (3) foot. The entire width of the public sidewalk must be cleared in the central business district. The sidewalk shall be free of any accumulations of snow andice, which may have resulted from ordinary thawing, freezing, plowing of snow or drifting of snow. The accumulations of snow and ice may or may not be directly related to or resulting from a recent major storm or weather event.
After the allotted time period has elapsed in the areas of the city outside the central business district, city staff shall place notice of the city's intention to perform snow and ice removal from the sidewalk abutting the property at a prominent location on the property, preferably the door that appears to be used as the primary entrance to the structure. The notice shall inform the occupant that snow and ice removal will be performed at the owner's expense after a specific date and time if the occupant does not perform the removal. The notice shall be provided no less than twelve hours prior to the city staff performing the necessary snow and ice removal.