Sidewalk Snow & Ice Notification
City residents may subscribe to our text and/or email reminder service to be notified of measurable snowfalls or ice events that require removal of snow or ice from sidewalks. Visit our Notify Me page and sign up for "sidewalk snow removal" News Flashes.
Signing Up for Notices
Signing up is easy. So easy, in fact, that you might want to sign up for other notices as well!
Create or Edit your Account by Signing In
On the left side of any page of our website, you can click the "Notify Me" button to go to the Notify Me page.
On the "Notify Me" page, enter your email address and click "Submit" to create or log in to your account.
Check Preferences, Enter Phone Number for Texts
Check your preferences using the two boxes under your email address. If you want to receive text messages, you'll have to enter your phone number. Be sure to click "Save" before moving on.
Chose Your Categories
Scroll down the page until you see "Sidewalk Snow Removal." Check the email and/or text message box to tell the system what kind of notices you want. Each of them will pop up a box for your attention. Read them and close them.
Finally, Receive & Respond to Confirmation Messages
Check your email and text messages for the confirmation notices from us. Accept the terms and you'll start receiving our notices. You can add or subtract different categories of notices later by logging in and following these steps again.
Please note while this is free subscription service, local carrier message and data rates may apply. Also, the City cannot guarantee that you will receive all messages sent, so it is important that you continue to check our website or call to verify if you have questions with any of the notification service offerings. If you have any questions please contact us at (715) 346-1567.
The City Municipal Code of Ordinances 16.06(2), as well as State Statute 66.0907(5), both require for the safety of everyone in our community who use sidewalks during the winter, that property owners and/or building occupants are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of their house or building within 24 hours after the end of any measurable snowfall event, except in those areas where there is no boulevard between the sidewalk and curb, in which case snow must be removed within 48 hours. If the snow or ice is not removed, the City may have it removed by a contractor and bill those charges including a service fee to the property owner, which if unpaid will be applied to the property taxes.