Reminder: A snow/ice event has occurred which requires property owners to clear their sidewalks within 24 hours or be subject to City abatement costs. Sand barrels are available throughout the City, and at the Recycling Drop-Off during their normal hours.
For the safety of all in our community who use sidewalks in the Winter, home owners and building occupants are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of their house or building within 24 hours of the end of any snowfall, except in those areas where there is no boulevard, in which case snow must be removed within 48 hours. If it is not removed by you, the City may have it removed by a contractor and will add the bill to your property taxes.
Sand barrels are located at:
Sand for sidewalks is also available to residents Free-of-Charge at the City Garage at 100 Sixth Ave. It can be picked up when the Recycling Drop-Off is open:
- Atwell Park, on the corner of Jordon and Soo Marie
- Morton Park, on the corner of Michigan and Bush
- Mead Park, on the corner of West Clark and West Whitney
- And on the corner of Phillips and College.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 - 7:00 PM
- Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Each resident is limited to two (2) five-gallon buckets
- You provide your own buckets/pails.
Do not throw snow into the street without specific permission from the Public Works Director. Throwing snow into the street can cause unsafe driving conditions, and City plows and other vehicles can push the snow right back onto your sidewalk when they pass, so throw the snow toward the side of the sidewalk that's away from the street.
The Police and Street Departments both ask that all residents help keep their neighborhoods safe by shoveling the wheelchair curb cuts at intersections, and pay particular attention to sidewalks and crosswalks in school zones.
The Fire Department appreciates your help keeping fire hydrants clear of snow and ice. The home you save could be your own!
If you are able, help your neighbors with their sidewalks and driveway approaches. Despite the cold, it will make you feel all warm inside.