Please remember to keep your sidewalks clear of snow. Homeowners & occupants are responsible for removing snow from the sidewalk in front of their home or building within 24 hours of the end of a snowfall, or 48 hours if there is no boulevard.
For the safety of all in our community who use sidewalks in the Winter, homeowners 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 you do not remove it, the City may have it removed by a contractor and will add the bill to your property taxes.
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 away from the street.
If you cannot remove the snow and ice, putting a sand/salt mix on top can help people get across it safely until conditions allow you to remove it completely.
Residential Sand & Salt Mix is available to City Residents free of charge at:
- Atwell Park, on the corner of Jordan and Soo Marie
- Morton Park, on the corner of Michigan and Bush
- The corner of Phillips and College
- The corner of Fifth Ave. & Second St.
- See a Map of these Locations (PDF)
Sand for residential sidewalks is also available to City residents free of charge at the City Garage at 100 Sixth Ave.
- Each resident is limited to two (2) five-gallon buckets
- You provide your own buckets/pails.
The Police and Street Departments ask that all residents help keep their neighborhoods safe by shoveling the wheelchair curb cuts at intersections and paying 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 can, help your neighbors with their sidewalks and driveway approaches.