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2011 Media Releases


Date:
February 3, 2011
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 402-441-7831

Residents Reminded To Clear Sidewalks

Citizens are reminded that City ordinance requires property owners to clear snow and ice from sidewalks by 9 a.m. the day following the end of the snow storm. Sidewalks must be kept clear of snow and ice during the day. The entire width of the walk must be cleared, along with any adjoining wheelchair ramps or curb cuts. For more information or to report locations not cleared, contact the Public Works and Utilities sidewalk office at 441-7541.

If a property owner does not clear the walk and a complaint is received by the City sidewalk office, notice will be given to the owner. City ordinance requires written notice to be left on the front door or other conspicuous place on the property. If an unresolved problem is reported again, the City may hire a snow removal contractor, and the owner is responsible for the charges.

It is illegal to push or blow snow into or on any street, alley or sidewalk. Violators are subject to a fine.

Residents are encouraged to clear snow from fire hydrants.


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