Snow Plowing and Parking

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Snow Ordinance
(in effect as soon as snow emergency is declared until snow emergency is lifted)

69.10 SNOW REMOVAL (parking)
No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley or City owned off-street parking area during any snow emergency. When predictions or occurrences indicate the need, the Public Works Director or his/her designee shall initiate a snow emergency and inform the news media to publicize the snow emergency. The snow emergency shall remain in effect until the Public Works Director or his/her designee declares it over

135.12 DUMPING OF SNOW (street)
It is unlawful for any person to throw, push, or place or cause to be thrown, pushed, or placed, any ice or snow from private property, sidewalks, or driveways onto the traveled way of a street so as to obstruct gutters, or impede the passage of vehicles upon the street or to create a hazardous condition therein; except where, in the cleaning of large commercial drives in the business district it is absolutely necessary to move the snow onto the street temporarily, such accumulation shall be removed promptly by the property owner or agent. Arrangements for the prompt removal of such accumulations shall be made prior to moving the snow.

It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within twenty-four (24) hours, the City may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax.

Safety Around Plows
Please slow down and use caution when snow removal equipment is on the roads. Follow well behind the plow with your headlights on, staying clear of flying snow and sanding materials. Remember to avoid the snowplow operator's blind spots by staying back 50 feet. Snowplowing is for everyone's safety; please drive cautiously around all snow removal equipment. It is unsafe and unlawful to proceed past a road closure for any reason, in any season.