Be a Good Neighbor: Shovel Your Sidewalk

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Winter is once again upon us and so is the snow. One way to be a great neighbor during the winter is to shovel your sidewalk. It is our responsibility as the owner or occupant of the property to clear our own sidewalk. Bonus points go to neighbors who shovel the sidewalks of their senior neighbors.

Here is the section of the Edgewater Municipal Code that relates to clearing your sidewalk:

Sec. 11-2-40. Sidewalk cleaning, generally.
(a) It shall be the duty of every owner or occupant of any lot, property or parcel of land within the City, or his or her agent, to keep the sidewalks in the public right-of-way adjacent to such lot or parcel of land free and clear of snow, ice, mud and all other obstructions. It is unlawful to fail to keep the sidewalks free and clear of snow, ice, mud and all other obstructions. Snow, ice, mud and other obstructions cleared from sidewalks shall not be deposited on public streets or alleys.

(b) Whenever there is an accumulation of snow, ice, mud or any other obstruction upon the sidewalk adjacent to any lot or parcel of land within the City sufficient to constitute a hazard thereon to persons or property as determined by the Chief of Police or his or her designee, the Chief of Police or his or her designee shall cause notice in writing to be served personally upon the owner or occupant of the property or his or her agent, or posted in a conspicuous place on the property, ordering such person to remove such snow, ice, mud or any other obstruction within twenty-four (24) hours from the time of serving or posting the notice. Verification of such notice shall be provided to the City Clerk. It is unlawful to fail to comply with the notice to clear sidewalks. (Prior code 19-19; Ord. 12-08 §1, 2008; Ord. 19-12 §6, 2012)

1 Comment on "Be a Good Neighbor: Shovel Your Sidewalk"

  1. It would be nice if the Edgewater post office would shovel theirs just once!!!

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