Keeping The Sidewalks Clear

Posted by – Darren Darge, Code Enforcement Officer

As we settle into the cold winter months, some people look forward to skiing, sledding, ice fishing and my favorite – snowmobiling.  Snow is fun for some and annoying, frustrating and just a pain in the lower back for others.  Whether you’re playing in the snow or prefer to enjoy it from a window seat with a hot beverage, we all need to do what we can to keep our sidewalks clear of snow for pedestrian passage.


Every year the City does their best to keep the sidewalks and roads clear.  We do what we can and last year was extra challenging due to the large amounts of snow and ice.

The City Ordinance reads as follows:

Sec.62-77. – Snow and ice removal.

         The occupant of every lot or premises adjoining any street, or the owner of such lot or premises, if the same are not occupied, shall clear all ice and snow from sidewalks adjoining such lot or premises within the time required in this section.  When any snow or ice shall cease to fall during the daylight hours, such snow or ice shall be cleared from the sidewalks within 12 hours after such cessation.  When a fall of snow or ice shall have ceased during the nighttime, it shall be cleared from the sidewalks by 6:00pm of the day following.

If you have physical limitations and need help, you may qualify for an assistance program through the City by calling our Community Center at 248-370-9353.

Everyone doing their part to keep sidewalks clear helps keep our residents and pedestrians safe.