Sidewalk Responsibility Sidewalk blowing began as a program to assist residents in major snow events Sidewalk blowers don’t clean walks completely City Ordinance 668.11 states, “The removal of snow and ice from private property and the sidewalk abutting or crossing private property shall be the responsibility of the occupant of such private property.”
Full Callout In response to 3-5 inch snow event Day crews report at 5 a.m. or earlier All routes plowed in priority order Shifts extended as needed until snow event is complete Goal: Sidewalks are cleared within 3 days of end of snow event
Downtown Cleanup Level 1: (3-inch snow) –Streets orders contractor to mobilize –Contractor cleans sidewalks and assigned lots –Streets personnel push snow into parking lots for temporary storage –Parks cleans assigned lots
Downtown Cleanup Level 2: (Larger snow event) –Streets orders contractor to mobilize –Contractor cleans sidewalks and assigned lots –Contractor uses 2 graders to windrow snow –Streets personnel blow snow into contractor- provided lead trucks –Parks cleans assigned lots
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