Is your Sidewalk Shoveled?
Did you know city law states a property owner must shovel the snow on the sidewalk in front of their property?
Is your sidewalk clear?
Or have you walked through the city and encountered uncleared sidewalks in front of businesses?
City ordinance requires property owners to clear the sidewalks in front of their property within 12 hours of the end of a snowstorm.
Last year, the city issued 2,000 warnings and about 8 citations to property owners who didn't clear sidewalks after a major snowstorm in February.
At the time, then-Director of Administration Robin Muksian-Schutt said enforcing the rule can be a challenge.
In many cases, there is no property owner to cite for an uncleared sidewalk, Muksian-Schutt said. Or, just as soon as an area is cleared, another storm has come along and made a mess of things again.
Typically, a warning from the city is enough to prod a property owner into action.
Let us know what you've seen out there.