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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Reminder

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According to the City of Owatonna Snow & Ice Policy, all snow, ice, dirt and rubbish remaining on a public sidewalk more than 24 hours after its deposit thereon is a public nuisance. The owner and the occupant of any property adjacent to a public sidewalk shall use due diligence to keep such walk safe for pedestrians. No such owner or occupant shall allow snow, ice, dirt or rubbish to remain on the walk longer than 24 hours after its deposit thereon. Any person violating this section may be issued an administrative citation as provided in Chapter 10, § 10.99(B), and shall be subject to a civil penalty identified in the city's fee schedule as updated from time to time by City Council ordinance. The City Engineer may cause to be removed from all public sidewalks all snow, ice, dirt and rubbish as soon as possible beginning 24 hours after any such matter has been deposited thereon or after the snow has ceased to fall.

The ordinance § 94.005 is effective as of December 24, 2019. Please contact The City of Owatonna Public Works Department (507-444-4350) with any questions.



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