Who is responsible for clearing snow from the sidewalks in my neighborhood?

Under City Codified Ordinance Sec. 74-41: Whenever snow shall fall and lie on the street of the City, it shall be the duty of each owner or occupant to clean the snow from the sidewalk and gutter in front of the place owned or occupied by him within six hours after the snow shall have ceased to fall unless the same is at night and, if at night, then within six hours after sunrise the next day.

Clear sidewalks are essential for many citizens especially those with disabilities, people who enjoy walking as form of exercise and children who walk to and from school. Snow covered sidewalks increase the likelihood of slip and fall accidents.

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1. What happens when it starts to snow?
2. How is a Snow Emergency declared?
3. When will treatment of streets and roadways begin?
4. What is used to pre-treat the roads?
5. Who do I call to get my street plowed?
6. Why does the plow not remove all of the snow from my road?
7. How do you decide what streets are on these main plow/salt routes?
8. What if I live in a townhouse or condominium complex?
9. Who is responsible for clearing snow from the sidewalks in my neighborhood?
10. Can I park my car on the street during a snow storm?
11. Who do I contact in cases of Snow Plow Damage?
12. Why do I not see a plow/salt truck on my street when it snows?
13. I only have on-street parking. Why do you always plow snow against my car?
14. I once saw a snow plow parked in a restaurant parking lot during a bad snow storm. Why was it there instead of on the streets working?
15. I have a medical condition. Can you plow my street in case there is an emergency and an ambulance needs to get through?
16. Why do the plows always push snow into my driveway?
17. How much does the City spend on winter control annually?