Snow and Ice Reminders

Snow and Ice Reminders
When the weather outside is frightful, you can count on your City's Department of Municipal Services!

Crews plow all snow accumulations of 4" or more and use a combination of salt and brine to keep the ice at bay.

The effectiveness of the snow plow, however, is impacted greatly by the actions of property owners when moving snow out of their driveways and sidewalks. Please do not push, blow, plow, throw or otherwise place the snow in the street. Most importantly for the efficiency of our plows, do not push snow back into the street after the plow has been down your street. Pushing snow into the street is against our code of ordinances, and offenders face a minimum fine of $150.00.

To help limit the amount of snow that ends up in your driveway, clear a section of the street along the curb before your driveway to create a place for the snow to end up. This will reduce the amount that ends up in front of your drive.

Ensure that your sidewalks are clear within 24 hours of the end of snowfall. Promptly remove all snow and ice to ensure you and your neighbors can safely walk throughout the City and to limit your liability in the case of an accident. Snow and ice left on the sidewalks is a public safety hazard and is against our ordinance.

Please remove snow from edge to edge and from property line to property line including the entire approach to any crosswalks. Failure to maintain your sidewalks in a safe condition will result in the City removing the snow and/or ice and billing you for the removal.

Owners of corner lots must clear both frontage streets in their entirety. In addition, please do not push snow from the sidewalks into the crosswalk. Ensure that all crosswalks are clear and that pedestrians have a safe path from the sidewalk, without having to step over a pile of snow.

In the event of a snow emergency no parking is allowed on any public street. Vehicles left on the street during a snow emergency may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense. When a snow emergency is declared, residents and businesses are notified by email if they have subscribed at Snow emergencies are also posted on the home page of our website at and on our social media pages.