Snow and Ice Control

“Everyone plays a role in winter operations for every snow and ice event.”

Conducting operations around the clock

Parking and Sidewalk Maintenance During Winter Weather

Vehicles parked in the street during a snow or ice occurrence risk being ticketed or towed.
Vehicles should not be parked on the street when snow or ice is falling or drifting on the street. Residents are asked to park elsewhere when snow or ice is imminent in order to help crews perform their spreading and plowing duties in a safe and efficient manner. Vehicles may be moved back onto the streets 24 hours following the end of any winter weather event, as soon as crews have plowed from curb to curb (48 hours if snow has not been plowed curb to curb). (Ref. City Code 6-4-9)

Responsibilities of Residents
Residents are prohibited from depositing snow or ice into the street from driveways and sidewalks. Residents are responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their property within 24 hours of a winter weather event. See Winter Sidewalk Maintenance. (Ref. re: streets: City Code 7-1-16, re: sidewalks City Code 7-2-6

Additionally, even with challenging snowy conditions, residents are to place solid waste containers such that the side of the container with the metal bar is at least 18" from the curb. Yard waste and recycling are to be at least 3' from the solid waste container. Containers placed in the streets create hazardous user conditions. (Ref. City Code 8-5-10)

Repair of Damaged Property
Snow and ice control operations may cause property damage to improvements in the public right-of-way, even under the best of circumstances and watchful care of equipment operators. The City will restore sod areas damaged by City snowplows during snow and ice removal operations.  Repair for damage other than mailboxes and curbs (due to plowing) that occur within the public right-of-way is the responsibility of the property owner including, but not limited to: trees, shrubs, bushes, landscaping materials, decorative rock or concrete, and lawn/landscaping irrigation systems. (Ref. City Code 7-4-7)