With the first major snow of the season upon us, this is a good opportunity to update blog readers on some key South Milwaukee snow facts.
- Remember, snow and ice must be removed from your sidewalk (if you have one) “within 24 hours of daylight” after the end of a storm, according to Section 12.20 of the municipal code. That means if the snow stops overnight you have 24 hours from the next sunrise to clear public sidewalks.
- If you don’t comply, according to our code, “the Street Superintendent shall without notice have the ice and snow removed therefrom” … and have the service charged to the homeowner “as a special tax against said lot or parcel of land, and the same shall be collected in all respects like other taxes upon real estate.” (Section 12.26).
- And, while you’re at it, be careful where you push or blow that snow. Section 12.23 of the code prohibits blowing or throwing snow or ice onto public streets.
- As for snow emergencies, they are rare in South Milwaukee, and I’d doubt we declare one this time.
- Also don’t forget to keep your fire hydrants clear of snow.
Check back to the blog for more information on the storm, and stay safe!