As The Snow Falls, A Few Reminders

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!


Filed under South Milwaukee, Weather

2 responses to “As The Snow Falls, A Few Reminders

  1. Gordon B Lugauer

    You are aware that it is impossible to both clear the sidewalks downtown and not put the snow into the public street. I believe that snow removal from the downtown district is a good topic for the new advisory council. It is a common problem that affects the viability of the entire district, that is best solved district-wide, and for which there is no good way for individual businesses to comply with the existing municipal code.




  2. Terri

    Too bad no one follows the rules including the city. There are homes that NEVER removed snow and ice nor did the city remove the danger for people walking. Guess walkers should have their attorneys on speed dial.

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