Snow and Ice Removal Required of Property Owners or Tenants

Property owners and renters are reminded of their responsibility to remove snow and ice from sidewalks. Many members of our community highly value the ability to walk their neighborhoods and business areas. Ignoring snow removal poses safety hazards, especially when conditions lead to a layer of ice. It is important that responsibilities of belonging to a community are honored. If you are unable to clear snow and ice from your property because you are out of town or have physical limitations, you are responsible for finding someone who can provide this service for you.

Also remember that if you shovel snow from your property into the street, a high likelihood exists that a snow plow will return that snow to your property. Pile the snow in your parkway or yard.

The section of the Salida Municipal Code governing this requirement is provided below for reference.

Sec. 11-2-10. – Removal of snow and ice.

(b)  The tenant or occupant or, if unoccupied, the owner or agent, of real property within the corporate limits of the City, as now existing or hereafter established, with frontage on U.S. Highway 50, shall, within four (4) hours (from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. of each day excepted) after any fall of snow, cause the same, and any ice which may have formed, to be removed from the Highway 50 frontage in a sufficient width to accommodate pedestrian traffic, but not into the center of the street so as to interfere with the passage of vehicles and so as not to obstruct any street crossing.

(c)  Any person failing to comply with any of the provisions of this Section shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the imposition of a penalty assessment in an amount to be established by resolution of City Council, and amended from time to time, for each offense.

(Ord. 2012-05)