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All Sidewalks to be Clear of Snow and Ice within 24 Hours of Snow

December 13, 2013

  12/16/13 The City of Plymouth received over seven inches of snow beginning Friday night and ending Saturday afternoon.  According to Street Department Superintendent Jim Marquardt, “The plows were out for 12 hours on Saturday and back out again on Sunday for cleanup and downtown parking lots.  And we only broke one plow!”

  Mayor Mark Senter said he truly appreciates what the street department does and believes that the residents and drivers in Plymouth are always patient throughout the process.  “In my six years as mayor I have had very few complaints about snow removal.”

  One reminder that people often forget during the first major snowfall is the city ordinance about keeping the sidewalk cleared of snow.  Below is the ordinances regarding the removal of snow from the sidewalks of Plymouth

It shall be the duty of every owner, lessee or occupant of any premises abutting or bordering upon any street in the city to remove, or cause to be removed, all snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of such premises to the full paved width of the sidewalk within 24 hours after such snow or ice shall have fallen or accumulated thereon.

In the event of the failure of the property owner, lessee or occupant to remove or cause to be removed snow and ice from sidewalks as required in the preceding section, within the period of time specified in the preceding section, the Board of Public Works may remove or clean such snow or ice or cause the same to be removed or cleaned.

The cost of removal or cleaning of snow and ice, as provided in the preceding section, shall be a lien on such property, which shall be placed on the tax duplicate and shall be collected in the same manner as taxes are collected and turned in to the City Treasury.

Mayor Senter said, “I want to emphasize that this is businesses as well as residents that are required to remove the snow from the sidewalk.”


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