Winter Ordinances

With the Seasons different ordinances are effected.  The most abused ordinances during the winter months are:

  • Sec. 19-3-189 - Duty of Owner or Occupant of Property Abutting a Public Sidewalk; Exception
    The owner/occupancy of any property that abuts a public sidewalk shall be responsible for the removal of snow, ice and debris from said sidewalk. The only exception shall be properties on school-designated pedestrian sidewalk routes. Sidewalks shall be clear of snow, ice or debris within 24 hours of a snowfall. If such snow, ice or debris is not removed within 24 hours, the director of public works or designee may, without notice, remove such snow, ice or debris and that cost shall be levied as a special tax on the abutting property pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 66.0907. A citation may also be issued for repeated violation of this provision.  (Code 2006, § 8.06(1); Ord. No. O1-3-00, 1-25-2000; Ord. No. O1-2-05, 2-25-2005; Ord. No. O6-2-10, § 1, 6-8-2010) - $429.00 Fine
  • Sec. 19-3-189 - Deposit of Snow or Ice on Street
    No person shall remove any snow or ice from his premises, residence, parking lot, parking area, service station or business property onto any public right-of-way or property. Snow removed from public sidewalks shall not be stored in any manner which will obstruct or limit vehicular or pedestrian vision, movement or access. (Code 2006, § 8.06(2); Ord. No. O1-3-00, 1-25-2000; Ord. No. O11-3-05, § 8.06, 11-22-2005) - $172.00 Fine