Streets and alleys need to be cleared of parked vehicles and other obstacles at the start of a snow or ice event; thereby allowing City workers to clear snow and ice from these areas quickly and completely.  Vehicles parked on a city street or alley may be issued a parking citation.  In addition if vehicles or other items are not cleared from an alley to allow snow removal equipment to pass; the alley may not be cleaned of snow until the obstacles are removed.
 
Snow and ice control operations are expensive and involve the use of limited personnel and equipment.  Consequently snowplowing operations will not generally be conducted for snowfall of less than 2 inches.
 
Mailboxes—While the installation of mailboxes on the city right-of-way is permitted, the mailbox owner assumes all risk of damage except when a mailbox is damaged through contact by a plow blade, wing, or other piece of equipment.  Damage resulting from snow rolling off a plow or wing is the responsibility of the resident.
 
Landscaping—Property owners should assume all risk of damage for landscaping, including fences, nursery and inanimate materials that are installed or encroach on City right-of-way.  The City assumes no responsibility for any damage incurred to these elements as a result of snow plowing and ice control activities.
 
Other Private Installations—The City will assume no responsibility for underground lawn sprinkling systems, exterior lighting systems, underground electronic dog fences or any other non-permitted features privately installed in City right-of-way.
 
As a reminder, property owners are required to remove snow and ice from public sidewalks within 24 hours after ice and snowfall ceases.  Those responsible for snow and ice removal are not allowed to blow, push or place any snow or ice upon their neighbor’s property or upon a city street or city right-of-way.