Subject: Snow removal from sidewalks - Updated information
The City of Greeley reminds residents, property managers and businesses that City codes require them to keep sidewalks in front of and adjacent to their properties clear of snow and ice and to remove snow and ice from those areas within 24 hours after the storm has ended to provide safe routes for pedestrians.
Sidewalks include areas improved with concrete and similar materials but also areas within a street right-of-way actually used or capable of being used by the public as pedestrian walkways. This means that if there are no built sidewalks but pedestrians use the street or unpaved areas next to the street for walking that such areas need to be cleared of snow and ice. If your property is on a corner be sure to clear and maintain the walkway all the way to the street and avoid leaving piles of snow and ice at the crosswalk.
With the approaching holidays and winter break at the University, property owners or managers of rental properties should assure that snow removal will be taken care of in the absence of their tenants. People planning to be out of town during the winter should also make arrangements for someone to remove snow at their properties. Having snow that hasn’t been removed in a timely manner may alert criminals that no one is home and make your property more inviting for a break-in. Failure to remove snow may result in the City Code Compliance Division having the work performed and billing the property owner for the costs of abatement plus additional administrative fees of $50 and 20% of the costs.
Neighbors are encouraged to help each other. If you are elderly or disabled and cannot find help to shovel your walk, the City’s Neighbor Labor program has limited resources to assist. You can apply for assistance at the Neighborhood Resources Office by calling 336-4167.
If you wish to report a property where the snow has not been removed call 350-9833. For more information on the City’s snow program visit www.greeleygov.com