How Long Do You Have to Shovel after a Major Snowfall in Sioux Falls?
No one is going to argue the fact that Mother Nature dumped on the Sioux Empire big time during our recent snow-maggeddon winter weather event.
Even with a snowblower, that volume of snowfall is difficult to remove. The big challenge many of us are having right now is trying to find a place to stack all our snow.
The City of Sioux Falls generally gives its residents (48) hours to clear sidewalks and walkways of snow and ice accumulation after a typical snowfall.
Often times people will submit a complaint to the city when a resident fails to clear a sidewalk or walkway sufficiently. According to Dakota News Now, should a complaint be submitted, the city will notify the resident in question with either a door hanger or a phone call.
Once notified, the resident has (24) hours to break out their shovel and get to work. Failure to do so will result in a $100 citation. The city will also hire a contractor who will then clear the sidewalk, which the resident is also expected to pay for. All and all it ends up being somewhat of a costly little experience.
Matt Tobias, the Neighborhood Revitalization manager for the city of Sioux Falls told Dakota News Now, “A lot of people are walking to and from neighborhoods. There are kids walking to bus stops, so it’s very important that we enforce that ordinance because people have to get around if they don’t have a car.”
Once it snows, the city asks that its residents clear their walkways down to the pavement, edge to edge.
Take a look at the Sioux Falls snow removal ordinance and get a better understanding of what is expected after every significant snowfall here.
Source: Dakota News Now
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