Snow falls lead to increase in city bills to shovel sidewalks
Eau Claire (WQOW) - This
winter has packed a punch, but so has the city's warning to shovel the snow.
far this winter, Eau Claire
has billed more than 30 property owners after the city came to clear the
sidewalk. That's about the same number
of bills from all of last winter.
city requires you to clear your sidewalks within 24 hours of a snowfall.
next step is a warning letter. The
property owner then has five days to remove the snow before the city steps in.
"When we have to go
shovel or clear off their sidewalk we're talking a way a service where we could
be working on our streets and our city-owned sidewalks," said Street Maintenance
Manager Steve Thompson.
far this winter, the city has sent out more than 325 warning letters. The city says the most complaints come from
student housing areas.
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