Snow Removal Reminders

Snow Removal Reminders
Posted on 01/08/2022
Snow and Ice Removal Ordinance
The Village’s Snow and Ice Removal Ordinance language specifies who is responsible for removing snow from sidewalks and removal timing. There is also information about depositing snow onto streets, public property, and how the Village approaches compliance with the ordinance.

The owner and occupant of a property are responsible for snow removal from adjacent sidewalks; anyone in charge of a property is also responsible for snow removal. Prompt removal of snow or ice each day from sidewalks is required within 24 hours from when the snow ceases to accumulate. If property owners fail to follow the Village ordinance, Village crews will clear the snow, and the property owners will be billed. The ordinance also requires abutting sidewalks to be sprinkled with de-icing material if ice has formed on a sidewalk.

It is not permissible for people to shovel or blow snow into streets or onto public property. Language in the ordinance relates to how the Village will remedy snow placed into the street or onto public property and how the Village will recover the related expense. The Village of Pleasant Prairie’s Snow and Ice Removal Ordinance can be found here.

Keep Fire Hydrants Clear
Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department reminds those shoveling to also clear snow from around fire hydrants. Fires can spread quickly. Having hydrants clear and easily accessible improves efficiency and helps Fire & Rescue effectively put out fires.

Maintaining road access and keeping a three foot radius around fire hydrants, clear of snow and ice debris, is essential. The time it takes a firefighter to dig out hydrants is time that could be spent fighting flames and helping get people out of a building safely.

“Shoveling out a fire hydrant might seem like a small task, but seconds matter in a house fire,” said Craig Roepke, Fire Chief. “Having a clear hydrant can help keep area homeowners safe and saves valuable time during an emergency fire response.”

Keep Fire Hydrants Clear
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