Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation


As of 11:00 a.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect.

The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 6 inches of snow during the Friday night/Saturday morning storm. In order to make the sidewalks safe for pedestrians, City Ordinance requires sidewalks to be cleared 48 hours after the Public Works Director declaration.  The period for compliance begins 11:00 a.m Sunday, February 22, 2015. Sidewalks need to be cleared by 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Sidewalks must maintain a path the width of the sidewalk or 48”, whichever is less. If an owner has property at a corner, the ramps must also be cleared to maintain a path from block to block. Sidewalks not in compliance could be cleared by the City at the owner’s expense. The City appreciates the cooperation of property owners in making these sidewalks safe for pedestrians.

A map of the Downtown and Campustown areas and the Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance can be found on the City’s website,