The City of Jefferson would like to remind our residents of our sidewalk ordinance regarding the removal of ice and snow accumulation. The ordinance reads:
136.03 REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE AND ACCUMULATIONS. It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within twelve (12) hours, the City may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax.
The city may remove snow from the sidewalk when deemed necessary at the rate of $130 per hour with a one hour minimum. No notice is required for the city to remove snow or ice accumulations. It is important to keep snow and ice removed for the safety of our citizens. Thank you to everyone who promptly makes sure their sidewalks stay cleared.
City of Jefferson , Iowa
Code Enforcement Officer
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