The Urbana Public Works Director has requested voluntary compliance with sidewalk snow and ice removal for the Downtown, University and South Philo Road snow removal districts.
Due to the winter storm, snow combined with ice has not accumulated to two inches on sidewalks, which would activate the mandatory sidewalk snow and ice removal ordinance. However, 1.8 inches of snow did fall. Therefore, in order to make sidewalks safe for pedestrians, the City of Urbana is requesting snow and ice be cleared from sidewalks by the adjacent property owners within 24 hours.
Maps of the snow removal districts, snow removal methods and other information regarding the snow removal ordinance can be found on the City’s website at: http://urbanaillinois.us/businesses/sidewalk-snow-removal.
Property owners outside of the snow removal districts are also asked to voluntarily clear sidewalks adjacent to their properties in a timely manner, to help make pedestrian travel safe.