At 12:00 p.m., Monday January 21, 2019, the Urbana Public Works Director will declare the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirements in effect for the Downtown, University and South Philo Road snow removal districts.
Due to the winter storm, ice and/or two inches or more of snow has accumulated on sidewalks. In order to make sidewalks safe for pedestrians, City ordinance requires that public sidewalks, within the defined districts, be cleared by adjacent property owners within 24 hours after the Public Works Director's declaration. Sidewalks need to be cleared by 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Public sidewalks within these districts, which are not in compliance, could be cleared by the City at the expense of the adjacent property owner, with additional fines and administrative fees applied.