Monday, February 18, 2008

still winter

Yes, it's still winter. If it snows again, it may not melt for a while. Please clear your sidewalks. Lots of folks need to walk their dogs, walk to the train, walk to school, etc. I've slipped and fallen and I know that plenty of others have, too. Please be a good neighbor and make your sidewalks safe for everyone who needs to walk. We shouldn't be forced to walk in the street to find clear pavement.

Any words I might have for all those folks who never clear their sidewalks would be unprintable here.

If you regularly clear your sidewalk, THANK YOU!!!

Chicago Municipal Code 10-8-180

Every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person having charge of any building or lot of ground in the city abutting upon any public way or public place shall remove the snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of such building or lot of ground.

If the sidewalk is of greater width than five feet, it shall not be necessary for such person to remove snow and ice from the same for a space wider than five feet.

In case the snow and ice on the sidewalk shall be frozen so hard that it cannot be removed without injury to the pavement, the person having charge of any building or lot of ground as aforesaid shall, within the time specified, cause the sidewalk abutting on the said premises to be strewn with ashes, sand, sawdust, or some similar suitable material, and shall, as soon thereafter as the weather shall permit, thoroughly clean said sidewalk.

The snow which falls or accumulates during the day (excepting Sundays) before four p.m. shall be removed within three hours after the same has fallen or accumulated. The snow which falls or accumulates on Sunday or after four p.m. and during the night on other days shall be removed before ten a.m.

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