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Posted on: February 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Enforcement of Winter Sidewalk Ordinance to Begin

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


February 3, 2020

ENFORCEMENT OF SNOW/ICE REMOVAL FROM CITY SIDEWALKS

Property owners in Warrensburg are advised the City is stepping up enforcement of a City ordinance that requires snow and ice to be removed from public sidewalks within 24 hours after the end of a snow/ice event.  The City will be enforcing the ordinance in certain commercial areas and residential areas around schools.  In prior snow events, patrons and students have been forced to walk in the street when sidewalks have not been cleared.  This is a safety concern for pedestrians and drivers. 

The ordinance requiring sidewalks to be cleared of snow and ice is not a new ordinance.  Section 20-2 of the Code of City Ordinances was adopted in 1970 and states “It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of any property or the agent of any non-resident property owner within the city limits to permit any snow, ice or other obstruction to remain upon any sidewalk in front of or along such property so as to interfere with the free, easy or safe passage of people along and over such sidewalk”.

The law is in effect for all properties in Warrensburg.  The increased enforcement will be by patrol along streets shaded in green on the attached map and on a complaint basis for the remainder of the City.  This map is also available on the City’s website at www.warrensburg-mo.gov. 

If a property owner or occupant is found to be in violation after 24 hours, a ticket will be issued. 


For more information contact:

Name: Barbara Carroll

Title: Director of Community Development

Phone #: 660-747-9135

Email address: bcarroll@warrensburg-mo.com

Link to Sidewalk Snow/Ice Priority Enforcement Map
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