By Sheriff Scott Henriod WPCSO

Not sure when it’s coming, but we know it soon will be here.

Yes that good old white stuff called snow. We all know that it’s needed to provide water for our county and state, so I guess we shouldn’t complain when it’s time to get out the snow shovel and clean off the sidewalks.

So with that in mind I would like to remind everyone about City Code 8-1-5 Snow and Sleet removal. The ordinance states that the owner, tenant, lessee, occupant, or any other agent of said property, house or other building abutting on any paved or unpaved sidewalk, path or other walkway available to pedestrians, must remove the snow and sleet from the sidewalk. The ordinance states that this must be done within one hour after the snow and sleet has stopped falling.

If it snows between the hours of 5 p.m. and 5 a.m. then the snow and sleet must be removed by 9 a.m. the following day. The snow should be pushed into the gutter area of the street, do not push the snow in the roadway. Placing the snow in the gutter will allow the snow plows to access the snow for removal. Well it’s always a mystery to see how much snow we get each year, but when it does come let’s be ready to do our part to keep those sidewalks clean for pedestrians.