Reminder to residents – Per the snow and ice removal ordinance, all owners or occupants of real property shall remove or cause to be removed within 48 hours after a snowstorm in the City, all snow and ice accumulated on the sidewalks and wheelchair/crosswalk ramps contiguous to the premises they own or occupy.
SNOW & ICE REMOVAL
Be advised of the following City of Kaukauna ordinance:
* 8.13 SNOW & ICE REMOVAL. (1) All owners or occupants of real property shall remove or cause to be removed within 48 hours after a snowstorm in the City, all snow and ice accumulated on the sidewalks and wheelchair/crosswalk ramps contiguous to the premises they own or occupy. If the owner or occupant fails to comply with this section, the City, under the direction of the Street Superintendent, shall cause the snow or ice to be removed and with cost and expense thereof assessed as a special tax under Section 66.0627, Wisconsin Statutes, upon the lot contiguous to the sidewalk cleared. The cost for snow removal shall be $1.50/lineal foot of sidewalk frontage with a minimum charge of $150, and a charge of $150 per hour for additional work required to facilitate clearing of sidewalk(s) and wheelchair/crosswalk ramps. Any owner or occupant who does not comply with this section shall, in addition to any tax levied, be subject to forfeiture under Section 25.04 of this Municipal Code.
* (2) The moving or depositing of snow from a private or business property, such as parking lots, filling stations, private driveways and other areas onto or into the street or highways of the City is prohibited.
*You will not receive a personal warning. Your walk will automatically be cleared if it is in violation of the above ordinance.*
To appeal assessment of a Snow & Ice Removal fee, you may contact the Street/Park Superintendent or his designee regarding what your hardship was for not having cleared your sidewalk/crosswalk.
In the event your appeal is unresolved with the Street/Park Superintendent, notify the Street/Park Superintendent of your desire to appear before the Board of Public Works to present your grievance. The Superintendent will place you on an upcoming Board of Public Works Agenda to present your evidence of hardship and inability to timely comply with Section 8.13. You will be notified of the date and time to appear before the Board of Public Works to present your hardship grievance.
For any questions, please call the Street and Park Department at 920.766.6337.
Department of Public Works
City of Kaukauna