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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Snow and Ice Shoveling Reminder

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Thank You for Shoveling Your Sidewalk! 

Your neighbors and the public appreciate your efforts.

What is Red Wing’s current shoveling policy?  Property owners must shovel their sidewalk within 24 hours of snowfall. After that time, City crews will locate sidewalks that have not been shoveled and property owners will be given a one-time door hanger or posting in a visible location stating that their sidewalk has not been shoveled and they have an additional 24 hours to clear the sidewalk. After that time, crews will shovel private sidewalks that have not been cleared so that sidewalks remain safe and accessible for everyone, including children.

What happens if I don’t shovel my sidewalk and the City crew does it for me? You will be charged $50.00 for the removal of snow, an inspection fee of $35.00, and a $35.00 administration fee with an invoice mailed to the property owner. These costs will only be billed if the sidewalk is shoveled by City crews.

What constitutes snowfall? Any amount of snow or ice on the sidewalk.

What is the acceptable amount of shoveling? Sidewalks must be shoveled the full width of the sidewalk. Please refrain from shoveling snow onto a neighbor’s yard, driveway, or sidewalk, or into the street. Use salt and/or sand to remove ice. The City provides free sand, available at two locations: the Public Works Office located at 229 Tyler Road North or the City Maintenance building in the 900 Block of East Seventh Street. The driveway is located between the Days Inn and the Minnesota Correctional Facility.

If I am a landlord, am I still responsible? Yes, you are ultimately responsible for all the properties you own, even if you have made a prior shoveling agreement with your tenant.

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