Ald. Robert W. Fioretti (2nd) asks that we all promptly clear snow and ice from sidewalks and drives adjacent to our properties. While property owners can and will be ticketed for not being good neighbors, we all know that the right thing to do is pitch in and do our part, particularly when we have neighbors who are elderly or disabled.City ordinance requires building owners or tenants to remove the snow and ice from sidewalks in front of their buildings or vacant lots. The ordinance states that if the sidewalk is wider than five feet, only a five foot path is necessary. Snow that accumulates before 4 p.m. must be removed within three hours after the snow has fallen. Snow that accumulates after 4 p.m. or during the night shall be removed before 10 a.m.Non-compliance can result in ticketing and fines. Neglect of this duty may be reported to 311, (312) 744-5000, or to our office at: (312) 263-9273. We will ask Streets and Sanitation to inspect and issue a ticket, if warranted.For more information on the City's snow and ice removal requirements, please view the information posted via this web site.
Seems reasonable to us. Hope this helps and thanks to the Alderman for addressing the issue.