Sidewalk Cleaning | VideoJulie Leonardi | 11/14/2012
James Schiermeister, Minot police offer, said "The city ordinance states that you have twenty-four hours after a snow storm to get the sidewalks reasonably cleared."
Individuals can face a one hundred fifty dollar fine if they blow snow into the street, curb, or sidewalks.
Dan Jonasson, director of public works, said most issues are complaint based, "Typically if we get a complaint, on someone that hasn`t shoveled their sidewalk, we`ll contact them to let them know we have a complaint, before we go to the length as to actually go out and fine someone for not shoveling their sidewalks.Ē
Following these rules isnít just to keep the city looking neat and clean, but itís a safety precaution. Boid Hanson, a church custodian, clears the steps and sidewalks of the church, because he doesnít want anyone to slip on the ice. ďItís hard when itís cold out, especially this time of year when itís so busy.Ē
With the growing population, city officials want residents to respect the city ordinance to make traveling safer.