12-07-10 Snowy Sidewalk Safety!
When we receive the amount of snow like
we've had in the last week or so and it sticks, sidewalks can be
dangerous places to walk.
And it looks like we might be in for a snowy winter!
Boise City Code 9-08-07 - Removing snow
from sidewalks - states that the owner of a building (home,
business, church, etc) is to keep
their sidewalks clear of snow every day.
snow melts quickly here and doesn't last long enough to be a
concern. However, when the snowfall sticks, it's important that we
shovel it off our sidewalks. Boise City Zoning Enforcement handles
this complaint, and can be reached at 384-3845 if you have
questions or want further information.
A little Boise trivia: The
ordinance was first written in 1922 and updated in 1952. One of the
reasons the code was written was to allow Boise Police Foot Patrols
to cover their beats safely. Now that we have many more sidewalks
than we did in 1952, the issue today is for the safety of our