Don’t forget to shovel!

Is there snow on the sidewalk in front of your home or place of business right now? Please shovel it.

Shoveling may seem like the last thing you want to do. It’s cold outside and the wind is blowing.

But, it’s better than getting fined.

In La Crosse, there will be patrolling: 

With the recent snowfalls, residents are reminded that he or she must clear the sidewalks of properties he or she owns of snow and ice within 24 hours of the last snowfall as defined in Section 5.08 of the City Municipal Code. If the property is on a corner, the curb ramps must be cleared as well. The City of La Crosse may issue a warning for non-compliance of this ordinance and if no action is taken will remove the snow and ice. The cost of removal will be charged to the owner of the property. A $50.00 administrative fee and $2.50 per lineal foot of snow and ice removed from the owner’s sidewalk will be assessed to the owner of the property.

In Onalaska:

The City requires that all snow and ice be removed from public sidewalks within 24 hours of any snowfall. In an effort to keep public sidewalks safe, the City enforces this requirement by first informing property owners who have not complied by mail. If the sidewalk is not cleared after a notice has been sent, the City will hire a private contractor to remove the snow or ice and bill the property owner.

Don’t forget about parking:

From November 1st to April 1st, between the hours of 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM you must be parked on the correct side of the street.EVEN days (date after midnight) park on the EVEN side of the street.
ODD days (date after midnight) park on the ODD side of the street

Fine table for non-compliance of alternate side parking:

 Initial Fine

After 10 Days

After 45 Days

 1st & 2nd ticket

$10.00

$20.00

$40.00

3rd, 4th, and 5th ticket

$20.00

$40.00

$60.00

 6th + tickets

$40.00

$80.00

$100.00

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