Agenda Item 9
July 8, 2014
July 3, 2014
Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 21-14, Streets and Roads - Sidewalk Snow Removal Plan
Bill 21-14, Streets and Roads - Sidewalk Snow Removal Plan, sponsored by
Councilmembers Riemer and Navarro, was introduced on April 22.
Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for July
Bill 21-14 would require the Executive to develop a Sidewalk Snow Removal Plan.
Although property owners are already required to remove snow and ice from sidewalks that are
contiguous to their property within 24 hours after precipitation ends, recent snow storms have
left County sidewalks covered with snow and ice for many days after a winter weather event.
The Bill would require the Executive to develop a sidewalk snow removal plan that includes a:
digital map of the County that shows who is responsible for clearing snow and ice
on each sidewalk in the County;
"major storm event" communications plan that addresses notice to County
residents of a major storm event and the sidewalk snow and ice removal
requirements in this Section;
targeted public education campaign about sidewalk snow and ice removal for
owners of property in the County;
designation of pedestrian priority routes for targeted education and increased
snow and ice removal enforcement;
public education campaign about how to request enforcement of this Section;
plan to provide extended hours for County personnel who receive snow and ice
removal complaints during a major storm event;
plan for removal of snow and ice on publicly owned property; and
plan for trash removal during a major storm event.
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
F:\LAW\BILLS\1421 Sidewalk Snow Removal Plan\Public Hearing Memo.Doc