In the event where snow accumulates in Waupaca, residents are responsible to remove snow and clean sidewalks within 24 hours after any snow fall. Landlords and tenants should establish who will be responsible for snow/ice removal in their rental agreement. It is also required to use material (sand, salt, or mixture) to reduce the risk of slipping and falling for pedestrians on said sidewalks. Failure to remove snow and ice shall be deemed a public nuisance per municipal code 10.05 (13). Snow removed from sidewalks or driveways must NOT be shoveled onto roadways or neighboring properties.
Many people including children, the elderly, and those using wheelchairs and strollers depend on clean sidewalks year round. Please do your part to ensure that our sidewalks are safe. (And if you have a neighbor who needs help shoveling, consider lending a hand.) If you contract snow removal, be sure your contractor is aware of city policies and ordinances. City crews may remove snow and ice and charge the cost back to the property owner as a special charge against the property. The city asks for your diligence in snow removal. For more information, please see the Municipal Code Section 8.09 for the City of Waupaca or contact Code Enforcement at 715-942-9914.
THE MINIMUM CHARGE FOR THE COST OF SNOW REMOVAL IS $75.
Property owners may also face a citation for the violation of the Municipal Code.
THIS FORFEITURE IS $169 FOR THE FIRST OFFENSE.