In pursuance with the City of Columbia’s goal of ensuring the public right-of-way is accessible during the winter months, all citizens are required by Ordinance 24-12 to conduct snow and ice removal operations on all sidewalks associated with their properties or place of occupancy.
Sec. 24-12. - Cleaning sidewalks.
All persons are hereby required to keep the sidewalks in front of, or adjacent to, the property or premises owned or occupied by them or under their control, within the city, clear and free from rubbish, filth, refuse, dirt, snow, ice and from any and all obstructions and dangerous agencies of every kind and description whatsoever; and any person failing to observe the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. (Code 1964, § 14.260)
Please be a good neighbor and business owner and help in removing the snow and ice from our cities sidewalks. Especially, school children, delivery services, and those with disabilities look to their neighbors and fellow Columbians to help provide clear and safe sidewalks. At some point in the day, we all find ourselves on the sidewalks of Columbia: be the good citizen, be the good neighbor, and do the good part. By doing your part, you are helping provide a safe walking environment for all those who enjoy, live, and work in Columbia.
|Assistance for the Elderly
If a neighbor needs help in removing their snow and ice, please offer a helping hand and be the good neighbor. Additionally, there are agencies such as Boone County Council on Aging that can assist the elderly with snow shoveling. For more information, contact the Boone County Council on Aging at 573-443-1111.