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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2013

City will start enforcing sidewalk clearing ordinance on Monday

The City of Kansas City, Mo., will begin enforcing the provisions of the sidewalk clearing ordinance on the morning of Monday, March 4. The sidewalk clearing ordinance is in Sec. 64-246 of the City’s Code of Ordinances.

Residents may make complaints regarding uncleared sidewalks to the 311 Call Center beginning Monday morning by calling 311 or 816-513-1313 or online at www.kcmo.org/311. These complaints will be handled by the Neighborhood Preservation Division of the City’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department. Penalties for non-compliance will depend on the violation’s severity. Most fines will likely range between $25-$100.

According to Sec. 64.246 of the Code of Ordinances, “it shall be the duty of all persons owning or occupying any real property, fronting upon any street, boulevard or highway, to remove from the sidewalks in front or alongside of such property all ice and snow within a reasonable time after cessation of a storm depositing such ice or snow. The provisions of chapter 62, article III, pertaining to littering, and penalties for violations thereof, shall be applicable to violations of this section.”

To view the sidewalk clearing ordinance online, please visit http://library.municode.com/HTML/10156/level3/PTIICOOR_CH64STSIPUPL_ARTVIISI.html#PTIICOOR_CH64STSIPUPL_ARTVIISI_S64-246REICSN.

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