Charlottesville Cracks Down on Unshoveled Sidewalks
You're running out of time to clear snow from your sidewalk if you live in Charlottesville. Monday, the city started issuing warnings on doors.
The city hasn't issued any of those tickets in three years, since the last major snowstorm, but people who don't clear snow from sidewalks outside their homes will soon find a notice on the door warning them to get shoveling.
"There's the warning, then there's 24 hours, then the contractor moves in,” said Miriam Dickler, spokeswoman for the city of Charlottesville.
For Matt Maxton of Woodmar Property Maintenance it's been a busy few days.
"It was just an overwhelming amount of snow so we're kind of fighting each other,” said Maxton.
Monday was Maxton's third time shoveling the sidewalk in front of Main Street Market. But on Monday, it wasn't as easy as the first two times.
"Quite a bit harder; it's mainly ice,” said Maxto.
How much will a snow-covered sidewalk cost you? Dickler says it depends on the square footage but the average ticket is $150 bucks.
People living in the city got a little bit of extra time to get sidewalks shoveled.
"With the weekend and some short-staffing after the storm, there weren't any warnings issued until today but they are going on today,” said Dickler.
The city does have a few volunteers that have offered to shovel sidewalks for people who might have trouble doing it themselves. You can contact City Hall to be put in touch with a volunteer.
If you got a notice on your door Monday, it will most likely turn into a ticket by Tuesday.
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