Urbana imposes sidewalk-clearing rules

URBANA — The city has invoked its sidewalk-shoveling rules.

After the snowfall of Sunday and Monday, Urbana on Tuesday morning put into effect its rules requiring sidewalks to be cleared of snow and ice. The ordinance applies to downtown, campus and Philo Road business district properties. 
 
The rules say property owners must clear a path 4 feet wide or the width of the sidewalk, whichever is less. The deadline is 10 a.m. Wednesday. Here's a link to more information from the city's website.
 
Champaign imposed its rules on Monday, with a deadline of 3 p.m. Wednesday. Here's a link to information on Champaign's policy.
 
Urbana’s ordinance gives owners 24 hours to comply; Champaign’s, 48 hours. Both say that the city can clear sidewalks on properties after the deadline and charge the owners.
 
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parkmymeterelsewhere wrote on March 26, 2013 at 11:03 am

Does this "invoke" have taxpayer provisions for scooping off all the newly-constructed boneyard sidewalks?  What if I slip on ice/snow and fall into the boneyard and get bitten by a rat?

Will Dennis and Laurel cover my medical bills?