Neighbors urge city to enforce snow removal ordinance

A reminder to remove the snow and ice from sidewalks as the chance for more snow is on the way. Those who don't, could be paying for it in cash.

Posted: Jan 15, 2018 11:53 PM
Updated: Jan 16, 2018 1:18 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A reminder to remove the snow and ice from sidewalks as the chance for more snow is on the way. Those who don't, could be paying for it in cash.

According to a city ordinance, people living in Lafayette are responsible for shoveling snow and ice within 12 daylight hours after the snow stops. News 18 spoke to one person who is going above and beyond to help out with the snow clean up.

For Warren Woodcock, it's simply an act of kindness.

"I'm not expecting a thank you or anything like that. If they want to say thank you - that's fine," said Woodcock.

He spent hours Monday digging, shoveling and plowing out the snow. He didn't just do it for his Lafayette home, but also for his neighbors.

"The City Bus stop is out front over there and I shoveled that out for them and made a little path for them," said Woodcock.

Woodcock was only able to cover a small area. James Stanifer wishes there were more people like Woodcock in the city. He said not everyone is diligent about clearing their walkways - making his daily walk to work tough.

"You're slipping all over and falling on the ground and you're falling on the middle of the road because you can't even see the sidewalks anymore," said Stanifer. "The businesses aren't doing it. The homeowners aren't doing it."

Mayor Tony Roswarski said neglecting to shovel your sidewalks can result in fines upwards of $50.

"All I'm expecting is that people do their part and clean up your sidewalks. I clean my sidewalk. I expect other people to clean their sidewalks," said Stanifer.

Mayor Roswarski said the city usually doesn't hand out too many fines. He said people are usually fined only if there are several complaints or a certain property proves to be a repeated problem.

In West Lafayette, people have six daylight hours to remove the snow.

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