With winter underway in Geneseo, city officials are reminding residents and business owners of ordinances regarding clearing snow.
City ordinances state, "It shall be the duty of the owner and the occupant of all premises abutting any sidewalk in the city to keep the sidewalk, in front of or along the same, free from snow or other obstruction, within 24 hours of a snow fall.
"This duty shall include all owners and occupants of business premises, regardless of hours of operation. Each day that snow or other obstruction shall remain upon the sidewalk after the initial 24-hour period shall constitute a separate offense."
Geneseo ordnances indicate it is "unlawful for the owner or occupant of any premises to cause snow from that premises to be placed onto any city street, alley or other right-of-way which has been plowed."
That requirement "does not apply to snow removed from sidewalks in front of commercial properties in the downtown business district on State Street from Second Street to Brown Street, on Second Street from Oakwood Avenue to Center Street, on First Street from Oakwood Avenue to College Avenue; on Exchange Street from Oakwood Avenue to Center Street and on Orange Street from Oakwood Avenue to State Street.
City ordinances may be found online at www.geneseo-il.us. For more information, contact Geneseo City Hall at 944-6419.