Lansing Renews Snow-Removal Ordinance

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By: News 10
City Council decides not to change amount of time to clear sidewalks after snowfall.

A Bosnian man shovels snow in front of a car stuck in snow near Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

The Lansing City Council voted Monday night to renew the city's snow-removal ordinance indefinitely. It had been set to expire July 30th. The Council chose not to reduce the amount of time homeowners have to clear their sidewalks. Council members had been considering cutting the amount of time after a first warning from 24 to 16 hours before city crews would clear the walk and bill homeowners.

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  • by snow removal companies Location: on Jan 11, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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  • by craig Location: Dansville on Dec 18, 2012 at 01:50 PM
    how about getting the plows out WHILE its snowing instead of after there is wrecks everywhere. yes some of us do work at night and early morning
  • by Bob Location: Lansing on Dec 18, 2012 at 07:20 AM
    I will make a deal with the city and when they clear off the walk in front of their ground power stations then I will do my walk. If that doesn't fit in their little red wagon then when they plow my street I will clean my walkway. NUF SAID
  • by Rob Location: Lansing on Aug 9, 2012 at 09:47 PM
    I am unemployed. Hoping to save money from the next few unemployment checks and buy a new snowblower this year. It's hard enough to pay the winter bills, but we cannot afford tictets for not shoveling our snow.
  • by Fred Location: lansing on Jul 16, 2012 at 08:37 PM
    People don't clear there sidewalks at all, and the city doesn't enforce this anyways, so spend your time discussing something more useful; like getting rid of Virg...
  • by Jon Location: St Johns on Jul 4, 2012 at 09:27 PM
    Worried about snow when it's 100 degrees out. Ridiculous! How much taxpayer money are they wasting on their air conditioning?? ;~D
  • by Lauren Location: Lansing on Jun 12, 2012 at 07:12 PM
  • by debra Location: lansing on Jun 12, 2012 at 07:30 AM
    Snow removal should be a longer period. U are talking about disabled persons and senior citizens most of whom cannot afford to have them cleared so it takes them longer to clean there sidewalks. City is just trying to get more money they don't care about the citizens of lansing.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM in reply to debra
      I agree with you debra. I'm not a City resident, but there is no doubt that snow removal is a HUGE burden for some residents. Back when I was growing up, my parents would probably expected me to shovel the walk for an ailing neighbor, but people don't operate like that anymore.
  • by Bob Location: Laingsburg on Jun 12, 2012 at 07:04 AM
    What does a pic of a guy shoveling snow in Bosnia have to do with Lansing?
    • reply
      by RT on Jun 13, 2012 at 08:14 AM in reply to Bob
      They probably couldn't find a pic of a guy shoveling snow in Lithuania so they took what they could get--HA!!
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