Snow Removal Requirements in Effect for Urbana & Champaign
The cities of Champaign and Urbana both declared that their sidewalk snow and ice removal requirements are in effect, as of Friday afternoon.
Both cities have ordinances in place allowing city officials to require that property owners in designated areas clear their sidewalks of snow and ice within a certain amount of time, following a snowfall of two inches or more.
In Champaign, owners of property in the Downtown and Campustown areas have 48 hours to clear their walks. That means walks must be cleared by Sunday, January 15th at noon. However, the city says they will not start enforcing the requirement until Tuesday, January 17th.
Urbana is exercising its sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement for the first time. Property owners in Downtown Urbana, the University district and the South Philo Road area have 24 hours --- or until 2 PM, Saturday, January 14th, to clear their sidewalks.
In both cities, sidewalks that are not cleared in time may be cleared by the city at the owner's expense.