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Posted on: December 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Watch where you are throwing that snow ... it could cost you

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Contractors or individuals working to clear sidewalks and driveways of snow and ice accumulations are reminded that depositing snow and ice accumulations upon city streets is a violation of City Ordinance 3-1-7 (D) Dumping of Snow. 


Whether you are shoveling, using a snow blower, or utilizing a snow plow, the placement of snow and ice accumulations is required to be on the property of the residence or business, and not pushed or thrown onto city streets.


The ordinance reads, in part: “It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, push or place, or cause to be thrown, pushed or placed, any ice or snow from private property, sidewalks, or driveways onto the traveled way of streets so as to obstruct gutters or impede the passage of vehicles upon the street or to create a hazardous condition therein… .”


A person convicted of a simple misdemeanor under this Code of Ordinances shall be subject to a fine of no less than $65.00 and no more than $625.00. The court may also order imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days in lieu of a fine or in addition to a fine.

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