Milwaukee officials warn residents to shovel their sidewalks or face fines
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) is reminding property and business owners to keep sidewalks shoveled.
City officials pointed out it's a safety issue; uncleared walks can be dangerous, especially for people who are physically impaired.
"I know DPW does a great job to try to get under it, but if we could make a plea to the residents and business owners to take pride in their sidewalks and if they live near corners to make sure that the pedestrian life can flow," said Troy Hergert, person with visual impairment.
"We have a responsibility to make sure that we're clearing the sidewalk for kind of the greater good of the community and making sure that the citizens of Milwaukee can move around in a safe manner. And part of that is being able to walk on the sidewalk safely," said Milwaukee DPW Commissioner, Jeff Polenske.
DPW says you must clear your sidewalks 24-hours after the snow stops falling, or you could face a $50 fine. To report an unshoveled walkway in your neighborhood, just call 414-286-CITY(2489).