February 5, 2014 – Ottumwa, Iowa – City of Ottumwa Public Works Crews will be picking up snow in the downtown business district and Church Street starting Wednesday, February 5th beginning at 7 PM. Vehicles must be parked off these streets during the evening and overnight hours of work to facilitate the snow removal. Temporary no parking zones will be established to facilitate the snow removal. Once a block has been cleared, parking may return to normal.
As the winter storm passes and everyone begins clearing the snow away, all residents are asked to avoid placing the snow from driveways on the street, or plowing snow from driveways and depositing it on the right-of-way across the street. By City Code, persons removing snow and/or ice from private property and depositing it on any public street, alley or sidewalk is subject to a citation.
Also remember, privately owned, residential and commercial property owners are responsible for the maintenance of sidewalks adjacent their private property. Property owners should clear their sidewalks as soon as possible. Snow and ice should be removed from the full width of the sidewalk to allow people of all ages and physical conditions to use the walkway.