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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Winter Snow Ordinances Begin November 1st

Snow Ordinances

With the upcoming winter weather season fast approaching, the Public Works Department would like to remind you of a few important items!

PLACING SNOW OR ICE IN A ROADWAY OR ON A SIDEWALK IS PROHIBITED 

City Ord 7.06. Subd 5: It is a misdemeanor for any person, not acting under a specific contract with the City or without special permission from the City Administrator, to remove snow or ice from private property and place the same in any public roadway or sidewalk.

WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT! 

City Ord 9.03 Subd 4: No vehicle shall park on any street or roadway between the hours of 12:01 AM and 8:00 AM from November 1st through April 15th, except emergency vehicles, on any City street. Please contact the Police Department with questions or issues at 763-200-4267.

SIDEWALK/SNOWPLOWING PROCESS CHANGE Every owner or occupant of each residence within the City of Becker is held accountable for clearing the full width of the sidewalk of snow and ice within 48 hours following the termination of any snow event or the formation of ice from any cause. If a new snow or ice event occurs, before the 48-hour window from the last event has expired, a new 48-hour timeframe starts.

GARBAGE CANS 

On residents designated garbage collection day, The City of Becker Public Works Department is asking that you do NOT place your garbage cans in the City roadways. Please ensure your garbage cans are placed 2 to 3 feet from the edge of the road. City plow operators clear the road from curb line to curb line and any obstructions in the roadway slow down the plowing process.

MAILBOX AND FIRE HYDRANT CLEARANCE 

Please take note that residents must clear out in front of their mailboxes. This will assist the post office in ensuring you receive your mail. Also, the City would appreciate it if you shovel out any fire hydrants that are present on resident’s property.

Please note that the City of Becker Fee Schedule illustrates the current fees that residents will be held accountable for should they be in violation of the snow ordinance.

Snow Ordinance Fee Residential: $150.00 Commercial: $150.00

Should you have any questions or concerns please call the Public Works Department at 763-200-4275.

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