The Charlottesville and Albemarle County policy states that all snow/ice must be removed from sidewalks and walkways managed by city and county public works within twenty four (24) hours of the last snow. Should County and City Property Maintenance Inspectors find properties without cleared sidewalks and/or walkways, they will issue a twenty-four (24) hour warning by posting or hand-delivering this notice to the occupant of the property. If after twenty-four (24) hours the snow/ice is still present, a city hired contractor will clear the areas in noncompliance at the cost of the owner/occupant(s). Be advised, the cost to the owner/occupant will be substantially more expensive than the typical rate, so please make arrangements to have all snow/ice removed from your property within the twenty-four (24) hour time frame required by the new policy.
Action Items for your chapter
1. Develop a plan of action to remove snow and ice within 24 hours both when you are in town and out of town.
2. Invest in snow and ice removal supplies which could include: snow shovels, rock salt, snow dissolver, etc.
Feel free to contact Charlotte Fraser (cef6ft) with any questions or concerns regarding snow and ice removal.