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City of Lowell, MI Police Dept.
Tuesday December 6th, 2011 :: 03:22 p.m. EST


On street parking & Snow removal of sidewalks.

Just a reminder there is No Parking on city streets between 2am and 6am. This is strictly enforced during the winter months to accomodate for snow removal by the city snow plow crews.

Also the local ordinance for snow removal from sidewalks is 24 hours. Please keep your sidewalks clear so people will not need to walk in the road.

The snow removal & overnight parking ordinances are listed below:


Sec. 19-46. Sidewalks and areas to be cleared.

(a) No occupant of any premises or owner of premises or property shall fail to keep the sidewalks in front of or adjacent to such premises or property clear of ice and/or snow, so far as to facilitate pedestrian use. Where there are no sidewalks, no such occupant or owner shall fail to clear a path free from snow and ice, when such a path will provide an extension of existing sidewalk on an adjacent property.

(b) Whenever any snow or ice has fallen or accumulated, it shall be cleared within twenty-four (24) hours.
(Ord. No. 86-1, § I, 10-20-86)

Sec. 19-47. Discarding snow and ice.

(a) No person shall cause snow to be piled or discarded upon another premises or property without permission.

(b) No person shall cause snow to be piled or discarded upon any public property, street right-of-way or sidewalk so as to obstruct its normal use.
(Ord. No. 86-1, § II, 10-20-86)

Sec. 19-48. Responsibility for repairs.

Any person who removes snow for hire within the city shall be responsible for the repair of any damages to public or private property.
(Ord. No. 86-1, § III, 10-20-86)

Sec. 19-49. Violations.

(a) If any occupant or property owner shall fail to clear an accumulation of ice or snow from the sidewalk adjoining his property within the time limit provided in this code, or shall otherwise permit ice or snow to accumulate on the sidewalk, that person shall be guilty of a violation of this article.

(b) Any snow plow operator who fails to repair damages to any public or private property within the time period agreed, shall be guilty of a violation of this article.

(c) Violations of this article shall be punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) for each offense, plus the cost of removing snow and ice or repairing damages to public or private property.
(Ord. No. 86-1, §§ IV, V, 10-20-86)

Sec. 19-50. Waiver of provisions.

(a) During emergency situations or periods of excessive accumulations of snow and ice; the twenty-four (24) hour removal requirement may be waived by the city manager for a period of up to one hundred twenty (120) hours.

(b) The reasons for granting such waiver must be explained fully to the city council by the city manager at its first meeting after such waiver is granted.
(Ord. No. 86-1, § VI, 10-20-86)

Sec. 21-67. Parking prohibited on city streets between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.; exception.

No vehicle shall be parked except as provided herein on any street within the city between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. The chief of police is hereby authorized to establish a parking permit system which system shall set forth a procedure by which a person may apply for a permit to park on local city streets between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. when absolutely necessary and shall establish the fees for same.
(Ord. of 3-10-77, § 17-31)

City of Lowell, MI Police Dept.
111 N Monroe St
Lowell, MI 49331

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 616-897-7123

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