Shovel Your Walks or Pay the Cost, City of Cheyenne Reminds
Another round of winter weather is on its way, and the City of Cheyenne is reminding residents that it’s their responsibility to promptly remove snow surrounding the proximity of their homes.
According to state statute, if you don't shovel your walks, the city can have the snow removed and put a lien on your property.
Wyoming Statute 15-4-311 - Removing snow; persons responsible; cost.
If the owners or occupants of property within the city fail to promptly remove accumulations of snow or other obstructions from the sidewalks, or streets or alleys on which their property abuts, when required to do so by ordinance, the manager may have it removed and the cost of removal assessed against the property. The cost of removal constitutes a lien against the property to be collected in the same manner as special assessments.
"We understand as temperatures begin to drop below freezing, residents would rather stay in and enjoy the simplicity of staying warm," the city said in a press release.
"However, adhering to the state’s statutory code for snow removal could save a neighbor’s life or even your own," the city added.
According to spinalcord.com, slip and falls can result in soft tissue injuries, head injuries, cuts and abrasions, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones, and are the most common variety of accidental injuries, aside from auto accidents, that personal injury lawyers litigate.
"To save yourself the hassle of an expensive medical bill or property lien, please shovel your snow and be careful while doing so," the city said. "Being a nice neighbor is priceless."
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