City of Muskego’s Common Council was discussing a proposed Ordinance that would require property owners to clear snow and ice from the sidewalks that abut their properties.
Property owners provided valuable input that was utilized by the Common Council to discuss the proposed Ordinance. Based on all of the feedback received the City will “not” require property owners to clear snow and ice from the sidewalks that abut their property, however, you may of course do so should you wish.
State law treats sidewalks and recreation trails differently. The City has found a cost effective way to remove the snow from sidewalks and recreation trails without raising taxes or hiring additional staff.
Priority goes to Public Safety and City Roads and Facilities, once those are cleared it then requires the City to remove snow on sidewalks and recreation trails which altogether is (approximately 38 miles) the City will have 3 weeks to do so.
Please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works at 262-679-4148 to report any concerns you might have.
The City’s team works to clear snow from City streets as rapidly and efficiently as possible.
If you have any concerns related to snow plowing on a City street, including damage to mailboxes, please call (262) 679-4128, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM.