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How long should property owners have to remove snow from their sidewalk?

Response Percent Votes
They shouldn’t be required to remove the snow
38% 299
Two days
25% 201
One day
22% 175
Three to six days
9% 75
One week
3% 25
Total 775


persevering_gal 9 years, 5 months ago

I agree with Klattu! Get up and shovel it!Do you want people to come over and cook your meals for you too? Dang, you own the property (maybe not the sidewalk), but seriously, step up and take care of it! We're not talking about the entire block to shovel...just your portion! I'm sure I'll get a response of, "I pay my taxes for Lawrence and that's enough." You don't think that I'm not tired coming home from a day's worth of classes, on top of that working every day, and then spending a few hours on homework? Consider shoveling the snow a break from your routine!

KLATTU 9 years, 5 months ago

Get off your fat, lazy, whiny butts, and shovel the snow. No wonder we're a second rate nation these days. You'd rather spend 10 minutes bitching than 5 minutes getting the job done.

elipse575 9 years, 5 months ago

How about the apartment complexes in town that feel they don't have to clear their walks for their tenants? Nothing like skidding down an icy sidewalk into the street because your complex won't put down any ice melt!

SMe 9 years, 5 months ago

Sorry autie it's quite clear to me. It's snowed (type, quantity, temperature, color notwithstanding) how much time does the property owner (hours, days, weeks) have to remove it. It's pretty obvious that you've never had to worry about walking down an uncleared sidewalk where the thaw/freeze cycle has turned the snow to ice.

Katie Van Blaricum 9 years, 5 months ago

The city owns the sidewalk; they should be responsible for it. They can come in and rip my yard and trees up in order to put it in, make it clear that they own the first 5 feet of my yard, and then they expect me to be responsible for it. I didn't want the damn thing in the first place.

classclown 9 years, 5 months ago

Seeing how this is Lawrence, why doesn't the city commission simply ban snow? Problem solved.

N_Trenched 9 years, 5 months ago

Why doesn't the city shift the responsibility to those who use the sidewalks. Either require them to shovel or wear appropriate footwear. If the city owns the sidewalk, it is their issue. If they say I own the sidewalk, I'll rip it out...I didn't want one in my yard in the first place.

KansasVoter 9 years, 5 months ago

I understand forcing businesses to clear snow, but why should homeowners be forced to clear the sidewalks in front of their homes?

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