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Can you tell me the number to call to report sidewalks that are not cleaned off with this latest snowfall?

You can call the Lawrence Department of Neighborhood Resources at 832-3100. A city ordinance states that a property owner or occupant adjacent to a public sidewalk is responsible for removing ice and snow from the sidewalk within 24 hours of the end of a snowfall or ice accumulation. If removal is impossible, sand should be placed on the sidewalk.

If someone fails to comply with the ordinance and a complaint is lodged, a city inspector could issue a written notice of a violation or ultimately a fine of $20 for each day of violation.

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