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A snow event is called when at least 2 inches of snow has accumulated in a single snowfall. Snow events are posted on the city’s website and local access cable television. During a snow event, residents have 48 hours to remove snow from the public sidewalk abutting their property. If snow is not removed in a timely fashion, the city reserves the right to have a contractor remove the snow and charge the homeowner for the service and administrative fee.
A snow emergency is called when enough ice or snow has or is significantly likely to accumulate to impede safe travel within the city. Snow emergencies are posted on the city’s Facebook Page, website, and on our local access cable television channels. During a snow emergency, there is no street parking and 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. parking permits are void.
Residents may store their own recreation vehicles and recreation equipment on their own property for an indefinite period of time, provided the vehicles are in operable condition and can meet all other provisions of the city’s codes and ordinances. In short, Recreational Vehicles must be parked on a paved surface and meet setback requirements. Recreational vehicles shall be set back at least four (4) feet from any side lot line if the vehicles are located closer than six (6) feet to the main building on the site. If the vehicles are located more than six (6) feet from the main building, then the recreational vehicles shall be set back at least two (2) feet, six (6) inches from any side or rear lot line. For residents whose recreational vehicles cannot meet the setback and/or lot coverage requirements, their recreational vehicle may be stored up to forty-eight (48) hours prior to a planned trip, for loading purposes, and forty-eight (48) hours upon return from the same trip, for the purpose of unloading the recreational vehicle. In no event shall such recreational vehicles or equipment be stored more than ninety-six (96) hours in a seven (7) day period. A recreational vehicle or equipment parked or stored on a lot within the city shall not be connected to water, sanitary facilities, or electrical service, and shall not be occupied.
The City’s ordinances and the Property Maintenance Code require that all owners/occupants of a residential or commercial property maintain it. That includes keeping your grass cut and trees/shrubs/flowerbeds maintained without weeds. The ordinance states that grass, brush or weeds eight (8) inches in height or more shall be cut by the City as many times as necessary with costs and fees to be assessed against the property owner.
The area between the sidewalk and the street is called the road right-of-way, and typically, any trees that are growing in that area are considered City trees. If you feel that there is a city tree that may need to be trimmed, may be dead, or could be considered dangerous, you can call 586-445-5363 or submit a report to Report A Concern.
GFL Environmental East Corporation is responsible for residential trash, recycling, and yard waste pick up. Customer service hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. All service calls are to be directed to GFL by calling 586-806-8944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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