Lansing's mayor to city homeowners and businessmen: Shovel snow off your sidewalks

Mar 5, 2014

The city of Lansing is stepping up enforcement of its snow removal ordinance.

About 5% of Lansing sidewalks, roughly 22 miles, are still covered in snow in violation of city ordinance

Beginning today, Lansing police officers are ticketing homeowners and businesses that haven’t shoveled their sidewalks clean of snow.

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says this is a safety issue for school children and the elderly.

“This winter….these difficult winter conditions are harder on nobody more than the walker,” says Bernero.

Bernero admits enforcement of the city’s snow removal ordinance has been, what he called “a hodge-podge” this winter

Violating Lansing’s snow removal ordinance can cost from $50 to $200.