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Snow must be removed from city sidewalks

The city of Alexandria requires all snow and ice removed from a sidewalk within 24 hours after the snow or ice event has ended. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press file photo)

With winter's arrival, Alexandria city officials are reminding property owners and businesses about the city's sidewalk snow and ice removal policy.

The owner or tenant of private property abutting a public sidewalk is responsible

for removing all snow and ice within 24 hours after the snow or ice event has ended.

(Separate rules apply in the downtown area.)

If a public sidewalk is not cleared within that time, public works crews may remove the remaining snow and ice and charge those costs back to the abutting private property.

If there are public sidewalks in your neighborhood that have not been cleared, contact the Public Works Department at 320-759-3631 to let them know.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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