2010 N. 16th St.
Boise, ID 83702
Snowy Sidewalk: My concern is the sidewalks that aren’t clear. I don’t know what the
city ordinances are in Boise even though I’ve lived here since the 70s. I’ve never really
thought about this, but where I’m from in the mid-west, you have to clear your sidewalks
within a reasonable time or else it’s a fine. It’s very hard to walk anywhere down here in
the North End. Some people clear their sidewalks and some don’t. I just wondered if
something could be brought up in City Council about that; if there is a city code, if they
could start enforcing it. It seems to me they spend a lot of time worrying about the dogs
in the foothills, but it’s more of a concern trying to walk down here in the North End when
the sidewalks are full of ice and slush. Thank you very much.
Miranda Hansen –
W. Avante Dr. (off of McMillan Rd.)
Snowy Sidewalk: I’m calling about a letter received from the Planning & Development
Services to me and my neighbors about a code enforcement issue behind our house –
Code Section 9-08-07 that requires that sidewalks be cleared of snow by 9:00 a.m. and
be kept clear throughout the day. We’re calling because I spoke with Mr. Malloy, City
Code Enforcement Manager. He stated that a part of the Code states that a private
resident is required to shovel public sidewalks despite the fact the sidewalk is behind our
homes and there is a 6’ fence that separates us. I would need to walk to the end of the
block in order to access the sidewalk. We are not able to constantly keep that clear
throughout the day because we work fulltime. So we’re calling to request that that part
of the Code be taken out so that as private residents we’re not required to shovel the
public sidewalk. We’re also concerned because if someone falls on that public sidewalk,
we don’t want to be held responsible for any damages because it’s not on our property.
If I receive a midemenor citation I could loose my job. We would be happy to discuss our
frustrations about this particular code section.
Action Taken: contacted
Lady from Sacramento called: 12/27/08, 12/29/08 @ 1:09 a.m., 12/29/08 @ 9:46 a.m.,
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