Once again this winter season, residents could face a hefty fine should they neglect to remove snow and ice from public sidewalks.
The village enlisted the help of the Green Team, a Milwaukee-based landscape company, to patrol Shorewood after a snowstorm and identify those homes that haven’t shoveled and cleared sidewalks, last year. And, after a successful first season, the village plans to continue the program this winter.
Twelve hours after a snow event ends, the Green Team will survey the village and place warnings on homes with snowy and icy sidewalks. Given another 12 hours, police would then go out and check the homes again.
If still not cleared, Shorewood would alert the Green Team and the company would come out and shovel and lay salt, with residents footing the bill.
Snow scofflaws will incur the cost of the Green Team’s work — $50 an hour — in addition to a $70 citation issued by police. There is also a $15 enforcement and administrative fee assessed on properties cited by police.