Recent snow is causing an inconvenience for Peoria bus riders. When roads are plowed quite often the sidewalks become covered in snow.
With sidewalks covered in snow, some bus riders are left with no place to stand waiting for their bus to arrive.
Public works tells WMBD the current city ordinance requires businesses, churches, schools and hospitals to remove snow from their sidewalks. Leaders say they’re working to enforce that ordinance more heavily. If a Peorian notices an area business isnt shoveling their sidewalks they can contact the city’s public works department to submit a complaint. In a case where a complaint is submitted, the city would come and shovel the property and subsequently the business would be fined.
On the other hand, we’ve learned there’s still no ordinance requiring home owners to shovel in front of their property.
“Residential property owners are not inclined to remove snow from their properties,” said Public Works Superintendent Sie Maroon. “Now if there’s a bus stop in that area, that’s where the issues arise regarding who’s responsible. Right now the only thing that I believe City Link is going to concern themselves with are bus stops with shelters.”