The city of Decorah reminds all property owners of their responsibility for prompt removal of snow and ice accumulations from sidewalks abutting their property.

Municipal code section 12.32 requires prompt removal and section 8.04 allows the city to remove snow and ice in order to eliminate any such nuisances. Property owners will be responsible for all costs and administrative fees associated with removal of snow/ice accumulation.

Residents are encouraged to report unshoveled sidewalks to the city clerk's office. Call 382-3651 or email

Whenever the city experiences a snowfall which accumulates to a depth of 1 inch or more, a snow emergency shall automatically be in effect.

City ordinance requires all vehicles to park on the even-numbered side of the street until snow is cleared from the opposite side. Then move to the odd-numbered side of the street until the snow is cleared from the remaining half. When both sides have been plowed, normal parking resumes. This procedure takes the place of all posted parking restrictions. Vehicles interfering with snow removal procedures can be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.

In order to aid snow removal, vehicle owners are reminded that no street may be used for storage purposes. Municipal code section 10.52 requires that no vehicle may be parked for a period of time longer than forty-eight hours on city streets. Violations are subject to ticketing and possible impoundment.