A note or visit by police officers was supposed to be a “friendly reminder” to about 50 City of Whitehall homeowners and businesses that they need to clear the city sidewalk in front of their property, but not all of the residents considered it friendly.
City Manager Scott Huebler Tuesday night told the Whitehall City Council that officers from the city police went door to door recently to remind homeowners and businesses that a city ordinance requires those living on five named city streets that they have to keep the sidewalk cleared of snow.
For those home owners not at home, officers left a written notice at their door.
Police Chief Roger Squiers also said it was a “friendly” reminder. “The (written) reminder said ‘Notice,” not ‘Warning’,” he added after the city council meeting. Squiers estimated about 50 property owners were contacted personally or by written notice.
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