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Resident shoveling snow from sidewalk555 miles. That's the total length of sidewalks in Columbia's city limits. School children, delivery services, and those with disabilities rely on sidewalks to move around. When winter weather strikes, it's imperative that we all be good neighbors whether in a residential or business area, by clearing snow from sidewalks helps prevent slips and falls.

We urge property owners to clear the sidewalks to snow and ice to provide safe walking environments for all of us who enjoy, live, and work in Columbia.

While it's the neighborly thing to do, it is also a city ordinance that sidewalks be kept clear
of obstructions such as snow and ice. City ordinance 24-12 and the Property Maintenance
code section 302.3 regulate obstructions to sidewalks.

The city of Columbia is working hard to do it's part. This winter season, Public Works will clear almost 12 miles of sidewalks in various areas. Parks & Recreation will clear 19 miles of sidewalks. City wide that means we're clearing 31 miles of sidewalks. To see a map of the current sidewalks and trails we're clearing - click here

If you are physically unable to clear your sidewalks, there may be assistance available. While we encourage family, friends, and neighbors to assist those in need, residents which are 55 years of age or older may contact the Boone County Council on aging at (573) 443-1111 to see if volunteers are available. And speaking of volunteers, BCCA is always looking for individuals and groups who wish to assist their community. If you can provide your resources to help others remove snow and ice, please call the BCCA today.