What is the difference between a snow event and a snow emergency?

snow event is called when at least 2 inches of snow has accumulated in a single snowfall. Snow events are posted on the city’s website and local access cable television. During a snow event, residents have 48 hours to remove snow from the public sidewalk abutting their property. If snow is not removed in a timely fashion, the city reserves the right to have a contractor remove the snow and charge the homeowner for the service and administrative fee. 

snow emergency is called when enough ice or snow has or is significantly likely to accumulate to impede safe travel within the city. Snow emergencies are posted on the city’s Facebook Page, website, and on our local access cable television channels. During a snow emergency, there is no street parking and 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. parking permits are void.

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1. What is the difference between a snow event and a snow emergency?
2. What do I need to bring in to process a passport?
3. Where can I put my RV or other recreational vehicle when I am not using it?
4. I’ve left messages on the Code Enforcement Hotline but I haven’t received a call back, why?
5. What’s the phone number for the Chamber of Commerce?
6. What’s the phone number for the Health Department?
7. What’s the phone number for the Post Office?
8. What’s the phone number for the Secretary of State?
9. What is the proper way to store fire wood?
10. What is a rat wall? Why do I need one?
11. When do I need a footing versus a ratwall when building my shed?
12. What are the City’s policies on keeping grass maintained?
13. There’s a tree in front of my house that is between the sidewalk and the street. Am I required to take care of it? Can I cut it down?
14. I want to put up a fence. What do I need to do?
15. Where is city hall?
16. What are the hours of operation at City Hall?
17. Are we open during lunch?
18. My garbage wasn’t picked up today even though it is trash day. Who do I contact?
19. Is there a waste disposal guide available so I know what I can recycle and what must be thrown out?
20. Do I need a permit for garage sale? What about a block sale?
21. Do you accept credit cards?
22. How can I find out the zoning of a property?
23. I’d like to add on to my house, build a garage, build a shed, or put in a pool. How far away does it have to be from the property line?
24. What information do I need to provide when I am applying for a building permit?