Snow Reminders: Ordinance Allows For On-Street Parking, Clean Sidewalks

Charles City, Iowa – Two snow storms have already dumped close to six inches in the Charles City area.  Both accumulations prompted snow removal and the city’s implementation of its snow plows.


City Administrator Steve Diers.  

The city doesn’t have an ordinance requiring alternate side parking, unless it’s an emergency snow route.

Diers says implementing alternate side parking is a challenge because not every home has an alley or driveway.


Snow plows usually begin clearing roads after midnight.  It’s illegal to to shovel ice or snow into the roadway even if a snow plow covers your driveway with snow.


Sidewalks must be clear within 24 hours after the storm’s completion.  

Diers says if the sidewalk isn’t clear, the city will clear it and then assess the labor costs to the property owner.



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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