March 7, 2013
If you live in the City of Charlottesville and haven't shoveled your sidewalks, you might want to. The city is reminding residents and business owners to clear their sidewalks to help keep pedestrians safe.
City code requires that property owners remove snow from sidewalks within 24 hours of the end of snow fall. That was 4:00 Thursday afternoon.
Many people were out Thursday morning shoveling at their homes, neighbor's homes and even churches trying to get it done early. Some people even made a few extra bucks in the process.
"I'm trying to make a little money on the side not too much, but just a little bit. I saw the church. Might as well help the church any way you can," said Daniel Binns, Shoveling Snow to Make Money.
"We're just trying to get the snow off the sidewalk and help out a neighbor because we had heard about that new ordinance and don't want to infringe," said Joseph Johnson, Shoveling Snow for Neighbor.
If you haven't shoveled yet, you could face a fine.
Residents that need assistance with clearing their sidewalk space can request help from volunteers by going to this web page.