Making Snow Removal and Emergency Response a Breeze
Sidewalk Snow Removal To provide a safe walking surface for pedestrians,
Mare Madsen Schmidt Mare & Family
Newly elected 4th Ward Council member Mare grew up in Cedar Falls and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with degrees in Education and Modern Language. As a college student she worked for several years on College Hill at a locally owned art store. Mare and her husband Randy have lived on Horseshoe Drive since their marriage in 1984. They enjoy walking, biking, gardening, snowshoeing, civic activities, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.
16 years ago, Mare founded Art Store & More and continues to own and operate her business located in downtown Cedar Falls.
Commitment to Community Mare has been involved in several
organizations through the years, and is currently involved with: Cedar Falls Trees, Community Main Street, and Cedar Falls Rotary Club. In the past she has been a member of the Hearst Friends Board, Cornbelt Volleyball Association, College Hill Art Festival, and the Cedar Falls Community Center and Senior Services Board.
Mare believes in planned future growth with emphasis on smart growth, quality of life, controlled taxation. “As a community we must continue to learn from the past, live in the present, and plan for the future. I look forward to serving Ward 4 and
the citizens of Cedar Falls. I encourage people to contact me with questions, concerns, and comments, and to be active in our community!”
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property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their property. City ordinance states this must be done in a reasonable amount of time following the snowfall. If the owner fails to do so within a reasonable time, the Public Works Department may have the natural accumulations of snow or ice removed without notice to the property owner. The cost of removal will be assessed against the property. Residents are also urged not to plow or push snow
onto city streets or adjoining properties. Improper snow removal can cause hazardous situations for motorists and pedestrians.
Downtown/College Hill Snow Removal
Downtown and College Hill business owners and property owners will receive a minimum of 48-hour notice prior to downtown and College Hill snow removal. The Cedar Falls Police will put up no parking signs in advance to notify vehicle owners. During snow removal procedures, all vehicles must be removed from the parking areas so crews can operate the equipment needed to remove the snow efficiently. Residents are asked to obey the temporary parking restriction and assist city crews in keeping the College Hill and Downtown areas safe and looking good. Cedar Falls Police will also work with Community Main Street and the College Hill Partnership in an effort to notify property owners and vehicle owners of snow removal procedures.
48-Hour Parking The 48-hour parking ordinance is enforced throughout
the year in Cedar Falls, but violations are more noticeable when there is snow on the streets. The ordinance states that vehicles cannot be parking continuously on a public street for more than 48 hours. Vehicles in violation of the ordinance are subject to ticket and tow. When vehicles stay in the streets for prolonged periods of time, snow plows are not able to remove the snow from that area. The entire ordinance can be found at http://library.mu
px?clientId=10264&stateId=15&stateName= Iowa. Following the above ordinances will help motorists and pedestrians stay safe this winter. Please contact the Ceda Far Fallls Police Departtment at 31 questions.
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