I have a fire hydrant in my yard, is it my responsibility to clear the area around it?

City staff does periodically clear snow in front of fire hydrants, but the Fire Department would appreciate any assistance from homeowners. Unfortunately, the City does not have enough personnel to clear every hydrant in City limits, especially during snow events when they need to be plowing, so we do rely on help from homeowners. The fire hydrant closest to your residence will be used if you or any of your neighbors should have a fire, so the ability to access that hydrant in case of a fire is very important. If each residents clears snow from a nearby hydrant it would ensure that every hydrant is accessible if needed.

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1. I just cleared my driveway/sidewalk and now there is snow pushed onto it again?
2. I just cleared my driveway and there is snow in it again, can I push it back in the street?
3. Can someone come clear the snow that was pushed back on my driveway?
4. What if I have an emergency and my street has not been cleared?
5. Who is responsible for clearing snow off of sidewalks?
6. I have a fire hydrant in my yard, is it my responsibility to clear the area around it?
7. When will the plow get to my street?
8. We didn’t get enough snow for the plows to come through and there is compacted snow and ice on my street – what now?
9. I cannot get out of my alley – can someone send a plow?
10. When does the City put salt down?
11. Why did the next street over get plowed and I haven’t seen a plow yet?
12. I have not seen a truck one time since it started snowing! Where are they?
13. I saw a plow truck driving with the plow up, why aren’t they plowing?
14. My mailbox was damaged by the snow/snowplow – what do I do now?
15. My landscaping was damaged by the snowplow – what do I do now?
16. Why are the plows driving so fast?
17. What do I do if there is an ice storm / freezing rain and my road is unsafe to drive on?