Blizzard of 2016

By Eric Langenbacher, president@bca.org

 eric langenbacher tackles his front walk.

eric langenbacher tackles his front walk.

Snow Removal Reminders

1. DC law requires property owners to clear snow and ice from sidewalks, handicap ramps, and steps on their property within the first eight daylight hours after the snow, sleet, or ice stops falling. District residents and business owners will be subject to fines if they do not clear snow from the public sidewalks in front of their property. City employees may write $25 tickets for a residence and $150 for a business not cleared within 24 hours of a snowfall. Seniors and those with disabilities are exempt from residential fines.

2. All sidewalks adjacent to DCPS properties, e.g., Ellington (even during construction), Ellington Field, or Hardy, are the responsibility of DCPS. Please feel free to email the BCA if there is a problem, and we will alert the proper authorities.

 Stacy Davis clears the sidewalk for her neighbor.

Stacy Davis clears the sidewalk for her neighbor.

3. In the case of a house with Georgetown University students, when there is the threat of a snow storm, the Office of Neighborhood Life emails students asking them to pre-treat their sidewalks, driveways, etc. That office typically follows up with another email after the storm to remind students about the location of the "winter houses" (several designated properties where supplies for student renters are stored). If you notice that a particular student house is not complying, please email Cory Peterson and he will take it from there.

Report Pepco Outages/Downed Wires: Call (877) 737-2662.

Contact the DC Government: Call 311.

 

 Charlie Volkman does a thorough job on his walk and front sidewalk.

Charlie Volkman does a thorough job on his walk and front sidewalk.