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Common Council Approves New Sidewalk Snow Removal Contract, But It's Still Just Supplemental

Oct 21, 2019
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Syracuse Common Councilors Monday approved a sidewalk snow removal plan that nearly doubles the mileage of sidewalks to be cleared this coming winter.


City of Syracuse

Syracuse Common Councilors Monday are expected consider a sidewalk snow removal plan that nearly doubles the miles of sidewalks to be cleared for the coming winter.  Last season, JSK snow removal was the only contractor who responded to the city’s call later in the season, and cleared 40 miles of sidewalk from February to April.  DPW Transportation Planner Neil Burke told councilors at a committee meeting today that they used data to add 38 more miles of sidewalk to this year’s routes.

City of Syracuse

Syracuse Common Councilors are hoping the second time will be the charm this Friday when they vote on an agreement to clear snow from 20 miles of busy sidewalks.  Walsh administration officials met with councilors Tuesday to explain the contract terms with JSK snow services. 


Syracuse Common Councilors Monday agreed to beef up an ordinance that regulates snow plow operators with hopes of increasing accountability.  A license will still cost $250, but the cost drops to only $50 per additional truck in the same fleet.  Fines for unlicensed operation, however, will jump from $150 to $350.  Director of Operations Corey Driscoll Dunham says snow plows are just like other private contractors in the city and need to know the rules.

City of Syracuse Proposes Using Contractor to Clear Snow From 20 Miles of Sidewalks

Sep 20, 2018
City of Syracuse

It won’t be long before the pleasant fall turns to bitter winter, and the City of Syracuse wants to have a plan in place for their sidewalks before the snow begins to pile up.


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Well over one hundred Syracuse residents turned out Thursday evening at Doctor Week’s School for a “Snow Safety Summit” aimed at finding a long-term solution to keeping sidewalks clear of snow. The Walsh Administration hopes to turn the feedback into legislation.

Tony Patane lives on the north side, and says it’s about time the city starts to hold landlords and others responsible. 

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Central New York is preparing for some significant snowfall Wednesday, and the City of Syracuse is asking those who live and work in the city to do their part to keep roads and sidewalks clear.  About 4 to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall between late Wednesday morning into the evening.  Director of Operations Corey Driscoll Dunham says the plows need space to do their work.

With another winter storm bearing down on Central New York, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced a plan Friday to ensure timely snow removal from city-owned sidewalks and to urge residents to follow ordinances requiring them to do the same. 

The Mayor says he and leaders of the city are committed to: