Sidewalks Snow & Ice Removal
The Jackson Town Council has passed an Ordinance (PDF) clarifying the requirement for the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks in front of residences, businesses and lots of land within Town limits. Every person in charge or control of any building or lot of land within the Town fronting or abutting on a paved sidewalk or boardwalk shall remove and clear away snow and ice from the sidewalk. The snow removed from sidewalks may not be deposited onto any roadway (street or alleyway), sidewalk or in front of fire hydrants.
Snow & Ice Removal Schedule
In business districts, snow and ice needs to be removed from sidewalks within six (6) business hours after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain, or by the beginning of business hours the next day following such a fall, whichever period is longer. All other sidewalks need to have snow and ice removed the same day of cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain or within the first 6 hours of daylight after the cessation, whichever period is longer. Municipal Code 12.20.020(A).
Snow & Ice Removal Routes Maps
View an image of the East Jackson Snowplow Routes Map (JPG) and the West Jackson Snowplow Routes Map (JPG). The maps indicate the sidewalks that the Town and County will be responsible for plowing. If you have questions with this map or plowing responsibilities please contact Andrew Erskine with Parks and Recreation.
Depositing of Snow & Ice Restricted
In order to respond to concerns and also to increase walkability of the community in the winter, the Town of Jackson is stepping up enforcement of the restriction against depositing snow on sidewalks. Shoveled or plowed snow dumped on the sidewalk limits the ability for pedestrians to utilize the sidewalk, particularly members of our elderly community. According to the Municipal Code 12.20.030, no one shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow and ice on or against a fire hydrant or on any sidewalk or roadway. This includes:
- Joint-stock company
Businesses with limited on site snow storage area may want to consider contacting a firm to haul snow away.
To report violations, please call Teton County Dispatch at 307-733-2331.
Any person, partnership, corporation, joint-stock company or syndicate who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished in accordance with Section 1.12.010. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such under this chapter. (Ord. 236 § 1 (part), 1977.)
- Section 12.20.020 Snow and ice to be removed from sidewalks by private persons : Bond $100
- Section 12.20.030 Depositing of snow and ice restricted: Bond $250
Violations Work Done Liability Therefore Penalty
- A. In the event of the failure of any person, partnership, corporation, joint-stock company or syndicate to clear away or treat with abrasives and subsequently clear away any snow and ice from any sidewalk as provided in this chapter, or cause this to be done, the building inspector, as soon as practicable after such failure, shall cause such work to be done by town personnel or by independent private persons or firms.
- B. The building inspector shall ascertain and keep a record of the exact cost of all work he causes to be done or contracts to be done in accordance with this section on account of each act or omission of each person, partnership, corporation, joint-stock company or syndicate; and he shall identify these persons with particularity.
- C. Each person, partnership, corporation, joint-stock company or syndicate whose act or omission makes it necessary that the building inspector cause work to be done or contract work to be done in accordance with this section shall be liable to the town for the cost of such work plus an amount equal to twenty percent of such costs for administration, record keeping and notice. It shall be the duty of the town clerk to sue for these costs and penalties, and it shall be the duty of the town attorney to assist in the bringing of these suits. (Ord. 262 § 1, 1979: Ord. 236 § 1 (part), 1977.)
Winter Overnight Parking
The Town of Jackson prohibits parking on all streets and alleys between the hours of 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. from November 1 until April 15. Enforcement will take place every morning during these dates, regardless of whether or not it snows. If you must leave your car overnight, please plan ahead and find an alternate location. Overnight parking is always allowed in the Public Parking Garage located at the intersection of Milward and Simpson for up to 48 hours.
Overnight Parking Violation Penalty
The current bond amount set for an overnight parking violation is $100.00.