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La Crosse set to begin shoveling enforcement



The City of La Crosse is ready to go on shoveling complaints.

City engineer Doug Kerns said the link on the city website to file complaints is active.

“We’ll go into immediate enforcement, if we confirm what the complaint says,” Kerns said. “You’ll receive a bill for the work and it isn’t cheap.”

The city charges $2.50 per linear foot along with a $50 administrative fee.

Kerns added there are plenty of people who don’t just hop in their car in the morning.

“So many people are dependent on walking downtown to the bus stop, the grocery store or the hospital,” Kerns said. “People are trying to live at home longer and we need to have safe sidewalks so people can get around.”

City ordinance says people have 24 hours from the time the snow stops falling to shovel.

Last year, La Crosse received just 1.9 inches of snow the entire month of November.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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