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    Default Should you shovel your sidewalk?

    From Shoveling Sidewalks Raises Legal Questions

    ...city code requires every homeowner or renter to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice each day - or at least put down sand or salt. Don't shovel, and you might face a $100 fine.
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    The Ohio Supreme Court has said that homeowners are not liable for injuries if their sidewalks aren't shoveled. Snow and ice are an expected feature of winter in Ohio, and those walking down the street should understand the risks of winter weather.

    The state's high court, however, also said homeowners might be liable if they did shovel but did a bad job, making it appear the path was safe when it was still slippery.
    I just don't shovel. Plus, that's less work.

    I very rarely shovel my own driveway.

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    My kids shoveled half the driveway yesterday (almost a foot and a half of snow) They were DEAD after.

    We don't shovel ours all the time. I don't know how anyone did yesterday.

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    What if a person is sick, elderly or disabled?

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    you guys don't have city snow-removal-miniplow-things for your sidewalks? really? weird....what about sidewalks that aren't in front of houses, who clears them?

    unless this is talking about the walkway leading directly to your door...
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    I have never had enough snow to shovel! I might just about be able to kick it away with a shoe, 1 day out of 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    My kids shoveled half the driveway yesterday (almost a foot and a half of snow) They were DEAD after.
    Impressive!

    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    What if a person is sick, elderly or disabled?
    Hire Elaur's kids with their snowshoveling superpower?

    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    you guys don't have city snow-removal-miniplow-things for your sidewalks? really? weird....what about sidewalks that aren't in front of houses, who clears them?


    We live right beside city-owned property (an open area). No one ever shovels that sidewalk. The city doesn't follow their own law.

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    It just sounds insane to tell people what they must do on their own private property. We often didn't even shovel the driveway, just drove the cars over it and went in through the garage. But then we lived in the suburbs then maybe it's different in the cities.

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    "should" is a dirty word.
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    Ohio's fucked up man..... move to Hell, Michigan. They have nice people there. I know, I've been there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nozflubber View Post
    Ohio's fucked up man..... move to Hell, Michigan. They have nice people there. I know, I've been there!
    Did you just tell me to go to Hell?

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