The Lansing City Council last night approved an ordinance that will require home and business owners to shovel snow from sidewalks faster.
The capitol city’s old ordinance, which involved mailing citations to property owners, sometimes took so long the snow would melt before the property owner received the notice.
The new ordinance speeds up the process to 48 hours.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says one death last year can be blamed on city residents not shoveling their sidewalks after a snowstorm.
“Life and limb is what’s at stake," says Bernero.