Your Responsibilities as a Property Owner
Snow Removal - Under Municipal Code 8.07 (Snow and Ice Removal), it is against city ordinance for residents to deposit snow, slush and ice onto the traveled roadway in the City of Prairie du Chien. This ordinance may be found on the city website or a printed copy may be obtained from city hall. Individuals violating this ordinance are subject to fines by the City of Prairie du Chien. City crews are making every effort to make our streets as safe as possible and we are asking for your cooperation with snow removal efforts.
Grass Clippings and Leaves - Grass clippings and leaves shall not be blown, raked, or placed in the streets, as they can clog gutters and storm sewers. Grass clippings and leaves that are appropriately bagged in paper bags can be placed along the curb for collection on Tuesdays by Town and Country Sanitation. Paper bags can be purchased at Nelson True Value, Walgreen's, Piggly Wiggly and Wal-Mart. Leaves and grass clippings can be hauled to the compost site on Vineyard Coulee Road.
Snow and Ice Removal - Property owners are responsible for keeping the sidewalks that border their property free of snow and ice. If ice cannot be removed, the property owner is responsible for sprinkling it with sand or other similar materials. If the snow and ice are not removed within 3 hours of daylight after it ceases to fall, the City will remove it and charge the cost of removal to the property owner. In addition, please do not blow or shovel snow into streets or alleys.
Winter Parking Regulations (See below) - To facilitate the removal of snow in the winter, the winter parking regulations are in effect between November 15th and March 31st.
Obstruction of Intersections - No tree, hedge, fence, sign, or any other obstruction is allowed that prevents persons driving vehicles on public streets, alleys, or highways from obtaining a clear view of traffic when approaching an intersection or pedestrian crosswalk. The “vision triangle” is the area bounded by the street lines (curbs) and a line joining points along the street lines twenty five (25) feet from the point of intersection. In case of major streets and highways intersecting with other major streets or railways, the distances defining the “vision triangle” are increased to fifty (50) feet.
Pruning of Tree Limbs - All limbs of trees must be pruned at least 10 feet above any sidewalk and 15 feet above a street or other public place.
Placement of Mailboxes - The mailbox must be in good condition with a door that closes properly. The mailbox must be attached to a post of quality and strength to withstand a blow from bladed snow. The front side of the mailbox must be no closer than eight inches from the back side of the curb.
Compost Site - The compost site is located ½ mile east of Marquette Road on Vineyard Coulee Road. The site is for leaves and grass only. Leaves and grass need to be removed from plastic bags. Persons found dumping materials other than leaves and grass will be fined.
Brush Site - Located on Vineyard Coulee Road (½ mile east of Marquette Road) adjacent to the city compost site. This site is for brush and tree limb disposal only. Persons found dumping materials other than branches, limbs, and trees will be fined. Available to City of Prairie du Chien residents only. Commercial businesses will be charged a fee for tree and brush disposal. Effective April 7, 2014 the site will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm and Saturday’s from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. These hours will be in effect at least through NOVEMBER 22, 2014. The site is closed on Sundays and Holidays. Please be at the site at least 15 minutes prior to close for disposing of materials * NO Plastic Bags, only paper lawn bags allowed. * NO other refuse to be disposed of at the site. * NO construction waste or lumber, brush must be dirt free. * Stump disposal is by appointment only; please call 326-2718 at least 2 days in advance. The brush/compost site is for the residents of the City of Prairie du Chien only. Access to the archery range will be on Wilderness Road, east of the brush site entrance. Call 326-8534 for information.
Used Oil Site - Located at the City Street Department, 625 East Washington Street. The site is for used engine oil only. No dumping of fuels, kerosene, antifreeze, water, paint, thinners, etc. Persons found dumping materials other than used engine oil will be fined.