Mission to require property owners to shovel sidewalks 48 hours after snowfall

Johnson County sidewalk snow

Property owners in the city of Mission are now required to shovel sidewalks 48 hours after a snowfall. A courtesy notice — with no fine — will be issued for violators. File photo.

The Mission City Council last week unanimously approved an ordinance change that will require residents and businesses to shovel sidewalks 48 hours after a snowfall.

Why it matters: Previously, Mission merely encouraged property owners to remove snow, making it difficult for staff to respond to complaints about un-shoveled sidewalks in residential and commercial areas.