Posted on Tuesday October 29, 2019
It's that time of year again. The City of Bedford would like to remind the public of the following City Codes related to snow removal and parking:
136.03 REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE, OR ACCUMULATIONS. It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations with forty-eight (48) hours, the City may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax.
135.12 DUMPING OF SNOW. It is unlawful fore any person to throw , push, or place or cause to be thrown, pushed or placed, any ice and snow from private property, sidewalks, or driveways onto the traveled of a street or alley so as to obstruct gutters, or impede the passage of vehicles upon the street or alley or to create a hazardous condition therein; except where, in the cleaning of large commercial drives in the business district it is absolutely necessary to move the snow onto the street or alley temporarily, such accumulation shall be removed promptly by the property owner or agent. Arrangements for the prompt removal of such accumulations shall be made prior to moving the snow.
39.15 SNOW REMOVAL. No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley or City owned off street parking area during snow removal operations unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street, alley or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall.
69.09 ALL NIGHT PARKING PROHIBITED. No person, except physicians or other persons on emergency calls, shall park a vehicle on any the following named streets for period of time longer than thirty (30) minutes between the hours of 2:00 am and 6:00 am of any day that snow removal is required. (Code of Iowa, Sec 321.236 
1. Main Street from Court Ave to State Street
2. Washington Street from Court Ave to Dodge Street
3. Court Ave from Washington Street to the alley north of Main Street
4. Central Ave from Washington to the Alley north of Main Street
5. Dodge Street from Washington to the alley north of Main Street
CITY ORDINANCE 69.09 PROHIBITS ALL NIGHT PARKING IN THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT ON ANY DAY THAT SNOW REMOVAL IS REQUIRED.
PLEASE MOVE YOUR VEHICLE TO THE CITY PARKING LOT AT THE CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT OR MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PARK SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT.
VEHICLES VIOLATING THIS ORDINANCE WILL BE TOWED AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE!