My issue is really a question. I've read over Lowell City Code 243-3 but I really would like to hear how the code is actually enforced.
I know that when I've reported city property for snow removal, someone usually clears that up right away (thanks for that!). When I've reported private property owners, I know that the message is relayed to DPD Inspectional Services. But what happens after that? Some property owners clearly respond when someone gives them a warning (thank you for that too!)...
...but what about the properties who ignore that warning? There have been several properties that have consistently failed to do any shoveling (or the most pathetic excuse for shoveling) even after they've been reported. Does the DPD follow up with these properties to ensure they've complied? Do they issue some sort of violation and collect a fee from the neglectful property owner?
I know we're all exhausted after this intense winter but I want to be able to walk down the street and not die because of snow and ice. I also don't want to spend my time reporting my neighbors over and over because there aren't any consequences to their neglect.
Thank you for your attention to this matter and for the work you've all done over this winter!