Navigating Icy Sidewalks
A city ordinance says the owner or occupant are responsible for snow and ice removal. Since the language in the ordinance can be seen as vague, one Columbia renter said he and his landlord worked out an agreement before snow began falling.
"I didn't really expect them to clear it," said Columbia renter Tom Schmidt. "I did a few pre-emptive measures such as threw some salt and tried to clear it, but the ice is impossible."
Even though lease agreements can be made, Columbia Public Works says ultimately the owner is responsible for snow removal.