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Hartley council discusses snowy sidewalks

Resident claims city isn't enforcing ordinance

The City of Hartley's willingness to enforce ordinances was called into question during Monday's council meeting.

Resident Tim Hilbert was in attendance to complain about snow-covered sidewalks, which he believed are a big problem in town. He claimed it's nearly impossible to walk a single block during the winter without running into a sidewalk that isn't scooped.

"Nobody [scoops] because you don't enforce it," Hilbert said. "As a city council, do you think it's acceptable? I can't even go to the post office and bank without slipping and sliding."

Property owners have 48 hours to remove snow a...