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City of Geneva takes aim at sidewalk scofflaws

A major winter storm in January dumped plenty of snow on the region and left portions of Geneva’s sidewalks nearly impassable.

City officials are hoping that a change in sidewalk-clearing policy will address that — and it’s likely to get a test today, with the first big snowfall of the season having arrived.

While residential property owners have 24 hours to clear sidewalks in front of their homes, commercial property owners, including those in the downtown quadrant, don’t have a whole day anymore.

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