Is your gas meter buried in the snow? If so, please carefully dig it out or it will stop regulating and you will be without heat! If you need help digging out your meter, call the Utility office (832-3667) and they'll help you out!
Other safety tips:
- Snow and ice can damage or block natural gas meters and exhaust vents for appliances. Chimneys and vents on the roof or side of a building must be clear to allow proper venting which prevents equipment malfunction or accumulation of carbon monoxide.
- Install carbon monoxide alarms and carefully follow the mfg. directions for operation, placement and maintenance. Keep your family safe get a CO detector installed.
- Know the warning signs of CO poisoning. CO is a deadly, colorless and tasteless gas. Signs of CO poisoning include dizziness, shortness of breath, headaches, confusion, nausea and fainting.
- Do you smell the odor of rotten eggs? Do you hear hissing or whistling sounds around gas appliances or meter? These may be signs of a natural gas leak. Contact your local utilities.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has activated the aerator in Silver Lake for the season. Use caution when venturing out on the ice, especially in the vicinity of the aerator. It is located on the east side of Silver Lake just offshore from the City Park.
69.10 SNOW REMOVAL. Between November 1 and April 1 no vehicle shall be left standing or parked on the City streets of the City between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any day. At all other hours during such period, on-street parking shall be permitted only when the same does not interfere with the removal of snow and ice from City streets, and vehicles so parked shall be removed from the street by their owners within 15 minutes of demand made by an authorized City employee for such removal. After such notice, it shall be unlawful to park on such streets until the snow removal operation is completed in the area involved. For a violation of the provisions of this section, the fine shall be $25.00 for the first offense, and $50.00 for a subsequent offense, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 70.03.