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Snow Abatement Policy

Snow Abatement Policy

All public sidewalks shall be maintained free from accumulations of ice and snow. It shall be the responsibility of the abutting property owner to maintain a clear and unobstructed sidewalk for the width of the sidewalk or 48" which ever is less. Within the City's business district, the pedestrian areas must be maintained as above within four hours after the storms subsides; however, if the storm subsides between the hours of 9pm and 5am, the deadline for compliance shall be extended to 9am following this time period. In all other areas of the City, the pedestrian areas shall be maintained as above within 10 hours after the storm subsides. Ice and snow conditions that remain unabated in excess of the above time restrictions are declared a nuisance and are subject to abatement by the City or its contractors. All costs associated with the abatement of said nuisances shall be the responsibility of the property owner and be billed and collected as per the City Code. If any person allows such conditions to exist he shall be guilty of a municipal infraction and a citation may be issued without prior warning. PENALTY: $200 Municipal Infraction Citation.
For the purpose of this code section, the "business district" shall be defined as those properties located within the area bounded by Church Street and East Avenue to the north, Mulberry Street to the east, Baltimore Street to the south and Prospect Street to the west. All properties adjacent to streets comprising the boundaries shall be considered within the business district.

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