Reminder: Clear Snow and Ice from Sidewalks

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

For the safety of pedestrians, snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks in the public right-of-way within 24 hours after snow ceases.  When removing snow from the sidewalks, do not push or throw the snow or ice into the streets.

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§ 183-54. Responsibility for removal of snow; violations and penalties.

It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of any premises in the Town of Milton, in front or by the side of which shall be a sidewalk, to permit or allow any snowfall exceeding two inches to remain thereon for a longer period than 24 hours after it shall have ceased snowing, and every person who shall permit or suffer the same to remain on said sidewalk in violation of this article and he, she, or they, so offending, shall forfeit and pay a fine of $50 for such offense to be collected as fines of like amounts are collected. Each additional twenty-four-hour period in which a person permits or suffers the same to remain on the sidewalk shall be a separate violation, punishable by a fee of $25 to $50. If the Town removes the same, in addition to the aforementioned fine, the cost or value of removing the same shall be recovered from the persons jointly and severally responsible for the same.

§ 183-55. Snow not to be thrown onto street or road; violations and penalties.

It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of any premises in the Town of Milton to permit or allow snow to be pushed or thrown onto any street or road in the Town of Milton, and every person who shall permit the same shall be in violation of this article and he, she, or they, so offending, shall forfeit and pay a fine of $50 for such offense to be collected as fines of like amounts are collected, and it shall be the duty of the Street Committee to have the said snow removed immediately, and the cost of removing the same shall be recovered from the persons responsible for the same.

 


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