Town of Masonville
Local Law No 2 of the year 1995
Snow and Ice Removal Law
Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Masonville as follows:
SECTION 1. Purpose.
The purpose of this local law shall be to preserve the pubic peace and good order in the town and to contribute to the public welfare, safety and good order of its people and to contribute to the safe conveyance of its people over the streets and sidewalks of the Town of Masonville by establishing certain regulations for the removal of snow and ice from the streets and sidewalks of the town that are consistent with the rights and privileges of other residents of the town.
SECTION 2. Duty of property owner and occupant.
It shall be the duty of the owner and occupant, jointly, of every parcel of real estate adjoining a public sidewalk, whether the parcel of real estate is occupied by a structure or not, to keep such sidewalks adjoining such property free from snow and ice for the full paved width of such sidewalk.
SECTION 3. Time limit.
Snow and ice shall be removed within twelve (12) hours after the end of a snowfall. In addition, sidewalks in front of commercial establishments and commercial parking lots shall be kept free of snow and ice at all times between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 p.m.
SECTION 4. Severe icing.
In case snow and ice on any sidewalk shall be frozen so hard that it cannot be removed without injury to the sidewalk, it shall, within the time specified in SECTION 3. above be strewn and kept strewn with ashes, sand, sawdust or other suitable material so as to be no longer dangerous to life and limb. As soon as practical thereafter, the sidewalk shall be completely cleared of snow, ice and other materials strewn thereon, as provided in this local law.
SECTION 5. Removal by Town; charge.
Whenever the owner or occupant of a parcel of real estate adjoining a public sidewalk fails to remove the snow and ice from such sidewalk adjoining such property within the time specified in this local law or within tour (4) hours after notice by the Superintendent of Highways of the Town of Masonville to remove same, it shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Highways to remove said snow or ice from such sidewalk and notify the Town Clerk of the expense incurred by the amount of labor, equipment and materials used. The charge shall not be less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each removal.
SECTlON 6. Collection of costs for removal by Town.
The Town Clerk shall promptly present to the owner or occupant of each parcel a bill for the removal of snow and ice as certified by the Superintendent of Highways. If not paid within thirty (30) days, the cost thereof shall be assessed against the property, added to their tax bill and become a lien thereon, collectible in the same manner as delinquent Town taxes.
SECTION 7. Snow, ice and water falling from buildings.
The owners or occupants of buildings adjacent to public sidewalks shall take measures to protect the public from the falling of snow, ice or water from such buildings.
SECTION 8. Depositing on streets.
No person, firm or corporation shall deposit, throw, place or strew, nor shall any person, firm or corporation cause to be deposited, throw, placed or strewn, any snow or ice upon any Street, avenue or roadway within the Town of Masonville.
SECTION 9. Penalties for offenses.
A. Any person firm or corporation which shall violate SECTIONS 2, 3, 4, or 7, of this local law shall upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than twenty five dollars ($25.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00) for each offense. Each day that a violation continues shall be considered a separate offense.
B. Any person, firm or corporation which shall violate SECTION 8., of this local law shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00). Each day that a violation continues shall be considered as separate offense.
SECTION 10. Severability.
Should any section, paragraph, sentence clause or phrase of this local law be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, the remainder of said local law shall not be affect thereby.
SECTION 11. Effective date.
This local law shall take effect on filing with the Secretary of State as provided by law.