Many people use sidewalks to get around and without a wide, clear path through snow and ice, it is especially difficult for people with disabilities, seniors, and children to walk safely. Please remember to clear your sidewalks promptly. The Sidewalk Ordinance (Sec. 28-32) requires property owners/occupants to remove snow and/or ice from sidewalks and ramps within 24 hours after the end of each accumulation of snow greater than one inch. Here's the language from the ordinance:
• Within 24 hours after the end of each accumulation of snow greater than 1 (one) inch, the owner or occupant of every property shall remove the accumulation from the adjacent public sidewalk and walks and ramps leading to a crosswalk. The accumulation may be from any source including precipitation and drifting. Furthermore, the removal of snow and ice shall mean; free of snow and ice for the entire constructed width and length of the sidewalk, including walks and ramps leading to a crosswalk.
• If the owner or occupant fails to remove snow or ice within 24 hours of a notification of violation of section 28-32(c), the Township may cause such snow or ice to be removed at the expense of the property owner. The owner of record shall then be charged the actual cost of the sidewalk clearance (time and material), plus an administrative fee of $50.00. All charges which remain unpaid as of October 1 of the current year shall become a lien against the subject property and may be added to the tax rolls for the property.