Township of Warminster, PA
Bucks County
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§ 21-701 Short title.

[Ord. 702, 4/14/2011, § I]
This Part 7 shall be known as the "Warminster Township Snow and Ice Removal Ordinance."

§ 21-702 Removal from sidewalks; Township authority to remove and collect costs.

[Ord. 702, 4/14/2011, § II]
1. 
The owner of every property in the Township shall remove or cause to be removed all snow and/or ice from a pathway at least 36 inches in width along the entire length of the sidewalks fronting or abutting said premises within 24 hours after the snow has ceased to fall or the ice to form.
2. 
In addition to removing snow as provided under Subsection 1, the owner of every property in the Township which abuts a fire hydrant shall remove or cause to be removed all snow and/or ice from the area surrounding the fire hydrant, such that the hydrant is accessible in the event of a fire, within 24 hours after the snow has ceased to fall or the ice to form.
3. 
The Township may authorize the removal of any accumulated snow and/or ice from any sidewalk where the same has not be removed by the owner or occupant within the time limit prescribed herein, where such snow and/or ice is deemed to be a public safety hazard or where its continued presence shall create a risk of injury to pedestrians seeking clear passage on the affected sidewalks.
4. 
The Township may collect the cost of such removal, together with any charges authorized by law, from said owner in any manner available to the Township for collection of obligations owed to the Township.

§ 21-703 Deposit in streets prohibited.

[Ord. 702, 4/14/2011, § III]
No person removing snow or ice from public sidewalks or private property shall throw, shovel, push, plow or otherwise move snow or ice into the public street.

§ 21-704 Deposit on property of another prohibited.

[Ord. 702, 4/14/2011, § IV]
No person shall throw, shovel, push, plow or remove snow or ice from the portion of the public street fronting or abutting his property to the portion of the public street fronting or abutting the property of another property owner, except upon written directive by the Township.

§ 21-705 Violations and penalties; enforcement.

[Ord. 702, 4/14/2011, § V]
1. 
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part 7 shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced as follows:
A. 
First offense: to pay a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100, plus costs.
B. 
Second or subsequent offense: to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600, plus costs, and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.
2. 
Each day that a violation continues after written notice shall constitute a separate offense, punishable as provided under this section.
3. 
The officers and patrolmen of the Warminster Township Police Department, as well as the Township Code Enforcement Officers and Zoning Officer are hereby authorized to enforce the provisions of this Part 7, and to undertake any such measures required to prosecute violations of this Part 7.