Borough of Highland Park, NJ
Middlesex County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 11 (§ 10-5 of the 1987 Code)]

§ 368-1 Removal along certain sidewalks; zone hours.

[Amended by Ord. No. 929; Ord. No. 990; Ord. No. 1571; Ord. No. 1649; 11-10-2009 by Ord. No. 09-1771]
The owner or occupant of every lot fronting on any street or public place within the limits of the Borough shall remove snow and ice from any sidewalk bordering the lot according to the following schedule:
A. 
Zone A: which includes Raritan Avenue and Woodbridge Avenue; remove all snow and ice to a width of 40 inches, or if said sidewalk is less than 40 inches, then to the width of the sidewalk, and the curb cuts, within six hours after such snow or ice shall be formed or fall thereon, or if this shall be during other than daylight hours, then within six hours after the beginning of daylight.
B. 
Zone B: which includes all parts of the Borough except those in Zone A; remove all snow and ice to a width of 40 inches, or if said sidewalk is less than 40 inches, then to the width of the sidewalk, within 12 hours of daylight after such snow or ice shall be formed or fall thereon, or if this shall be other than daylight, then within 12 hours after the beginning of daylight.
C. 
A person who owns or controls a parking area which is open to the public or to which the public is invited and which contains special parking spaces for the use of persons who have been issued a placard of wheelchair symbol license plates pursuant to P.L. 1949, c.280 (N.J.S.A. 39:4-204 et seq.) shall be responsible for assuring that access to these special parking spaces and to curb cuts or other improvements designed to provide accessibility for handicapped persons is not obstructed. If snow or ice is obstructing the special parking space, curb cut or other improvement designed to provide accessibility for the handicapped, it shall be removed within two hours after such snow or ice shall be formed or fall thereon, or if this shall be during other than daylight, then within two hours after the beginning of daylight.
D. 
In the event that ice may be so frozen as to make removal impracticable, the owners of the abutting premises shall cause the sidewalks to be thoroughly covered with sand or ice-melting materials within the time limits established in § 368-1. Under no circumstances shall rock salt be used on sidewalks.
[Added 9-21-2010 by Ord. No. 10-1792]

§ 368-2 Owner's refusal to remove; removal by Borough.

[Amended by Ord. No. 929; Ord. No. 1649]
In the case such owner or occupant of any such lot of land fronting on any street, highway or public place in the Borough shall refuse or neglect to comply with the provisions of § 368-1 and remove such snow and ice from the sidewalk or curb cut within the times established by § 368-1, the Borough, through its Superintendent of Public Works, may cause such snow and ice to be removed from such sidewalk and curb cut bordering such lot at the expense of the owner of each lot.

§ 368-3 Cost of removal by Borough.

[Amended by Ord. No. 929; 4-8-2014 by Ord. No. 14-1862]
The cost of such removal under § 368-2 shall be certified by the Superintendent of Streets and Roads of the Borough. This certification shall be made available to the Municipal Prosecutor for presentation to the Municipal Judge following the issuance of a summons and complaint to the owner or occupant who has failed to remove snow and ice from the sidewalk or curb. If the Municipal Judge finds the owner or occupant in violation of § 368-2, the Municipal Judge shall assess as a penalty the cost to the Borough as so certified for the removal from the sidewalk or curb of snow and ice. If appropriate, additional penalties may be assessed by the Municipal Judge pursuant to § 368-4.

§ 368-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended by Ord. No. 929; 2-7-1989 by Ord. No. 1178; 4-8-2014 by Ord. No. 14-1862]
In addition to the provisions of §§ 368-2 and 368-3, in case the owner or occupant of any such lot fronting on any street or public place in the Borough shall refuse or neglect to comply with the provisions of § 368-1, such person, upon conviction of same, shall be subject to the penalty established in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty, of this Code in addition to the cost of removal by the Borough as provided for in § 368-3.