[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Groton 6-16-1980 as L.L. No. 1-1980. Section 133-2 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 173.
No civil action shall be maintained against the village for damages or injuries to person or property sustained in consequence of any street, highway, bridge, culvert, sidewalk or crosswalk being defective, out of repair, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed or for damages or injuries to person or property sustained solely in consequence of the existence of snow or ice upon any sidewalk, crosswalk, street, highway, bridge or culvert unless written notice of the defective, out of repair, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed condition or of the existence of the snow or ice, relating to the particular place of such condition, was actually given to the Village Clerk and there was a failure or neglect within a reasonable time after the receipt of such notice to repair or remove the defect, danger or obstruction complained of or to cause the snow or ice to be removed or the place otherwise made reasonably safe.
The Village Clerk shall keep an index record as required by law of all written notices which he shall receive of the existence of a defective, out of repair, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed condition in or upon or of an accumulation of ice or snow upon any village street, highway, bridge, culvert, sidewalk or crosswalk, which record shall state the date of receipt of the notice, the nature and location of the condition stated to exist and the name and address of the person from whom such notice is received. The record of each notice shall be preserved for a period of five years after the date it is received.
Upon receipt of a written notice as set forth above, the Village Clerk shall cause said notice to be brought to the attention of the Village Board of Trustees at the Village Board of Trustees meeting next following receipt of the written notice by the Clerk or within 10 days of such receipt, whichever date is sooner.