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Town of Lancaster, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Lancaster 5-5-1987 ATM by Art. 87; amended 5-5-2008 ATM by Art. 13. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No person other than an employee in the service of the Town of Lancaster or an employee in the service of an independent contractor acting for the Town of Lancaster shall pile, push, plow, or blow snow or ice onto or across a public way which is plowed and/or sanded by the Town or deposit snow in such a way as to obstruct the operation of any fire hydrant.
The owner of any real estate abutting any Town way where there is a sidewalk shall, within 24 hours after the ceasing to fall or form or the accumulation from any other cause of any snow, ice or sleet upon said sidewalk, cause the same to be removed therefrom, and if the same cannot be wholly removed shall sprinkle thereon sand or other substance so that such sidewalks shall be safe for travel.
The Board of Public Works, for the purpose of insuring the free flow of traffic or for the purpose of snow and ice control operations on a public way, may, by its own employees or with such other assistance as it may require, and at the owner's expense, remove or cause to be removed to the nearest convenient place, any vehicle interfering with such traffic or such operation. Said Department shall keep records of the registration number of each vehicle so removed and of the place to which it was removed. The Board of Public Works may impose liability for the cost of such removal, and of the storage charges, if any, resulting therefrom, upon the owner of such vehicle.
Whoever violates any provision of this bylaw shall be punished by fines under Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, Noncriminal Disposition, of the Code of the Town of Lancaster, in the amounts set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, Fines.