Borough of Westwood, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted 2-27-1943 by Ord. No. 365; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
The owner of any premises abutting on any public sidewalk in the Borough shall remove all snow and ice from the portion of the sidewalk abutting his or her premises. The owners of premises used for business, commercial or industrial purposes shall, in addition, remove all snow and ice from parking lots, walkways and other areas used by their customers or employees. Ice which is so frozen as to make removal impractical shall either be treated with rock salt or other chemicals which will thaw it sufficiently to permit removal or be thoroughly covered with sand, ashes or cinders. Removal or covering shall be accomplished within 12 hours of daylight after the snow or ice shall fall or be formed.
No owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place or deposit any snow or ice upon the street. The intent of this section is to prohibit all persons from throwing, placing or depositing snow or ice accumulating on the private property of that person upon municipal streets or sidewalks of the Borough.
In the event that snow or ice is not removed or is cast, deposited or placed upon sidewalks or streets in violation of this article, the snow or ice shall be removed by the appropriate department of the Borough, and the cost of the removal shall be certified to the Council. The Council shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost to be charged against the real estate abutting the sidewalk or street from which the snow or ice was removed. The amount so charged shall become a lien upon the real estate abutting the sidewalk or street and shall be added to the taxes next assessed upon that land and shall be collected and enforced in the same manner as other taxes. The remedy provided by this section shall be in addition to any penalty imposed for a violation of this article.
It shall be the policy of Borough of Westwood that this article shall be enforced by the Westwood Police Department.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty, of the Code of the Borough of Westwood.