Town of Genesee, WI
Waukesha County
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[Adopted 11-11-1985]
[Amended 8-12-2013 by Ord. No. 13-8]
No person, corporation or organization shall cause, allow or permit snow or ice to be deposited from premises owned, controlled, leased, rented or maintained by said person, corporation or organization onto any streets or right-of-way in the Town of Genesee. No person, corporation or organization shall cause snow or ice to be deposited from his/her/its private or public driveway or parking lot or extension thereof onto any traveled portion of any public or private street or driveway that is not solely owned by such person, corporation or organization. No snow or ice shall be pushed, pulled or blown across a public street or road.
[Added 3-9-2015 by Ord. No. 15-4]
The owner or occupant of any lot or parcel shall promptly, each day, remove all snow and ice which may have fallen or accumulated upon the sidewalk on or abutting such lot or parcel. The owner of property abutting sidewalks on two intersecting streets shall remove all snow and ice from the sidewalks of both streets, including that portion of the sidewalks bordering the crosswalk, including the curb ramp, if any, regardless of the source of the snow accumulation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, when ice has so formed that it cannot be removed, the owner or occupant shall keep the same sprinkled with sand, salt or other suitable material which will prevent the sidewalk from being dangerous to pedestrians, until such time as it can be removed, and then it shall be promptly removed. If the owner or occupant fails to comply with this section, the Public Works Superintendent shall cause the snow or ice to be removed or sprinkled as required in this article, and the cost thereof shall be assessed against the property as a special charge. The imposition of such a special charge shall not bar the Town from pursuing prosecution or other penalties or remedies that may apply, and, conversely, prosecution for a violation or pursuit of other penalties or remedies as may apply shall not bar the Town from conducting this work and assessing a special charge for the costs incurred.
[Amended 9-12-1994 by Ord. No. 94-6; 2-9-2015 by Ord. No. 15-1]
Each violation of any provision of this article shall be subject to the penalties and remedies described in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, General Penalty, of this Code. In addition to any penalty imposed for violation of this article, the Town may charge the violator the actual costs and expenses of correcting the violation, and if the violator does not pay such charge, the same may then be added to the tax roll as a special real estate charge pursuant to § 66.0627, Wis. Stats.