Town of Monroe, NY
Orange County
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[Adopted 9-13-1993 as L.L. No. 3, 1993]
The purpose of this Article shall be to preserve the public peace and good order in the town, to contribute to the public welfare, safety and good order of its people and to contribute to the safe conveyance of its people over the streets and sidewalks of the town by establishing certain regulations for the removal of snow and ice from the streets and sidewalks of the town that are consistent with the rights and privileges of other residents of the town.
No person, firm or corporation shall deposit, throw, place or strew, nor shall any person, firm or corporation cause to be deposited, thrown, placed or strewn, any snow or ice upon any town street, avenue, roadway or highway.
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall pile, gather up, plow up or in any way force any snow or ice upon any town street, avenue, roadway or highway.
B. 
No person, firm or corporation shall pile, gather up, plow up or in any way force any snow or ice upon any terrace or parcel of land within six feet of any town street, avenue, roadway or highway in such a manner as to cause the height of the snow and ice so piled, gathered, plowed or forced to exceed three feet six inches in height above the existing natural grade of said terrace or parcel of land within six feet of said town street, except that it shall be unlawful to cover a fire hydrant with snow or ice.
C. 
No person, firm, corporation, property owner or occupant shall remove snow or ice from any parcel of real estate and place it upon another parcel of real estate without the express permission of the owner of the parcel of real estate upon which the snow or ice is to be placed.
D. 
Any person, firm or corporation piling, gathering or plowing up snow or ice on any town street, avenue, roadway or highway or to an excess height, as indicated in § 43-29B, shall forthwith remove the same at his or its expense, upon the request of the Superintendent of Highways of the Town of Monroe.
E. 
Whenever any person, firm or corporation neglects or refuses to remove any snow or ice piled, gathered or plowed up by him or it in violation of this Article within four hours after a request to do so by the Superintendent of Highways of the Town of Monroe, the town may remove or cause to be removed such accumulation at the expense of the owner or occupant of said property, and, upon the failure to pay the charge, the town shall cause the expense thereof to be assessed against the property and become a lien thereon, collectible in the same manner as delinquent town taxes.
It shall be the duty of the owner and occupant, jointly, of every parcel of real estate adjoining a town sidewalk, whether the parcel of real estate is occupied by a structure or not, to keep such sidewalks adjoining such a property free from snow and ice for the full paved width of such sidewalk.
Snow and ice shall be removed within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall. Sidewalks in front of commercial establishments and commercial parking lots shall be kept free of snow and ice at all times.
In case snow and ice on any town sidewalk shall be frozen so hard that it cannot be removed without injury to the sidewalk, it shall, within the time specified in § 43-32, be strewn and kept strewn with ashes, sand, sawdust or other suitable material so as to be no longer dangerous to life and limb. As soon as practical thereafter, the town sidewalks shall be completely cleared of snow, ice and other material strewn thereon, as provided in this Article.
Whenever the owner or occupant of every parcel of real estate adjoining a town sidewalk fails to remove the snow and ice from such sidewalk adjoining such property within the time specified in this Article or within four hours after notice of the Superintendent of Highways of the Town of Monroe to remove the same, the town may remove or cause to be removed such accumulation at the expense of the owner or occupant of said real property, and, upon a failure to pay the charge, the town shall cause the expenses thereof to be assessed against the property and become a lien thereon, collectible in the same manner as delinquent town taxes.
The owners or occupants of buildings adjacent to town sidewalks shall prevent the falling of snow, ice or water from such building upon said town sidewalks.