Town of Boonton, NJ
Morris County
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A. 
The owner or occupant, or any person having the care of any building or lot of land bordering on any street within the corporate limits of the Town, where there is a sidewalk, shall within the first 12 hours of daylight after the ceasing to fall of any snow, cause the same to be removed from the sidewalk adjoining such building or lot to a width of three feet for the entire length of the sidewalk.
B. 
Any such owner or occupant or other person having care of any such property as aforesaid, shall be fined a sum of not less than $25 and not more than $200, besides costs of conviction, and a like amount for each and every day that the snow shall remain on such sidewalk after the 12 hours.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for an owner or owners, occupant or occupants, or any person to plow, throw, shovel or deposit any snow or ice into or upon any street and/or sidewalk or any other person's property in the Town of Boonton.
Whenever any sidewalk, or any part thereof adjoining any building or lot, on any street, shall be covered with ice, it shall be the duty of the owner or occupant, or the person having the care of such property as aforesaid, to cause such sidewalk to be made safe and convenient by removing the ice therefrom, or by covering the same with sand or salt; and in case any such owner or occupant, or person having the care of any such property as aforesaid, shall neglect so to do for the space of 12 hours of daylight, he shall be fined a sum of not less than $25 and not more than $200, besides costs of conviction, and a like sum for each and every day thereafter, that any such sidewalk shall continue so encumbered.
Any person convicted as aforesaid may, in the discretion of the court by which he was convicted and in default of the payment of such fine and costs for 10 days after such conviction, be imprisoned for a term not exceeding 10 days.
If any person does not remove snow from an abutting sidewalk as required by § 254-33 of this article or if any person does not remove ice from an abutting sidewalk or cover it with sand or salt as required by § 254-34 of this article, then the Department of Public Works Superintendent is hereby authorized to remove all such snow and ice from the sidewalks or to cover the sidewalks with sand or deicing salt, and to take all other necessary steps to make the sidewalks in question safe for pedestrian traffic. The cost of removal of any snow or ice or other remedial steps authorized by this article shall be certified to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen by the Department of Public Works Superintendent. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen shall examine such certificate, and if found to be correct, shall cause such costs to be charged against such real estate so abutting upon such sidewalk and the amounts so charged shall thereupon become a lien and tax upon such real estate and be added to and be part of the taxes next to be levied and assessed thereon, and enforced and collected with interest by the same officer and in the same manner as other taxes.