Village of Wappingers Falls, NY
Dutchess County
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[Adopted 2-12-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997[1]]
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Editor's Note: This local law superseded former Article IV, Snow and Ice Removal, adopted 2-12-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997.
This article shall be known as the "Snow Removal Law" of the Village of Wappingers Falls.
The purpose of this article shall be to preserve the public peace and good order in the village and 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 village by establishing certain regulations for the removal of snow and ice from the streets and sidewalks of the village that are consistent with the rights and privileges of other residences of the village.
[Amended 1-14-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
It shall be the duty of the owner of every parcel of real estate adjoining a public sidewalk, whether the parcel of real estate is occupied by a structure or not, to keep such sidewalks adjoining such 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. In addition, sidewalks in front of commercial establishments and commercial parking lots shall be kept free of snow and ice at all times between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
In case snow and ice on any sidewalk shall be frozen so hard that it cannot be removed without injury to the sidewalk, it shall, within the time specified in § 132-11, be strewn and kept strewn with ashes, sand, sawdust other suitable material so as to be no longer dangerous to life and limb. As soon as practical thereafter, the sidewalk shall be completely cleared of snow, ice and other materials strewn thereon, as provided in this article.
[Amended 1-14-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
Whenever the owner of a parcel of real estate adjoining a public 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 by the designated official to remove the same, it shall be the duty of the Highway Superintendent to remove said snow or ice from such sidewalk and notify the Village Clerk of the expense incurred by the amount of labor, equipment and materials used. The charge shall be not less than the equivalent of one's hour wage for the highest paid hourly village employee.
[Amended 1-14-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
The Village Clerk shall promptly present to the owner of each parcel a bill for the removal of snow and ice as certified by the Highway Superintendent. If not paid within 30 days, the cost thereof shall be assessed against the property, added to his/her tax bill and become a lien thereon, collectible in the same manner as delinquent village taxes.
[Amended 1-14-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
The owners of buildings adjacent to public sidewalks shall take measures to protect the public from the falling snow, ice or water from such buildings.
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 street, avenue or roadway within the village.
[Amended 1-14-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
No person, firm, corporation or property owner 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.
[Amended 1-14-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
Any person, firm or corporation which shall violate any sections of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100 for each offense. Each day that a violation continues shall be considered a separate offense.