[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Logan 2-6-2001 by Ord. No. 1-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Any owner, developer or subdivider of real property on or adjacent to which said owner, developer or subdivider has constructed a street or road open to the public but not yet accepted and approved by the Township as a public road or street, and on which real property or subdivision has been constructed at least three separate dwelling houses or an apartment building or buildings containing three or more units of dwelling space, which dwelling houses or units are occupied or intended to be occupied by three or more persons who live independently of each other and whose occupants depend on said street or road for access to and egress from their dwelling houses or units to the public road system, and even though said street or road has been deeded or dedicated to the Township but is not yet finally approved or accepted by the Township, shall be obligated to remove all snow and ice from such street or road within six hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.
Every such owner, developer or subdivider while so obligated shall file with the Township Administrator within 10 days after the effective date of this chapter and annually on November 1 of each calendar year a written plan for snow and ice removal. The plan shall include:
Name, address and telephone number of a person responsible for snow and ice removal from such street or road who can be reached 24 hours a day.
Name, address and telephone number of any contractor who is responsible for such snow removal.
A list of all equipment and supplies available for such snow and ice removal.
The response time for the contractor to take action for snow and ice removal. Such owner, developer or subdivider shall notify the Township Administrator within 10 days of any changes in the information set forth in said plan.
In the event the owner, developer or subdivider fails to remove snow and ice from such street or road as provided by this chapter, the Superintendent of Public Works shall be authorized to direct the same to be cleared by an employee in the Public Works Department. This chapter in no way directs that the Township shall be required to clear such street or road. Such removal of snow and ice by the Township or its contractor shall not constitute acceptance of such street or road by the Township as a public street or road.
The costs of such removal of any such snow or ice from any such street or road by the Township or a Township contractor shall be charged against such real property owned by such owner, developer or subdivider who is obligated by this chapter to perform such snow and ice removal. The cost of removal of any such snow or ice from any such street or road by the Township or a Township contractor shall be certified to the governing body of the Township by the Superintendent of Public Works. The governing body shall examine such certificate and, if found to be correct, shall cause such cost to be charged against such real property owned by such owner, developer or subdivider who is obligated by this chapter to perform such snow and ice removal over which or through which such street or road is located. The amount so charged shall be paid to the Township within 14 days of written notice thereof mailed or delivered to said owner, developer or subdivider, and that amount, if not so paid, shall become a lien and tax upon such real property and be added to and be a part of the taxes next to be levied and assessed thereon and enforced and collected with interest by the same officers in the same manner as other taxes.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000; or by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days; or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days; and court costs.