The owner or occupant of any public or private property, buildings, schools, churches, hospitals and other medical facilities, businesses or vacant lots adjacent to a sidewalk shall keep snow, ice and other debris free and clear from the sidewalk for the safety, health and general welfare of the public. Further, the Town of Woodruff will not be responsible for snow removal from any private parking lots.
No person shall deposit by any means snow and ice from private property onto any public streets, sidewalks, parking lots or alleys or onto any other type of public right-of-way. All existing sidewalks within the Town of Woodruff shall be kept clear of ice, snow and other debris, regardless of condition, width or the location of such sidewalks.
All sidewalks in the business district shall be shoveled by 9:30 a.m. All remaining sidewalks within the Town of Woodruff shall be cleared of all snow, ice and other debris within a thirty-six-hour period following the cessation of snowfall. Failure to do so will result in the Town of Woodruff employees accomplishing this task, with a flat fee as provided in the Town Fee Schedule charged to the property owner or occupant adjacent to such sidewalk for each time the Town of Woodruff employees must clear such sidewalk. In cases where ice has formed on the sidewalk to such an extent that it cannot be readily removed, the sidewalk shall be sprinkled with ashes, sawdust or sand within the time frame required by this section.
Any person who violates this article shall, in addition to the shoveling fee, be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-3 of this Code. Failure to pay fees and forfeitures will result in a special assessment being levied on the property tax the following year, in accordance with state statutes.