[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Freehold 3-28-1966 (§ 6-6 of the Revised General Ordinances), as amended through Ord. No. O-94-11. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 9-28-2010 by Ord. No. O-10-23]
The owner, occupant or tenant of residential premises located in close proximity to a public elementary school or a public middle school, as depicted on the maps described in the immediately succeeding paragraph, shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks of such street or the abutting right-of-way actually used by the public, or in the event of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impractical, shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashes within 48 hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.
The owner, occupant or tenant of commercial premises used by the public or business invitees shall remove all snow and ice from the sidewalks, streets, rights-of-way and parking areas used by the public in the transaction of business thereat within 10 hours after the same shall fall or be formed thereon. In the event of ice which may be so frozen to make removal impractical, the owner, occupant or tenant shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashes within 10 hours after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.
The owner of real property upon which there has been constructed any private street, highway, lane, alley or other roadway which is open to the public or residents of the development or to which the public is invited shall commence snow and ice removal from and application of sand and/or salt on such street, highway, lane, alley, or other roadway within four hours after the same shall first fall or be formed thereon; shall continue snow and ice removal and sanding or salting during the duration of the storm in such a manner as to render such street, highway, lane, alley, or other roadway passable and safe; and shall have removed all snow and ice therefrom within 10 hours after the cessation of precipitation.
No owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place or deposit snow or ice into or on any street, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow and ice which accumulates within the private property belonging to that person on the sidewalks or streets of the Township.
In case the procedures required by the § 278-2A are not undertaken or in case snow or ice shall be cast or deposited thereon or placed upon the sidewalks or the street by the owner, tenant or occupant of any premises as hereinabove provided, the same may be removed under the direction of the Mayor, Administrator or Director of Public Works, and the cost of the removal as nearly as can be ascertained shall be certified by the Director of Public Works to the Township Committee. The Township Committee shall examine the certification and if found to be correct shall cause the cost to be charged against the real estate upon which the private street, highway, lane, alley or roadway is located or which is abutting or bordering upon such sidewalks, and the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien and a tax in the same manner as the taxes next to be levied and assessed upon the premises and shall bear interest and be enforced and collected by the same officers and in the same manner as other taxes. The imposition and collection of a fine or other penalty for violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall not constitute any bar to the right of the Township to collect the cost, as certified, for the removal of snow or ice in the manner herein authorized.