[Adopted 3-24-1992 by L.L. No. 4-1992]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Alexandria Bay hereby finds that it is necessary to focus responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of sidewalks within the Village of Alexandria Bay and to assign such responsibility. It is the purpose of this article to establish that each property owner shall be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the sidewalks immediately adjacent to their property.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any partnership, corporation, association, firm, company, society or group.
Any person owning or occupying property within the Village of Alexandria Bay or any person having the charge or control of any premises, lot or establishment within the Village of Alexandria Bay shall be required to remove all snow, ice or other substances that collect on the sidewalks fronting on or belonging to the premises no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day after the same shall have fallen or collected thereon or shall so remove within two hours after being notified by the Mayor, Village Clerk or any enforcement officer of the village, including any police officer, to remove the same, so that such public walks shall be unobstructed or unimpeded and safe for public travel.
If at any time the village is required to perform snow or ice removal on any sidewalk due to the inability or refusal of any person charged with the duty to so remove, to do so the village shall be allowed to charge such person for such removal at the regular hourly rates then in effect for village employees and equipment. Such charges may be considered a special assessment on the property and added to the next tax bill and shall otherwise be a lien on the property.
In no event is the Village of Alexandria Bay to be considered responsible for the removal of snow or ice from any sidewalk within the Village of Alexandria Bay. Such responsibility shall be the sole responsibility of the person who owns or occupies or has control of the premises adjacent to the sidewalk.
Any person not complying with the requirements of this Article shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding the sum of $250 or by imprisonment by a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day of continued violation shall be considered a separate offense.