01/23/12 The City of Plymouth has an ordinance pertaining to the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks within the city limits. The ordinance requires sidewalks to be cleared within 24 hours after a snow.
The ordinance states, “It shall be the duty of every owner, lessee or occupant of any premises abutting or bordering upon any street in the city to remove, or cause to be removed, all snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of such premises to the full paved width of the sidewalk within 24 hours after such snow.”
Or ordinance continues, “In the event of the failure of the property owner, lessee or occupant to remove or cause to be removed snow and ice from sidewalks as required in the preceding section, within the period of time specified in the preceding section, the Board of Public Works may remove or clean such snow or ice or cause the same to be removed or cleaned.”
The City’s ordinance closes by stating, “The cost of removal or cleaning of snow and ice, as provided in the preceding section, shall be a lien on such property, which shall be placed on the tax duplicate and shall be collected in the same manner as taxes are collected and turned in to the City Treasury.”
The general penalty states, “Any person, firm, or corporation who violates any provision of this code for which another penalty is not specifically provided shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $2,500. A separate offense shall be deemed committed upon each day during which a violation occurs or continues.”