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Mayor Urges Plymouth Property Owners to Clear Sidewalks

January 9, 2014
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  01/10/14 All citizens and businesses are reminded that it is their responsibility to make sure the sidewalks in front of their homes and businesses are clear after any accumulation of snow. 

  It is imperative that a clear path is maintained for the safety and well-being of pedestrians; especially children walking to and from school. 

  According to City Ordinance, you can be fined for not keeping your sidewalks shoveled properly.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mayor Mark Senter at 574-936-6717

  Below is a copy of the city ordinance

SNOW AND ICE

96.020 DUTY TO REMOVE IN 24 HOURS

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 ice shall have fallen or accumulated thereon.

(1994 Code, § 96.15) Penalty, see § 10.99

96.021 UPON FAILURE OF OWNER, PUBLIC WORKS TO REMOVE.

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.

(1994 Code, § 96.16)

96.022 COLLECTING COSTS.

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.

(1994 Code, § 96.17)

10.99 GENERAL PENALTY.

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.

 

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