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Rye PD: Shovel Your Sidewalks

The Rye police department is reminding everyone to shovel their sidewalks.

Remember, fines for not shoveling went up from $10 to $50.

Here is the advisory:

Alert Message has been issued by the City of Rye Police Department.

Wednesday January 12, 2011 11:37 AM EST

REMINDER: City Code requires sidewalks to be cleared within 24 hours of the end of snowfall.

Residents and property owners are reminded that sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours of the end of snowfall. We also ask that you keep crosswalks and corners clear. Please assist in maintaining safe walkways for pedestrian passage. The text of Section 167-47 of the City Code is included below:

Every owner, lessee, occupant and other person having charge of any building or lot of ground fronting or abutting upon a sidewalk, including any unpaved area used as a sidewalk or walkway, on any public street or public place in the City of Rye shall, within 24 hours after the cessation of every fall of snow or the formation of any ice on the sidewalk in front of or adjacent to said building or lot of ground, remove or cause the said snow or ice to be removed or cleared entirely from the said sidewalk; provided that in case the snow or ice on any sidewalk in front of or adjacent to said building or lot of ground shall be frozen so hard that it cannot practically be removed, the owner, lessee, occupant or other person having charge thereof shall, within the time hereinabove specified, cover and strew the said sidewalk or cause it to be covered and strewn with sifted ashes, sand or some other similar material and shall, as soon thereafter as weather will permit, thoroughly clean said sidewalk and remove the said ice and snow therefrom.

1 COMMENT

  1. “Residents and property owners are reminded that sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours of the end of snowfall. We also ask that you keep crosswalks and corners clear”.

    City Code needs to be rewritten!!!

    We are being asked but not told!
    Does this mean it is not mandated under City Code?
    Can we be fined for not clearing corners and crosswalks attached to our property lines?
    Is there an additional fine for not clearing a crosswalk?

    Who is “LEGALLY” RESPONSIBLE for clearing the crosswalks in the CITY of RYE???

    Since it is DPW that compiles snow building mountains on our corners shouldn’t it be DPW’s responsibility to clear them within 24 HRS???

    If said property owner cleans their sidewalk 100% but does not make the corner passive can said property owner be fined for this?

    Who is “LEGALLY” RESPONSIBLE for making our corners passive???

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