Emergency snow route sidewalks. All sidewalks in the Borough of Stanhope are hereby designated as emergency snow route sidewalks. The owner or occupants, tenant or tenants of premises or vacant lots abutting or bordering upon any street in the Borough of Stanhope shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks of such streets or, in the case of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impracticable, shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashes within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.[Amended 6-25-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-9; 11-26-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-21; 9-28-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-10]
B. In case the building is occupied by more than one family or business unit, then the tenant or occupant of the first floor or story thereof is hereby required to remove all snow and ice from such portion of the sidewalks or, in the case of ice which it is impracticable to remove, cover the same with sand or ashes within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall be formed or fall thereon.
C. Relief from the responsibility of sidewalk snow and ice removal may be obtained by the owner or occupants, tenant or tenants of premises or vacant lot(s) abutting or bordering a street by petitioning the governing body, in writing.[Added 6-25-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-9; 11-26-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-21]
No person, firm or corporation who is the owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place or deposit any snow or ice into or upon any street in said borough, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow and ice which accumulated within the private property belonging to said person upon the sidewalks or streets of the Borough of Stanhope.
In case such snow or ice shall not be removed from such sidewalks or shall be cast, deposited thereon or placed upon said sidewalks or said street by the owner or owners, tenant or tenants or occupant or occupants of any said premises, as provided in §§ 120-1 and 120-2 hereof, the same shall be removed forthwith and under the direction of the Borough Engineer, and the cost of such removal, as nearly as can be ascertained, shall be certified by the Borough Engineer to the governing body. The governing body shall examine such certification and, if found to be correct, shall cause such cost to be charged against real estate so abutting or bordering upon such sidewalks, and the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien and a tax upon such real estate or land and be added to, recorded and collected in the same way and manner as the taxes next to be levied and assessed upon such premises and shall bear interest and be enforced and collected by the same officers and in the same manner as other taxes.
B. The imposition and collection of a fine or fines imposed by the provision of this Article shall not constitute any bar to the right of the Borough of Stanhope to collect the cost, as certified for the removal of said snow or ice in the manner herein authorized.
ALL Snow and Ice MUST be removed from vehicle traveling on roadways