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Posted on: December 3, 2019

§235-4. Snow and ice on sidewalks; penalties for offenses

Chapter 235. Streets and Sidewalks

Article I. Sidewalks

§ 235-4. Snow and ice on sidewalks; penalties for offenses. [Amended 1-7-1948]


A. It shall not be lawful for any owner or occupant of land or premises adjacent to a sidewalk in the Village to suffer or permit any ice or snow to remain on the sidewalk in front of said premises so as to impede travel longer than 24 hours after cessation of a storm or formation of such ice.

B. All persons, firms or corporations in violation of § 235-4A of this Chapter 235 shall be subject to a minimum fine of $200 and shall answer or appear on or before 15 days from the date of issuance. Each day a violation continues shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense. [Amended 5-29-1980 by L.L. No. 4-1980; 8-8-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017]

(1) Upon failure of a person to appear or answer on or before the return period or any subsequent adjourned date, such person shall be subject to the following surcharges, in addition to the prescribed fines:

(a) If the aforementioned fine shall not be paid within 15 days from the date summons was issued, a late penalty equal to 1/2 the original fine shall be added to the fine; and

(b) If the fine is still not paid within 60 days from the date the summons was issued, an additional late penalty in an amount equal to 1/2 the original fine shall be added to the fine, in addition to the surcharge imposed by Subsection B(1)(a) herein; and

(c) If the fine is still not paid within 90 days from the date the summons was issued, an additional penalty of $50 shall be added to all other fines and penalties previously assessed. 

C. Any person, firm or corporation violating any other provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding the sum of $250 for any offense, and each day that a violation continues shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.

[Added 8-8-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017]

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