City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill as Secs. 23-27, 23-28, 23-29, 32-35 and 32-36 of the 1963 City Code (Ch. 216 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 222.

§ 216-1 Removal required; time limit.

The tenant or occupant, and in case there shall be no tenant or occupant, the owner, agent or person having the care or custody of any building or lot abutting on any street, lane, court, square or way within the City where there is any footway or sidewalk duly established, shall, after snow has ceased to fall thereon or whenever snow shall have collected or been deposited upon any such footway or sidewalk either by falling from an adjoining building or by drifting thereon, within six hours, remove or cause the same to be removed therefrom; and where footways or sidewalks have not been duly established, shall cause all such snow to be as soon removed to a width of not less than four feet from that portion of the street or way which is used in common as a footway in such streets or ways; provided, however, that the requirements of this section shall not be in force between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.

§ 216-2 Removal of ice; use of salt prohibited.

Whenever any sidewalk or footway, or any part thereof, abutting on any building or lot of land, shall be encumbered with ice, the occupant or tenant, or the owner, agent or person having the care and custody of such building or lot, shall cause such sidewalk or footway to be made safe and convenient for travel, so far as it abuts on the building or lot, by removing the ice therefrom or by covering the same with sand or other suitable substance within six hours after the formation of such encumbrance; provided, however, that the requirements of this section shall not be in force between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. No salt shall be placed on any sidewalk or footway for the purpose of removing snow or ice therefrom.

§ 216-3 Notice to remove; time limit.

Whenever any sidewalk or footway shall be encumbered with snow or ice contrary to the provisions of the two preceding sections, it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to notify or cause to be notified the person responsible therefor, and, if the provisions of the aforesaid preceding sections are not complied with within three hours from the time of service of the above notice, the Chief of Police shall forthwith prosecute the person who has violated the provisions of this or of the two preceding sections.

§ 216-4 Disposal on streets prohibited.

[Amended 2-27-1996 by Doc. 38; 3-25-2014 by Doc. 33]
No person shall throw or place, or cause to be thrown or placed, in a street or way or property on which he does not have permission to do so any snow or ice that has accumulated in volume.

§ 216-5 Removal from roofs.

The owner or occupant of any building near the line of any street, way, sidewalk or public place where the roof of the building slopes toward the street, way, sidewalk or other public place shall cause all the snow and ice to be removed from such roof within 24 hours after the same shall have ceased from falling or forming or shall cause such roof to be provided with suitable barriers to prevent the fall of snow or ice therefrom upon such street, way, sidewalk or other public place.