[Adopted 2-10-1970 by Ord. No. 1970-2 (Sec. 2.172 of the 1995 Code)]
The owner or owners, occupant or occupants, tenant or tenants of premises abutting or bordering upon any street in the Township of Cinnaminson 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, salt or cinders within 24 hours after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.
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, salt or cinders within 24 hours after the same shall be formed or fall thereon. The sidewalk shall be cleared from snow and ice creating a clear open path not less than 24 inches in width.
No person, firm or corporation, 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 Township, 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 Township of Cinnaminson.
[Amended 2-4-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-3; 2-23-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-1]
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 streets by the owner or owners, tenant or tenants, occupant or occupants of any said premises, as provided in §§ 450-1 and 450-2 hereof, the same shall be removed forthwith under the direction of the Superintendent of Public Works, and the cost of such removal as nearly as can be ascertained shall be certified by the Superintendent of Public Works 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 such 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. 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 Township of Cinnaminson to collect the cost as certified for the removal of said snow or ice in the manner herein authorized.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not exceeding $200, or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 90 days, or both, and each and every day in which said violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.
This article is adopted pursuant to the authority conferred by N.J.S.A. 40:65-12.