[Adopted 4-29-1996 as Ord. No. 96-4]
All owners, tenants and/or occupants of lands abutting public streets within the Township of Franklin shall be required to remove all snow, ice and/or sleet from abutting sidewalks.
In conjunction with Franklin Township Ordinance No. 137-6, any and all snow, ice and/or sleet removed from any sidewalk shall not be placed or deposited into or upon any Township street.
All such snow, ice and/or sleet shall be removed from the sidewalk within 12 hours of daylight after the storm has ended.
If any owner, tenant, and/or occupant of lands abutting public streets fails to remove all accumulated snow, ice and/or sleet from the abutting sidewalk within the time set forth in § 120-17 of this article, the Township of Franklin is authorized to do so with the cost of such removal to be charged against the real estate abutting the public street.
Any charge/charges will attach to the real property following the receipt of a certification regarding the same which shall be presented to the Township Committee. The Township Committee shall examine the certification and, if it is found to be correct, shall cause such cost to be charged against such real estate so abutting such sidewalk.
Any such charge will become a lien upon the real estate and shall be added to and be part of the taxes next levied and assessed thereon. Any such charge will be enforced and collected with interest by the same officers and in the same manner as real estate taxes.
In addition to the charges set forth above, any person, firm, entity, corporation or partnership actually residing in or utilizing the real property or, if the real property has no residents or occupants, then the owner of the real property, who violates this article shall be liable for the following, to be enforced in the Municipal Court: the sum of $100 for the first offense and a sum not to exceed $100 upon each and every subsequent offense or up to 180 hours of community service. Each and every day in which the violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.
The within Article amends Ordinance No. 96-1 which was adopted by the Franklin Township Municipal Committee on February 26, 1996.