Village of Hammondsport, NY
Steuben County
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[Adopted 1-10-1995 as L.L. No. 1-1995[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law superseded former Art. II, Snow and Ice Removal, adopted 3-12-1985 as L.L. No. 3-1985.
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
One or more persons, corporations, partnerships, associations and any and all other entities having a legal status and capable of suing and being sued and of owning real property.
SIDEWALKS
A paved path or footwalk for public use located between the curbline and right-of-way line of any public or municipally maintained roadway.
SNOW REMOVAL
The moving of snow by the use of any type hand tool, snow blower, plows attached to tractors or other vehicles, conveying devices or loaders of any type.
STREET
The portion of a public or private way used or intended to be used for passage or travel by automotive vehicles and to provide access to abutting properties.
A. 
Every person owing real property bordering any public street in the Village of Hammondsport shall be responsible for clearing a path at least two feet wide along the sidewalk areas adjacent thereto within 24 hours of the end of the snowfall. Contracting out responsibilities under this Article does not relieve the owner of his or her responsibilities under this Article.
B. 
Every person owning real property bordering any public street in the Village of Hammondsport shall be further responsible to maintain said two-foot path by means of causing suitable materials to be strewn on said path such as ashes, sand, sawdust or other suitable material and shall, as soon thereafter as the weather shall permit, thoroughly clean such sidewalk. The use of deleterious materials will be prohibited. Deleterious materials include lime, saltpeter or any materials that may be harmful or injurious to health.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit snow in a public street as a result of the snow removal activities. Snow storage in windows along the edge of the sidewalk and the curb is allowed.
B. 
Snow may not be piled more than 36 inches higher than street level within 10 feet of an intersection.
Any roof, sign or other structure from which snow or ice might fall onto a public place also shall be cleared within the twenty-four-hour time limit set above.
Any police officer of the Village of Hammondsport is authorized to issue appearance tickets as provided for in the Criminal Procedure Law.
Whenever any owner of any parcel of real estate within the Village of Hammondsport shall fail or neglect to remove snow and ice from any such sidewalk or roof as required by this Article, the Superintendent of Public Works may, without any notice to the owner, have the ice and snow removed. The cost of such removal shall be billed by the Village Clerk-Treasurer's office to the property owner. If not paid within 30 days the cost thereof shall be assessed against the property and become a lien thereon, collectible in the same manner as delinquent village taxes. The imposition and collection of any fine or penalty described in other parts of this Article shall not bar the right of the village to collect the costs of removal as provided for herein.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $300 and costs of such proceedings or, upon default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than 30 days; provided, however, that if the Village Justice determines the defendant is without financial means to pay the fines and costs immediately or in a single remittance, such defendant shall be permitted to pay the fines or costs in installments and over such periods of time as the Village Justice deems to be just.