[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Clinton 12-14-1971 as Section 6-6 of Ch. VI of the Revised General Ordinances, 1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — Ch. 122.
The owner, occupant or tenant of premises abutting or bordering on any street in the town shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks of the street or the abutting right-of-way actually used by the public, or in the event of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impractical, shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashes, within 12 hours of daylight after the snow falls or the ice forms thereon.
The owner, occupant or tenant of premises used by the public or business invitees shall remove all snow and ice from the sidewalks, streets, rights-of-way and parking areas used by the public in the transaction of business thereat, and in the event of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impractical, shall cause the ice to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashes, within 12 hours of daylight after the snow falls or the ice forms thereon.
No owner, tenant or occupant of premises abutting on a street shall deposit snow or ice on any street, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from depositing snow and ice which accumulates within the private property belonging to that person on the sidewalks or streets of the town.
[Amended 12-12-1995 by Ord. No. 95-16]
In case the snow or ice is not removed from the sidewalks or is deposited upon the sidewalks or the street by the owner, tenant or occupant of any premises, it shall be removed under the direction of the Public Works/Business Administrator, and the cost of removal as nearly as can be ascertained shall be certified by the Administrator to the Department of Finance. The Town Council shall examine the certification and, if found to be correct, shall cause the cost to be charged against the real estate abutting or bordering upon these sidewalks, and the amount so charged shall become a tax lien in the same manner as the taxes next to be levied upon the premises and shall bear interest and be collected by the same officers and in the same manner as other taxes. The imposition or collection of a penalty for violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall not constitute any bar to the right of the town to collect the cost, as certified, for the removal of snow or ice in the manner herein authorized.