[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Coxsackie 12-12-1979 by L.L. No. 16-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The owner or owners, occupant or occupants or tenant or tenants of premises abutting or bordering upon any street in the Village of Coxsackie 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 so as to create a clear open path not less than 24 inches in width.
No person, firm or corporation or 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 or sidewalk in the Village of Coxsackie, 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 said Village.
In case such snow or ice shall not be removed from such sidewalks or shall be deposited or placed upon said sidewalks or said streets by the owner or owners, tenant or tenants or occupant or occupants of any said premises, as provided in §§ 124-1 and 124-2 hereof, the same shall be removed forthwith under the direction of the Superintendent of Streets, Parks and Municipal Buildings, and the cost of such removal as nearly as can be ascertained shall be certified by the Superintendent of Streets, Parks and Municipal Buildings to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees 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 shall 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 § 124-4 of this chapter shall not constitute any bar to the right of the Village of Coxsackie to collect the cost as certified for the removal of said snow or ice in the manner herein authorized.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.