[Adopted at time of adoption of Code (See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
No owner of real property within the Village of Fonda that has a sidewalk located between the property and the improved street margin shall allow said sidewalk to remain obstructed by snow for a period in excess of 24 hours after the accumulation occurs, whether the snow accumulation is by snowfall, wind, plowing, or any other means. The duty imposed on a property owner by this section to remove snow from the sidewalk shall apply irrespective of whether the sidewalk is located on the owner's property boundary line or inside the street right-of-way.
After 24 hours have expired since accumulation of snow as written in this article, and after three hours have expired since accumulation of snow as written in this article, the Village of Fonda shall have the option of removing such snow and charging the expenses thereof against the property owner at such rates as shall be established by the Board of Trustees each year. In the event that the billing for such snow removal is not paid to the Village of Fonda on or before the first day of May each year, then such amounts shall be added to the Village taxes assessed against the property and shall be collected under the same provisions as provided for the collection of the Village taxes.
Any violation of the provisions of this article shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
In the event that personal injury or property damage shall result from the failure of any owner or occupant to comply with the provisions of this article, the owner and the occupant shall be liable to all persons injured, or whose property is damaged directly or indirectly thereby, and shall be liable to the Village of Fonda to the extent that said Village of Fonda is required by law or by any court to respond in damages to any injured party.