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Village of Whitefish Bay, WI
Milwaukee County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 1443 (Sec. 7.08 of the Codification)]
The owner, occupant or person in charge of each and every residence or building in the Village of Whitefish Bay fronting upon or adjoining any streets, and the owner or person in charge of any unoccupied residence, building or lot fronting or adjoining any street, shall clear the sidewalk in front of or adjoining such residence, building or unoccupied lot, as the case may be, of snow and ice to the width sufficient to allow adequate passage for pedestrians passing each other in opposite directions within 24 hours after snow has ceased to fall, and cause the same to be kept clear of snow and ice. However, when ice has so formed on any sidewalk that it cannot be removed, then the person herein referred to shall keep the same sprinkled with sand or other substance to provide traction and shall remove the ice as soon as removal is possible.
It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant or person in charge of each and every residence or building in the Village of Whitefish Bay and for any employee, agent or contractor of such owner, occupant or person in charge of the same, to deposit, permit or allow to be deposited by any employee, agent or contractor any snow or other movable refuse or materials from the walk, driveway or other surface on or abutting the property so owned or leased without the permission of owner or occupant of such other property.
In construing the provisions of this section, when the premises are occupied the occupant or person in charge shall be deemed the proper person whose duty it shall be to comply with the provisions of this section.
In addition to forfeiture, the person shall be subject to all applicable statutory costs and assessments. The number of the offense shall be determined on a yearly basis, with each year period beginning October 1 of each year.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 17, Village Code and Ordinances, Art. I)]
In the event that the owner, occupant or person in charge fails to clear the sidewalk of snow and ice in front of or adjoining a residence, building or lot within 24 hours after a citation has been issued for violation of § 7-21 hereof, the Village may clear the sidewalk of snow and ice. In the event that the Village proceeds to clear the sidewalk of snow and ice, the expense shall be charged to the owner, and if not paid, the expense thereof shall be entered by the Clerk-Treasurer in the tax roll as a special tax against said lot, and the same shall be collected in all respects like other taxes upon real estate. The expense shall consist of the actual cost of removal plus reimbursement to the Village for administrative costs.