Borough of Pine Grove, PA
Schuylkill County
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The following definitions shall apply to this article:
END OF A SNOW FALL
That time recorded by the Borough Works Manager as the time at which snow or ice ceased to fall or form at the conclusion of any snow fall which was not followed by additional falling snow or ice within 12 hours. When there is such a subsequent accumulation, the end of the snow fall shall be at the time at which snow or ice ceased to fall or form at the conclusion of such subsequent accumulation.
SNOW FALL
Any snow storm or any snow, sleet or ice fall, whether continuous or interrupted, which results in an accumulation of snow over one inch in depth, notwithstanding that some part thereof may be sleet or ice, or which results in the formation of a continuous coating of ice on sidewalks.
SNOW STORM
Any continuous snow fall resulting in an accumulation of snow three inches or more in depth, notwithstanding that same part thereof may be sleet or ice.
A. 
The owner of each improved property abutting any street or highway within the Borough shall have removed so much snow and ice from a snow fall so as to clear or make a pathway or passageway not less than two feet in width within 24 hours after the end of a snow fall; provided, however that by proclamation the Mayor may provide a period within such removal shall be made, which greater period shall not exceed 72 hours, in the event of a snow storm which in his sole discretion is deemed so major as to make removal within 24 hours after the end of such snow storm burdensome upon property owners.
B. 
The owner of each improved property abutting any street or highway within the Borough upon which a driveway crosses the sidewalk area shall also have made a pathway or passageway not less than two feet in width across such driveway so that the pathway or passage cleared along sidewalks as required by Subsection A of this section shall be continuous across such driveway and such removal from driveways shall be made within the same time required for removal from sidewalks in Subsection A of this section.
It is hereby declared unlawful for any person to shovel, or cast either manually or by mechanical devise any snow, ice, or sleet into the cartway of any street or highway within the Borough after such street or highway has been cleared, in part or entirety, of snow, ice or sleet. This shall include specifically, snow, ice, or sleet cleared by such person from sidewalks or driveway in compliance with § 159-20 of this Part 1 or any snow, ice, or sleet cleared from any other portion of the property. The owner of property abutting each street or highway, shall not directly, or by his agent, violate this section and shall promptly remove any snow, sleet, or ice placed on the cartway of each street or highway abutting his property which was placed there in violation of this section; and it shall be presumed that such snow, sleet, or ice was placed upon the cartway of such street or highway by, or at the direction of, the property owner when any areas on the abutting property where such violations exists have been cleared of snow, sleet or ice.
Any snow, sleet, or ice on sidewalks, driveways, or cartways in violation of § 159-20 or 159-21, hereof, are declared to be a nuisance and must be brought into compliance herewith.
The police officers of the Borough are hereby specifically given authority and shall enforce the provisions of this article (§§ 159-19 through 159-22 of this Part 1).