Town of New Hartford, NY
Oneida County
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Table of Contents
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[Adopted 6-6-2001 by L.L. No. 9-2001]
A. 
Duty. In addition to the requirements of snow removal set forth in § 102-9 herein, every owner or occupant of any house or other building, and every person owning or having charge of a vacant lot, shall, at all times throughout the year, keep the sidewalks in front of such house, building or lot free from dirt, filth, obstructions and other encumbrances which might impair safe passage. Existing sidewalks shall not be removed or replaced by lawn or garden areas.
B. 
Liability. All persons violating this section and failing to perform the duty herein imposed shall be solely liable for such injuries/damages caused to persons or property resulting from the violation of said duty.
C. 
Indemnity. All persons violating this seciton shall indemnify and hold the town harmless for any and all claims and/or causes of action for any injuries/damages occurring as a result of said violations or the duty imposed.
A. 
Putting snow on streets and sidewalks. It shall be unlawful for any person to plow or push snow or ice from private premises onto the public streets, sidewalks or highways.
B. 
Snow removal from sidewalks.
(1) 
Duty. It shall be the duty of every property owner and every person in possession of property in the Town of New Hartford to remove the snow from all sidewalks bordering any portion of said property within 24 hours after any snowfall in excess of two inches and to remove all ice which has formed on said sidewalk, or to make said sidewalk safe by applying sand or another suitable substance within eight hours after said ice forms or prior to 8:00 a.m. the following day, whichever is later.
(2) 
Assistance by town. No plowing of sidewalks by the Superintendent of Highways and/or his designee shall relieve said persons in possession of said property from their herein-imposed duty and primary responsibility of keeping said sidewalks free from snow and ice.
(3) 
Liability. All persons violating this section and failing to perform the duty herein imposed shall be solely liable for such injuries/damages caused to persons or property resulting from the violation of said duty.
(4) 
Indemnity. All persons violating this section shall indemnify and hold the town harmless for any and all claims and/or causes of action for any injuries/damages occurring as a result of said violation of the duty imposed.
A. 
Property owners. For any person who is a property owner in the town, whether a person, firm or corporation, who violates the provisions of this chapter, the town may cause the violation to be corrected. Any and all work required to be performed and the cost thereof, plus 50% for administration and supervision added thereto, shall become a lien upon the property owner's property on/near where said work was performed or violation occurred and shall be added to become a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon said property and shall be collected and enforced in the same manner as taxes.
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Not property owners. Any person who is not a property owner, whether a person, a firm or a corporation, who violates any provisions of this article shall be liable for a civil penalty of not more than $200 per day for each day or part thereof during which such violation continues.