Sidewalks, curbs and gutters may be installed at such locations as may be directed by the Mayor and Council. One-half of the costs of such sidewalks, curbs and gutters shall be assessed to adjacent and abutting property owners in proportion to the frontage of each along which such improvements are made. Such assessments shall be collected in the same manner as are taxes of the Town. Before constructing any sidewalks, curbs or gutters, it shall be the duty of the Mayor and Council to give the landowner 15 days' written notice of such intention and to advise the landowner of his right to request the Mayor and Council to review their decision.
State law reference: Assessments for local improvements, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-2404 et seq.
The tenant, owner or occupant or any person having the care of any building or lot bordering on any street, whether there is a paved sidewalk or not, shall have all snow removed from such sidewalk or footway within six hours after the snow shall have ceased falling, unless the snow shall have fallen during the night or on Sunday, in which case it shall be removed by 12:00 noon of the day following. If this is not done, the Town Manager shall remove the snow and collect the cost thereof as fines are collected.
All buildings, the eaves of which project over the sidewalk, shall be provided with adequate gutters so that there shall be no dripping from the eaves upon the sidewalk. Such gutters shall be kept clean of leaves, trash and other refuse which obstructs the flow of water therein.