[Adopted 1-22-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003]
The Board of Trustees finds that it is impracticable for the Department of Public Works to clear and maintain all sidewalks within the Village, and that the cost of providing such a service would be a burden to the public fisc.
It is the purpose of this article to promote the public health, safety and general welfare by placing responsibility for the maintenance of sidewalks upon adjacent landowners. The objective of this article is to promote the public health, safety and general welfare by providing for safe and convenient public walkways, so as to reduce personal injury otherwise caused by the accumulation of debris and/or ice and/or snow on public sidewalks.
All landowners and possessors of real property within the Village of Round Lake shall maintain all sidewalks used by or available to the general public located on said real property, immediately adjacent to said property, or between said property and any public street or road, by keeping such sidewalk free from debris, snow, ice and/or other obstructions or substances within a reasonable time after the accumulation of the same, said time not to exceed 48 hours. All landowners and possessors of sidewalks within the Village of Round Lake used by or available to the general public shall maintain said sidewalks by keeping such sidewalks free from defects, such as cracks, gaps, holes, protrusions or raised sections, within a reasonable time after such defect has developed, said time not to exceed four weeks.
No person may park any portion of any motor vehicle on any sidewalk used by or available to the general public at any time, including sidewalks adjacent to Village, state and county streets, roads or highways.
Violation of this article is an offense which shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of $75 for the first violation within a five-year period; $150 for a second violation within a five-year period; and $300 for each subsequent violation within a five-year period.