Town of Webster, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 571.
[Adopted 5-8-1988 ATM, Art. 98, as Secs. 120.1 through 120.3 of the General Bylaws]
The tenant, occupant and in case there be no tenant, the owner or person having the care of any estate abutting any street, lane, court, or square, within the limits of the Town where there is a sidewalk, or may hereafter be established or set apart as such, shall after any snow-fall and within 24 hours, cause the same to be removed therefrom.
Whenever any snow shall be collected or deposited upon any sidewalk a mentioned in the preceding section, either by falling from an adjacent building or by drifting upon said sidewalk, the tenant, occupant, owner or the person having charge of the estate abutting said sidewalk shall, within six hours if in the daytime, and if in the night-time, by noon of the next day, cause the same to be removed therefrom.
Whenever any sidewalk shall be encumbered with ice, it shall be the duty of the tenant, occupant, and in case there be no tenant, the owner or persons having the care of the estate abutting thereon, to cause such sidewalk to be made safe and convenient for travel by removing the ice therefrom or by covering the same with sand or some suitable substance within 12 hours after such sidewalk becomes encumbered.
[Adopted 5-13-1996 ATM, Art. 8 (Sec. 120.4 of the General Bylaws)]
No person in charge of, or in control of any property within the Town, whether owner, tenant, or otherwise, shall deposit snow in any manner (shoveling, snowblowing, plowing, or other) onto a public way including streets and sidewalks during or following a snow storm.