Town of Leonardtown, MD
St. Marys County
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[Adopted 10-3-1967 by Ord. No. 35]
It shall be unlawful for any occupant or owner of a dwelling, a place of business or real estate within the corporate limits of Leonardtown to permit snow or ice to remain upon the public sidewalks abutting his, her, its or their property for more than 36 hours from the last snowfall or freeze.
[Amended 3-14-1994 by Ord. No. 78]
Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed six months, or both.
In addition to the fine hereinabove provided, when it is called to the attention of the Commissioners of Leonardtown[1] that snow or ice has been permitted to remain upon the public sidewalks abutting a dwelling, a place of business or real estate within the corporate limits of Leonardtown for more than 36 hours, the Commissioners of Leonardtown shall order the removal of said snow or ice by sending a notice to the occupant or owner of said dwelling, place of business or real estate to remove the same within eight hours from the receipt of said notice, and, in the event that the occupant or owner refuses to comply with the terms of said notice, the Commissioners of Leonardtown shall have said snow or ice removed from the public sidewalks and shall charge the costs and expenses of its removal to the occupant or owner. The costs and expenses incident to such removal may be recovered by the Commissioners of Leonardtown by appropriate legal action.
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Editor's Note: Pursuant to the 1989 Charter, the Commissioners of Leonardtown are now the Mayor and Council of the Town of Leonardtown.