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Snow and Ice Removal


§ 260-5 Snow and ice removal.

Sidewalks to be kept clear. The owner or occupant of any lot or parcel shall promptly each day remove all snow and ice which may have fallen or accumulated upon the sidewalk abutting such lot or parcel, provided that when ice has so formed that it cannot be removed, the owner or occupant shall keep the same sprinkled with a material which will prevent the sidewalk from being dangerous to pedestrians. If the owner or occupant fails to comply with this subsection, the Public Works Director shall cause the snow or ice to be removed or sprinkled as required in this subsection and the cost thereof assessed against the property as a special tax. The requirements of this subsection may be suspended by declaration of a snow emergency by the Village Board.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Snow not to be deposited in streets. No person shall cause to be deposited snow from his premises or the sidewalk abutting thereon onto any street or intersection in the Village.[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Fire hydrant snow removal.
[Added 10-26-2010]
All property owners in the Village of Denmark that have fire hydrants located on their property, or adjacent road right-of-way, shall remove all snow and ice from a two-foot radius around each fire hydrant. Said radius shall be cleared within a twenty-four-hour period from the last snowfall.
Any property which is found to be noncompliant shall have, at the option of the Village, such snow and ice removed and cost of services billed to it. If the bill is not paid within 30 days, the bill shall accrue at a rate of 12% per annum. Any outstanding bill amount and accrued interest will be placed onto the tax roll as a charge against the real estate, due and payable to the Village as any other noninstallment assessment is payable.[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Should a property owner be unable to perform his snow removal responsibilities, it shall be his responsibility to hire or enlist the help of others to ensure that the hydrant is clear from snow and ice obstruction. The property owner may call the Village office to avoid being fined if all options to remove the snow have been exhausted.
In instances where a fire hydrant is located on a lot line, it shall be the responsibility of the property owner to the north or to the east to ensure that the hydrant is free from snow and ice.

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