Sunday, February 7, 2010

(Re-Post) Pocomoke Snow and Ice Removal (City Code)

More snow Wednesday?

Remember Pocomoke City residents it's our responsibility to keep a clear path on the sidewalks that lay directly in front or at two sides of a corner lot.

The city code is as follows.

Snow and Ice Removal

§ 201-29. Removal from sidewalks required.
All owners and persons in possession of any land or premises situated on any street within the city where sidewalks are laid shall remove the snow or ice therefrom for the entire length thereof for a width of at least four (4) feet and may deposit the same along the remaining portion of such sidewalk nearest the curb within six (6) hours after it has ceased falling, unless the same shall have fallen between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., in which case it shall be removed before 2:00 p.m.

§ 201-30. Violations and penalties.
In the event that any such owner or person in possession shall refuse, fail or neglect to clean and remove the snow and ice from the sidewalk as provided in § 201-29 of this Article when notified so to do, such owner or person in possession shall be guilty of a municipal infraction and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine as set forth in the Fees, Charges and Rates Schedule, adopted by resolution of the City Council from time to time9 In addition thereto, the city may cause the same to be removed as above specified and charge the cost thereof against the property.

§ 201-31. Collection of costs.
The cost of any removal of snow or ice incurred by the city pursuant to § 201-30 shall be a debt of the owner of the abutting property and shall become due and payable when the statement thereof is placed in the hands of the City Clerk. The City Clerk shall proceed immediately to render a bill therefor in the same manner as city taxes. Any such charge shall be a lien against the abutting property and shall draw interest after thirty (30) days at the rate of one-half of one percent (½ of 1%) per month or fraction thereof until paid.

From the City Website

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