Residents Asked to Comply with the Snow Removal Ordinance
Posted: November 7, 2016
Issues with the lack of snow removal from sidewalks were encountered in some neighborhoods last winter. Under Sec. 44-316 of the township code, property owners are required to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice. Non-compliance will result in a summons being issued for the violation. Below is the section as it pertains to snow and ice removal:
Sec. 44-316. Maintenance and repair responsibilities of property owners.
(1) Every owner of property on which a sidewalk fronts is required to keep the sidewalk and accessibility ramps at road intersections free and clear of snow and ice. If a property on which a sidewalk fronts is a commercial property or is located on a designated school walking route, all snow and ice shall be removed within 12 hours of daylight after any snowfall or accumulation of ice occurs. If ice is so frozen as to make removal impractical, the owner of a commercial property or property located on a designated school walking route shall cause the sidewalk to be thoroughly covered with sand, ashes or rock salt within six hours of daylight after the accumulation of such ice. The owners of all properties other than commercial properties or those properties located on a designated school walking route shall cause all snow and ice to be removed within 24 hours of daylight after any snowfall or accumulation of ice occurs.
For a complete list of designated walking routes, private developments and private roads, view additional provisions of the snow removal ordinance.
The Randolph Police Department requests that you comply with the ordinance, and that you develop a plan for snow removal this winter. If you have any questions, please call the Support Services Unit at 973.989.7021. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.