Snow Removal Ordinance | City of Lynn

 

IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND TEN AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ORDINANCE REGARDING SNOW REMOVAL IN THE CITY OF LYNN

 

SECTION 1:00 | Snow Removal

A. No owner, manager or tenant of (i) commercial building, estate or land abutting on a sidewalk, (ii) mixed-use building, estate, or land abutting on a sidewalk, or (iii) residential building, estate, or land abutting on a sidewalk containing more than six (6) residential units shall place or suffer to remain in place for more than three (3) hours between sunrise and sunset any slush, or loose, granular or packed snow upon such sidewalk.  Removal of any slush and snow should be conducted along the full paved width of such sidewalk and in a manner that ensures the orderly flow and safety of pedestrian traffic upon such sidewalk.  Removal of any slush or snow shall be conducted in a manner that clears the full paved path or a minimum of forty-two inches wide, including removal of snow from all curb cuts, intersections, crosswalks, handicapped ramps and sidewalk locations.  Each day that a violation exists shall be considered a separate offense.

B. No owner, manager or tenant of a residential building, estate or land abutting a sidewalk containing six (6) or fewer residential units shall place or suffer to remain in place for more than ten (I0) hours after sunrise or when snowfall ceases any slush, or loose, granular or packed snow upon such sidewalk.  Removal of any slush and snow should be conducted along the full paved width of such sidewalk and in a manner that ensures the orderly flow and safety of pedestrian traffic upon such sidewalk.  Removal of any slush or snow shall be conducted in a manner that clears the full paved path or  a minimum of forty-two inches wide,  including removal of snow from all curb cuts, intersections, crosswalks, handicapped ramps and sidewalk locations. Each day that a violation exists shall be considered a separate offense

C. The provisions of subsections A and B of this section shall apply to snow and ice which slides or falls from any building, and to ice formed or accumulated upon any sidewalk, however formed or accumulated.

D. The Parking Department, the Police Department, the Inspectional Services Department and Department of Public Works shall be the enforcing authority for all purposes of this Section.  All persons  violating any of  the provisions of this section shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding fifty dollars ($50.00).

 

SECTION 2:00 | Deposit of Snow on City Streets

A. No person shall deposit or dump snow in any manner from inside their property line or from any sidewalk, onto the city streets.

B. The Parking Department, the Police Department, the Inspectional Services Department and Department of Public Works shall be the enforcing authority for all purposes of this Section. All persons violating the provisions of this section shall forfeit and pay a sum not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.

 

SECTION 3:00 | Removal of Snow from Railroad Tracks
Whenever any railway corporation clears its tracks of snow by the use of plows, it shall remove from between the tracks and outside thereof, such amount of snow as shall make the streets safe and even for public travel. Such removal of snow shall be done to the satisfaction of the Department ofPublic Works.

 

SECTION 4:00 | Repeal of Inconsistent Ordinances
All Ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

 

SECTION 5:00 | Time of Taking Effect
This ordinance shall take effect thirty-one (31) days after its final adoption as advertised.