Village property owners with snow-covered sidewalks may be hit with fines this week. Eyal Saad, village code enforcement officer, has been writing down the addresses of homes, businesses and apartments who haven’t yet cleared off their sidewalks. He said he plans to knock on the door of each this week. “I’ll give them a copy of the village law, which requires sidewalks to be cleared within 24 hours of a snowfall.”
If the snow remains, the DPW will clean it and send the property owner a bill — $50 plus $5 per linear foot of sidewalk.
Last year the village handed out thousands in fines. They ranged from a low of $47 to a high of $137 most running in the $90 to $110 range.
Saad added that pushing snow into the street is a violation of state law and subject to a fine of more than $250.
DPW Superintendent Robert Ciarlante will be making a list of property owners that push snow into the roadway and giving that list to the police to have them write tickets. He said the practice is costly because it requires plow trucks to return.