Due to the current weather conditions the Township would like to remind all residents of the following:
1) Please refrain from parking any vehicles on roadways that have been marked as snow evacuation routes. Failure to comply may result in the vehicles being towed at the owners expense and ordinances being issued, resulting in fines.
2) Please park all vehicles, when possible, in driveways to allow the Public Works Department the ability to properly clear all roadways sufficiently. Your assistance in helping the crew clear the roadways to the best of their ability is greatly appreciated.
3) Please refrain from blowing or shoveling any snow back into the roadways after they have been plowed. Failure to comply may result in ordinances being issued, resulting in fines. Ensure that all snow removed from your sidewalks and driveways remains on your property.
The plow drivers are doing their best to make the roadways passable for everyone as quickly and safely as possible, due to the amount of snow, they are not able to clear everyone's driveway opening for them after it has been plowed. The responsibility belongs to the homeowner.
The Township understands the difficulty the current weather conditions pose to everyone. With everyone's cooperation, we can work together to make the situation as bearable as possible, and ensure that the best services are able to be provided to all residents.
The owner, occupant or tenant of premises abutting or bordering on any street in the township shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting paved sidewalks of such streets, or in the case of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impracticable shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or other traction-producing substance, within 24 hours after the snow or ice shall have fallen or been formed.
No owner, occupant or tenant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place or deposit any snow or ice into or upon any street in the township, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow and ice which accumulates within the private property belonging to such person upon the sidewalks or streets of the township.
In case snow or ice shall not be removed from sidewalks or shall be cast, deposited or placed upon sidewalks or streets by the owner, occupant or tenant of any premises in violation of this section, the same may be removed forthwith under the direction of the department of public works and the cost of such removal as nearly as can be ascertained shall be certified by the department to the administrator. The administrator shall examine such certification and if found to be correct shall cause such cost to be charged against the real estate abutting or bordering upon such sidewalks or streets and the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such real estate or land and be added to, recorded, collected and enforced in the same manner as provided for collection of taxes due or to become due upon such premises and shall bear interest at the rate of 8% per annum. The imposition and collection of a fine or other penalty for violation of this chapter shall not constitute a bar to the right of the township to collect the cost, as certified, of the removal of the snow or ice in the manner herein authorized.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the penalty set forth in Chapter 1.08.