Winter Sidewalk Clearance


Winter Sidewalk Clearance

The City of Durand requires occupants and owners of property in the city to ensure that any sidewalks adjoining their property are clear of snow. See the below ordinances for details.

Sec. 66-193. - Sidewalks to be cleared.
The occupant of every lot or parcel of land adjoining any sidewalk, or the owner of such lot or parcel of land, if not occupied, shall clear all ice and snow from sidewalks adjoining such lot or parcel of land within the time required in this section. When any snow shall fall or drift upon any sidewalk, the owner or occupant of the lot or parcel of land adjacent to the sidewalk shall remove such snow as shall have fallen or accumulated during the nighttime by 12:00 noon. Snow falling or drifting during the day shall be removed before 12:00 noon of the following day. When any ice shall form on any sidewalk, the owner or occupant of the lot or parcel of land adjoining such sidewalk shall, if practicable, immediately cause sand or salt to be spread upon the ice in such manner and in such quantity as to prevent the sidewalk from being slippery and dangerous to pedestrians, and shall remove the ice as soon thereafter as shall be practicable.
(Code 1977, § 4.53)

Sec. 66-194. - Failure to clear.
If any occupant or owner shall neglect or fail to clear ice or snow from the sidewalk adjoining his lot or parcel of land within the time limited and required in section 66-193, or shall otherwise permit ice or snow to accumulate on such sidewalk, he shall be guilty of a violation of this Code, and, in addition, the superintendent may cause such ice or snow to be cleared and the expense of removal shall become a debt to the city from the occupant or owner of such lot or parcel of land and may be collected as a single lot assessment under section 62-13.
(Code 1977, § 4.54)