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Ordinance 167-31

The owner or occupant of any premises shall keep the contiguous sidewalks free from snow, ice, dirt, filth, weeds, and other obstructions or encumbrances and in good and safe repair and shall cause sidewalks to be cleared of snow and ice within twenty-four (24) hours after any snowfall shall have ceased or ice has formed.

In cases of snow and ice, property owners or occupants must clear a thirty-inch path over such sidewalk free of ice and snow within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of every snow fall or formation of ice.

Except for snow and ice, property owners or occupants notified by the Borough Secretary or the Chief of Police of a violation of this Ordinance shall have ten (10) days to correct the violation or they will be cited.