SNOW REMOVAL Ordinance for the Business District in Ridgewood

Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011

249-1 Snow and ice removal.
Who is responsible for the sidewalks and around the meters?
The following information was provided by the Village of Ridgewood.

A. The owner of any land abutting upon the streets or public highways in the Village, if such land is owner-occupied or vacant, otherwise the tenant or occupant of such land situate in all zones of the Village of Ridgewood as shown on the 1990 Zoning Map, with the exception of the B-1, B-2, P and P-2 Zones of the Village, shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks of such streets or highways within 24 hours after the same shall fall or be formed theron. No snow or ice so removed, however, shall be deposited or place in the street or highway in such a manner or location so as to impede the flow of traffic. For purposes of this section, such land shall be deemed owner-occupied by either the owner or owners or record or any agent, servant or employee thereof.

B. ...Special regulations are adopted for the business and office zones in order to maintain an attractive and safe environment in the buiness and professional office zones of the Village by assuring that the snow will be removed from the sidewalks in and around the central business district on a timely basis.

C. ...Snowfalls commencing during the evening, that is, after 6:00pm., will be cleared by no later than 9:00am the following morning, Sundays and holidays included. During weekday storms, M-Sat, occurring during business hours, sidewalks shall be cleared to a five-foot minimum width to provide access from the storefront to the curb, between meters, if meters are installed. After 6:00pm and on Sundays and Holidays, sidewalks will be completely cleared into the street.

D. A court appearance will be required to answer any summons issued for a violation of this section. Thomas Rica, Public Works Inspector, Village of Ridgewood 201-670-5500 X248.