Public Works Director Jeff Lehman is reminding residents and business owners that it is their responsibility to clear the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. Also, residents and business owners are responsible for storing snow from their driveways or sidewalks on the terrace or other logical locations on their private property. It is illegal to move snow and other materials into the roadway or to obstruct sidewalks. The following is the entry in the Jamestown City Charter and Code that deals with snow removal:
Chapter 252, Section 14 Removal of snow or ice; marking of obstructions.
“No person, partnership, corporation, joint-stock company or syndicate shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow, gravel or stone or other debris or material on or against a fire hydrant, or mailbox, or any sidewalk, highway, street, roadway or loading and unloading areas of a public transportation system, except that snow and ice may be pushed, brushed, blown, plowed, swept, or shoveled to any terrace area within the City where necessary to effect the removal of snow from sidewalks and driveways; provided, however, that such snow does not encroach onto the roadway or highway between the outside faces of the curb nor obstruct any sidewalk, nor impede, impair or obstruct any pedestrian traffic; and provided, further, that such snow does not impede obstruct any established terraced sidewalks. Every person, partnership, corporation, joint-stock company or syndicate shall, wherever practical, store snow, ice, gravel or other debris or material removed from the property on the terrace area which abuts the property from which it was removed.”
For related information, see the Sidewalk Plowing page.