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Ice & Snow Removal Ordinance & Requirements

Date: March 15, 2017

SNOW & ICE REMOVAL REQUIREMENTS:

Below are the basic requirements and regulations regarding Snow and Ice Removal:

* Commercial properties have (12) hours to remove such after the cessation of snowfall

* Residential properties have (24) hours to remove such after the cessation of snowfall

* Corner properties with sidewalk cut-out and/or passage must be sufficiently cleared

* DO NOT throw, shovel or place snow into the public street

* If there is a fire hydrant at the front of the property, it must be cleared and made visible

 

SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION, ORDINANCE AND TIPS:

Here are some reminders

* Have more than (1) sturdy snow shovel on hand

* Snow blowers are checked, operable, maintained (oil and gas)

* Sufficient snow salt

* Snow removal & plowing arrangement made

* Wear snow shoes, proper gloves and face/head protection while shoveling

 

SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE REMINDER:

Residents, property owners and managers are being reminded that snow and ice must be removed from public sidewalks in a timely fashion.  Commercial properties must remove such within (12) hours after the cessation of the snowfall.  Residential properties have up to (24) after the cessation of the snowfall to remove snow and ice.  In addition, walkways to the entrances of the properties should be cleared of snow and ice in a timely fashion to allow emergency personnel and mail delivery carriers clear and safe access to the premises.   Also, do not shovel snow into the street, as this slows the efforts by the Department of Public Works to make our streets clear and safe. 

See below for the full snow removal ordinance, Township of Teaneck Section 32-6.

FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS INCLUDING PENALTIES UP TO $500 PER CITATION!!!

Sec. 32-6.  Snow, ice, weeds, etc., on sidewalks -- Duty of owners and tenants to remove. EN 

(a) The owners or tenants of land abutting or bordering on the sidewalks of the following public streets, avenues or highways    within the Township of Teaneck shall remove all ice and snow from the sidewalks in front of such lands within 12 hours after cessation of the fall thereon:

                 Cedar Lane. Between Broad Street and Anderson Street Bridge.             

                 Palisade Avenue. Between Court Street and the northerly curbline of the Plaza (east/west).    

                 Queen Anne Road. Between Fort Lee Road and Highwood Street.         

                 Teaneck Road. Between Fycke Lane and Tryon Avenue.              

                 The Plaza (east/west). Between the Plaza (north/south) and Palisade Avenue.                

                 The Plaza (north/south). Between Court Street and State Street.           

                 W. Englewood Avenue. Between the Plaza (north/south) and Palisade Avenue.             

(b) The owners or tenants of land abutting or bordering on the sidewalks of other public streets, avenues or highways, except as specifically provided for, within the Township of Teaneck shall remove ice and snow from the sidewalks in front of such land within 24 hours after cessation of the fall thereon. 

(c) The owners or tenants of land abutting or bordering upon the sidewalks of public streets, avenues and highways within the township shall remove all grass, weeds, bushes, brush, undergrowth and other impediments from the sidewalks in front of such land within three days after notice to remove the same. 

(d) Fire hydrant clearance. No person shall maintain within three feet of a fire hydrant, flowers, hedges or trees. All persons owning property contiguous to a fire hydrant shall remove all snow and ice within an area of three feet of such fire hydrant. 

(e) It shall be the responsibility of the owner or tenant of property at street corners and mid-block where crosswalks exist, when removing snow and ice from the sidewalks, to clear a path through the snow and ice from the sidewalk at corners and mid-block crosswalks to the plowed section of the street to allow pedestrians access from the sidewalk to the plowed portion of the street. [R.O. 1951, ch. 26, § 2; Ord. No. 3102, 6-23-1987, § 1; Ord. No. 3409, 11-29-1994, §§ 1 and 2; Ord. No. 3452, 3-26-1996, § 1.]