ORDINANCE NO. 21– 2012
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 521.06 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF GRANVILLE REGARDING THE REMOVAL OF SNOW AND ICE FROM SIDEWALKS
WHEREAS, the availability of walkable sidewalks is essential to the public health, safety and welfare of the Village of Granville; and
WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan encourages improving the walkability of the Village to mitigate traffic, encourage environmental sustainability, safe routes to school and the overall quality of Village life; and
WHEREAS, accumulations of snow and ice that make pedestrian use of sidewalks difficult or impassable present risks to the public health, safety and welfare, and constitute a public nuisance; and
WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio, has determined that it is necessary to update the General Offenses Code of the Village in order to better serve the general health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the Village regarding the removal of snow and ice from Village sidewalks.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio, that:
Section 1: Existing section 521.06 is hereby amended as follows:
521.06 DUTY TO KEEP SIDEWALKS IN REPAIR AND CLEAN.
(a) The owner, occupant or person having the care of any building or lot of land bordering on any street with graded or paved sidewalk shall remove and clear away all snow in excess of two (2) inches within twenty-four (24) hours after the snow ceases to fall. This provision shall include snow or ice falling from any building.
Whenever such sidewalk or any part thereof becomes encumbered with ice, the owner, occupant or person in control shall cause such sidewalk to be made safe by removing such ice or sprinkling the same with sand or other suitable substance within twenty-four (24) hours. (1970 Code '94.11)
(b) It shall be the duty of every owner of any lot or parcel of land situated within the corporate limits of the Municipality to keep and maintain sidewalks now or hereafter constructed along all streets adjoining such land in good order and free from nuisance. (1970 Code '94.12) The repair, maintenance and replacement of Village sidewalks are further outlined in Chapter 905 of the Village Code.
(c) Depositing snow and ice onto public property including streets and sidewalks is prohibited.
(d) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
Section 2: This Ordinance shall become effective upon the earliest date allowed by
the laws of the State of Ohio and the Charter of the Village of Granville.
Passed this 7th day of November, 2012.