Snow & Ice Removal
§ 105-6. Owner, occupant or tenant of property to remove snow and ice from sidewalk.
The owner, occupant or tenant of every property situate in the Borough of Seven Valleys, York County, Pennsylvania, is hereby required to remove or cause to be removed from all of the sidewalks and walkways abutting such property, all snow thereon fallen or ice thereon formed within 24 hours after the snow shall have ceased to fall or the ice shall have formed.
The snow or ice shall be removed to a width of not less than two feet and shall not be placed in streets, alleys, gutters, crosswalks, cartways or on or around fire hydrants.
§ 105-7. Responsibility for removal.
The owner of a property shall be responsible for conforming to the requirements of § 105-6 of this article where such property is occupied by such owner, is unoccupied, or where the property is a business or multiple-dwelling property, occupied by more than one tenant or occupier, or a combination of a business and dwelling property.
The tenant or occupier of a property shall be responsible for conforming to the requirements of § 105-6 of this article where such property is occupied by such tenant or occupier only, unless specifically stated in a written lease then affecting the property that the landlord shall be responsible for such removal, whereupon the landlord will be responsible for conforming to the requirements of § 105-6 of this article.
§ 105-8. Authority for Borough to remove snow and ice at expense of owner, occupant or tenant.
In any case where an owner, occupant, or tenant, as aforesaid, shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of this article within the time limits prescribed therein, the Borough may proceed immediately to clear all snow and ice from the sidewalk or walkway of the property of such owner, occupant or tenant, and to collect the expense thereof from such owner, occupant or tenant, as the case may be, together with the costs of collection, attorney’s fees and expenses, court costs and interest, and any additional amount allowed by law, which may be in addition to any fine or penalty imposed under this article.
§ 105-9. Violations and penalties. [Amended 11-6-1989 by Ord. No. 89-2]
Any person, corporation, partnership, company, or other entity who shall violate the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction before a District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $600, together with the costs of prosecution, and in default thereof, be sentenced to imprisonment in the York County Prison for a period of not more than 30 days. Such fine and cost of prosecution may be in addition to any expenses and additional amounts authorized by law, imposed as provided in § 105-8 of this article.