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By-law 6650/06 THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF PICKERING BY-LAW NO.6650/06 A by-law to regulate the removal of ice and snow from sidewalks. WHEREAS pursuant to Section 128(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, as amended, a local municipality may prohibit and regulate with respect to public nuisances; and WHEREAS the accumulation of ice and snow on public sidewalks is not only a nuisance to persons traveling on foot on the sidewalk but also a serious safety hazard to pedestrians; NOW THEREFORE THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF PICKERING HEREBY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS: 1. In this by-law, a) "City" shall mean The Corporation of the City of Pickering. b) "Person" shall mean any individual, firm, society, association, partnership or corporation. 2. Every owner of any building, either occupied or unoccupied, or vacant land within the boundaries of the City shall clear away and remove or cause to be cleared away and removed any ice or snow from such sidewalks on the highways in front of, along side of or at the rear of any occupied or unoccupied building or vacant land within twenty-four (24) hours after the accumulation of such ice or snow. 3. The City may clear away and remove ice and snow from the sidewalks, on the highway in front of, along side or at the rear of any occupied or unoccupied building or vacant land if the owner or occupant fails to do so within the aforementioned twenty-four (24) hours after the accumulation of such ice or snow, and the costs incurred may be recovered by action or by adding the costs to the tax roll and collecting them in the same manner as taxes. 4. No person shall sweep, shovel, throw, drop or place or cause to be swept, shoveled, thrown, dropped or placed any ice, snow or slush onto the traveled portion of any highway or onto any sidewalk on any highway. 5. No person shall remove ice, snow or slush from a public sidewalk in a manner that would damage any sidewalk or curb. 6. No person shall deposit ice, snow or slush in such a way as to obstruct access to any fire hydrant. 7. Every person who contravenes any section of this by-law is guilty of an offence and upon conviction is liable to a fine or penalty for each offence, exclusive of costs as prescribed by the Provincial Offences Act. 8. By-law Number 5597/99 is hereby repealed. BY-LAW read a first, second and third time and finally passed this 3rd day of April, 2006. David Ryan, .... ... - "- - ~ ,,~." ' - ---