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By-law to regulate the removal of ice and snow from sidewalks
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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF PICKERING <br /> <br /> <br /> BY-LAW NO.6650/06 <br /> <br /> <br /> A by-law to regulate the removal of ice and <br /> snow from sidewalks. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> WHEREAS pursuant to Section 128(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, as <br /> amended, a local municipality may prohibit and regulate with respect to public <br /> nuisances; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS the accumulation of ice and snow on public sidewalks is not only a nuisance <br /> to persons traveling on foot on the sidewalk but also a serious safety hazard to <br /> pedestrians; <br /> <br /> NOW THEREFORE THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF <br /> PICKERING HEREBY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> 1. In this by-law, <br /> <br /> a) "City" shall mean The Corporation of the City of Pickering. <br /> <br /> b) "Person" shall mean any individual, firm, society, association, partnership <br /> or corporation. <br /> <br /> 2. Every owner of any building, either occupied or unoccupied, or vacant land within <br /> the boundaries of the City shall clear away and remove or cause to be cleared <br /> away and removed any ice or snow from such sidewalks on the highways in front <br /> of, along side of or at the rear of any occupied or unoccupied building or vacant <br /> land within twenty-four (24) hours after the accumulation of such ice or snow. <br /> <br /> 3. The City may clear away and remove ice and snow from the sidewalks, on the <br /> highway in front of, along side or at the rear of any occupied or unoccupied <br /> building or vacant land if the owner or occupant fails to do so within the <br /> aforementioned twenty-four (24) hours after the accumulation of such ice or <br /> snow, and the costs incurred may be recovered by action or by adding the costs <br /> to the tax roll and collecting them in the same manner as taxes. <br /> 4. No person shall sweep, shovel, throw, drop or place or cause to be swept, <br /> shoveled, thrown, dropped or placed any ice, snow or slush onto the traveled <br /> portion of any highway or onto any sidewalk on any highway. <br /> <br /> 5. No person shall remove ice, snow or slush from a public sidewalk in a manner <br /> that would damage any sidewalk or curb. <br />
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