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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Code Enforcement Corner -- Sidewalks and Streets

Code Enforcement Corner Sidewalks and Streets

Code Enforcement Corner 
Reminders from the Code Enforcement Specialist

Sidewalks and Streets 

Spring is here and all-around Town people can be seen walking along our streets and sidewalks. Mothers with strollers, joggers and runners or residents walking to many of our Downtown attractions. 
It is important that we provide as safe an environment as possible for our many pedestrians. To achieve this, our sidewalks must remain free of debris and obstructions.  

Town Code Section 76-3-A(6) defines one of the enumerated nuisances as: All obstructions caused or permitted on any street or sidewalk to the danger or annoyance of the public, and all stones, rubbish, dirt, filth, slops, vegetable matter or other article thrown or placed by any person on or in any street, sidewalk or other public place which in any way may cause injury or annoyance of the public. 

Town Code 96-13 (C&D) states:
C.  Owners of lots abutting upon streets, avenues, or alleys or upon public parking or other public space, in the Town and which are above grade, shall protect such lots so as  to prevent dirt, sand or gravel or any bushes, trees or like thing from falling or being washed upon the sidewalks, streets, alleyways or other public space adjacent to the same.

D.  Owners or occupants of lots abutting upon streets or sidewalks, and those undertaking lawn or yard cleanup, lawn cutting or maintenance on such lots, shall refrain from blowing, tracking or otherwise depositing grass clippings or other yard waste onto sidewalks, roads, or gutters without removing same within at least four hours.

Let’s all work together to keep our sidewalks free from debris and obstructions so we all can walk, jog, and run safely. 
Voluntary compliance is our goal, and your cooperation is essential.  

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