Residents in Linden and Fenton cities are responsible for clearing the snow off sidewalks on their properties.
In the 2020 winter newsletter, Linden officials reminded residents that it’s important to keep sidewalks in front of houses and businesses clear of ice and snow.
“The elderly, disabled and school children especially need sidewalks to be cleared for safe passage during the winter months. Your neighbors are counting on you! Please do your part to maintain a safe and accessible pathway by clearing your snow and ice within 24 hours of accumulation. As you are clearing your sidewalks and driveways, do not push, plow or shovel snow into the streets.”
In Fenton, City Ordinance, 29-15 states that the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks is the responsibility of the property owner.
“The occupant of any premises, or the owner of any unoccupied premises, is required to keep the sidewalks in front of or adjacent to such premises cleared, so far as is practicable and reasonable, from snow, ice, rubbish, excessive dirt, or any encumbrance, to facilitate pedestrian use.
“Whenever any snow or ice has fallen or accumulated, it shall be cleared within 12 hours after it has fallen or accumulated. If the owner or occupant fails to comply with this requirement, the city may remove the same and charge the cost thereof against the abutting property as provided in section 28-16,” the ordinance states.