Reminder: Snow Ordinance

Here is a letter that our Director of Public Works, John Scenna, has sent out to local businesses regarding the City Ordinance on Snow and Ice Removal.

CITY ORDINANCE § 177-12. SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL

With another winter upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of Melrose City Ordinance § 177-12. SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL. This ordinance states:

A. General: no person shall throw or put, or cause to be thrown or put, any snow or ice into any street, lane or alley of the city.

B. Removal required on sidewalks: Tenants or occupants of any estate in those sections of the city containing commercial, office and building manufacturing facilities shall cause all snow and ice to be removed from the sidewalks adjoining such estate within six daylight hours after snow has ceased to fall or has drifted thereon from a building.

C. Removal required on certain buildings: The tenant or occupant of any building of which any part overhangs the sidewalk of any street in any part of the city shall cause all snow and ice to be removed from such building within six daylight hours after the snow has ceased to fall or has drifted thereon or after the ice has formed. The owner of such estate or building and his/her agent having charge thereof shall also be required to cause the removal of such snow and ice as herein provided. The penalty for violation of this section shall apply to the tenant, occupant, owner or agent.

This notice is being sent to commercial property owners on Main Street, West Wyoming Avenue, West Emerson Street and Franklin Street. I understand many of you adhere to this ordinance and I would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation. It is our hope that by working together and cooperatively, we can look forward towards creating safe and prosperous business districts.

Should you have any questions regarding snow removal at City maintained parking lots or sidewalks, please contact our Operations Manager Peter Pietrantonio in our main office at 781-665-0142 or by email at ppietrantonio@cityofmelrose.org.

Sincerely,

John Scenna
Director of Public Works

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