Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Get those shovels out

NEW HAVEN — The city Tuesday issued a reminder to property owners that clearing snow on the sidewalks around homes and businesses is their responsibility.
The rule applies to commercial and residential property owners and requires that sidewalks be cleared within 24 hours of the end of a storm, the city said in a statement.
"If the city receives a complaint or if we come upon a sidewalk that has not been cleared within 24 hours of the end of a storm we will notify the property owner and issue a warning that requires them to comply within 24 hours," Andrew Rizzo, executive director of the Livable City Initiative said in the statement. "Should the property owner not comply they will receive a citation that carries a $100 per day fine."
The city also encourages residents to check the city’s Web site or call 203-946-SNOW for information on parking bans, service changes and other weather emergency messages. The city uses the 3N Emergency Notification System to share emergency information and all land-line phone numbers listed in the White Pages in New Haven receive phone calls during weather and other emergencies that make residents aware of bans, changes to services and other important information. Residents whose phone numbers are unlisted and those who have chosen to place their phone numbers on the national Do Not Call List, do not receive the calls.
To opt in visit http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/EmergencyInfo/optin.asp

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