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Town to land owners: Clear your sidewalks
Updated on: 01.17.14

The Nashville Town Council and town administration remind Nashville property owners to promptly clear their sidewalks of snow and ice.

Town administration submitted the following as a letter to the editor:

"Landowners are hereby reminded that town ordinance 93.007 states as follows: "It shall be the duty of every owner of any premises to remove or cause to be removed all snow and ice from the sidewalk to its full paved width within 24 hours after snow or ice has ceased to fall or otherwise accumulate ..."

"Ordinance 93.008 provides for a fine of $25 per day of violation.

"These ordinances make it your duty to take reasonable care to remove snow and ice from the sidewalk by your property. In addition to the fine noted above, failure to comply with the ordinance can be the basis for a civil lawsuit against you if a pedestrian were to fall on a slippery sidewalk and be injured.

"Be a good citizen, and neighbor, and protect yourself from liability! Shovel and de-ice your sidewalk!

"If you have any questions, contact town administration at 988-5526."

Phyllis Carr, chief administrator, town of Nashville

 

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