SNOW REMOVAL LAWS

The purpose of this article shall be to preserve the public peace and good order in the village and to contribute to the public welfare, safety and good order of its people and to contribute to the safe conveyance of its people over the streets and sidewalks of the village by establishing certain regulations for the removal of snow and ice from the streets and sidewalks of the village that are consistent with the rights and privileges of other residences of the village.

Local Law 132-10 Duty of property owner:

It shall be the duty of the owner of every parcel of real estate adjoining a public sidewalk, whether the parcel of real estate is occupied by a structure or not, to keep such sidewalks adjoining such property free from snow and ice for the full paved width of such sidewalk.

Snow and ice shall be removed within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall. In addition, sidewalks in front of commercial establishments and commercial parking lots shall be kept free of snow and ice at all times between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Local Law 132-16 Depositing on streets:

No person, firm or corporation shall deposit, throw, place or strew, nor shall any person, firm or corporation cause to be deposited, thrown, placed or strewn, any snow or ice upon any street, avenue or roadway within the village.

Local Law 132-17 Placing of snow and ice on another’s property:

No person, firm, corporation or property owner shall remove snow or ice from any parcel of real estate and place it upon another parcel of real estate without the express permission of the owner of the parcel of real estate upon which the snow or ice is to be placed.

Local Law 143-17 Applicability of article; winter parking:

During the period between December 1 of each year and March 31 in the next proceeding year, both days inclusive, no person shall cause to have parked a vehicle on a public street within the Village of Wappingers Falls between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. the next morning.