Sharpsburg officials: Snow left on walks not acceptable
Sharpsburg police are reminding residents to clear their sidewalks of ice and snow or face a fine.
Officials asked the department to pay close attention to sidewalks at last week's council meeting.
For rental properties, landlords and tenants need to decide whose responsibility it is to clear the walks, Councilwoman Karen Pastor said.
For elderly and disabled residents, the hope is that help will be available if a storm hits.
“We certainly don't expect them to do it nor would we cite them,” Pastor said.
“We were hoping maybe that if we did get a bad snow storm we could ask the church youth group to help out If necessary.”
The borough requires that walks be cleared of snow and ice 24 hours after it snows. Property owners who don't shovel can be issued a non-traffic citation and be fined up to $300 plus court costs.
Besides the residential areas that were not cleared, Pastor said, many businesses also left snow on their sidewalks.
“That absolutely is not acceptable,” Pastor said. “They definitely need to be done.”
Council President Renee Procopio said the majority of council agreed that the walks needed to be clear.
“We need to enforce that. We need to make it nice for our residents to walk,” Procopio said.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Drake: Promoting community center O’Hara woman’s new duty
- Aspinwall native dedicated majority of life working to support servicemen
- Sharpsburg marina home to pontoon boat rental company
- Morningside VFW honors veterans with fishing day at O’Hara park
- Fox Chapel Area budget plan includes technology upgrades
- Sharpsburg antique shop turns trash to treasure
- Memorial Day weekend events planned for Lower Valley communities
- Path to offer O’Hara office park walkers room to roam