|City of Salisbury|
Public Works Department
A Team of Teams Making A Difference !
|How Citizens Can Help|
Introduction. The critical component to maintain and improve our City's quality of life is resident involvement.
Residents can help by identifying problems and calling the City Service Center at (410) 548-3177 on Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.. If it is an emergency AND not during the hours the City Service Center is open, call the Police Department at (410) 548-3165. They will contact the appropriate Public Works personnel. Examples where residents can help Salisbury Public Works identify problems are:
Residents can also help by:
CITY PREPARATIONS FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER
REMOVAL OF SNOW FROM SIDEWALKS
Just a reminder to all owners and persons in possession of any land or premises situated on any street within the City limits of Salisbury that they are responsible for the removal of snow from their sidewalks. The snow must be removed from the entire length of their property for a width of four (4) feet. The removal must take place within six (6) hours after it has ceased falling unless the same shall have fallen between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 A.M., in which case it shall be removed before 2:00 P.M.
We are concerned about the ability of our citizens to move freely and safely throughout the City without fear of an accident because the snow has not been removed from the sidewalk. The property owner is liable for such accidents. All of our citizens must be afforded the opportunity to travel on City streets in a safe manner, especially school children who may be forced to walk in the streets. Please help us make the City of Salisbury safe during these severe weather conditions. Thank you.
"All owners and persons in possession of any land or premises situated on any street within the city where sidewalks are laid shall remove the snow therefrom the entire length thereof for a width of at least four feet and may deposit the same along the remaining portion of such sidewalks nearest the curb within six hours after it has ceased falling, unless the same shall have fallen between the hours of five p.m. and seven a.m., in which case it shall be removed before two p.m. In the event that the snow is not removed within the time and manner above provided, the owner or person in possession shall be notified to forthwith remove the same and, in the event of a failure to do so, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. In addition thereto, the city may cause the same to be removed as above specified and charge the cost thereof against the owner or occupant, to be recovered by suit.
* CITY CODE: MUNICIPAL CODE TITLE 12, CHAPTER 04.060 (PRIOR CODE, ARTICLE 136-6)
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