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2/2/2017 - Correct Phone Number for Snow and Ice Complaints

Please direct all snow and ice complaints to the NON Emergency line of the Agawam Police Department (413)-786-4767

The municipal code regarding snow and ice removal penalties is detailed below:

 

155-10

Snow and ice removal; penalty.

The tenant or occupant and, in case there is no tenant or occupant, the owner or

persons having the care of any estate abutting upon any street, lane, court or square

within the town where there is a sidewalk which now is established or set apart as

such shall remove, within 24 hours after the ceasing to fall, any snow thereon.

A.

When any snow shall be collected or deposited upon any sidewalk mentioned in the

preceding subsection, either by falling from some adjacent building or by drifting

upon such sidewalk, the tenant or occupant or the owner or persons having the

charge of the estate abutting upon such sidewalk shall within 24 hours after its being

collected or deposited cause the same to be removed.

B.

Whenever any sidewalk mentioned in Subsection A shall be encumbered with

ice, it shall be the duty of the tenant or occupant and, in case there is no tenant

or occupant, the owner or persons having the charge of the estate abutting upon

such sidewalk to cause such sidewalk to be made safe and convenient for transit

by removing the ice therefrom or by covering the same with sand or some other

suitable substitute within 24 hours after such sidewalk shall become so

encumbered.

C.

No persons plowing, pushing or shoveling snow or ice from private parking lots,

driveways or sidewalks in or upon any street or public way shall leave any ridge

of ice or snow or other debris upon such public way as to cause hazardous or

dangerous conditions.

D.

Any person violating any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of

not less than $25. Each twenty-four-hour period that said violation is permitted to

continue after receipt of the initial written notice shall constitute a separate violation

and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25 per twenty-four-hour period.

No additional written notice need be given for continuing violations. The Agawam

Police Department, the Agawam Department of Public Works and the Agawam

Department of Inspection Services shall be empowered to enforce the provisions of

this section, and they may utilize the noncriminal disposition procedure provided

in MGL c. 40, § 21D, as amended from time to time. [Amended 2-3-1997 by

TOR-96-9]

E.