FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2014
MEDIA CONTACTS: Ryan Mulholland, Sam Marksheid, and Rebecca Cheng | (516) 869-7794
Town Offers Residents Snow Removal Reminders
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth would like to provide residents with snow removal reminders to help facilitate an easier means of clearing the roads and sidewalks.
“It is important for residents to be good neighbors. Simply removing your vehicles from the street will allow plows adequate room to operate and prevent cars from being plowed in,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “In addition, pursuant to the Town Code, the homeowner is responsible to meet several key requirements for snow removal and street clearing.”
North Hempstead’s Public Safety Department has issued the following winter safety reminders and information:
For more information, please call 311.
- Under the Town Code, every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person in charge of any property within the Town is required to clear the snow and ice from sidewalks in front their property at least four hours after snow has stopped, except that the period between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. shall not be included in computing such requirements.
- North Hempstead’s Code Enforcement Department will inspect areas throughout the Town to ensure sidewalks are passable for pedestrians.
- If sidewalks are not maintained in a satisfactory manner, appearance tickets will be issued.
- The Town Code mandates that businesses keep handicap parking spots usable for parking purposes.
- If you own, lease, rent, occupy or are in control of a property in the Town—except one- or two-family dwellings—adjacent to a fire hydrant, you are required under the Town Code to remove snow and ice from around the hydrant for a distance of two feet, and between the sidewalk and curb throughout the winter within four hours after the snowfall has ended, except that the period between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. shall not be included in computing such requirements.
- Even if a business is closed after the snow storm, merchants are still responsible for clearing the sidewalks.