Monday, November 15, 2010

Brighton: Public walkways must be cleared after snowfall

Brighton residents and business owners are reminded that per Municipal Code, snow and ice should be removed from public sidewalks and walkways abutting their property 24 hours after a snowfall to ensure safe pedestrian access. In an effort to ensure public safety this season, the Brighton Police Code Enforcement Division will be actively enforcing the following codes:

* Sec. 12-8-10(a) SNOW AND ICE OBSTRUCTION ON SIDEWALKS: Unlawful to allow snow and ice to remain on sidewalk for 24 hours after last measurable snowfall.
* Sec. 12-8-10 (e) REFUSAL TO REMOVE SNOW AND/OR ICE: Any person, after receiving proper notice, which fails, neglects, or refuses to remove snow/ice, may be served a summons. Failure, neglect or refusal may result in fines plus the contracted abatement of the property at the owner’s expense.
* Sec. 12-8-30. PENALTIES: The penalty states any person found guilty of these types of ordinances shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $300 or incarceration of not more than 90 days.

In addition, when shoveling sidewalks and driveways, residents and business owners should avoid putting snow in the streets, as plows may inadvertently push snow back onto the sidewalk, walkway or driveway.

Citizen’s cooperation is greatly appreciated. For more information or questions, visit or call 303-655-8771 or 303-655-8770.

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