Requirement To Clear and Maintain Sidewalks:
- Removal of Snow, Ice and Debris: All property owners and occupants of real property fronting upon a Township sidewalk shall keep such sidewalk free from all ice, snow, earth and other substances or debris. Owners and occupants shall have a period of forty-eight (48) hours to remove such ice, snow, earth and other substances or debris after deposit thereof.
- Maintenance and Repair: No person shall permit any sidewalk which crosses or adjoins property owned by such person to fall into a state of disrepair, be unsafe or impassible. This would include the parking of vehicles of all types across or on any part of a sidewalk. Further any overhanging tree, shrubbery branches or plant growth of any kind over any sidewalk, required by this Ordinance shall be removed to maintain a seven (7′) foot vertical clearance over the entire sidewalk width.
- Area Between Lot Line and Street: All sidewalks and driveway approaches between the lot line and the street curb of an improved street shall be repaired and maintained by the abutting property owner and shall comply with all requirements of this ordinance.
- Liability of Owner For Injury and Damages: Any owner of any such premises who shall allow such sidewalk to remain in disrepair or in a dangerous condition shall be responsible and liable for injuries and damages arising out of the disrepair or unsafe condition of said sidewalk. Such owner shall further indemnify and reimburse the Township for any and all liability, costs and expenses which the Township might incur as a result of any such defective or dangerous sidewalk.
Please click the link for a map of sidewalks located within Thomas Township: Thomas Township Sidewalk/Trail Master Plan Map