City to Salem Residents: Clear Those Sidewalks
The city of Salem issued a statement Tuesday evening regarding the ongoing effort to clear local sidewalks of snow dumped by the Blizzard of 2013.
The city of Salem issued a statement Tuesday urging local residents and business owners to do all they can to clear their sidewalks of snow.
As the city pointed out - clearing your sidewalk "isn't just neighborly, it's also the law."
An un-shoveled sidewalk could lead to a $75 per day fine.
"We would prefer not to issue tickets and are asking residents for their help in complying with this important city ordinance. Our Inspectional Services Department has been out reminding property owners of the requirement to shovel walkways and has issued over 60 tickets to date," the release read.
If you can't clear off your own sidewalk and you're worried about getting a fine, Click Here for information about how to hire a local teen to do it for you.
An interactive snow map we built with the help of our readers Tuesday indicated that there is still a lot of work to be done on some of the city's side-streets.