CITY OF BEACON – JANUARY 2, 2014
SNOW ORDINANCE REMINDER
As a courtesy to our residents and businesses, the City is issuing this reminder about the snow ordinance which can be found on-line on the City’s website by searching the Code of the City of Beacon, part of which is copied below. Be advised that the Police Dept. will be issuing tickets and then towing vehicles after 9:00 PM tonight, January 2, 2014, in order to provide for effective plowing operations to enable safe passage on our roadways.
Section 211-16: It shall be unlawful to place, park or leave any automobile, truck or other vehicle on any public road or street within the corporate limits of the City of Beacon after any fall or accumulation of snow of two or more inches, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or when parking on said public road or street obstructs the removal of snow, unless such vehicle is at all times attended by a person legally capable of operating said vehicle. All vehicles left parked in violation of this section may be removed at the owner’s expense. There shall be no parking in municipal lots within 24 hours of posting of same by the City Administrator. The violation of this provision shall constitute a violation and shall be punishable by a fine of $100 for the first offense and $250 for the second and subsequent offenses committed within 18 months of the first offense.
[Amended 2-16-1999 by L.L. No. 4-1999; 2-19-2008 by L.L. No. 02-2008]]
Property owners should also review Local Law #20 of 2013 which can be found on-line under the City Code under “New Laws”, which describes property owner responsibilities for the clearing of snow on sidewalks