Agenda Item 7
Josh Hamlin, Legislative Attometrt
Expedited Bill 46-16, Streets and Roads - Snow Removal -
Expedited Bill 46-16, Streets and Roads - Snow Removal- Violations, sponsored by Lead Sponsor
Councilmember Riemer and Co-Sponsor Councilmember Berliner, was introduced on November
15, 2016. A Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee worksession will
be scheduled at a later date.
Expedited Bill 46-16 would provide for higher penalties for violations ofthe law requiring removal
of snow and ice on commercial property. Section 49-17 of the County Code provides that "a
person is responsible for removing snow and ice on any sidewalk, other walkway, shared use path,
or parking area on or adjacent to property that the person owns, leases, or manages, including any
walkway in the public right-of- way, to provide a pathway wide enough for safe pedestrian and
wheelchair use." A violation of §49-17 is a class C violation, but is not subject to a citation unless
the violation still exists 24 hours after a notice of violation.
Expedited Bill 46-16 would make a violation of §49-17 on or adjacent to commercial property a
class A violation, while a violation on or adjacent to residential property would remain a class C
violation. Under the Bill, "commercial property" would mean real property that either is not
designed for or intended for human habitation, or contains a multi-family dwelling of four or more
units. "Residential property" under the Bill would mean real property containing either a single
family dwelling or a multi-family dwelling of three or fewer units.
A memorandum from the Bill's sponsor is at ©6.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 46-16
Legislative Request Report
Councilmember Riemer memo
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