Property owners who fail to remove snow and ice from their walkways cause serious injuries every winter. The city of Albany has implemented a new snow removal policy that will help to keep residents safe and reduce the risk of fall down injuries. Here’s an outline of the city’s rules as per AllOverAlbany.com:
- A property owner has 24 hours to clear the full width of the sidewalk.
- The city can now fine a property owner for not clearing the walk directly after the 24-hour period. (The old rule required a notice first, and then another 24 hours before a fine.) Fines start at $100. And the city can also charge for the cost of labor to clear the sidewalk, an amount no less than $75.
- The City of Albany is proud to partner with United Way of the Greater Capital Region and 2-1-1 so that seniors and individuals with disabilities can be easily connected with volunteer organizations willing to assist with sidewalk snow removal. If you are a senior (65 or older) or person with a disability, or know of a person who is, and need assistance clearing the sidewalk adjacent to the property you own or occupy during a snow storm, we encourage you to call 2-1-1 and speak with a call specialist who can refer you to a partner organization.
If you or a loved one were injured in a fall down accident because a property owner failed to remove snow or ice contact us today.
Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties.
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