The Borough is responsible for snow removal on all Borough owned streets. Some streets in the Borough are the responsibility of PENNDOT. Resident Responsibility - Snow and/or Ice must be removed from all sidewalks in front of or alongside such property within twenty-four (24) hours after the snow and/or ice has stopped falling. Please do not throw snow and/or ice into the street. Minimum clearance is forty-eight inches (48”) for Business District residents and thirty inches (30”) for other areas.
If you are a tenant or business, or live in an apartment or multi-unit housing, discuss with your landlord whose responsibility it is to clear the sidewalks. The Mayor and/or Borough Manager may extend this period of 24 hours if there is a declared emergency. We will try to get that information out as soon as we can through this website, local community television and/or radio if necessary.
DO NOT throw the ice and/or snow into the street. This makes the job more difficult for the Streets Department. If you do not remove this snow/ice, the Borough has the right to remove it and charge you for it. You would be better off hiring one of the local kids to shovel for you. You may be charged for the removal, and also cited by Borough Authorities which could be as much as $600.00.
The kids are much more reasonable.