Athol property owners must keep sidewalks clear

Recorder Staff
Friday, December 29, 2017

ATHOL — The town manager is reminding property owners of the voter-approved bylaw requiring owners of property that abut sidewalks to clear the sidewalks of snow and ice within 48 hours of a storm’s conclusion.

Shaun A. Suhoski said most property owners comply with the bylaw, though there are some exceptions, notably on the busy Main Street corridor. Property owners in violation of the bylaw are subject to fines, or potential liability in the event of a lawsuit filed by someone injured on their sidewalk, according to a letter posted to Athol’s website and sent to the media.

A copy of the letter, which includes the bylaw’s text, can be found at http://bit.ly/2zNbRaG