Montgomery County to give fines for unshoveled sidewalks

Feb. 26, 2003, midnight | By Zach Mellman | 20 years, 9 months ago

Starting Feb 26, residents of Montgomery County that do not clear their sidewalks may face $50 fines. If the fresh snow is not removed within 24 hours of the snowstorm, residents will be given warning letters. Violators who receive several letters could be faced with significant penalties.

Last weeks' storm, which dumped up to two feet of snow on Montgomery County, forced County Executive Douglas Duncan to suspend the rule demanding homeowners to shovel their sidewalks. The suspension ends on Thursday, when 6-10 inches of snow is expected to be on the ground.

Montgomery County officials say that the numerous unshoveled sidewalks make it difficult for students to get to school and commuters to get public transportation.

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Zach Mellman. Zach Mellman was born on October 18, 1956 (he was held back once or twice). He has lived in Takoma Park, Maryland his entire life. He is currently a senior at Blair enrolled in honors classes. He is also a member of Blair's golf team, … More »

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