Chapter 12.14SNOW AND ICE

Sections:

12.14.010
Depositing snow and ice from parking lots, sidewalks, or any other private property.
12.14.020
Violation – Penalty.
12.14.030
Temporary restrictions and limitations.
12.14.040
Notice.
12.14.050
Penalties.
12.14.010Depositing snow and ice from parking lots, sidewalks, or any other private property.

No person, firm, company or corporation, nor the agent, representative or employee of any person, firm, company or corporation, shall plow or otherwise clear a parking lot, sidewalk, or any other private property of snow or ice and thereafter place, throw or deposit that snow or ice on any street, alley or sidewalk. Snow may be piled in paved parking right of way of a firm, company or corporation during snowfalls as long as it is removed within forty-eight hours of deposit. Snow and ice may also be piled by a firm, company or corporation on gravel parking right of ways only abutting its property as long as the snow or ice does not encroach on paved driving surfaces or create a sight-distance safety problem as will be determined by the city superintendent and/or police chief. Any firm, company or corporation may be asked at any time to remove some or all snow on public rights-of-way within a forty-eight-hour period or the city will remove such and bill the firm, company or corporation for the city’s cost plus fifteen percent.

(Ord. 1021 § 1 (part), 1995)

12.14.020Violation – Penalty.

A violation of this section shall be a civil infraction pursuant to RCW Chapter 7.80.120(1)(a). The maximum penalty and the default amount for a Class 1 civil infraction is two hundred and fifty dollars, plus statutory assessments. A violator may also be required to pay restitution.

(Ord. 1021 § 1 (part), 1995)

12.14.030Temporary restrictions and limitations.

The city public works director or his or her appointed designee may prohibit the operation of trucks or vehicles or may impose limits as to the weight thereof, or any other restriction as may be deemed necessary, whenever any public right of way by reason of rain, snow, climatic or other conditions will be seriously damaged or destroyed unless the operation thereon is prohibited or restricted or the permissible weights thereof reduced; provided, that the public works director shall prohibit the use of any street in the city if the street is designated by the State Highway Commission as forming a part of any restrictions or reductions in permissible weights as designated in writing by the State Highway Commission.

Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to limit or reduce the authority of the city public works director or his or her appointed designee from closing any public right of way within the city’s corporate boundaries due to emergencies.

(Ord. 1146 § 1, 2001)

12.14.040Notice.

The city public works director or his or her appointed designee shall have erected signs designating the provisions of Section 12.14.030 CEMC, including local access restrictions, at each end of any city public right of way subject to the weight limits and restrictions established pursuant to this chapter, as amended from time to time. The city public works director shall also have published in one issue of a newspaper of general circulation within the city and to be posted at each end of any public right of way, the notice required by RCW 47.48.020 at least three days before such weight limits take effect.

(Ord. 1146 § 2, 2001)

12.14.050Penalties.

The general penalties for in RCW 46.44.105 as applicable and as hereafter amended are hereby incorporated by this reference, but not less than a $150.00 fine shall apply to any violation of this chapter, and any person, firm, or corporation or association failing to comply with any of the provisions of CEMC 12.14.030 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.