Snow covered sidewalks in Greenfield causing safety concerns

Franklin County

Greenfield residents still have time to shovel their sidewalk, but if they don’t, it could cost them.

In Greenfield, landlords, businesses, and homeowners are required to clear their sidewalk within 24 hours after snow falls.

22News spoke with some Greenfield residents who expressed frustration with neighbors who don’t do their part.

One homeowner told 22News, it’s important to clear the snow as soon as possible before it freezes over.

“Not everybody has sidewalks but we do and it’s town-owned, so we’re obliged to have to do that, which is fine. And because there are some handicap people in Greenfield that can’t get through if the ends of the sidewalks are full of snow, so you have to make sure they’re cleared away,” said Betsy Klug of Greenfield.

When sidewalks aren’t shoveled people are often forced to walk in the street or climb over snow banks, which is dangerous.

Not clearing your sidewalk can result in a $10 fine for the first offense and up to $100 for each violation after the third occurrence.

22News contacted Greenfield Police to ask if they’ve issued any sidewalk fines this winter season. Greenfield’s chief of police was not available for comment.

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