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(a) Removal Required. Every occupant, owner or other person in charge of any occupied property in the County which has a sidewalk or a footway of stone, brick, gravel, cinder, wood or other substance, when such sidewalk or footway is publicly owned or maintained, and is adjoining and touching the property in front, rear or either side thereof, shall have all snow and ice, and any combination thereof, removed from such sidewalk or footway within six (6) hours after such snow or ice, or a combination thereof, has ceased falling, unless the same has ceased falling during the night, in which case it shall be removed before 12:00 noon following the night in which the snow or ice, or combination thereof, has fallen. In the event snow or ice, or a combination thereof, has ceased falling upon a Sunday, such occupants, owners or other persons in charge shall have until 12:00 noon the immediately following Monday to comply with this requirement.
(b) When Removal Not Required. The requirements of subsection (a) hereof shall not apply when such snow or ice, or a combination thereof, cannot be removed without injury to the sidewalk or footway. In such an event, however, such sidewalk or footway shall be covered within the applicable period of time as specified in subsection (a) hereof with sand, ashes or some other substance that will render it safe for travel.
(c) Exceptions. This section shall not apply to the following:
(1) Age and/or Disability. When the occupant, owner or other person in charge of a property is prevented from fulfilling the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) hereof because of physical or mental disability or is sixty-five (65) years of age or older, and said occupant, owner or other person is charge has made reasonable efforts to undertake alternative means for fulfilling said requirements.
(2) Government Closure. In the event that snow or ice, or combination thereof, causes the closure of the Loudoun County Government, the occupant, owner or other person in charge of a property shall have an additional forty-eight (48) hours to fulfill the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) hereof.
(d) Enforcement. The Loudoun County Department of Planning and Zoning, Zoning Enforcement Division, and/or other such Department as may be designated by the County Administrator, shall be responsible for enforcement of this section.
(e) Applicability Within Incorporated Towns. This section shall not apply within any incorporated town.
(Ord. 16-07. Passed 5-3-16)