The Bonners Ferry City Council has determined that it is in the interest of the public to have safe and traversable sidewalks within the City of Bonners Ferry. In order to achieve this goal it is necessary for sidewalks to be cleared of snow and ice in front of properties within the City. As a result, they have promulgated new rules pertaining to the removal of snow and ice from city sidewalks.

The mayor and council repealed Section 1: Bonners Ferry City Code Title Eight, Chapter 4 and rewritten Section 2: That Bonners Ferry City Code Title Eight, Chapter 4 to read as follows:

  • 8-4-1: REMOVING SNOW AND ICE REQUIRED: Every owner of any building or vacant lot, or their designated agent for a building or vacant lot, and every person having the charge of any church, jail or public building in this City shall, during the time snow shall be on the ground, by nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. every morning, when necessary, clear the sidewalks and gutters in front of the property from snow, and keep conveniently free therefrom during the day, so as to allow citizens to use the sidewalks in an easy, safe and commodious manner. It shall be unlawful for any person to neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of this section.
  • 8-4-2: PENALTY: Any person violating any provision of this chapter for the first time, upon conviction, shall be guilty of an infraction with a penalty of $100. A second violation shall be an infraction with a penalty of $300. A third or subsequent violation of this chapter shall be a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, subject to penalty as provided in Idaho Code and 1-4-1 of this Code. Each day that the violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.

The new laws went into effect this week.

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