Snow Removal from Borough Streets
In time of snow, the Borough crews start plowing when the accumulation reaches two
(2) inches. Please cooperate by removing your vehicles from the street in order
for the plows to properly clean the streets. Parking of vehicles on streets identified
as a snow emergency is prohibited during snow plowing. Please be advised, if any
vehicle is obstructing operation of snow removal, the Police Department will have
the vehicle towed at the owner’s expense.
During periods of inclement weather caused by snow fall accumulation upon the streets
and culs-de-sacs Borough residents are encouraged to be prepared and have their vehicles
removed from ALL Borough streets in anticipation of Public Works snow removal efforts
and/or the declaration of a snow emergency. This will aid in the quick removal of
snow accumulation by Public Works from all streets in the Borough.
Established Snow Emergency Routes
Front Street from Sycamore Street to Walnut Street
Main Street from 1-78 to Polk Valley Road
Easton Road from Cheny Lane to Main Street
Northampton Street from Easton Road to Walnut Street
Rentzheimer Drive from New York Avenue to Walnut Street
Tobias Drive from Durham Street to Walnut Street
Constitution Avenue from Durham Street to Walnut Street
Willow Road from Durham Street to Constitution Ave
Cheny Lane from Main Street to Eason Road
Wagner Avenue from Main Street to Zimpfer Lane
High Street from R.R. Bridge to Easton Road
Linden Avenue from Main Street to Silver Creek C.C.
Sycamore Street from Front Street to Main Street
Depot Street from Front Street to Main Street
Depot Street from Easton Road to Durham Street
Water Street from Borough Limits to Rentzheimer Drive
Penn Street from Main Street to Delaware Avenue
Durham Street from Delaware Avenue to Borough Limits
Magnolia Road from Front Street to Willow Road
Walnut Street from Borough Limits to Constitution Avenue
Snow Removal from sidewalks
Hellertown Borough Code
Snow and Ice Removal
§21-401. Duties of Property Owners.
It shall be the duty of owners of property abutting on sidewalks and walkways in
the Borough to remove there-from all snow, sleet or ice within 24 hours after the
same has ceased to fall or accumulate thereon. Where the property in question is
not inhabited, it shall be the duty of the owner to comply with this ordinance.
OWNER - any person holding any interest in the title to the premises in question.
Ownershall be either the husband or wife if the property is owned by both, although
the violation of this Part may be, but need not be, charged against both. Where the
premises are owned or titled in any name, then any party to the title shall be deemed
an owner, and in the event that the premises are titled in the name of a business
entity, partnership, corporation, trust or any other form of ownership, any officer,
director, manager, personal representative or any person having any interest in said
entity shall be liable for violation of this Part.
(Ord. 502, 9/8/1980, §1)
§21-402. Exception to Removal.
In case of snow and ice on any sidewalks or walkways shall be frozen so hard that
it cannot be removed without injury to the sidewalk or walkway, it shall within the
time limit specified in §21- 401 of this Part, be strewn and kept strewn with ashes,
sand, sawdust or other suitable material so as to be no longer dangerous. As soon
as practicable thereafter, the sidewalk or walkway shall be completely cleared of
the snow, ice and other material strewn thereon.
(Ord. 502, 9/8/1980, §2)
§21-403. Prohibited Snow and Ice Disposal.
Snow and ice removed from sidewalks and walkways shall in no case be thrown onto
any street, but shall be placed in such a manner as not to obstruct the free passageway
on either the sidewalk and walkway or the abutting street.
(Ord. 502, 9/8/1980, §3)
§21-404. Borough May Remove and Collect Expenses.
In addition to citing the owner for violation of this ordinance, the Borough may
remove the snow and ice and collect its expenses together with the actual costs of
labor, materials and use of machinery for doing so, plus an administrative overhead
cost of not less than $l0, nor greater STREETS AND SIDEWALKS 21-12 than 20% of the
costs of removal, which amount shall be collected in the same manner as Municipal
claims and liens.
(Ord. 502, 9/8/1980, §4)
§21-405. Short Title.
The Short Title of this Part shall be "Snow Removal Ordinance."
(Ord. 502, 9/8/1980, §5)
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part shall,
upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 upon the first finding,
$100 upon the second finding, $200 upon the third finding and not more than $1,000
upon the fourth and any subsequent findings plus costs and, in default of payment
of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 says.
(Ord. 502, 9/8/1980, §§6, 8; as amended by A.O.
§21-407. Log Kept During Snow Removal Year.
1. The Chief of Police shall keep a written log of all offenses committed between
October l of each partial year until September 30 of the subsequent partial year.
("Snow Removal Year").
2. In lieu of bringing a prosecution under this Part, the Borough may issue a warning
notice to the owner notifying the same that a violation has occurred. If the owner
has not caused the snow and ice to be removed within 24 hours after receiving such
notice, the Borough will proceed with prosecution in accordance with the terms of
3. Nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to obligate the Borough to this
warning procedure where the owner cannot be readily located or notified. It shall
not be a defense to any action brought under this Part that the violator had not
received a warning or was not afforded an opportunity to avail himself, herself or
themselves of the warning procedure, provided the police shall take every reasonable
effort to give warnings. The reasonableness of said effort shall be solely within
the discretion of the police.
(Ord. 502, 9/8/1980, §7)