The City of Shinnston would like to remind city residents that is the homeowners’ responsibility to keep branches, limbs and debris on their private property out of the roads, sidewalks, right-of-ways. Please see city code 905.05:
905.05 PERMANENT PERSONAL PROPERTY, SHRUBBERY AND TREES IN THE CITY RIGHTS-OF-WAY.
(a) No person, persons or other legal entity shall place any permanent personal property, shrubbery or trees within the right-of way for any City street, road, sidewalk, utility or alley.
(b) Whenever the City has reason to believe there has been a violation of any provision of this ordinance, the City, through its agent or designee, shall give notice to the person, persons or other legal entity failing to comply and order said person, persons or other legal entity to take corrective action or measures within ten days from the date of notification.
(c) If such person, persons or other legal entity fails to comply with the duly issued order, they shall be subject to enforcement consistent with Article 101.99 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Shinnston, with each day that the person or party continues to be noncompliant with the ordinance shall constitute a separate offence.
Thank you for your cooperation and let’s all have a fun and safe summer this year!