Does the City have an ordinance that requires private utilities to remove their poles from the sidewalk?
Adopted by City Council on Oct. 4, 2010
AMENDING AND REORDAINING SECTION 28-26 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, 1990, AS AMENDED,
RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT OF ICE AND SNOW ON PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY
BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, that Section
28-26 of the Charlottesville City Code, 1990, as amended, is hereby amended and reordained, as follows:
Sec. 28-25. Removal of snow, sleet and ice from sidewalks.
(a) It shall be the duty of every owner and/or occupant of every house or lot which abuts or
fronts on, or is otherwise situated on, a paved sidewalk or walkway to have all snow removed from such
sidewalk or walkway within twenty-four (24) hours after the same has ceased falling.
This requirement shall exist whether or not an unpaved strip of publicly-owned property runs
between the paved sidewalk and the private property line and the words “abuts,” “fronts on,”
“otherwise situated on,” should be interpreted in accord with such requirement. The duty of snow removal
imposed on each owner and/or occupant by this section extends only to that portion of a particular paved
sidewalk or walkway which runs in front of that particular owner’s or occupant’s private property.