Got Snow? Clear Your Sidewalks to Avoid Fines
Now that we've had our first snowfall, here's everything residents need to know about ice and snow on their property.
The following was submitted by the city of Malden:
The City of Malden requires every home and business owner to remove snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their property or possibly face fines ranging between $25 and $100.
To help residents who need assistance in complying with this Ordinance, the City has compiled a list of Service Providers who will perform snow and ice removal services for a reasonable fee.
Snow and Ice Removal Service Poviders have been asked by the City to adhere to the following guidelines:
Service Provider will call you to let you know time of arrival.
Upon arrival, Service Provider will ring your doorbell and provide both a personal photo identification as well as City of Malden identification.
Before beginning work, the cost and the scope of work to be performed should be determined.
The minimum charge is $15 for shoveling front steps, front walkway and a normal sidewalk frontage (30 to 50 feet is considered a normal frontage); and
The cost of additional work, if any, will be negotiated before any work is performed.
Service Providers should NEVER enter your home for any reason.
Upon completion of work, Service Provider will ring the doorbell for final inspection and payment.
Where Service Provider will provide Service
All Wards (shoveling only)
Residents who would like to become a Service Provider are asked to submit their name, address, telephone number, email address and other pertinent information to Sheila L. Fermano, City Council Clerk of Committees, at 781-397-7130 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Service Providers are required by the City to be CORI approved.