UPDATE - The Meridian Township Snow Removal Ordinance is back in place on February 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Snow removal [Code 1974, § 99A-8; Ord. No. 2011-12, 7-19-2011]
It shall be the duty of the occupant and the owner of occupied property or the owner of unoccupied property to keep the adjacent sidewalk clear of snow and ice within 24 hours of the cessation of a snowfall.
Snow shall not be piled in a manner that results in obstruction of vision between a car and users of the sidewalks or another car. No person shall place snow or ice upon a street right of way so as to impair vehicular or pedestrian nonmotorized traffic.
If more than two inches of snow, or any unsafe ice (as determined by the Director of Public Works and Engineering or his agent), remains on a public sidewalk more than 24 hours after the cessation of a snowfall, the Director of Public Works and Engineering or his agent, may notify the owner or occupant of the adjacent property of the applicable provisions of this article. Such notice may be given personally or by posting on the adjacent property. The owner or occupant shall have 24 hours after receiving such notice to remove the snow and ice. If the owner or occupant does not remove the snow and ice within 24 hours, the Director of Public Works and Engineering or his agent is expressly authorized to enter onto the sidewalk and property to remove the prohibited snow and ice, with or without mechanical equipment. All expenses incurred in such removal shall be billed to and paid by the owner or occupant of the adjacent property within 30 days from the date of billing. The Township Treasurer shall have the right and power to add all unpaid amounts to the tax rolls of the adjacent property as a lien, and to levy and collect such unpaid amounts in the same manner as provided for the levy and collection of real property taxes against the adjacent property.
January 29, 2019 - Snow Removal Ordinance Lifted
Due to bitter cold temperatures, Meridian Township is lifting the Snow Removal Ordinance until Noon on Saturday, February 2nd.
The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids issued a winter storm warning regarding life-threatening cold temperatures through Thursday, January 30th. Frostbite will be possible in 15 minutes or less of exposure, making snow removal efforts difficult and dangerous.
“Asking Meridian Township residents to clear their sidewalks in compliance with the Snow Ordinance lacks common sense and compassion,” stated Township Manager Frank Walsh. “The safety and welfare of our residents is our highest priority.”
Meridian Township Lifts Snow Removal Ordinance Press Release January 29, 2019