In Cranston, city officials are reminding residents they are required to shovel their sidewalks. Residents have 24 hours from when the snow stops to clear the sidewalks outside their homes.
Mayor Allan Fung says the city has not cited anyone for violating the citywide ordinance. “But we will cite if we have to and have the authority under the ordinance for those willful type violations. You know, completely ignoring the warnings from the officers or anything, you know, ridiculous.”
Fung adds the city will do its best to help out those residents who cannot shovel due to a physical disability. The penalty for not shoveling is a $20 fine for every hour the snow remains on the sidewalk.
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