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On May 29, 2018, the South Kingstown Town Council adopted an ordinance that requires all property owners that abut a sidewalk to clear the sidewalk of snow, or treat it for ice, within 12 hours after the cessation of a snow/ ice event. Failure to remove snow or treat ice after the above noted time period will be subject to an enforcement action, up to and including a fine of $175.
In addition, property owners that abut priority sidewalks that fail to remove snow or treat ice by the prescribed timeframe will be subject to the above noted fine and the cost to remove snow or treat ice by the Town.
The following roads have been designated as priority sidewalks:
• Main Street
• Route 108 (Kingstown Road)
• Old Tower Hill Road
• High Street
• Columbia Street
• Church Street
• Kersey Road
• Broad Rock Road
• Railroad Street (Peace Dale)
• Sweet Fern Lane
Exemptions for elderly residents (age 62 or older), disabled residents, or residents with an employment hardship will be considered by the Town Manager’s office at (401) 789-9331 Ext 1201. An exemption application is required to be submitted each year to the Town Manager’s office, even if an exemption was approved in the prior year. Click here to down load a fillable Snow Removal Exemption Application.
Clink here to review a video on the importance of sidewalk snow removal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtZLet0_b2A
This ordinance is not intended to be punitive, but was adopted to provide a more walkable community during the winter season.