Fairfield Police Ask Residents To Dig Out Sidewalks After Storm

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 The Fairfield Police Department is cautioning residents to clear sidewalks and hydrants with the upcoming snowstorm expected to hit the area Sunday, March 2.
The Fairfield Police Department is cautioning residents to clear sidewalks and hydrants with the upcoming snowstorm expected to hit the area Sunday, March 2. Photo Credit: File Photo, Alissa Smith

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield Police Department is reminding residents to clear sidewalks and hydrants with a snowstorm expected to hit the area Sunday, March 2. 

"With an impending snowstorm and possible future storms, the town of Fairfield reminds all residents and business owners that per Town Ordinance, within 24 hours after a storm, Fairfield property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks along their property line and keeping the sidewalks clear of snow and ice," police said in a notice. "Heavily used sidewalks near schools and public buildings and commercial areas are particularly important."

Police are also asking residents and business owners to shovel around fire hydrants near their properties.

"It’s important to keep our sidewalks clear so we can keep our pedestrians safe, especially our children who walk to and from school," police said in the notice. "Thank you to our residents and business owners who help keep our community safe, especially given the inordinate amount of snow we are receiving this winter."

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While it's nice that they are sending out these reminders via Facebook and other means, I've lived here for years and the same properties, be they renters or permanent residents, never clear their sidewalk, despite seeing surrounding residences and businesses do so. They either don't know or don't care. Supposedly there's a fine associated with this, but from what I can see, no citations or warnings have ever been issued.

I'd also like to see some parking restrictions put in place, I have some neighbors who, despite having a driveway and garage that can house all their vehicles, insist on parking on the street and creating more work for me when it comes time to dig out.

I think it's terrific that we are reminding people about existing ordinances regarding snow. Perhaps future articles could focus attention on Fairfield's lack of ordinances or reluctance to enact an emergency ordinances regarding street parking "especially given the inordinate amount of snow we are receiving".