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NYC Sidewalk Clearing Rgulations

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by drdup, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. drdup

    drdup Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Does anyone know the NYC regulations for clearing a sidewalk?
    We have a church on a corner lot. My contractor was told tonight he could not plow the snow off the sidewalk. The snow is not plowed into the street but onto our property.
    He was told the only means of clearing snow from a sidewalk was (1) shovel, (2) hand snow blower or (3) salt.
    Anyone had any experience with this?
  2. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872


    The only real option you have is a snow blower,

    or shoveling the snow on the grass of the property
    if you have any lawn.

    Salt or calcium chloride flakes is the only other option
    as a municipality is able dump on you but you cannot
    dump the sidewalk snow in the street by the curb.

    The other problem with any substantial accumulation is
    simply mass as the curb and gutter is the place the snow
    will be pushed by the municipality.

    Using sand will allow you to kept the deicer in place and
    keep it working for a longer period by not allowing to run off
    when it warms and it will continue melting..

    So its a case of spread deicer/snow wmlter on any piles
    and spread it it on the side walk unless your contractor is
    able to haul the snow and dump it on his property or an
    area where he has permission to dump it.

    The calcium chloride will work longer at lower temperatures
    and be more effective in the short run of things,.

    I just hope you have access to enough of it for the duration.

  3. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    Option 1.) Look left, look right, Plow....

    Option 2.) Snow Blowers

    The city sucks.... The Business Integrity Unit also sucks... Thats why its costs so much to do business there and why city contractors charge so much more to do the work.