Property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalk(s) abutting their home or business. Town ordinance does require snow to be removed within 12 hours after the storm. Sidewalks should be cleared to the pavement (to help the sun melt residual snow). If the sidewalk becomes ice-packed, sand or other suitable material needs to be placed on the walk to make it safe. Doing your part helps keep these pedestrian routes safe for your family, friends and neighbors. Also, if there is a fire hydrant in front of your property, do yourself a favor and help out the volunteer firefighters by removing snow from around the hydrant.