Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Seymour Man Holds "Silent" Protest on Snow Removal

 
SEYMOUR- Resident Joseph Luciano staged a "silent protest" outside Town Hall Wednesday (March 8) regarding Seymour's snow removal ordinance.

Although the snow has long since melted, Luciano said downtown business owners, following recent snowstorms, allegedly failed to shovel their sidewalks in a timely manner.

Luciano, who relies on a motorized wheelchair for mobility, said snow blocked portions of downtown sidewalks, preventing him from maneuvering his wheelchair through town, and leaving him cooped up in his nearby apartment for 20 days.
 
Luciano said most of the sidewalks were shoveled only wide enough to allow a person to pass through. The ordinance requires snow to be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours following a snowstorm.  
 
"When property owners remove snow to enable only able-bodied persons to move about, but not persons with disabilities, that's discrimination," Luciano said.  

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whenever the public sidewalk shall be wholly or partially covered by snow or ice, it SHALL BE the duty of the owner or person in possession and control of land abutting a public sidewalk to cause such sidewalk to be made safe and convenient by REMOVING the snow therefrom within the first six (6) hours of daylight immediately following the accumulation of such snow

Anonymous said...

Whenever the public sidewalk shall be wholly or partially covered by snow or ice, it SHALL BE the duty of the owner or person in possession and control of land abutting a public sidewalk to cause such sidewalk to be made safe and convenient by REMOVING the snow therefrom within the first six hours of daylight immediately following the accumulation of such snow

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