The Huntington Town Board has scheduled a public hearing for May 11 to consider changing requirements around removing snow and ice from sidewalks.
Under the proposed changes, residential property owners would have up to 24 hours to clear sidewalks, while commercial properties would get up to 12 hours for the task.Both extend from the time snow has stopped falling, not counting the hours between 9 p.m. and 7 a..m.
The town said that because plows may still be operating at the four-hour mark after a major snowfall, snow can get pushed onto sidewalks, and removal services may not be able to finish the volume of their clients in that time. Officials hope to increase compliance by extending the times.
Screens or barriers would be needed to complement the building’s design. The Planning Board will determine the characteristics of the required screening or barrier during the site plan review process.