Depositing snow or ice in the street
The City would like to make residents aware of section 412.01 of the Brunswick City Code. This section of the code is entitled “Placing Injurious Material, Obstructions or Snow in the Street”. Subsection (e) of this section states, “No person, contractor or private snow removal firm shall deposit, or cause to be deposited, any snow and/or ice onto the traveled portion of a public roadway.
The section of the code is specifically designed for the safety of the traveling public. When snow is shoveled, blown or pushed back into the traveled portion of the street, motorists can lose control of their vehicles, which could lead to property damage or serious injury.
We have observed individuals intentionally depositing snow into the traveled portions of the street, and police officers have advised residents of this prohibition. Due to the fact that depositing snow in the street is a violation of the Brunswick City Code, those violators could be subject to citation.