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Sidewalk Snow Removal

Just a reminder that there is a Town ordinance that requires property owners and tenants to remove snow from a sidewalk along the street in front of your property. The Town does remove snow on certain heavily traveled sidewalks leading to schools and town facilities. The snow removal in these areas are completed as soon as staffing and time allow.
 
Below is the relevant section of the ordinance. Please be aware that the ordinance does not apply to the City of Groton or Groton Long Point.

Sec. 13.5-1. - Removal of snow and ice from sidewalks—Generally.
(a)
Every person in charge or control of any building or lot of land within the jurisdiction of the town
fronting or abutting on a paved sidewalk, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall
remove and clear away, or cause to be removed and cleared away, snow and ice from so much of such
sidewalk as is in front of or abuts on such building or lot of land.
(b)
Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, snow and ice shall be removed from sidewalks
serving all businesses within the jurisdiction of the town by three business hours after the cessation of
any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain or by the beginning of business hours of the next business day
following such fall, whichever period is shorter.
(c)
Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, snow and ice shall be removed from all other
sidewalks within the jurisdiction of the town on the same day of the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet
or freezing rain or within the first six hours of daylight after the cessation of any such fall, whichever
period is longer.
(d)
However, if snow and ice on a sidewalk has become so hard that it cannot be removed without
likelihood of damage to the sidewalk, the person charged with its removal shall, within the time
mentioned in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, cause enough sand or other abrasive to be put on
the sidewalk to make travel thereon reasonably safe; and shall then, as soon thereafter as weather
permits, cause such sidewalk to be thoroughly cleaned.
(e)
Every person in charge or control of any building or lot of land within the jurisdiction of the town
fronting or abutting on a paved sidewalk, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise who
fails to comply with the requirements of this section shall upon conviction be fined in accordance with
section 1-7.

Below is a list of sidewalks maintained by Public Works for snow removal: 
WEST ROUTE   EAST ROUTE
1 Briar Hill Road, from Gungywamp Rd to Charles Barnum   1 Academy Lane to Pearl Street, Walkways & Steps
2 Farquhar Park Sidewalk along Route 117   2 Capston Ave. to S.B. Butler Elementary, Walk-thru
3 Fort Hill Sidewalk   3 Fishtown Rd from Rte 1 to end of Culter Middle School
4 Jabez Smith House Sidewalk   4 Mosher Ave from Rte 215 to other side of RR Bridge
5 Library and Senior Center (Walks, Entrances, Crosswalks, H/C Ramps, Fire Hydrant)   5 Rte 1 from Bank St, up the hill to 1st drive on High Street, Mystic
6 Long Hill Road (Groton Shopping Plaza to Winthrop Estates)   6 Rte 215 (west side) from Williams St to Mosher Ave
7 Poquonnock Rd, from Route 1 to Ginger Drive   7 Spicer Ave from Rte 215 to Spicer House
8 Poquonnock Rd, from Village Lane to Route 1 (Dunkin' Donut)      
9 Rte 1, from Fitch Middle School to South      
10 Rte 1, from Poquonnock Plains Park to Claude Chester      
11 Rte 1, from South Rd to CVS      
12 Rte 1, from Sutton Park to Fitch Middle School      
13 Rte 117, Ambulance Bldg to Rte 1 Sidewalk      
14 South Pleasant Valley Rd from Highland Av north to intersection on Rte 12 at Gungywamp      
15 Sutton Park Entrance      
16 Rte 12, from one end of Pleasant Valley Rd South to other end (Shell Station to Chinese Kitchen)      
17 Groton Heights School front and back sidewalks)      
18 Drozdyk Drive