Gene Herman shovels the sidewalk in front of Amy’s Bakery in downtown Brattleboro. (Kayla Rice/Reformer file photo)
Gene Herman shovels the sidewalk in front of Amy's Bakery in downtown Brattleboro. (Kayla Rice/Reformer file photo)

BRATTLEBORO -- The town is notifying property owners within certain areas in and near downtown that snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks within 48 hours of storm's end.

According to Chapter 14 of Brattleboro's Code of Ordinances, shoveling must be done by property owners who have sidewalks on the following streets or portions of streets: Main Street, Elliot Street to its intersection with School Street, Harris Place, Flat Street, Elm Street, High Street to its intersection with Retting Place, Canal Street to its southerly intersection with Clark Street, and Bridge Street.

Property owners who fail to shovel their sidewalks could receive a bill from the town for any snow removal and be fined $50.