LYNN (CBS) — The City of Lynn is cracking down on residents who forget to shovel snow from their sidewalks.

With another storm coming, residents may just see tickets in their mailbox if they don’t clear their walkways.

Under the ordinance, businesses have three hours and homeowners have 10 hours to clear sidewalks after the snow stops.

Lynn’s Chief Building Inspector Roger Ennis tells WBZ NewsRadio 1030, more than 100 tickets have been mailed to forgetful residents following sidewalk inspections last week.

“The initial offense is $50 and repeat offenders can go up to a $100 fine,” Ennis told WBZ.

But Ennis says they’re not trying to make any money and the city is flexible.

“If it’s a first time and someone calls up and there’s an excuse, we can reduce the ticket from a fine to a warning,” he said. “We’re not looking to collect the fines, just looking to make the city safe.”


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