WEST SENECA, NY (WKBW) -- Town officials in West Seneca have spent the last few weeks notifying property owners of town code regarding snow removal, especially when it comes to keeping sidewalks clear.
"We sent letters out to neighbors down the street -- to shovel their sidewalks so people can traverse down the sidewalks," said town code enforcement officer John Gullo.
"After we sent the letter out, if they still haven't done it -- taken care of the problem -- we give them a few days to do that -- then we'll issue a court appearance ticket," he said.
The fine for the first violation is $250.
Along Union Road, pedestrian Al Zakowicz walked in the street because some stretches of sidewalk along the busy state route are clogged with huge piles of snow.
"Sometimes you have to walk in the opposite direction and you have to try to avoid the vehicles sometimes and sometimes you have to jump in the banks so you won't get hit," he said.
Gullo said the town will begin mailing violations on Monday.