New Britain starts fining for not shoveling sidewalks

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — If you’re looking for spring, be prepared to pick up a shovel and put in a lot of work. For those who live in New Britian there’s no way of getting around it, because if your sidewalk isn’t shoveled you’ll risk getting a $50 fine from the city.

It’s what brings Phil Bandurski of Church Street outside on a cold day, and he says he wishes more people would do the same.In his opinion there are too many homes where the sidewalks in front have not been cleared.

“There’s a lot of able-bodied people out here that could do it,” said Bandurski. “I myself, I have emphysema, so I’m trying my hardest to do this and it’s hard.”

But Bandurski says make no mistake about it, he thinks the threats form city hall directed at negligent property owners goes too far. Based on some digging we did, he may have a point. There is a home across the street from him that hasn’t had its sidewalks cleared and it turns out the owner is the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority.

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