Barrington Police Chief John LaCross is asking residents for their cooperation with a local ordinance that requires the shoveling of sidewalks after a snow storm.
The local ordinance states that all those owning property along a sidewalk must clear the walkway of snow no later than 6 p.m. the day after snow has ceased fallen.
In this case, that was 6 p.m. Sunday.
Residents must also clear snow around any fire hydrants near their property.
Failure to comply can result in up to a $50 fine
Chief LaCross said officers will be out Monday checking to see if sidewalks have been cleared. He said police have a list of those who are exempt because they are physically incapable of doing so and cannot pay for removal though police will attempt to contact those who are not exempt and have not complied with the ordinance.
The chief stressed the importance of clearing the sidewalks, especially for children walking to and from school and along pedestrian corridors such as Maple Avenue and County Road.