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To touch or to lie next to. The term is used in property to determine the obligations of a homeowner or the municipality.


Next to, touching, contiguous. Typically arises in the context of whether property owners have a duty to clean snow, ice, and debris from

the sidewalks abutting their property.
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Eddy then worked with the city administration on refining that proposal and limiting it to only those sidewalks that abut the rear-lot line of any property along a state highway maintained by the state.
But a brook runs through their properties, forcing residents to take a circuitous route to get to the sidewalk that abuts their rear-lot lines.
2) Montrose homeowner Tom Feia talks with a neighbor about the mud and mess on private Walton Oaks Lane, a small street that abuts La Canada Flintridge's mountains.
Abutting transmission line is the factor of interest and is present at 300 observations, as shown in Table 1 (412 observations do not abut an HVTL).
The rear of their properties abuts Pleasant Street, which is also a state highway (Route 122), but a brook runs through them, forcing residents to take a circuitous route to get to the sidewalk.
The property is located in the western portion of the Powder River Basin (PRB) and abuts the Wyoming/Montana border.
Under their proposal, the ordinance would no longer require property owners or occupants to clear snow or ice from any sidewalk on any city street or state highway that abuts the rear-lot line of their property.
Parks, whose South Los Angeles district abuts Los Angeles International Airport, said residents there are angry about the project and feel their concerns are being ignored.
Another factor which adds value for a future development is the 'vest-pocket' park located on 48th Street which abuts the property.
The site covered by the Agreement abuts Star's C&D processing facility in Pompano Beach.
228 North Avenue East sits directly across from Newark International Airport, abuts port property, and is just minutes from bridges and tunnels into Manhattan," noted Miller, who is marketing the property with Marc Graham of Cushman & Wakefield's East Rutherford office.