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(A) It shall be the duty of each and every person owning, possessing or occupying lots or real estate fronting and abutting on any public sidewalk in the city to keep free from snow, ice, trash and debris the sidewalk so far as the same so fronts or abuts upon his or her lots or real estate.
(B) Apart from the owner/occupant’s responsibility to keep his, her or its sidewalk(s) free from snow, ice, trash and debris as required by § 91.50(A), above, the Mayor shall decide if, when and how the public sidewalks located within the city rights-of-ways shall be maintained, repaired and/or replaced. The Mayor may seek the advice of the City Council, the Public Works Committee, the Finance Committee, the Superintendent of Public Works and/or the City Engineer in determining if, when and how the public sidewalks located within the city rights-of-ways shall be maintained, repaired and/or replaced; and whether to direct the City Public Works Department to do the work or to contract with a qualified contractor.
(C) When the city determines to remove and replace a street as a total street reconstruction, and the existing sidewalks are in disrepair, the Mayor shall determine whether or not to repair or replace the existing sidewalks along with the street reconstruction. However. If there are no existing sidewalks, the city shall be under no obligation to install sidewalks, even if there is a total street reconstruction.
(Ord. 8-69, passed 12-8-69; Am. Ord. 2015-01, passed 4-16-15) Penalty, see § 91.99