16-12.16   Snow, Slush, and Ice on Sidewalks and Curb Ramps.
   a.   Requirements for Snow and/or Slush. No owner, manager, or tenant, if expressly required to remove snow under a written lease and rental agreement, of a building, estate, or land abutting on a sidewalk shall place or suffer to remain in place for more than three (3) hours after snow fall has ended between sunrise and sunset any slush or any loose, granular, or packed snow upon such sidewalk. Removal of any slush or snow should be conducted along the full paved width of such sidewalk and in a manner that ensures the orderly flow and safety of pedestrian traffic upon such sidewalks. Removal of any slush or snow shall be conducted in a manner that clears a path of a minimum of forty-two (42) inches wide. Each day that a violation exists shall be considered a separate and distinct violation.
   b.   Requirements for Ice. No owner, manager, or tenant, if expressly required to remove ice under a written lease or rental agreement, of a building, estate, or land abutting on a sidewalk shall place or suffer to remain in place for more than three (3) hours after snow fall has ended between sunrise and sunset any ice upon such sidewalk. Removal of any ice shall be in a manner consistent with the requirements of subsection a., except that any such owner, manager, or tenant shall be deemed to be in compliance with this paragraph if such ice is made level and completely covered with sand, sawdust, or other similar material. Each day that a violation exists shall be considered a separate and distinct violation.
   c.   Requirements for Snow and/or Slush on Curb Ramps. No owner, manager, or tenant, if expressly required to remove snow and/or slush under a written lease or rental agreement, of a building, estate, or land abutting on one (1) or more curb ramps shall place or suffer to remain in place for more than three (3) hours after snow fall has ended between sunrise and sunset any slush or any loose, granular, or packed snow upon such curb ramp(s). Removal of any slush or snow should be conducted along the full paved width of such curb ramp(s) and in a manner that ensures the orderly flow and safety of pedestrian traffic upon such curb ramp(s). Removal of any slush or snow shall be conducted in a manner that clears a path of a minimum of forty-two (42) inches wide from the sidewalk to the street. Each day that a violation exists shall be considered a separate and distinct violation.
   d.   Requirements for Ice on Curb Ramps. No owner, manager, or tenant, if expressly required to remove ice under a written lease or rental agreement, of a building, estate, or land abutting on one (1) or more curb ramps shall place or suffer to remain in place for more than three (3) hours after snow fall has ended between sunrise and sunset any ice upon such curb ramp(s). Removal of any ice shall be in a manner consistent with the requirements of subsection a., except that any such owner, manager, or tenant shall be deemed to be in compliance with this paragraph if such ice is made level and completely covered with sand, sawdust, or other similar material. Each day that a violation exists shall be considered a separate and distinct violation.
   e.   No person shall remove slush, snow, or ice from privately-owned real property and place it upon any sidewalk, curb ramp or street.
   f.   Enforcement/Penalties.
      1.   Any violation of subsection a. or subsection b. occurring at a sidewalk abutting land zoned solely for residential use and that has sixteen (16) or fewer residential units shall result in a fine of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for each such violation.
      2.   Any violation of subsection a. or subsection b. occurring at a sidewalk abutting land zoned solely for residential use and that has more than sixteen (16) residential units shall result in a fine of one hundred fifty ($150.00) dollars for each such violation.
      3.   Any violation of subsection a. or subsection b. occurring at a sidewalk abutting land zoned for any use other than solely residential shall result in a fine of two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars for each such violation.
      4.   Any violation of subsection c. or subsection d. occurring at one (1) or more curb ramps abutting land zoned for any use other than solely residential shall result in a fine of two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars for each such violation.
      5.   Any violation of subsection e. occurring at a sidewalk, curb ramp or street abutting land zoned solely for residential use and that has sixteen (16) or fewer residential units shall result in a fine of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for a cubic yard or less and one hundred fifty ($150.00) dollars for more than a cubic yard.
      6.   Any violation of subsection e. occurring at a sidewalk, curb ramp or street abutting land zoned solely residential use and that has more than sixteen (16) residential units shall result in a fine of one hundred fifty ($150.00) dollars for a cubic yard or less and two hundred ($200.00) for more than a cubic yard.
      7.   Any violation of subsection e. occurring at a sidewalk or curb ramp abutting land zoned for any use other than solely residential shall result in a fine of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.
(CBC 1975 Ord. T14 § 300; Ord. 1991 c. 5 § 30; Ord. 1994 c. 2 § 1; Ord. 2007 c.7 § 1; Ord. 2011 c. 13)  Penalty, see subsection 16-32.1, 16-32.6