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(A) Whenever any sidewalk in the city shall become obstructed in any way, or become out of repair by reason of the brick, stone or other paving material becoming displaced, giving way or removed from their original position, or when any walk becomes depressed or uneven at any point, or whenever, for any reason, any walk becomes defective and not reasonably safe and convenient for public travel, it is made the duty of the owner of the fee on which the sidewalk is located, and of the owner of the lot or lands abutting on that part of the sidewalk so defective and out of repair, as aforesaid, to repair the same and to put the sidewalk in front of the lot or the land in repair, and make the same safe and convenient for public travel.
(B) Whenever any tree row in the city shall become unlawfully obstructed in any manner, or out of repair by reason of any unlawful excavation, or the earth removed from its original position, or when any tree row becomes depressed and uneven in any part and requires leveling up so as to make the same safe for persons traveling thereon, or whenever, for any reason, any tree row becomes defective so that persons walking on the same are liable to suffer injury and the same requires repairing to make it reasonably safe and convenient for persons traveling thereon, it is hereby made the duty of the owner of the fee thereof and the owner of the lot or lands abutting on that part of the tree row so defective and out of repair as aforesaid, to repair the tree row on or in front of the lot or ground owned by him or her and to make the same safe and convenient for persons walking thereon. Provided, that this section shall not apply to telephone, telegraph and light poles, or other appliances, appurtenances, objects and things placed and located in the tree row by authority of some license or franchise granted by the city or other lawful authority.
(1982 Code, § 95.03) (Ord. 34-1931, passed 9-22-1931) Penalty, see § 153.99