(A)   It is declared unlawful for any person, firm, company or corporation to build, construct or maintain any cellar way or cellar door or stairway in any part or portion of any sidewalk, street, alley or public place in the city, provided, that nothing herein contained shall be construed as prohibiting the building of a coal chute, provided the same be firmly and substantially arched and enclosed and covered with a substantial sidewalk, but no opening in to any coal chute shall be allowed except in circular form and not to exceed 20 inches in diameter, and the opening shall be at all times, except when in actual use, kept securely closed and fastened with an iron lid or grating, which must be kept and maintained in good repair and shall be built flush with the surrounding sidewalk. The chute shall be guarded when in use.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful to build, construct or maintain any opening in any street, sidewalk, alley or public place in the city, for the purpose of furnishing light or ventilation to any cellar or basement window, or for the purpose of furnishing access to a cellar or basement unless the same shall be covered with a strong and substantial iron or steel door or grating maintained and kept in good repair and built and maintained flush with the surrounding sidewalk and no opening shall be more than 4 feet in length or extended more than 3 feet from the property line.
(1982 Code, § 95.40)  (Ord. 37-1931, passed 9-22-1931)  Penalty, see § 153.99