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(A) The occupant of any premises, or the owner of any unoccupied premises, shall be required to keep the sidewalks in front of, or adjacent to, such premises clear from snow and ice to facilitate pedestrian use in the following areas:
Huron Street from Mackinaw Avenue to Locust Street
Main Street from First Street to the south city limits
Water Street from State Street to Elm Street
Mackinaw Avenue from Clinton Street to Main Street
State Street from Huron Street to “F” Street
Backus Street from Huron Street to Main Street
Division Street from Dresser Street to Water Street
Elm Street from Huron Street to Water Street
Pine Street from Huron Street to Main Street
Locust Street from Huron Street to Main Street
(B) If the sidewalks in the above-stated areas are not cleared as required by this section, the city shall clear all uncleared sidewalks and charge the cost of removal of the snow and ice to the occupants or owners of such premises, with a minimum cost of $100 per occurrence.
(1) Presentation of a written lease to the Director of the Department of Public Safety prior to any violation of this provision showing responsibility for such sidewalk maintenance to be with either owner or occupant shall cause the non-responsible party to be free from liability under this section.
(2) Such costs may be collected as any other debt or may be charged to the water bill of the occupants or owners of the premises and said charge shall become a lien upon the premises or upon any other property within the city owned by the occupant or owner of the premises in the same manner, and with like effect, as the charges or rentals for water as provided in Chapter 52 of the code.
(`73 Code, 30.054, § 4.44) (Am. Ord. passed 8-24-99) Penalty, see § 98.99