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A. It shall be unlawful for the owner to permit snow or ice or both to remain on the sidewalk which abuts the real property, or to which the real property is adjacent, or upon any sidewalk located upon the real property subject to a public easement or right of way, at any time after:
1. For residential property, twenty four (24) hours after the termination of the falling snow.
2. For commercial property, five o'clock (5:00) P.M. the next business day following termination of the falling snow.
B. This section imposes an affirmative duty to remove snow and ice from the sidewalks to protect public safety. Violation of this duty shall constitute negligence per se and an unlawful act, subjecting the violator to civil liability for any injury proximately caused by the violation, civil liability for the costs of removal and criminal prosecution.
C. Definitions of terms as used in this section:
BUSINESS DAY: Any Monday through Friday, except Federal, State and City holidays.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: All property, public or private, which is not "residential property" as defined below.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY: Property which is designed, intended and used primarily for human dwelling purposes.
TERMINATION OF FALLING SNOW: The cessation of snowfall for any period exceeding four (4) hours. (Ord. 93-141; Ord. 99-110; Ord. 01-42)