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(A) (1) It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of any lot to permit snow, ice or hard-packed snow to accumulate or remain on the sidewalk contiguous thereto. The sidewalks shall be cleaned within 24 hours after the cessation of any storm or fall of snow.
(2) It is hereby declared to be the duty of the Police Department whenever any violation of this section shall come to its knowledge, to forthwith notify the person committing or permitting such acts or conditions prohibited by this section to at once abate the violation and if the person does not immediately abate the violation and remove the snow, ice or hard-packed snow within three hours of the notice, the Police Department shall thereupon issue a citation, and if convicted, the violators shall be fined as provided in§ 92.99. In addition thereto, if the owner or occupant fails to remove the snow, ice or hard-packed snow within 24 hours of the notice of violation, the Chief of Police, or designee or other duly designated officer of the City shall cause the removal of the snow, ice or hard-packed snow and shall prepare a statement of costs incurred in the removal thereof, and will assess the cost thereof against the property and pursue any other remedies available. The City will charge a removal fee as set by resolution.
(3) Any person violating the terms of this section may be subject and liable to any harm caused by any individual using the public ways and slipping and falling on the ice, snow or hard-packed snow.
(B) No person shall deposit, throw, blow or otherwise dispose of any snow, ice or hard-packed snow on any public property, street, alley or other public way, except for the sidewalks in the downtown area, as defined in the Snow and Ice Control Policy, which snow shall be returned to the curb line dividing the streets and sidewalks in the designated area.
(‘63 Code, § 9-3-1) (Ord. 94-09, passed 2-7-94; Am. Ord. 09-12, passed 4-20-09) Penalty, see § 92.99