12.20.020  Duty of owner.
   A.   The record owner of any building or ground within the city fronting upon or adjoining a street where a sidewalk exists in front of or adjoining such premises, shall clear or make arrangements to clear the sidewalk in front of or adjoining such buildings and ground to the width of the sidewalk within twenty-four (24) hours after snow or ice has fallen or formed.  Where it is impossible to take the snow and ice from the walk by reason of its being frozen to the sidewalk the record owner shall sprinkle or spread some suitable material upon the same to prevent the walk from becoming slippery and dangerous to travel.
   B.   "Record owner" means the fee owner of real property as shown in the records of the register of deeds. A "contract purchaser" of real property means the record owner for the purpose of this section.
(Ord. 1127, 2009; Prior code § 27-401)