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If the record owner of any building or lot fails or neglects to remove snow and ice from the sidewalk adjoining the property within twenty-four (24) hours after the same has fallen or formed, or who deliberately or intentionally places snow or ice on a public street or right-of-way in such a way as to obstruct the normal flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic, the city public works director or his or her designee may arrange for an independent contractor to remove the snow and ice. The city may also, at its discretion, remove the snow or ice if it deems such action appropriate. In either case, the city shall be entitled to a fifty-dollar ($50.00) fee for the costs of arranging the removal plus the actual cost paid to the contractor or, in the event the removal is done by city employees, the sum of seventy-one dollars and fifty cents ($71.50) plus material per hour for each employee. Such sums shall be recoverable by the same legal means as for the recovery of other nuisance abatements, including, but not limited to, direct billing of the property owner, assessment of the sum against the property itself, or by bringing an action against the property owner. Each day the record owner fails to remove the snow and ice, after notice as provided for in this section, shall constitute a separate violation of this chapter and shall be subject to a civil fine in an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) per day for each separate violation.
(Ord. 1240 (part), 2015; Ord. 1059, 2006: prior code § 27-402)