(A)   The owner of any property within the City abutting a public sidewalk shall keep the sidewalk in repair and safe for pedestrians. Repairs shall be made in accordance with standard specifications approved by the Council and on file in the office of the City Clerk-Treasurer.
   (B)   It shall be the duty of the Street Commissioner to make inspections as are necessary to determine that public sidewalks within the City are kept in repair and safe for pedestrians. If he or she finds that any sidewalks abutting on private property is unsafe and in need of repairs, he or she shall cause a notice to be served, by registered mail or by personal service, upon the record owner of the property and the occupant, if the owner does not reside within the City or cannot be found therein, ordering the owner to have the sidewalk repaired and made safe within 30 days and stating that, if the owner fails to do so, the Street Commissioner will do so on behalf of the City, that the expense thereof must be paid by the owner and that, if unpaid, it will be made a special assessment against the property concerned.
   (C)   If the sidewalk is not repaired within 30 days after receipt of the notice, the Street Commissioner shall report the facts to the Council and the Council shall, by resolution, order the Street Commissioner to repair the sidewalk and make it safe for pedestrians or order the work done by contract in accordance with the law. The Street Commissioner shall keep a record of the total cost of the repair attributable to each lot or parcel of property and report the information to the City Clerk-Treasurer.
   (D)   On or before September 1 of each year, the City Clerk-Treasurer shall list the total unpaid charges for each type of current services against each separate lot or parcel to which they are attributable under this subchapter. The Council may then spread the charges against property benefitted as a special assessment under M.S. § 429.101, as it may be amended from time to time, and other pertinent statutes for certification to the County Auditor and collection the following year along with current taxes.
(Prior Code, § 903.04)