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(a) It shall be the duty of the owner of each and every parcel of real estate in the City abutting upon any sidewalk to keep such sidewalk abutting his or her premises free and clear of snow and ice, and to remove therefrom all snow and ice accumulated thereon within a reasonable time, which will ordinarily not exceed twelve hours after the abatement of any storm during which such snow and ice may have accumulated.
(Ord. 178-1959. Passed 9-14-59.)
(b) Every owner, occupant or person having charge of any tenement, building, lot or land fronting upon any avenue, street, alley or other public highway of the City, shall keep the entire width of such sidewalk, from curb to lot line, free and clear of all earth, sand, brick, stone, rubbish, dead trees and dead branches of trees, or other material which from any cause whatever shall have accumulated or may accumulate upon such sidewalk above the established grade of the same, and shall also cut and remove from the sidewalk between the lot and curb line all weeds, grass and vegetable growths that are more than four inches in height.
(c) Should any property owner fail to clean the sidewalk of objectionable snow or ice in conformity with this section, the Service Director or Commissioner of Building and Housing, or their designee, shall have it done at the expense of the owner. The cost of the cleaning shall constitute a lien on the property and shall be paid by the owner to the Finance Director. If it is not paid within ten days from the time it was reported to the owner, the Service Director or Commissioner of Building and Housing shall certify the cost, together with a penalty of 5% thereon, to the County Auditor, who shall collect the same in the same manner as other taxes are collected.
(Ord. 5084. Passed 2-15-26; Ord. 2-2006. Passed 1-3-06.)