Every owner or occupant of any house or other building, or of any vacant lot within the city limits during the winter season and during the time snow continues on the ground shall clear the sidewalks abutting such lot or block from snow and ice, and shall keep them conveniently free therefrom during the day, or shall in the case of snow or ice so congealed that it cannot be removed without injury to the sidewalk, cause sand or some other substance that will not harm the sidewalks to be scattered upon the snow and ice to provide traction and to cause the snow and ice to melt. Every owner or occupant shall also at all times keep the sidewalks clear of limbs, debris, and rubbish that would tend to impede the free passage of pedestrian traffic upon the sidewalks. Failure to comply with the provisions of this section shall constitute an infraction punishable by a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00). (Ord. 542, 1-27-2015)