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A. Snow And Debris:
1. Sidewalks Kept Clear: 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 in front of such lot or block from snow and ice, and shall keep them conveniently free therefrom, 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 offense, punishable as provided in the general penalty in section 1-4-1 of this Code.
2. Placing Snow On Public Property: It is unlawful for any operator of snow removal equipment or the owner of any private land upon which snow removal equipment is operated, to place or otherwise permit, sanction, approve or cause the placement of any fallen snow onto public property or rights-of-way upon its removal from privately owned land.
B. Sidewalk Repair And Maintenance: It shall be the duty of the owner of property within the City limits to maintain sidewalks abutting the owner's property at all times in a safe and proper condition and to repair all damage to sidewalks whether or not the owner has received notice from the City to do so.
C. Grass Infiltration Systems: Every owner or occupant of any house or other building, or of any vacant lot within the City which has upon the private property any grass infiltration system designed and installed for the purpose of treatment of storm drainage or abuts any such grass infiltration system on public property, shall be responsible to maintain the system and keep it free of debris so as to maintain the functionality of such system.
D. Assessment And Lien: If it becomes necessary for the City to clean or repair the sidewalks or grass infiltration systems abutting any private property, the City may assess the cost thereof against the private property and place a lien against the abutting property, as provided by Idaho Code title 50. (Ord. 285, 10-3-2017)