1022.07  REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE AND DEBRIS.
   (a)   No person owning or occupying any lot or premises abutting upon any street in the City shall permit sidewalks in front of such lot or premises to become obstructed by snow, ice or debris so as to inconvenience and/or endanger public travel thereon. (Ord. 61.  Passed 2-25-19.)
   (b)   No person shall, in any event, permit any snow to remain on any sidewalk in front of a lot or premises owned or occupied by him or her in the City, longer than twenty-four hours after the same has fallen.  The sidewalk shall be cleaned of snow down to the cement base of the sidewalk and the entire width of the sidewalk.  (Ord. 688.  Passed 3-1-99.)
   (c)   No person shall, in any event, permit any ice to remain on any sidewalk in front of a lot or premises owned or occupied by him or her in the City, longer than twenty-four hours after the same has formed.  The sidewalk shall be reasonably cleaned of ice down to the cement base of the sidewalk and the entire width of the sidewalk.
   (d)   No person shall permit or cause any building material, wood, rubbish, article, substance, or merchandise held for sale, to be dropped, delivered, piled or placed in any way above or upon any sidewalk so as to obstruct the sidewalk in a manner that inconveniences and/or endangers public travel thereon except by special permission of the City Council or the City Manager according to limitations set by the Council.  Merchandise necessarily delivered on the sidewalks shall be immediately removed to the interior of the address to which it was destined.
   (e)   If the sidewalks abutting any lot or premises in the City are not cleaned of snow, ice and/or debris in the manner and within the time provided in subsections (a), (b), (c) and (d) hereof, then the City shall cause such sidewalks to be cleaned at the expense of the City. After such cleaning by the City, the actual cost thereof shall be certified to by the City Manager or his or her duly authorized representative and shall become and be a lien upon the property on which the violation took place.  A statement for such actual costs plus administrative fee shall thereupon be sent by first class mail to the property owner or his or her representative to whom the original notice was given.  Should the obligation as described by this statement remain unpaid after forty-five days from the date of the statement, the City Manager or his or her representative may then certify the delinquent amount, after first adding a penalty of ten percent, to the Assessor.  At the discretion of the City Manager, this amount shall either be incorporated into a special assessment roll to be processed in the manner prescribed by the City Charter and ordinances of the City, or shall be entered upon the next tax roll as a charge against such premises and be collected and the lien thereof enforced in the same manner as general City taxes against such premises are collected and liens enforced.  In general, the decision as to whether the obligation shall be made a part of a special assessment roll or certified directly to the assessing officer for collection as a City tax shall depend upon the number and magnitude of such outstanding delinquent statements.
(Ord. 61. Passed 2-25-19; Ord. 863.  Passed 2-11-13; Ord. 875.  Passed 6-10-13; Ord. 876.  Passed 7-8-13.)