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A. Duty Of Property Owner: 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 clerk.
B. Inspections; Notice To Repair: It shall be the duty of the street maintenance superintendent or other officials designated by the council to make such inspections as are necessary to determine that public sidewalks within the city are kept in repair and safe for pedestrians. If he finds that any sidewalk abutting on private property is unsafe and in need of repairs, he 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 such owner to have the sidewalk repaired and made safe within thirty (30) days and stating if the owner fails to do so, the city will have such work done, and that the expense thereof must be paid by the owner, and that if unpaid, the entire cost thereof will be made a special assessment against the property concerned.
C. Repair By City: If the sidewalk is not repaired within thirty (30) days after receipt of the notice, the council shall, by resolution, order the sidewalk repaired and made safe for pedestrians, all in accordance with law. A record of the total cost of the repair attributable to each lot or parcel of property shall be maintained by the clerk. (1974 Code § 800.07)