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(a) No owner or occupant of abutting lands shall fail to keep the sidewalks, curbs or gutters in repair and free from any nuisance.
(b) No owner of any lots or land abutting upon any street shall refuse, fail or neglect to repair or keep in repair and free from nuisance and obstruction the sidewalks in front of such lots or lands after due notice from the Director of Service ordering the repair of the sidewalk, the removal of the obstruction or the abatement of the nuisance. The owner shall comply with the order within a specific time period as determined and specified by the Director in such order. The owner shall make the repair or replacement of such sidewalk, the removal of such obstruction and the abatement of such nuisance in the manner as directed by such notice.
In the event an owner fails to comply with the order of repair, replacement, removal of obstruction and/or abatement of nuisance as directed in the order, the Director is authorized to cause such sidewalk to be made safe and free from hazard or nuisance pursuant to the order.
After completion of the work as authorized above, the Director shall give thirty days' notice by certified mail to the owner of such land, at the owner's last known address and direct the owner to pay the cost of the repair, replacement or elimination of nuisance or hazard.
The notice shall include a statement of the amount of cost incurred by the City. In the event the amount is not received by the Department of Finance within thirty days from the date of the mailing of the notice, then the amount shall be certified by the County Auditor for collection the same as other taxes and assessments are collected. (Ord. 1986-27. Passed 5-7-86.)
(c) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.