521.15  SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL.
   (a)   The owner, occupant or other person having the care of any building, premises or
unimproved lot of land abutting any street where there is a graded sidewalk or a sidewalk graded and paved shall, within the first twenty four hours after daylight after any snow ceases to fall, cause the same to be removed from the paved or traveled part of such sidewalk. The provisions of this section shall also apply to the falling of snow or ice from any building or from any other source onto a sidewalk.
   (b)   Snow or ice shall not be moved into the gutter when the gutter has been previously cleaned, and in no event shall snow or ice from any area other than the pedestrian walk be moved in the gutter.
   (c)   Whenever a sidewalk or any part thereof along any building, premises or unimproved lot of land is encumbered with ice, the owner, occupant or other person having the care of such premises or lot, shall cause such sidewalk to be made safe and convenient by removing the ice therefrom, or by covering the same with sand or other suitable substance.
   (d)   In the event the owner, occupant or person having the care of any building, premises or unimproved lot within the City, fails to comply with the provisions of subsection (a) hereof the Director of Service is authorized to cause such sidewalk to be made safe by removal of snow or ice therefrom, or by covering the same with sand or other suitable substance as the Director may determine at his/her discretion.
   (e)   After completion of the work, as authorized in subsection (d) hereof, the Director of Service shall give five days notice by certified mail to the owner of such land, at his/her last known address, to pay the cost of the removal of such snow or ice, or of the covering of the same with sand or other suitable substance. This notice shall be accompanied by a statement of the amount of cost incurred, and that in the event the cost of this work is not paid within five days after the mailing of such notice, then this amount shall be certified to the County Auditor for collection the same as other taxes and assessments are collected.
(Ord. 1976-20. Passed 2-18-76.)