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(a) No owner or occupant of lots or lands abutting any sidewalk, curb or gutter shall fail to keep the sidewalks, curbs and gutters in repair and free from snow, ice or any nuisance, and to remove from such sidewalks, curbs or gutters all snow and ice accumulated thereon within a reasonable time, which will ordinarily not exceed 12 hours after any storm during which the snow and ice has accumulated.
(b) (1) No owner, occupant or any person having the care or control of any building or lot of land bordering on any street within the City where there is a graded or graded and paved sidewalk, shall, within the first four hours after daylight after the ceasing to fall of any snow, including the falling of snow or ice from any building, fail to cause the same to be removed from such sidewalk.
(2) Whenever the sidewalk or any part thereof, adjoining any building, lot or street becomes encumbered with ice, no owner, occupant or any person having care or control of such building or lot, shall fail to cause such sidewalk to be made safe and convenient by removing the ice therefrom, or by covering the same with sand or some other suitable substance within the space of two hours during the day time.
(c) No owner, occupant or any person having the care and control of any building or lot of land abutting any street within the City where there is a sidewalk, shall fail to maintain that portion of the sidewalk abutting his property free from any defect and in repair at all times. Such owner, occupant or person having the care and control of property shall also keep the sidewalk abutting the property fee and clear of mud, dirt, gravel and debris of any kind.
(d) (1) The Director of Public Service shall, from time to time, cause an inspection to be made of sidewalks throughout the City. Should any defect appear, the Director shall notify in writing, the owner, occupant or person having the care or control of the property abutting the sidewalk in which the defect appears. Such notice shall describe the defect and shall order that the same be repaired within fifteen days after receipt of such notice. Within that period of time, no such owner, occupant or person having the care or control of the property shall fail to cause the same to be repaired at his own expense.
(2) If it comes to the attention of the Direct that mud, dirt, gravel or debris of any kind has accumulated upon any sidewalk, he or she shall notify the owner, occupant or person having the care or control of the property abutting such sidewalk, directing that the sidewalk be cleared within three days. Within that period of time, no owner, occupant or person having the care or control of the property shall fail to cause the sidewalk to be cleared at his own expense.
(Ord. 4420, passed 8-15-1966)
(e) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.