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Chapter 479 SIDEWALK CAFES
Chapter 485 SIGNS
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Chapter A618 WATER
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§ 508-202.  Snow and ice removal from sidewalks.
   A.   Every person in charge or control of any building or lot of land within the City fronting or abutting on a paved sidewalk, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall remove and clear away, or cause to be removed and cleared away, snow and ice from a path of at least 36 inches in width and from an area within 36 inches of every fire hydrant on every sidewalk which is in front of or abuts on such building or lot of land; provided, however, that when such sidewalk is located along Penn Street or along North Fifth Street, North Sixth Street and North Ninth Street between Penn Street and Washington Street, snow and ice shall be cleared from all of such sidewalks.
      (1)   Except as provided in Subsection B hereof, snow and ice shall be so removed from sidewalks in all business districts within the City by two business hours after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain or by the beginning of business hours of the next business day following such fall, whichever period is shorter.
      (2)   Except as provided in Subsection B hereof, snow and ice shall be so removed from all other sidewalks within the City on the same day of the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain or within the first four hours of daylight after the cessation of any such fall, whichever period is longer.
   B.   However, in the event snow and ice on a sidewalk has become so hard that it cannot be removed without likelihood of damage to the sidewalk, the person charged with its removal shall, within the time mentioned in Subsection A hereof, cause enough cinder or other abrasive to be put on the sidewalk to make travel thereon reasonably safe; and shall then, as soon thereafter as weather permits, cause a path in such sidewalk of at least 36 inches in width to be thoroughly cleaned.