Any owner of real property who fails to keep the sidewalks abutting or adjoining such property properly maintained and in repair creates or maintains a public nuisance, which shall be unlawful. The owner(s) of such real property shall be liable to the city for any and all damage or injury caused by such neglect and shall be responsible for the costs of abating the public nuisance. Examples of sidewalk defects constituting a public nuisance include, but are not limited to:
   (a)   Vertical separations that result in a trip hazard;
   (b)   Horizontal separations between panels or cracks to the extent it is a potential danger to the public;
   (c)   Holes or depressions in the concrete;
   (d)   Excessive spalling (exposed rock causing depressions in the concrete);
   (e)   A panel of sidewalk that is cracked to the extent it constitutes a potential danger to the public;
   (f)   A panel of sidewalk missing concrete that has broken off to the extent it is a potential danger to the public;
   (g)   Missing sidewalk panel(s);
   (h)   Pooling of water caused by inadequate drainage;
   (i)   Uneven or loose sidewalk panels; and
   (j)   Other damage to a sidewalk that presents a dangerous condition to human traffic.
(Ord. 50-22, passed 5-4-2022)