(A)   All work involved in maintaining the public streets and alleys shall be performed by employees of the city or by persons or firms so authorized, by express authorization of the City Council, to perform such work. For the purposes of this section, MAINTENANCE WORK shall include, but not be limited to, the pouring of oil or other material on roadways for dust prevention or stability and the placement of paving materials on any roadway as a surfacing.
   (B)   Persons or firms occupying any structure adjacent to a public walk shall be responsible for the upkeep and repair of such walkway and all costs shall be incurred by such persons or firms. Upkeep to include keeping such walkway clear of obstructions and free from ice and snow. If it becomes necessary for the city to upkeep such walkways, the city shall assess all costs of repair, replacement or maintenance against the taxes of such persons or firms. Accumulation of snow in excess of one-inch shall be removed within 24 hours of its deposit onto walkways. If it becomes necessary for the city or its contractor to remove snow it may be conducted without notice to the property owner. City shall assess the property owner charges as specified in the annual fee schedule. Assessment of costs shall be pursuant to the provisions of M.S. § 429.101.
   (C)   It shall be unlawful for any person or firm to remove a public walkway without city approval. All costs of replacement for an illegally removed walkway shall be incurred by such person or firm.
   (D)   Those persons or firms occupying any such structure regardless of the existence of a walk shall be responsible for maintenance of the grassed boulevard.
(1994 Code, § 12-4)  (Ord. 28, passed 11-13-1997; Ord. 28A, passed 3-18-2015; Ord. 2019-03, 9-18-2019)   Penalty, see § 10.99