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(a) No owner or occupant of abutting lands shall fail to keep the sidewalks, curbs or gutters in repair and free from snow, ice or any nuisance; provided, however, that no owner or occupant shall be required to clear his sidewalk of snow and ice more than one time in any twenty-four hour period.
(Ord. 1986-93. Passed 6-12-86.)
(b) If, upon inspection, the Director of Public Service finds that the sidewalks abutting any land are in need of repair, he shall direct the owner and/or occupant to make repairs in accordance with standards set by the Director. The Director shall determine the area in square feet for which repairs are needed.
(c) If the owner and/or occupant of the abutting lands, with the owner's written permission, chooses to pay the City for doing the necessary repair through direct billing to the owner by the City, at a rate set each year by the Director of Public Service and approved by the Board of Control, he may do so. Such rate shall reflect the Director's estimate of the actual cost of the repairs per square foot.
(d) If the owner and/or occupant of the abutting land chooses not to pay the City directly for doing the necessary repairs the owner and/or occupant can do the work himself or hire a private contractor.
(e) If the owner and/or occupant does not elect to have the City make necessary repairs, fails to do the same himself or through a contractor, then the City shall proceed to effectuate the repairs by utilizing the assessment method.
(f) Whoever fails to repair sidewalks within sixty days of receiving the directive set forth in paragraph (b) hereof is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(Ord. 1985-140. Passed 4-11-85.)