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A. Obstruction Of Vision: It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of property to deposit or to have or cause another person to deposit snow for said owner or occupant, either on public or private property, in such a manner as to obscure the vision of motor vehicles along streets or at intersections within the city.
B. Unlawful Deposits: It shall be unlawful to remove snow from private property and pile or deposit the same upon any public street or property within the city; provided, however, that this prohibition shall not apply to snow removal from public sidewalks.
C. Downtown Commercial District: The owner or occupant of the premises in the downtown commercial zoning district bounded by the north side of Exchange Street, the south side of Elm Street, the east side of Locust Street and the west side of Sacramento Street is obligated to keep the sidewalks abutting the premises free from snow and other obstructions. All snow or ice removed shall be placed in the street or hauled away. No snow or ice shall be placed on any shrubs or trees. The use of any chemical on the sidewalk that may damage adjacent shrubs or trees is prohibited.
D. Abatement: Should the owner or occupant of the said premises fail to keep the sidewalks abutting the premises free from snow and ice in accordance with the provisions herein, the city may abate the nuisance by removing the snow or other obstruction from the sidewalk at a minimum cost of one hour's time and labor.
E. Penalties: Violators of this section shall be subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (Ord. 2007.47, 1-7-2008)