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(A) The provisions of P.A. 81-340 are hereby adopted and set forth in this section. This section is intended to expand the protection from liability that the city already possesses through the operation of the Charter § 11B-2. This section shall, in no way, be construed to limit the protection conferred upon the city by Charter § 11B-2. No provisions of this section shall be inconsistent with the provisions of the Charter § 11B-2. If any inconsistencies arise, the provisions of the Charter § 11B-2, shall prevail over any provisions contained in this section.
(B) The city shall not be liable to any person who sustains injury to self or property by virtue of the presence of ice or snow on a public sidewalk unless the city owns or is in possession and control of land abutting the sidewalk, other than land used as a public street or highway. However, the city shall be liable for its affirmative acts with respect to any sidewalk.
(C) The owner or person in possession and control of land abutting a public sidewalk shall have a duty of exercising reasonable care to keep the sidewalk free of dangerous conditions caused by the accumulation of ice or snow thereon and shall be liable to any person who sustains injury to self or property where a breach of the duty is the proximate cause of the injury.
(D) No action to recover damages for injury to person or property caused by the presence of ice or snow on a public sidewalk shall be brought, but within two years from the date when the injury was first sustained. Appropriate notice of any claimed injury must be given to the City Clerk within 90 days of the occurrence. The notice must conform with the provisions of Conn. Gen. Stat. § 13a-149.
(1967 Code, § 19-2a) (Ord. passed 12-7-1981)