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(A) General rule. The owner and occupant of any property adjacent to a public walk must use due diligence to keep the walk free from obstacles and safe for pedestrians. No owner or occupant may allow dirt or rubbish to remain on the walk longer than 12 hours after its deposit. For purposes of this section, DIRT shall mean a foul or filthy substance, such as, but not limited to mud, grime, dust, soil or excrement. RUBBISH shall mean worthless, unwanted material that is rejected or thrown out, debris litter or trash. All dirt and rubbish remaining on a public walk more than 12 hours are public nuisances.
(B) Notice. The city will serve notice upon the owner and occupant ordering that the dirt or rubbish be removed within 24 hours. Notice must be served pursuant to Chapter 94.
(C) Removal and assessment. Following service of the notice, if the owner or occupant fails to comply, the city may remove the nuisance and assess the costs, pursuant to Chapter 94.
(2001 Code, § 810.03)