Sidewalk Snow Removal
DUTY TO KEEP SIDEWALKS IN REPAIR AND CLEAN; ICE AND SNOW REMOVAL.
- No owner of any lot or land abutting upon any street shall refuse, fail to neglect to repair or keep in repair and free from nuisance and obstruction, the sidewalk in front of such lot or land after due notice of a resolution of Council ordering the repair of such sidewalk; the removal of such obstruction; or the abatement of such nuisance. If the owner or person having charge of such land fails to comply with such notice, Council shall cause the sidewalks to be repaired. All expenses and labor costs incurred shall, when approved by Council, be paid out of the Municipal funds not otherwise appropriated. Council shall make a written return to the County Auditor of their action, with a statement of the charges for their services, the amount paid for labor, the fees of the officers serving such notices, and an accurate description of the premises. Such amounts, when allowed, shall be entered upon the tax duplicate and be a lien upon such lands from and after the date of the entry and be collected as other taxes and returned to the City with the General Fund.
- It shall be the duty of the owner of each and every parcel of real estate in the City abutting upon any sidewalk to keep such sidewalk abutting the premises free and clear of snow and ice and to remove therefrom all snow and ice accumulated thereon within a reasonable time, which will ordinarily not exceed forty-eight (48) hours after the abatement of any storm during which snow and ice may have accumulated.
- Place or knowingly drop upon any part of a sidewalk, tacks, bottles, wire, glass, nails, or other articles which may damage the property of another or injure any person or animal traveling along or upon such sidewalk.
- Place, deposit or maintain any merchandise, goods, material, or equipment upon any sidewalk so as to obstruct pedestrian travel thereon except for such reasonable time as may be actually necessary for the delivery or pickup of such articles. In no case shall the obstruction remain on the sidewalk for more than one (1) hour.
- No person shall unload upon or transport any heavy merchandise, goods, material or equipment over or across any sidewalk or curb without first placing sufficient protection over the sidewalk to protect against damage or injury. The affected area shall be rendered safe and free from a pedestrian injury.
- The intent of this section is not to interfere with accepted local business traditions such as sidewalk sales, promotions, or community-sponsored events, or necessary maintenance or construction on sidewalks, streets, or abutting structures.
(Ord. 1999-127. Passed 10-19-99.)