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“It shall be the duty of every occupant … to cause to be removed and cleared away the snow from the paved sidewalk”

02/26/2015 11:39 AM by

Sec. 90-42. –
(a)
It shall be the duty of every occupant of any land or premises abutting upon any paved sidewalk and the duty of the owner of any unoccupied land or premises abutting upon any paved sidewalk to remove and clear away or cause to be removed and cleared away the snow from the paved sidewalk abutting such land or premises, in such manner as not to obstruct the passage of water in the gutters, within six hours after the snow ceases to fall. If snow ceases to fall during the night, removal of snow from the sidewalk before 11:00 a.m. the following morning shall be deemed compliance with this section.

(b)
Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a class 4 misdemeanor and, in addition thereto, shall be responsible for the cost of abating the violation. Any abatement costs incurred by the city may be assessed against the owner or other responsible party and collected in the same manner as city taxes.

(c)
The criminal penalties provided by this section shall not apply to any person who is physically disabled or who is age 65 years or older.
(Code 1993, § 25-23


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