[Adopted 1-26-1971 by Ord. No. 590 as Sec. 6-5 of the 1971 Code]
The owner, occupant or tenant of premises abutting or bordering on any street in the city shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks of such street or the abutting right-of-way actually used by the public or, in the event of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impractical, shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashes within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.
The owner, occupant or tenant of premises used by the public or business invitees shall remove all snow and ice from the sidewalks, streets, rights-of-way and parking areas used by the public in the transaction of business thereat and, in the event of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impractical, shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashes, within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.
No owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place or deposit snow or ice into or on any street, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow and ice which accumulates within the private property belonging to that person on the sidewalks or streets of the city.
In case snow or ice shall not be removed from the sidewalks or shall be cast, deposited or placed on the sidewalks or the street by the owner, tenant or occupant of any premises, the same shall be removed under the direction of the Director of Public Works, and the cost of removal, as nearly as can be ascertained, shall be certified by the Director of Public Works to the collector. The City Council shall examine the certification and, if found to be correct, shall cause the cost to be charged against the real estate abutting or bordering upon such sidewalk. The amount so charged shall become a lien and a tax in the way and manner as the taxes next to be levied and assessed upon the premises and shall bear interest and be enforced and collected by the same officers and in the same manner as other taxes. The imposition and collection of a fine or any other penalty for violation of any of the provisions of this article shall not constitute any bar to the right of the city to collect the cost, as certified, for the removal of snow or ice in the manner herein authorized.