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Snow Removal
CHAPTER 97

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL RESPONSIBILITY

   (A)   Generally.  The abutting property owner is responsible for the removal of the natural accumulations of snow and ice from the sidewalks within a reasonable amount of time.

   (B)   Business district sidewalks.

      (1)   Sidewalks on the following streets are hereby defined as business district sidewalks:
         (a)   Main Avenue between Harding and Third Streets;
         (b)   North Second Street between Twenty-Third Avenue and Main Avenue;
         (c)   Fourth Avenue South between First and Third Streets;
         (d)   Fifth Avenue South between First and Fourth Streets;
         (e)   Sixth Avenue South between First and Fourth Streets;
         (f)   Seventh Avenue South between Second and Fourth Streets;
         (g)   Eighth Avenue South between Second and Fourth Streets;
         (h)   First Street between Fourth and Seventh Avenues South;
         (i)   Second Street between Third and Eighth Avenues South; and
         (j)   Third Street between Fourth and Eighth Avenues South.

      (2)   In the event snow and/or ice remains on a business district sidewalk for more than 12 hours after the snow stops falling, or after ice forms, the city may remove the snow or ice from the sidewalk. The cost of the actual removal, plus a filing fee, will be assessed against the property for collection the same manner as a property tax.

   (C)   Sidewalks other than business district sidewalks.  This division applies to all sidewalks not defined as business district sidewalks in division (B) above. In the event snow and/or ice remains on the sidewalk for more than 48 hours after the snow stops falling, or after ice forms, the city may remove the snow or ice from the sidewalk. The costs of actual removal, plus a filing fee, will be assessed against the property for collection in the same manner as a property tax.

 DUMPING OF SNOW.

   It is unlawful for any person to throw, push or place or cause to be thrown, pushed or placed, any ice or snow from private property, sidewalks or driveways onto the traveled way of a street or alley so as to obstruct gutters, or impede the passage of vehicles upon the street or alley or to create a hazardous condition therein; except where, in the cleaning of large commercial drives in the business district it is absolutely necessary to move the snow onto the street or alley temporarily, the accumulation shall be removed promptly by the property owner or agent. Arrangements for the prompt removal of the accumulations shall be made prior to moving the snow.