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12.04.050. Sidewalk snow removal required

            It is unlawful for any person owning, occupying, having control or charge, or being an agent over any building, property, lot or partial lot of land abutting on any public right of way of the City, to fail, refuse, or neglect to remove or cause to be removed from the abutting sidewalks, all accumulations of snow, sleet, hail, or other precipitation impairing safe access and use of said sidewalks.  Said removal shall be completed within twelve (12) hours from the termination of the depositing storm.

            A temporary exemption from these requirements may be granted in writing by the City Engineer only if all of the conditions listed below exist:

            (1)        The sidewalk to be maintained is located along a parcel of property in agricultural use; and

            (2)        The sidewalk is not traversed by children as a route to and from an educational facility, public park, or similar use; and

            (3)        The distance or other circumstances create an unreasonable hardship on the abutting property owner.

            If one or more of the conditions listed above no longer apply to the property, the temporary exemption may be revoked in writing by the City Engineer.

            Violation of this Section constitutes an infraction and is punishable as such.

Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 11-29, Amended, 9/15/2011

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