CHAPTER XIII. STREETS AND SIDEWALKSCHAPTER XIII. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS\ARTICLE 4. SNOW AND ICE

(a)   It shall be unlawful for the owner and/or .the occupant of any lots abutting upon any sidewalks to fail to cause to be removed from such sidewalks all snow and ice within 12 hours from the time that the snow fall or ice storm ceases. If the snow falls or ice accumulates upon the sidewalks in the nighttime, removal of same must be made within 12 hours after sunrise on the following day.

(b)   It shall be unlawful for any person to place snow removed from private property upon any public street, alley or sidewalk.

(Code 1984, 13-401; Code 1991)

Where there shall be ice or compacted snow on any such sidewalk of such a character as to make it practically impossible to remove the same, the sprinkling of ashes, sand or other noncorrosive chemicals on the accumulation of ice or snow in such a manner as to make such sidewalk reasonably safe for pedestrian travel shall be deemed a sufficient compliance with the provisions of this article until the ice or snow can be removed.

(Code 1991)

That any person violating the provisions of section 13-401 shall, upon conviction, be fined $25.

(Code 1991)

If any owner or occupant of any lot or lots shall refuse or neglect to clean or remove from the sidewalk abutting the lot or lots all snow and ice within the time specified, the city may cause such snow and ice to be removed from sidewalks and the cost thereof shall be assessed against such abutting lot or lots, and the city clerk shall certify the same to the county clerk for collection as provided by law.

(Code 1984, 13-402; Code 1991)

The city clerk shall, at the time of certifying other city taxes to the county clerk, certify the unpaid costs for .removal of snow or ice performed under the authority of section 13-404 and the county clerk shall extend the same on the tax roll of the county against the lot or parcel of ground. The cost of such work shall be paid from the general fund or other proper fund of the city, and such fund shall be reimbursed when payments therefor are received or when such assessments are collected and received by the city.

(Code 1991)

The sidewalks set forth below shall only have ice or snow removed by a hand shovel, snow blowers or small garden tractors equipped with snow blowers. No snow blade which consists of a blade with a metal cutting edge attached to a motorized tractor or other vehicle shall be allowed. The sidewalks included are the south side of Third Avenue between Main and Broadway, the west side of Main between Third and Fourth Avenues, the north side of Fourth Avenue between Main and Broadway, and the east side of Broadway between Third and Fourth Avenues. 

(Ord. 925)

In order to accommodate businesses, the city will permit sidewalk displays of seasonal items on a temporary basis.  These temporary displays may in no way block more than 1/3 of the width of the sidewalk in front of each respective business. 

(Ord. 925)