Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks and Gutters

§ 208-10.  Removal of Snow and Ice from Sidewalks and Gutters

A.  It shall be unlawful for any person owning or occupying any lot adjoining or fronting upon any of the streets in this City to suffer snow, ice or sleet to be and remain upon the sidewalks and gutters adjoining such lot for a longer period than 24 hours after it shall have ceased snowing or sleeting, if it is in the daytime, or after 9:00 a.m. on the next day. If the same cannot be wholly removed, such person shall sprinkle thereon sand or other substance so that such sidewalk shall be safe for travel. If any person owning or occupying such lot as aforesaid shall neglect or refuse to remove such snow, ice or sleet from the sidewalk or gutter adjoining his lot, within the time and in the manner specified in this section, such pavement, sidewalk and gutter shall be declared a nuisance. Every person so offending shall be guilty of a summary offense and subject to prosecution therefor. In addition, it shall be lawful for and become the duty of the Code Enforcement Officer to cause the snow and ice to be removed forthwith, and the expense thereof with costs of suit, if necessary, shall be collected from the owner or occupier in an action of debt in the name of the City.

B.  Whenever snow or ice is removed from sidewalks in the City, pursuant to the requirements of any ordinance now or hereafter in effect, by workers employed by the City, the section foreman engaged in the work shall collect, at the time the work is done, from the owner or occupier of the property, the cost thereof, with the same to be paid to the City as other like sums are paid. In default of payment, the amount due shall be collected by the City Solicitor upon return made to him by the City Engineer, as debts of like amount are collectible by law.