Snow and Ice removal

SEC. 7.04.  ICE AND SNOW ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS.

                        Subd. 1.          Ice and Snow a Nuisance.  All snow and ice remaining upon public sidewalks is hereby declared to constitute a public nuisance and the owner or tenant of such property shall cause said nuisance to be abated within the time specified on a Notice of Snow Removal which shall be in the form of a red tag citing this section and affixed prominently to the premises.  The owner or tenant of such property must remove all snow and ice the full width of the sidewalk. If the abutting property is without the Central Business District, as defined in Chapter 11, such snow and ice shall be removed within twenty-four (24) hours after it has ceased to be deposited.  

                         Subd. 2.          City to Remove Snow and Ice.  The City may cause to be removed from all public sidewalks, all snow or ice the full width of the sidewalks which may be discovered thereon after it should have been removed therefrom in accordance with Subdivision 1, and it shall keep a record of the cost of such removal and the private property adjacent to which such accumulations were found and removed.

                         Subd. 3.          Cost of Removal to be Assessed.  The City Clerk shall bill the property owner, and if payment is not received within forty-five (45) days, upon direction of the Council, extend the cost of such removal of snow and ice as a special assessment against the lots or parcels of ground abutting the walks which were cleared, and such special assessments shall be at the time of certifying taxes to the County Auditor be certified for collection as other special assessments are certified and collected.

                         Subd. 4.          Placing Snow and Ice in Public Street or on Other City Property.  It is a misdemeanor for any person, not acting under a specific contract with the City, to remove snow from private property or alleys and place the same on a public street in such quantity, or in such manner, as to obstruct vision or cause a hazard to travel, without adequate arrangements for the immediate removal thereof; and it is also a misdemeanor for any person not acting under a contract with the City to dump snow on other City property.

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