Section 1. Snow and Ice a Nuisance.
All snow and ice remaining upon public sidewalks is hereby declared to constitute a public nuisance and shall be removed within 16 hours after such snow or ice has ceased to be deposited. The owner and the occupant of any property adjacent to a public sidewalk shall use due diligence to keep such walks safe for pedestrians.
Section 2. Removal by City Maintenance.
The City maintenance personnel may remove from any public sidewalk within the city limits of Mazeppa all snow and ice not removed within 16 hours after such snow or ice has ceased to be deposited; however, particular reference is given to those public sidewalks running between Birch and Beech Street on First Street of the City, such area also known as the “Business District”. Records showing the cost of any such removal shall be kept and delivered to the City Clerk for payment by the owner or occupant of the parcel of property. Such owner or occupant shall pay the sum of $20.00 or the average hourly wage of the City employees who removed the ice and snow for such time as it took to remove the deposits, whichever amount is more. In the event the occupant or owner fails to pay said costs, the City Clerk may certify the costs for payment through tax assessment to the property owner.
Section 3. Violation.
Any violation of this ordinance shall constitute a petty misdemeanor as such term is defined in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.02.