Chapter 12.36
SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE

12.36.000    Chapter Contents

Sections:

12.36.010    Unfit sidewalk--Order to repair.

12.36.020    Service of notice.

12.36.030    Contents of notice.

12.36.040    Assessment roll showing costs--Protests against assessment.

12.36.050    Assessment of abutting property for sidewalk improvements.

12.36.060    Adjacent owners to clean sidewalks.

12.36.010 Unfit sidewalk –Order to repair

Whenever, in the judgment of the public works director of the city, the condition of any sidewalk is such as to render the same unfit or unsafe for the purposes of public travel, the public works director shall thereupon serve a notice on the owner of the property immediately abutting upon the portion of the sidewalk of the condition thereof, instructing the owner to clean, repair or renew such portion of the sidewalk.

(Ord. 6886 §3, 2013; Ord. 1021 §1, 1909).

12.36.020 Service of notice

The notice provided for in Section 12.36.010 shall be deemed sufficiently served if delivered in person to the owner of the property or his authorized agent, or by leaving a copy of the notice at the home of the owner or authorized agent, or if the owner is a nonresident, by mailing to his last known address or if the owner of the property is unknown or if his address is unknown then such notice shall be addressed to the general delivery office of the city wherein the improvement is to be made.

(Ord. 1021 §2, 1909).

12.36.030 Contents of notice

Such notice shall specify a reasonable time within which such cleaning, repairs or renewal shall be executed by the owner, and shall state that in case the owner fails to do such cleaning or make such repairs or renewal within the time therein specified, then the public works director will proceed to clean the sidewalk or to make such repairs or renewals forthwith and shall charge the full cost thereof to the abutting property.

(Ord. 6886 §3, 2013; Ord. 1021 §3, 1909).

12.36.040 Assessment roll showing costs –Protests against assessment

Upon the completion of any improvements undertaken by the public works director, as provided for in this chapter, public works director shall report to the city council at its next regular meeting or as soon thereafter as possible, an assessment roll showing the lot or parcel of land immediately abutting on that portion of the sidewalk so improved, the cost of such improvement or repair and the name of the owner, if known. The city clerk-treasurer shall give notice to the owner or owners at least ten days before the meeting of the city council, that the roll has been filed with him and the council will hear any or all protests against the proposed assessments at its next regular meeting, the date of the meeting to be definitely stated in the notice.

(Ord. 6886 §§1, 3, 2013; Ord. 1021 §4, 1909).

12.36.050 Assessment of abutting property for sidewalk improvements

The council shall at the time in such notice designated, or at an adjourned time or times, assess the cost of such work against the property in accordance with the benefits derived therefrom, which charge shall become a lien upon the property and shall be collected by due process of law. For the purposes of this chapter all property having a frontage upon the sides or margin of any street shall be deemed to be abutting property and such property shall be chargeable as provided by this chapter, for all costs or maintenance, repairs or renewals of any form of sidewalk improvements between the street margin and the roadway lying in front of and adjacent to the property, and the term "sidewalk," as intended for the purposes of this chapter, shall be taken to include any and all structures or forms of street improvements included in the space between the street margin and the roadway.

(Ord. 6886 §1, 2013; Ord. 1021 §5, 1909).

12.36.060 Adjacent owners to clean sidewalks

Each and every occupant or owner of property within the city along or adjoining which property are sidewalks are required to keep the sidewalks free from all snow, ice, mud or other obstructions.

(Ord. 649 §1, 1895).