Chapter 12.10


12.10.010  Sidewalk maintenance, repair and renewal.

12.10.020  Snow or ice allowed to remain by resident or property owner unlawful.

12.10.010 Sidewalk maintenance, repair and renewal.

Whenever any street, lane, square, place, or alley in the town of Twisp, Washington, has been improved by the construction of a sidewalk or sidewalks, along either or both sides thereof, the duty, burden and expense of maintenance, repair and renewal of such sidewalk or sidewalks shall devolve upon the property directly abutting upon that side of such street along which such sidewalk has been constructed as hereinafter provided. Whenever in the judgment of that officer or department of Twisp, Washington, who, or which, is or shall be charged with the inspection and care of the sidewalks along the public streets, lanes, squares, places and alleys in Twisp, the condition of any sidewalk is such as to render the same unfit or unsafe for purposes of public travel, the said officer or department shall thereupon serve a notice on the owner of the property immediately abutting upon said portion of said sidewalk, of the condition thereof, instructing the said owner to clear, repair, or renew the said portion of the sidewalk. The notice provided for 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 such notice at the home of the owner or authorized agent, or if the owner is a nonresident, by mailing a copy 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. Such notice shall specify a reasonable time wherein which such cleaning, repairing, or renewal shall be executed by the said owner, and shall state that in case the said owner shall fail to do such cleaning or to make such repairs or renewal within the time therein specified, then the said officer or department will proceed to clean said walk or to make such repairs or renewals forthwith, and will report to the city council at its next regular meeting or as soon thereafter as possible, the date to be definitely stated, 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, and that the council will hear any or all protests against the proposed assessment. The council shall at the time in such notice designated or at an adjourned time or times assess the cost of such work against such property in accordance with the benefits derived therefrom, which said charge shall become a lien upon such property and shall be collected by due process of law.

For the purpose of this act 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 act for all costs of maintenance, repair or renewal of any form of sidewalk improvement between the said street margin and the roadway lying in front of and adjacent to said property, and the term “sidewalk” as intended for the purpose of this act shall be taken to include any and all structures or forms of street improvement included in the space between the street margin and the roadway. (Ord. 37 § 1, 1918)

12.10.020 Snow or ice allowed to remain by resident or property owner unlawful.

It shall be unlawful for any resident or property owner to allow snow or ice to remain on the sidewalks in front of property occupied or unoccupied after the hour of 11:00 a.m. (Ord. 37 § 2, 1918)