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Posted on: November 29, 2018

PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL

Sidewalks are required to be maintained by occupants or property owners for vacant lots under § 93.025  and § 93.026


§ 93.025 KEPT CLEAN.

It shall be unlawful for the occupant of any lot or lots or the owner of any vacant lot or lots within the corporate limits to allow snow, sleet, mud, ice, or other substance to accumulate on

the sidewalks or to permit any snow, sleet, ice, mud, or other substance to remain upon the sidewalk.


All sidewalks within the business district shall be cleaned within 5 hours after the cessation of a storm, unless the storm or fall of snow shall have taken place during the night, in which case

the sidewalk shall be cleaned before 9:00 a.m. the following day, provided that sidewalks within the residential areas of the municipality shall be cleaned within 24 hours after the cessation of the

storm. (Neb. Rev. Stat. 17-555, 557, 557.01) Penalty, see § 10.99


§ 93.026 MAINTENANCE.

Every owner of any lot, lots, or piece of land within the corporate limits shall at all times keep and maintain the sidewalk along and contiguous to the lot, lots, or pieces of land, as the

case may be, in good and proper repair, and in a condition reasonably safe for travel for all travelers thereon. 


In the event that the owner or owners of any lot, lots, or lands, abutting on any street, avenue, or part thereof shall fail to construct or repair any sidewalk in front of the owner’s

property, within the time and in the manner as directed and required herein by the Mayor and City Council after having received due notice to do so, the Mayor and City Council may cause

the sidewalk to be constructed or repaired and may assess the cost thereof against the property.


It is important to note that under § 10.99 GENERAL PENALTY, any person who violates any of the provisions of this municipal code, unless otherwise specifically provided herein, shall be deemed guilty of an offense and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $500. A new violation shall be deemed to have been committed every 24 hours of failure to comply with the provisions of this code.

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