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Whenever any street, lane, square, place or alley in the City shall have been improved by the construction of a sidewalk along either side thereof, the duty, burden, and expense of the maintenance and cleaning (including the cleaning of snow and ice, litter and other debris), of such sidewalk shall devolve upon the owner of the private property directly abutting on the sidewalk. Whenever the City has persuasive evidence that the actions of the property owner or its agents have resulted in damage to an abutting sidewalk, it may order the repair or replacement of such sidewalk, and the repair or replacement shall be made by the owner in the manner provided by the ordinances of the City and the laws of the state. It shall be unlawful for any person after receiving notice from the City to fail to maintain, clean, repair, or replace such sidewalk pursuant to the obligations created above. A violation of this section shall be a civil code infraction carrying a maximum penalty of $250.00. [Ord. 4092, 2012; Ord. 2693 § 1, 1988; Ord. 1372 § 16, 1969; Code 1970 § 12.04.140.]