In any case where the premises abutting or bordering upon any street, avenue or highway shall be occupied by a multiresidence, motel or hotel, the word "occupant" shall be construed to mean the janitor or superintendent or person having charge of such apartment house or hotel.
It shall be the duty of every owner, lessee or occupant of any premises abutting or bordering upon any street, avenue or highway in the City to remove or cause to be removed all snow and ice from the sidewalk abutting such premises to the full paved width of the sidewalk within 12 hours of daylight after such snow or ice shall have fallen or accumulated thereon.
[Amended 5-27-1986 by Ord. No. 25-1986]
In the event of the failure of any owner, lessee or occupant to remove or cause to be removed snow and ice from an abutting sidewalk within the period of time specified in § 238-44, the City may remove or clean such snow or ice or cause the same to be removed or cleaned and charge the cost of such removal or cleaning against the premises abutting such portion of sidewalk so cleaned or caused to be cleaned as aforesaid. Such cost shall be certified in writing by the Director of Public Works to the Collector of Taxes, and the same shall thereupon become and be a paramount lien upon such premises, and it shall be added to, recorded and collected with and in the same manner as the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such premises.
The imposition and collection of any fine or penalty imposed for the violation of this article shall not bar the right of the City to collect the cost of the removal and cleaning of the snow and ice from the sidewalks as hereinbefore specified, and such remedies shall be cumulative.