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Snow Ordinance

It is the responsibility of the abutting property owner to remove snow and ice, within a reasonable time, from abutting sidewalks and from around trees, posts, benches and other obstructions to sidewalks. In the Spencer downtown commercial district (as described in subsection 5-1E-2D of this article), a reasonable time shall be twelve (12) hours from the cessation of snowfall. In all other areas of the city, a reasonable time shall be deemed to be twenty four (24) hours from the cessation of snowfall. If an abutting property owner does not remove snow and ice within the time specified in this section, the city may do so and assess the costs, including a reasonable administration fee, against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax pursuant to section 364.12(2)(e) of the code of Iowa. (Ord. 259, 6-21-1982; Ord. 371, 5-15-1989; Ord. 664, 2-18-2008)
101 W 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301

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