12.04.071 – Snow removal in downtown district

  1. Every individual, partnership, association, corporation, or other business entity in charge or control of any building or lot within the downtown district used for office, retail, commercial, or parking purposes fronting or abutting upon a public sidewalk, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee, or otherwise, shall remove and clear away, or cause to be removed and cleared away, all snow and ice along the entire length and width of the sidewalk fronting or abutting upon the office, retail, commercial building or lot. The downtown district henceforth known as “The Downtown Snow and Ice Removal District” as shown on Exhibit A-12.04.071, and as described as follows:

    All that part of the City of St. Charles, lying within those portions of Sections 27 and 34, Township 40 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian bounded and described as follows:  Beginning at the point of intersection of the center line of Cedar Street and the center line of Fourth Street; thence southerly along said center line of said Fourth Street to the Southerly line of Lot 1, extended Westerly, in Block 50 of the Original Town of St. Charles; thence easterly along the southerly line of Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 extended, in said Block 50, to the center line of Third Street; thence Northerly along the center line of Third Street to the center line of Walnut Street; thence Easterly along the center line of Walnut to a line that is 129 feet east and parallel to the center line of Third Street; thence Southerly along said parallel line to the Northerly line of Lot 6, Block 43, of the Original Town of St. Charles; thence easterly along the Northerly line of Lot 6, 33 feet, to the Northwest corner of Lot 7, in said Block 43; thence southerly along the Westerly line of said Lot 7 extended to the center line of Illinois Street; thence Easterly along the center line of Illinois Street to the center line of Second Street; thence Southerly along the center of Second Street to the center line of Indiana Street; thence Easterly along the center line of Indiana Street to the west bank of the Fox River; thence Northerly along the west bank of the Fox River to the center line of Illinois Street; thence Easterly along the center line of Illinois Street to the intersection of the center line of Illinois Avenue; thence Easterly along the center line of Illinois Avenue to the center line of Second Avenue; thence Northerly along the center line of Second Avenue to the center line of Walnut Avenue; thence Easterly along the center line of Walnut Avenue to the center line of Third Avenue; thence northerly along the center line of Third Avenue to the center of State Avenue; thence Westerly along the center line of State Avenue to the easterly bank of the Fox River; thence Westerly across the Fox River to the intersection of the west bank of the Fox River and the center line of State Street; thence Westerly along the center line of State Street to the Easterly Line of Lot 2 and Lot 6, extended northerly, of Block 47 of the Original Town of St. Charles; thence Southerly along the East Line of said Lot 2 and Lot 6, extended Southerly, to the center line of Cedar Street; thence Westerly along the center line of Cedar Street to the point of beginning, also being the intersection of the center line of Cedar Street and Fourth Street, all in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois.

    Snow and ice shall be removed within 24 hours after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet, or freezing rains; provided, however, that if snow and ice on a sidewalk has become so hard that it cannot reasonably be removed without damaging the sidewalk, the person or entity charged with its removal under this section shall, within the 24-hour time period, cause a reasonable amount of sand, salt or other abrasive to be placed upon the entire sidewalk in order to make pedestrian travel thereon reasonably safe; and as soon thereafter as weather permits, such person or entity shall effect the removal of snow and ice as provided for in this section. 

  2. Any individual, partnership, association, corporation or other business entity violating any provision of this section shall be subject to a fine of $50.00 for each day upon which a violation exists.
(2003-M-25: § 1)