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Record #: O2021-758   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/26/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 3/24/2021
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 4-4-310 and 10-8-180 to prohibit snow and ice removal from surface parking lots onto public ways
Sponsors: Cardenas, George A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 4 General Licensing Provisions, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 8 Use Of Public Ways & Places
Attachments: 1. O2021-758.pdf
City Council 2.24.21 Committee on Transportation & Public Way
ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Section 4-4-130 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through, and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
4-4-310 Public ways - Maintenance - Littering prohibited - Snow and ice removal.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
(c) (1) It shall be the duty of each licensee licensed under Title 4 to remove snow and ice, as provided in this section, from the sidewalk abutting the licensed premises and any sidewalk ramps intersecting such sidewalks, creating a clear path of at least five feet in width.
Snow which falls or accumulates between the hours of seven a.m, and seven p.m. shall be removed as soon as practicable, but no later than ten p.m. of the same day. Snow which falls or accumulates overnight between the hours of seven p.m. and seven a.m. shall be removed as soon as practicable, but no later than ten a.m. of the same day.
If snow on the sidewalk is frozen so hard that it cannot be removed without damage to the pavement, the licensee shall, within the time specified for removing the snow, strew, or cause to be strewn, the sidewalk with sand, abrasive material or other products made for the purpose of mitigating slipping hazards and preventing the accumulation of ice, and shall, as soon thereafter as the weather shall permit, thoroughly clean the sidewalk.
Any licensee, whether individually or in cooperation with other persons or community groups, who removes snow or ice from the public sidewalk or street shall not, as a result of his acts or omissions in such removal, be liable for civil damages. Provided, however, that this subsection (c)(4) shall not apply to any person who violates Section 8-4-120 of this Code, or to acts or omissions amounting to willful-w4tful or wanton misconduct in removing such snow or ice.
No licensee with a surface parking lot ...

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