Sec. 35-18. Fencing or filling excavations, etc., on private lots.
All holes, depressions, excavations or other dangerous places upon private lots that are below the grade of the adjoining street shall be properly enclosed with fences or walls, or be filled by the owners or occupants of such lots, so as to prevent persons or animals from falling into them. It shall be the duty of the city manager to notify the owners or occupants of premises on which such dangerous places exist, and require that fences or walls be built around them, or that they be filled up within such period as he shall deem that the exigencies of the case may require. The failure to comply with such notice shall be a class 2 misdemeanor. In case of a failure to comply with such notification, the city manager may cause such fencing or filling to be done at the expense of the city, and the sum so expended, with twenty (20) per cent thereof added as a penalty, shall be collected of such owner or occupant as other fines are collected, in addition to any penalty imposed for the violation of this section. (Code 1959, § 30-28)
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