Sec. 35-85. Specifications for openings.
Every cellar or area hereafter constructed which opens in a sidewalk shall have such opening covered with substantial iron grating, rough-surface iron or iron and glass, which shall be flush with the pavement, and no such opening to any existing cellar or area shall be re-covered nor shall the covering thereof be repaired or renewed, except with such material and in such manner as above required. No entrance or other opening to any cellar or area hereafter constructed in any sidewalk shall extend nearer to the curbstone than one-half (1/2) the width of such sidewalk. The entrance of every cellar which opens in a sidewalk shall be covered with two (2) doors of equal width, without joints and so constructed that when closed they shall be flush with the pavement, and when open shall each stand upright and at right angles to the pavement and be held in such position by connecting bars at the end of such doors nearest the curbline. No cellar doors shall be allowed to fall back or lie flat upon the street or sidewalk, nor to remain open any longer than necessary and while in actual use. The owner or occupant of any house the cellar or area to which does not conform to the requirements of this section who shall, after notification by the city manager, fail or refuse to comply with its provisions shall be deemed guilty of a class 4 misdemeanor. (Code 1959, § 30-6)
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