CHAPTER XX. STREETS AND SIDEWALKSCHAPTER XX. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS\ARTICLE 1. SIDEWALKS

The city may construct, reconstruct and repair, replace or improve sidewalks in the city in the manner and by the procedure as provided by the statutes of the State of Kansas.

(K.S.A. 12-1801 et seq., Code 1975, 20-101)

All sidewalks constructed, reconstructed or repaired in the city from and after the publication of the Code of the City of Newton, shall be constructed, reconstructed ore repaired in accordance with the plans and specifications for the construction, repair, and reconstruction of the sidewalks, in a copy or copies of which are on file in the office of the city engineer.

(K.S.A. 12-1802; Code 1975, 20-102)

It shall be the duty of the owner of abutting property to keep the sidewalk in repair; provided, that the city engineer may, after five days’ notice to the owner or his or her agent, if known, of the necessity therefor, and without notice if the lot or price of land is unoccupied, make all necessary repairs at any time. Repairs may be made by force account or by contract and an account of the cost thereof shall be kept and report to the governing body and such costs shall be assessed against the lot or piece of land abutting on the sidewalk so repaired, in the manner provided by law.

(K.S.A. 12-1808; Code 1975, 20-103)

It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, reconstruct or repair any sidewalk without first obtaining a permit therefor from the city clerk. Such work shall be done in accordance with the plans and specifications set forth in the preceding sections of this article. Such sidewalks shall be built under the inspection and direction of the city engineer or someone designated by him or her for such purpose.

(Code 1975, 20-104)

All fees for permits provided for in section 20-104 of this article, shall be $15 or three percent of the estimated cost of such work, whichever is greater; provided, however, that no permit fee shall be charged for the repair or replacement of an existing sidewalk. All fees derived therefrom shall be placed in the general fund of the city.

(Code 1975, 20-105; Ord. 4786-11, Sec. 1)

Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding $100, or be imprisoned not to exceed 30 days, or be both so fined and imprisoned.

(Code 1975, 20-106)