What can we do to require property owners to remove snow from sidewalks in our city?
First, the city must have an ordinance in place that makes the property owner responsible for the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks. Then, if snow and ice are not removed from sidewalks within the time and in the manner provided by the ordinances of the city, the snow and ice may be removed by the city and the necessary expense thereof shall be chargeable against the abutting property.

Annually, on or before May first, the street commissioner shall file with the city auditor a list showing the amount assessed against each lot and stating the name of the owner of each such lot so far as known. The city auditor shall give notice of the hearing and confirmation of the assessment report of snow and ice removal at the regular June meeting of the city governing body by publishing a notice of the hearing once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official newspaper. The last publication shall be not less than eight days before the date set for the hearing. The governing body shall hear any objection to the snow and ice removal assessment and may make corrections before confirming. The city auditor shall attach to the assessment list a certificate that the list is correct as confirmed by the governing body and shall certify the assessment to the county auditor along with other special assessments before August twentieth of each year. (NDCC 40-29-18, 19, 20)

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5. Is any specific form required for a city ordinance?
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