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(1) The owner of property abutting or adjoining a public way in which a culvert is located which the city has not accepted for maintenance shall maintain the culvert in safe condition and good repair.

(2) If in the judgment of the city engineer a culvert not accepted for maintenance by the city is causing an accumulation of storm water which is imminently dangerous to human life or property, the city engineer may proceed without notice to the owner of abutting property to summarily remove the culvert and assess the cost of the removal to the person responsible as provided in section 6.110 of this code.

(Section 7.148 added by Ordinance No. 19393, enacted July 28, 1986, effective January 28, 1987; and administratively amended by Ordinance No. 20113, enacted April 6, 1998, effective May 6, 1998.)