In the Fort wayne code of Ordinances, title IX , section 99.o47 it states:
>>"Every owner or occupant of any house or other building, and the owner or proprietor, lessee or persons entitled to possession of any vacant lot, and every person having charge of any church, jail, public hall or other public building in the city, shall, during the winter season and during the time snow shall continue on the ground, by 9:00 a.m. every day clean the sidewalk in front of such house or building, and in front of which lot, from snow or ice, and keep it conveniently free thereof during the day. He shall also, at all times, keep such sidewalk clear from all dirt or filth, or other obstruction or encumbrance, so as to allow citizens to use the sidewalk in an easy and commodious manner"<<
The local fast food restaurants downtown seem to find priority to get their parkinglot and drive ways cleared in an expeditious manner, yet seldom bother to clear the sidewalk passing their establishments. Frequently the plows that clear their lots leave heaping mounds of their finest work, blocking passage on the sidewalk.
Who is the authority to whom complaints on this problem should be made? Te problem is widespread, and common to most of the down town fast foods that have their own lots