Chapter 1
STREETS AND SIDEWALKSlinklink

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7-1-1: ENGINEERING DESIGN STANDARDS:
7-1-2: MAINTENANCE OF VEGETATION IN RIGHTS OF WAY:
7-1-3: UNLAWFUL INJURY TO TREES, SHRUBBERY:
7-1-4: BUSINESS USE OF STREETS PROHIBITED:
7-1-5: OBSTRUCTING, INTERFERING WITH PEDESTRIAN OR VEHICULAR TRAFFIC:
7-1-6: UNLAWFUL DEPOSIT OF REFUSE:
7-1-7: ALLOWING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ON SIDEWALK:
7-1-8: CLEANING OF SIDEWALK, GUTTER:
7-1-9: SNOW ON SIDEWALKS:
7-1-10: OPENINGS IN STREETS, ALLEYS OR SIDEWALKS:
7-1-11: DRAINAGE:
7-1-12: TEMPORARY SIDEWALKS:
7-1-13: UNLAWFUL TO ENTER PROPERTY OTHER THAN AT CURB CUTS:
7-1-14: PENALTY:

7-1-1: ENGINEERING DESIGN STANDARDS: linklink


The current engineering design manual, as adopted by the city, is available at the office of the city engineer. (1993 Code § 22-2; amd. 2006 Code)
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7-1-2: MAINTENANCE OF VEGETATION IN RIGHTS OF WAY: linklink


A. The owner of any premises abutting any street or alley of this city shall be responsible for the maintenance of all trees, grass, and shrubbery growing within the adjacent right of way of such street or alley. Further, the owner of such premises shall be responsible for the removal of all dead or dying trees or shrubbery, and shall trim all living trees and shrubbery in such manner that the boughs or limbs thereof shall not obstruct free and convenient passage and travel along the streets, sidewalks and alleys or otherwise pose a threat to public safety. When such premises are occupied by some person other than the owner, such occupant shall trim the trees, grass, and shrubbery in the same manner as required of the owner by this subsection. All trees and shrubbery within the adjacent right of way shall be trimmed so that the lowest branches or foliage shall not be lower than ten feet (10') above the roadway of a street or alley, nor lower than eight feet (8') above the sidewalk. Grass shall not exceed the maximum height as provided in the nuisance provisions of this code. An association of property owners may be designated to assume the foregoing maintenance responsibilities.


B. Any owner or occupant who fails, refuses or neglects to maintain vegetation as provided in subsection A of this section, after receiving five (5) days' notice from the city manager, the director of public works or street superintendent to do so shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor offense. Every day that the owner or occupant fails, refuses or neglects to maintain vegetation after the expiration of the five (5) days' notice shall be a separate offense. (Ord. 2071, 1-23-2012)

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7-1-3: UNLAWFUL INJURY TO TREES, SHRUBBERY: linklink

It is unlawful for any person to injure any tree or shrubbery on a street or alley in the city; provided, that this shall not prohibit the lawful and proper care and removal of such trees and shrubbery. (1993 Code § 22-4)
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7-1-4: BUSINESS USE OF STREETS PROHIBITED: linklink

It is unlawful for any person to construct, erect, place, operate, maintain or permit to exist any icebox, ice dock, gasoline pump, gasoline storage reservoir, tire rack, tire tools or equipment, water hose connection, any mercantile business, or any tools, stand, equipment, merchandise or appurtenances thereof, aerials, poles or wires therefor, whether permanent or temporary, or any other obstruction, upon any part of any street, alley, boulevard, parkway, curbing or parking within the city. (1993 Code § 22-5)
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7-1-5: OBSTRUCTING, INTERFERING WITH PEDESTRIAN OR VEHICULAR TRAFFIC: linklink

It is unlawful for any person to use or obstruct the sidewalks of the city in any manner so as to interfere unduly with pedestrian traffic thereon, or to use or obstruct the streets and alleys of the city in any manner so as to interfere unduly with lawful traffic and parking thereon. (1993 Code § 22-6)
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7-1-6: UNLAWFUL DEPOSIT OF REFUSE: linklink

It is unlawful for any person to deposit, throw or sweep into or upon a street, alley, parking or sidewalk of the city any paper, rubbish, grass, weeds, tree trimmings, dirt, trash, crates, boxes, filth, refuse, garbage, ashes, rubbish, grass, paper, animal or vegetable matter, or any refuse of any kind. (1993 Code § 22-7)
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7-1-7: ALLOWING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ON SIDEWALK: linklink

It is unlawful for the owner or occupant of property abutting upon a sidewalk or sidewalk area to permit the sidewalk or sidewalk area adjacent to the property to become a hazard to persons using the sidewalk or sidewalk area. (1993 Code § 22-8)
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7-1-8: CLEANING OF SIDEWALK, GUTTER: linklink

It shall be unlawful for any person to omit or refuse to clean off the sidewalk and gutter in front of the premises of such person or the alley in the rear of such premises, when notified to do so by the officers of the city. (1993 Code § 22-9)
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7-1-9: SNOW ON SIDEWALKS: linklink

It is hereby declared to be the duty of every owner of property in the city within twenty four (24) hours after any snowfall, sleet or ice storm, to clear the sidewalks abutting such property. The snow, ice, sleet or other element of nature shall be cleared from the sidewalk and piled along the outer edge, or removed entirely but in no case shall it be piled in the street or gutter. Piling of snow, ice or sleet, if of a thickness of more than two inches (2"), is hereby declared to be unlawful. (1993 Code § 22-10)
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7-1-10: OPENINGS IN STREETS, ALLEYS OR SIDEWALKS: linklink

It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person to permit to be open or leave open, any cellar door, manhole or grating of any kind, in or upon any street, sidewalk or alley of the city. (1993 Code § 22-11)
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7-1-11: DRAINAGE: linklink

No person shall permit any water, slops or other liquids to drain into any street or alley, or onto any sidewalk within the city. The natural drainage of rainwater shall not be prohibited by the provisions of this section when the same is from natural elevations, in reasonable quantities, as would naturally occur, and which do not carry filth or other accumulations from off the private property into or onto the streets or alleys. (1993 Code § 22-12)
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7-1-12: TEMPORARY SIDEWALKS: linklink

If any sidewalk is blocked by any work, a temporary sidewalk shall be constructed or provided which shall be safe for travel and convenient for users. (1993 Code § 22-13)
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7-1-13: UNLAWFUL TO ENTER PROPERTY OTHER THAN AT CURB CUTS: linklink

Wherever curb cuts have been established, the owner or person in charge of the land or premises affected thereby shall be confined to the use thereof for the passage of vehicles driving into or departing from the premises, and, except in cases of emergency, it shall be unlawful to drive or suffer to be driven into or enter upon or depart from, such premises, except by way of such established curb cuts and within the width and at the place where such plan or diagram adopted and prescribed shall provide. (1993 Code § 22-14)
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7-1-14: PENALTY: linklink

Except as stated otherwise, violations of this chapter are punishable as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (1993 Code § 22-1)
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