[R.O. 2008 §510.010; Code 1968 §24-3; CC 1988 §26-1]
It shall be the duty of the City Marshal, upon his/her own knowledge or on information given him/her by any person who is a resident of the City, to serve a written notice to remove the obstruction on any person who may have placed or thrown or caused to have been placed or thrown on any street, avenue, lane, alley or sidewalk within the City any wood, lumber, stone, brick or other obstruction. If the obstruction is not removed within twenty-four (24) hours after such notice, the Mayor shall cause the obstruction to be removed. After giving ten (10) days' notice by at least four (4) written advertisements set up at conspicuous places in the City stating where and when such property is to be sold, the Mayor shall proceed to sell the property to the highest bidder for cash in hand. But if such obstruction is such that the value of the materials will not, in the opinion of the City Marshal, pay the cost of removal together with the damages that may have accrued, then he/she shall remove or cause the materials to be removed outside the City limits, keeping an accurate account of the cost thereof, and he/she shall commence suit against the offender in the name of the City for all costs and damages of removing such obstruction and recover the costs as other debts due the City or for breach of ordinance.
This Section shall not be so construed to interfere with the placement of building materials on the streets, sidewalks, lanes or alleys if such materials shall not obstruct more than the sidewalk and one-half (½) of the street. Such materials shall not remain in the streets, avenues, sidewalks, lanes or alleys longer than necessary for the erection and completion of the building for which they are intended.
Nothing in this Section shall prevent any merchant or grocer from placing packages or boxes of merchandise that he/she may be receiving or shipping upon the sidewalk in front of his/her place of business if the packages or boxes do not occupy more than one-half (½) of the width of the sidewalk or remain on the sidewalk more than four (4) hours.
[R.O. 2008 §510.020; Code 1968 §24-4; CC 1988 §26-2]
No person shall hang or suspend or cause to be hung or suspended any article of goods, wares or merchandise over any sidewalk in the City in such a manner as to obstruct the free passage along the sidewalk.
[R.O. 2008 §510.030; Code 1968 §§24-8 — 24-9; CC 1988 §§26-3 — 26-6; Ord. No. 24-2007 §12, 12-13-2007]
Permit Required. No building of any name or nature shall be moved over, upon or through any street, lane or alley of the City until the person owning or removing such building shall first obtain a permit to do so from the City Administrator. Such permit, when given, shall name the streets, lanes or alleys upon, over and through which such building shall be moved, and such person shall not move any such building over any other street, lane or alley than those designated in the permit.
Removing, Raising Or Lowering Wires. Each person on the request of any other person shall temporarily remove or raise or lower wires to permit the moving of houses or other bulky structures. The expense of such raising or lowering of wires shall be borne by the person making such request and payment in advance may be required. Not less than forty-eight (48) hours' advance notice shall be given to arrange for such temporary wire changes.
Lights At Night. If it becomes necessary for any building being moved to remain on the streets, lanes or alleys of the City overnight, a light shall be placed in the front and rear of such building as a protection to pedestrians and vehicles.
Bond. The City Administrator shall not give a permit to any person to move any building through, over or upon any street, lane or alley of the City unless the person asking for such permit shall enter into a bond to protect the City with one (1) or more sufficient securities to be approved by the City Council. Such bond shall be in such sum determined to be adequate by the City Council, conditioned for the payment of all damages that may accrue to the City or to any person by reason of damages to property in moving such building, which bond may be sued upon in the name of the City to the use of any person injured by the breach of its conditions. The bond shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk.
[R.O. 2008 §510.040; Code 1968 §24-5; CC 1988 §26-7]
No person shall place or have placed any wire or rope along or over any street or alley of the City or use the streets or alleys of the City for any private or public business or enterprise of a permanent nature or do or cause to be done any weighing, either for private or public purposes, on any scales situated wholly or partly in or on any street, gutter or sidewalk in the City without first obtaining a special permit from the City Council to do so.
[R.O. 2008 §510.050; Code 1968 §24-6; CC 1988 §26-8]
No person shall keep or leave open any cellar door or grating of a vault on any sidewalk, pavement of any public place or at any time suffer any such door or grating on premises occupied by him/her to be in an insecure or dangerous condition.
[R.O. 2008 §510.070; Code 1968 §24-7; CC 1988 §26-10; Ord. No. 06-2015 §1, 4-13-2015]
All persons, firms or corporations owning or having the right to control real property within the City shall keep paved sidewalks appurtenant to said real estate swept and clean of mud, dirt and filth. After any fall of snow such persons, firms, or corporations operating any store, shop or other places of business shall, within twenty-four (24) hours, remove into the street the snow from sidewalks appurtenant to their real estate. All persons, firms or corporations owning or having the right to control real property within the City shall also remove snow from around any fire hydrants situated upon or adjacent to such real property to the extent that such fire hydrants shall be readily visible from the streets.
Penalty. Failure to comply with any provision herein is declared to be a nuisance and a misdemeanor for each day of such violation. Each such violation is punishable by a fine not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00).
[R.O. 2008 §510.080; Code 1968 §24-10; CC 1988 §26-11]
The right is hereby granted to all persons maintaining power lines or telephone or telegraph wires over streets or sidewalks to trim trees, brush or hedges upon and overhanging the streets, alleys, sidewalks and public places of the City to prevent such foliage from coming into contact with wires and cables. All of such trimming shall be done under the supervision and direction of the City Council or any City Official to whom such duties have been or may be delegated.