(A)   It is hereby declared a nuisance and it shall be unlawful for any person either as principal, agent, officer or employee to place any obstruction of any kind in any public street or alley or any public park-way or sidewalk in the city or to authorize, procure or permit any obstruction to be placed therein or thereon and each day any such obstruction is main-tained or permitted in any such street or alley or on any such parkway or sidewalk shall be deemed a separate offense; provided, that merchants and others receiving and delivering goods and whose premises are not served by an alley, shall be allowed two hours from the time such goods are deposited on a sidewalk or parkway until they are removed; provided further, that a space five feet in width shall at all times be kept clear for accommodation of persons passing.
   (B)   The provisions of this section shall not apply to the temporary obstructions of streets or alleys by buildings while the same are being moved from one place to another, neither shall the provisions apply to potted shrubs or plants, clocks or drinking fountains placed or maintained upon parkways or sidewalks within the city by any person who shall have first obtained a permit in writing to do so from the city commission.
('86 Code, § 11.08.060) (Ord. 2479, passed  - - )  Penalty, see § 11.08.200