(A)   Permit required. It is unlawful for any person to work, build, construct, reconstruct, repair, alter, or grade, including the placement of any structures, including utility lines and poles, pipelines, signs, and plantings, within the public rights-of-way or within a public utility easement of the town without first obtaining a permit from the town, obtaining approval for the planned work, and having the work supervised and inspected by the town unless exempted from the permit requirements under § 93.15 below.
   (B)   Exceptions.
      (1)   (a)   Plantings by residents of property abutting the right-of-way are exempt from this permit requirement so long as such planting:
            1.   Does not interfere with travel on the public street or the visibility of traffic signs;
            2.   Is on that portion of the right-of-way abutting the resident's property; and
            3.   Is more than 25 feet from an intersection.
         (b)   The town shall immediately remove any plantings in the right-of-way if the Town Engineer determines that the requirements of this division (1) are not met. The town shall have no obligation to provide reimbursement for the plantings removed.
      (2)   Utilities which have been granted franchises to utilize public streets and other public areas in the town are exempt from the permit fees specified in §§ 93.20 and 93.21.
      (3)   Signs authorized by law to be placed in the town right-of-way.
      (4)   Non-permanent signs placed within town rights-of-way classified by the town as a “minor collector” or “local road” and which satisfy all of the following:
         (a)   Sign is not placed in a travel lane, including turn lanes and driveways, or otherwise obstructing clear vision and/or traffic flow;
         (b)   Sign is not located in a center median;
         (c)   Sign does not exceed three feet in height and six square feet in area;
         (d)   Sign is not displayed for more than 48 consecutive hours;
         (e)   Contact inform for the party to be contacted related to the sign is included on the sign; and
         (f)   Sign may not be post-driven.
(Ord. 1-21-20) Penalty, see § 10.99
   Obstruction of view of traffic prohibited, see § 130.09