10-40-370 Encroachments and obstructions.
   It shall be the duty of the commissioner of transportation to report to the city engineer any and all encroachments upon the harbor lines as now established or which may hereafter be established, and thereupon the said harbormaster and city engineer shall take such action as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of this Code and to remove or cause to be removed any such obstruction or encroachment. If it shall be found that any pile, stone, timber, earth, dock, bridge, or other obstruction whatever, has been placed in any part of the harbor in violation of the provisions of this Code and that the person who has placed same or caused it to be placed therein refuses or neglects to remove such obstruction upon being requested so to do by the city engineer, or commissioner of transportation, the commissioner of transportation shall have the power, and it is hereby made his duty, to proceed forthwith to remove such obstruction and to charge the expense of such removal to the person who placed such obstruction in the harbor, or caused it to be so placed, and the imposition of any fine or penalty hereby provided for against any person obstructing the harbor shall not be held to exempt any such person from a recovery by the city of the cost of removing any such obstruction.
(Prior code § 38-39; Amend Coun. J. 12-11-91, p. 10832)