§ 55.07  WATERCOURSE PROTECTION.
   Every person owning property through which a watercourse passes, or such person’s lessee, shall keep and maintain that part of the watercourse within the property free of trash, debris, excessive vegetation and other obstacles that would pollute, contaminate or significantly retard the flow of water through the watercourse. All grading and excavation of silt and sediment of ditches within the city’s and/or state’s right-of-way shall be executed by the city. In addition, the owner or lessee shall maintain existing privately owned structures within or adjacent to a watercourse, so that such structures will not become a hazard to the use, function or physical integrity of the watercourse.
(Ord. 2007-25, passed 11-19-07; Am. Ord. 2017-20, passed 8-21-17)