A.   Permit Required: It shall be unlawful for any person to place a refuse dumpster on any public street or right of way without first obtaining a permit from the city of East Dubuque.
   B.   Permit Conditions:
      1.   The refuse dumpster permit shall be issued at no cost and shall be valid for a period of fourteen (14) calendar days. When the initial fourteen (14) day period has expired, the dumpster shall be permanently removed or a new permit shall be purchased to allow the dumpster to remain in place. The cost of the new permit shall be twenty dollars ($20.00) and shall be valid for seven (7) days. If necessary, additional seven (7) day permits may be purchased, each for a fee of twenty dollars ($20.00). In no case shall a refuse dumpster be permitted on the public right of way for more than four (4) weeks at a single address unless approval has been given by the council as an action item on the agenda.
      2.   The refuse dumpster permit shall be displayed in clear view on the property for which the permit is issued.
   C.   Placement:
      1.   A refuse dumpster shall only be permitted to occupy public property if it is not feasible and practical for the dumpster to occupy the private property to be served by the dumpster.
      2.   The placement of a refuse dumpster on a public street will comply with the following safety standards. All dumpsters: a) shall be placed as close to the curb as possible, or, where there is no curb, as close to the edge of the street as possible, b) shall be placed no closer than twenty feet (20') to an intersection or fifteen feet (15') to a fire hydrant, c) shall be placed so not to obstruct vehicular traffic, d) shall not be placed on a public sidewalk or in any way obstruct pedestrian traffic, e) shall be loaded so no refuse is protruding beyond the top or sides, and so the area surrounding the dumpster is kept clean and free of residue and debris, f) shall be clearly marked on each exterior corner with a reflective barricade.
      3.   Nothing in this section shall prevent a refuse dumpster from being removed, emptied, and replaced during the permitting period.
   D.   Liability: The permittee assumes all liability and holds harmless the city against all claims, damages, suits, penalties, fines, liability for injury or death to persons or loss or damage to property related to the placement of a dumpster in the public right of way.
   E.   Removal: The city of East Dubuque reserves the right to order a dumpster removed or moved if it is found to violate any of the aforementioned standards or otherwise compromises the public health, safety, or general welfare. Temporary removal may be required to facilitate activities such as snow removal, street cleaning, public parking, or street improvements. The cost of removal shall be billed to, and the responsibility of, the permittee.
   F.   Penalty: The penalty for each and every violation of this section shall be a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) for the first offense and not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) for the second offense and each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 13-0212, 2-19-2013)