A.   No person shall erect or maintain any structure or thing on, over or under any street, alley, sidewalk or public way except by permit from the Village Board of Trustees. Application for such permit shall describe the nature of the encroachment in such detail as the Board shall require. The Board in its discretion may issue or deny the permit, and may impose any conditions to such permit it deems appropriate.
   B.   Awnings made of a pliable substance attached to a building and extending not less than eight feet (8') above the surface of the sidewalk may be erected and maintained, pursuant to permit issued by the Building Commissioner. It shall be the duty of the Building Commissioner to establish a fee for the permit.
   C.   Any encroachment on any street, alley, sidewalk or public way shall be maintained so that it does not endanger or obstruct the public.
   D.   Any encroachment maintained in violation of this Section is declared a nuisance and may be abated by the Building Commissioner. (1975 Code §5.03)