CHAPTER 19:  STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND OTHER PUBLIC AREAS
Article 1:  Curbs
   19-1.   Outside curbline of certain streets
   19-2.   Outside curbline of Broad Streets and Oklahoma Avenue
   19-3.   Outside curbline of Pine Street
   19-4.   Outside curbline of Warner Avenue
   19-5.   Outside curbline of Oklahoma Avenue
   19-6.   Outside curbline of First Street
   19-7.   Outside curbline of Elm Street
   19-8.   Intersection curves
   19-9.   Elevation or grade
   19-10.   Parking area; grass and trees
Article 2:  Sidewalk Construction
   19-20.   Concrete construction
   19-21.   Curbs
   19-22.   Railings
   19-23.   Walls, arches and beams
   19-24.   Manholes
   19-25.   Iron gratings
   19-26.   Stairways
   19-27.   Sidewalks constructed in violation
   19-28.   Width of walks
   19-29.   Cases not covered
   19-30.   Grade of sidewalks
   19-31.   Sidewalks on other streets
   19-32.   Condemnation of sidewalks
   19-33.   Building sidewalks; Council demands
   19-34.   Slope of sidewalks
   19-35.   Grade on Cleveland Avenue
   19-36.   Variances; Council approval
   19-37.   Request for variances
Article 3:  Bench Marks
   19-50.   City bench marks
   19-51.   Other bench marks
   19-52.   Bench mark No. 1
   19-53.   Bench mark No. 2
   19-54.   Bench mark No. 3
   19-55.   Bench mark No. 4
   19-56.   Bench mark No. 5
   19-57.   Bench mark No. 6
   19-58.   Bench mark No. 7
   19-59.   Bench mark No. 8
   19-60.   Bench mark No. 9
   19-61.   Bench mark No. 10
   19-62.   Bench mark No. 11
   19-63.   Bench mark No. 12
   19-64.   Bench mark No. 13
   19-65.   Bench mark No. 14
   19-66.   Bench mark No. 15
   19-67.   Bench mark No. 16
   19-68.   Bench mark No. 17
   19-69.   Bench mark No. 18
   19-70.   Bench mark No. 19
   19-71.   Bench mark No. 20
   19-72.   Bench mark No. 21
   19-73.   Bench mark No. 22
   19-74.   Bench mark No. 23
   19-75.   Bench mark No. 24
Article 4:  Urban Forestry
   19-85.   Purpose and scope
   19-86.   Forestry Advisory Board
   19-87.   Organization
   19-88.   Powers and duties of Board
Article 5:  Trees
   19-100.   Planting trees by Council order
   19-101.   Failure to comply
   19-102.   Dead trees to be planted or replaced
   19-103.   Shade trees
   19-104.   Trees to be trimmed
   19-105.   Failure to trim trees
   19-106.   Notice
   19-107.   Cutting trees in parks
   19-108.   Cutting trees in parking areas
   19-109.   Tree trimmer’s license
Article 6:  Poles and the Like in Streets
   19-120.   Location of poles
   19-121.   Poles at corners of sidewalks
   19-122.   Guy wires to be marked
   19-123.   Failure to comply
   19-124.   Attaching poles and wires to buildings
Article 7:  Use and Obstruction of Streets
   19-135.   Placing signs on streets
   19-136.   Non-flashing signs
   19-137.   Obstruction of streets
   19-138.   Keeping sidewalks and gutters clean
   19-139.   Failure to clean
   19-140.   Throwing paper on streets
   19-141.   Obstruction of streets by people
   19-142.   Engaging in certain games prohibited
   19-143.   Driving on new pavement
   19-144.   Cellar doors
   19-145.   Obstructing sidewalks or parking
   19-146.   Warning lights to be burned
   19-147.   Excavation to be guarded
   19-148.   Cellars to be guarded
Article 8:  Cutting Pavements
   19-160.   Excavation in paving
Article 9:  House Numbering
   19-170.   System adopted
   19-171.   Placement of numbers
   19-172.   Failure to comply
   19-173.   Houses on Highland Park Place
Article 10:  Access Road to Municipal Airport
   19-185.   Commercial vehicles; overweight
   19-186.   Permitting overweight vehicles
Article 11:  Trenching, Cutting or Boring
   19-200.   Notice of installation
   19-201.   Application for permit
   19-202.   Approval and issuance
   19-203.   Deposit of bond
   19-204.   Acceptance of notice or permit
   19-205.   Liability indemnity
   19-206.   Display of permit
   19-207.   Right to revoke permit
   19-208.   Utility responsible for costs
   19-209.   Installation
   19-210.   Preservation, restoration and cleanup
   19-211.   Special provisions
   19-212.   Control and protection of traffic
   19-213.   Definitions
   19-214.   Violation
   19-215.   Administration
Article 12:  Parking Spaces for Persons with Disabilities
   19-225.   Permits and penalties
   19-235.   Penalty
ARTICLE 1:  CURBS
§ 19-1  OUTSIDE CURB LINE OF CERTAIN STREETS.
   The outside curb of the curb lines on the following named streets and avenues shall be 20 feet from the property line and parallel with the same, to-wit:  south side of College Avenue; Washington Avenue; Logan Avenue; Mansur Avenue, Warmer Avenue; Seventh Street to Pine Street; Noble Avenue, Pine Street to Second Street; Noble Avenue, Ninth to Fourteenth Street; Cleveland Avenue; Oklahoma Avenue, Pine Street to Capitol Square; Oklahoma Avenue, Fifth Street to Fourteenth Street; Harrison Avenue, Pine Street to Broad Street; Harrison Avenue, Fifth Street to Fourteenth Street; Villas Avenue; Springer Avenue; Grant Avenue; Lincoln Avenue; north side of University Avenue; Popular Street; Cypress Street; Cedar Street; Drexel Boulevard; Park Street; Capital Boulevard; Walnut Street; Maple Street; Elm Street; Oak Street; Ash Street; College Avenue to Harrison Avenue; Ash Street, University Avenue to Springer Avenue; Broad Street, College Avenue to Oklahoma Avenue; Broad Street, Harrison Avenue to University Avenue; Wentz Street, College Avenue to Wanner Avenue; Division Street, College Avenue to Cleveland Avenue; Division Street, Vilas Avenue to University Avenue; Second Street, College Avenue to Noble Avenue; Second Street, Vilas Avenue to University Avenue; Third Street, College Avenue to Logan Avenue; Fourth Street, College Avenue to Cleveland Avenue; Fourth Street, Springer Avenue to University Avenue; Fifth Street, College Avenue to Cleveland Avenue; Sixth Sheet, College Avenue to Oklahoma Avenue; Seventh Street; Eighth Street, Ninth Street; Tenth Street; Eleventh Street; Welch Street; Thirteenth Street and east side of Fourteenth Street, Wentz Street from College Avenue to Jackson Avenue.
(`90 Code, § 19-1)
§ 19-2  OUTSIDE CURB LINE OF BROAD STREET AND OKLAHOMA AVENUE.
   The outside curb of the curb lines on the following eared street shall be 16 feet from the property line and parallel with the same, to-wit:  east side of Broad Street, Oklahoma Avenue to Harrison Avenue.
(`90 Code, § 19-2)
§ 19-3  OUTSIDE CURB LINE OF PINE STREET.
   The outside curb of the curb lines on the following named streets and avenues shall be 15 feet from the property line and parallel with the same, to-wit:  west side of Pine Street; East side of Wentz Street, Warner Avenue to Lincoln Avenue; First Street, Logan Avenue to Cleveland Avenue; First Street, Vilas Avenue to University Avenue; Second Street, Noble Avenue to Oklahoma Avenue; Third Street, Harrison Avenue to University Avenue.
(`90 Code, § 19-3)
§ 19-4  OUTSIDE CURB LINE OF WARNER AVENUE.
   The outside curb of the curb lines on the following named streets and avenues shall be 14 feet from the property line and parallel with the same, to-wit:  Warner Avenue, Seventh to Fourteenth Street; Noble Avenue, Second Street to Ninth Street; Ash Street, Harrison Avenue to Springer Avenue.
(`90 Code, § 19-4)
§ 19-5  OUTSIDE CURB LINE OF OKLAHOMA AVENUE.
   The outside curb of the curb lines on the following named streets and avenues shall be 12 feet from the property line and parallel with the same, to-wit:  Oklahoma Avenue, Capital Square to Fifth Street; Harrison Avenue, Broad Street to Fifth Street, west side of Broad Street, Oklahoma Avenue to Harrison Avenue; Division Street, Cleveland Avenue to Villas Avenue; Second Street, Oklahoma Avenue to Vilas Avenue; Fourth Street, Cleveland Avenue ro Oklahoma Avenue; Sixth Street, Oklahoma Avenue to Lincoln Avenue.
(`90 Code, § 19-5)
§ 19-6  OUTSIDE CURB LINE OF FIRST STREET.
   The outside curb of the curb lines on the following named street shall be ten feet from the property line and parallel with the same, to-wit:  First Street, Cleveland Avenue to Villas Avenue; Fifth Street, Cleveland Avenue to Springer Avenue.
(`90 Code, § 19-6)
§ 19-7  OUTSIDE CURB DINE OF ELM STREET.
   The outside curb of the curb lines on Elm Street from Oklahoma Avenue to College Avenue shall be 25 feet from the property line and parallel with the same.
(`90 Code, § 19-7)
§ 19-8  INTERSECTION CURVES.
   The intersection of all alley returns with the street curb line shall be made with a radius of five feet curve, and the intersection of all street curb lines shall be made with a curve of 15 feet.
(`90 Code, § 19-8)
§ 19-9  ELEVATION OR GRADE.
   The elevation or grade of the top of the curb lines on either side of the above named streets and avenues shall conform to the elevation of grade of the centerline of the street or avenue as the same may be established, the elevation of the top of either curb at any given point being the same as that of the top of the center of the street at the point opposite.  The elevation of the curb lines upon streets and avenues within the business portion of the city, may be altered from the above by resolution of the City Council to conform to the public convenience and necessity.
(`90 Code, § 19-9)
§ 19-10  PARKING AREA; GRASS AND TREES.
   The strip of ground lying between the sidewalk and curb line, when improved, shall be graded level with bola and set in grass and shade trees, when planted, shall be set in rows in the center of the strip between the sidewalk and the curb line.
(`90 Code, § 19-10)
ARTICLE 2:  SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION
§ 19-20  CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION.
   (A)   All sidewalks hereafter constructed upon the streets or avenues of the city shall be constructed of concrete and finished with Portland or other standard cement, and all sidewalks hereafter constructed shall be under specifications to be furnished by the City Engineer.  The specifications shall require the ingredients and proportions thereof as will secure a hard and durable sidewalk, constructed according to the most approved methods.
   (B)   All walks shall be laid flat.
(`90 Code, § 19-11)
§ 19-21  CURBS.
   All sidewalks extending to the curb line, heretofore designated, shall be curbed on the outer edge with cement or concrete, the curb shall be not less in size than five inches on top and beveled one inch to the foot in height and shall net be less than ten inches in the ground from the bottom of the gutter, the top of the curb to be beveled at the outer edge one-fourth of an inch.  All sidewalks on corner lots shall continue to the curb lines.
(`90 Code, § 19-12)
§ 19-22  RAILINGS.
   All railings around areas shall be one and one-quarter inch gas pipe with posts not less than three feet high and not more than five feet apart with the rails.
(`90 Code, § 19-13)
§ 19-23  WALLS, ARCHES AND BEAMS.
   (A)   All sidewalks built over areas or open spaces shall be constructed with suitable supports by walls, arches or iron beams according to specifications to be approved by the City Engineer.
   (B)   All work shall be under his or her supervision and the quality and proportion of the material and workmanship used in all the foregoing shall be subject to the approval, direction and control of the City Engineer as aforesaid.
(`90 Code, § 19-14)
§ 19-24  MANHOLES.
   All manholes through sidewalks in the city shall be fitted with iron covers.
(`90 Code, § 19-15)
§ 19-25  IRON GRATINGS.
   All areaways in sidewalks, not otherwise provided for by the article shall be protected by iron gratings securely fastened in a workmanlike manner.
(`90 Code, § 19-16)
§ 19-26  STAIRWAYS.
   (A)   All area ways containing stairways leading from streets or alleys into basements shall be protected by railings as described by § 19-22.
   (B)   The entrance from the street or alley way shall be perpendicular to the building and that portion of the area way which is immediately in front of the entrance shall be of durable material and safely constructed and, for a space the width of the entrance and from the entrance to the building, shall be level with the sidewalk.
(`90 Code, § 19-17)
§ 19-27  SIDEWALKS CONSTRUCTED IN VIOLATION.
   Any sidewalk heretofore constructed or which may hereafter be constructed, contrary to any of the ordinances of the city, may be required by the City Council to be taken up by the Street Superintendent and a proper sidewalk constructed to conform to the requirements of this article, under the supervision and direction of the Street Superintendent and the costs thereof taxed against the abutting lot or lots.  In case any person, persons or corporation shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of this article, then and in that event, the city shall cause sidewalks to be constructed as provided by law and the costs of the same shall be taxed to and become a lien upon the abutting lot or lots.
(`90 Code, § 19-18)
§ 19-28  WIDTH OF WALKS.
   (A)   (1)   All walks on Oklahoma Avenue across the right-of-way and between Division and Broad Streets, on Harrison Avenue from the place of beginning to Broad Street, on Second Street from Vilas to Cleveland Avenue, on Division Street from Vilas to Cleveland Avenue, shall be 12 feet in width, commencing at the property line.
      (2)   All walks on Broad Street, between Oklahoma and Harrison Street between Vilas and Cleveland Avenues shall be ten feet in width, commencing at the property line.
      (3)   All walks on both sides of Noble Avenue, between Fifth and Eighth Streets and on the west side of Second Street from Cleveland to Noble Avenue shall be eight feet in width, commencing at the property line, except walks on both sides on Noble Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets, shall be 14 feet in width.
      (4)   All other walks designated in this article shall be five and one-third feet in width, commencing one foot from the property line. 
   (B)   Where business hours, public buildings and fire stations are located, the walks may extend to the curb line in front of the places.
(`90 Code, § 19-19)
§ 19-29  CASES NOT COVERED.
   In any and all cases where this article fails to provide proper plans and specifications for sidewalks, areas, coal chutes and curbs, then in that event, the City Engineer shall furnish plans and specifications  which shall be approved by the City Council and, upon approval, shall be binding.
(`90 Code, § 19-20)
§ 19-30  SIDEWALKS ON OTHER STREETS.
   (A)   Upon all streets or portions of streets, avenues and portions of avenues, where permanent sidewalks are not or may not be required by ordinances, the sidewalks may be constructed of either the materials above named or of cinder and gravel and shall be of a width as the City Council may direct.  It shall be unlawful for any person to construct any plank or board walk within the city, except across ravines, draws and gullies, when the same shall be constructed according to the plans and specifications furnished by the City Engineer.  No plank or board sidewalk that is now, or may hereafter become unsafe or out of repair, shall be repaired, except in the manner herein provided.
   (B)   Any person desiring to repair any sidewalk which has become unsafe or out of repair, shall first obtain the consent of the Street Superintendent of the city to make the repairs, and any repairs so made shall be under the direction and supervision of the Street Superintendent.
   (C)   Any person violating any of the provisions of this section, shall, upon conviction, be guilty of an offense.
(`90 Code, § 19-21)
§ 19-31  GRADE OF SIDEWALKS.
   All walks to be constructed within the city shall be constricted upon the grade to be furnished by the City Engineer.
(`90 Code, § 19-22)
§ 19-32  CONDEMNATION OF SIDEWALKS.
   The City Council may, at any time by resolution, condemn any portion of any defective sidewalk whenever in its judgment it shall be deemed necessary and provide for the construction of a new sidewalk in accordance with the provisions of this article.
(`90 Code, § 19-23)
§ 19-33  BUILDING SIDEWALKS; COUNCIL DEMANDS.
   In case any person, company or corporation shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of this article within 20 days after being served with notice by the Street Superintendent that their walks have been condemned and a new walk ordered built, then and in that event, the City Council shall cause sidewalks to be constructed as above provided, and the costs of the same shall be taxed and become a lien upon each separate abutting lot and collected as special assessments are by statute in the case made and provided.
(`90 Code, § 19-24)
§ 19-34  SLOPE OF SIDEWALKS.
   (A)   The slope of all sidewalks in the city upon all streets where the grace and curb lines have been established or may hereafter be established shall be as provided by this section.
   (B)   The elevation of the sidewalk shall, in all cases, be a rise from any point on the line of the curb which is next to the line of the center of the street to a point on the property line directly opposite the point on the same side of the street and shall be at the uniform rate of three-hundreds of a foot vertical height per one foot horizontal distance on the walk.
(`90 Code, § 19-25)
§ 19-35  GRADE ON CLEVELAND AVENUE.
   (A)   The property owners between Elm and Maple Streets on the north side of Cleveland Avenue and other streets as may be in like condition are hereby permitted to lay their permanent sidewalks on the surface grade of the street the same being considerably above the established grade thereof, and it being impossible to bring the same to the true cross section grade of the streets without destroying valuable shade cress.
   (B)   All work done under this section is to be done under the direction of the Street Superintendent.
(`90 Code, § 19-26)
§ 19-36  VARIANCES; COUNCIL APPROVAL.
   When it is made to appear to the City Council, and when the City Council approves, sidewalks may be constructed in the city to the specifications in regard to width or otherwise, now provided for sidewalks in the city, by ordinance.
(`90 Code, § 19-27)
§ 19-37  REQUEST FOR VARIANCE.
   No person may construct any sidewalk in the city unless the applicant shall present a request in writing to the City Council, showing what variance the proposed sidewalks is to have in connection with width or otherwise in regard to the specifications now or hereafter existing in connection with the construction of sidewalks in the city.  Soon the presentation of the request, the City Council, shall hear the same, and may, in its discretion, grant the request for variance of the specifications of the proposed sidewalk with the ordinances of the city.  If the City Council grants the request, then the applicant may construct the sidewalk, in accordance with the permission granted by the City Council, provided the sidewalk is constructed within six months from the date of the granting of the permission.
(`90 Code, § 19-28)
ARTICLE 3:  BENCH MARKS
§ 19-50  CITY BENCH MARK.
   The stone, the surface of which is 12 inches each way and so champered or beveled as to leave a horizontal surface on top four inches square and perpendicular length of which is three feet, and which was set by R.H. Smithwick, City Engineer, on June 2, 1891, as described in his report thereof and the location of which is 12 feet south of the north side of Oklahoma Avenue, measuring from the north line of the avenue to the south side of the stone and eight feet east of the west line of First Street, west of Division Street, measuring from the west line of the street to the east line of the stone shall be and the same is hereby established as a permanent city bench mark; and the elevation of the top of the stone or bench mark is declared to be 143.50 feet above an assumed datum plane; and the elevation of all street grades, curbing, paving, water mains and laterals, sewer mains and laterals, shall be determined with reference to the datum plane.  In all ordinances referring to streets, curbing and paving grades, or the elevations or grades of water mains and laterals and sewer mains and laterals where elevations or vertical distances shall have reference to the datum plane and elevations or given in feet shall signify so many feet above this datum plane unless otherwise expressed.
(`90 Code, § 19-29)
§ 19-51  OTHER BENCH MARKS.
   The top or highest part of the following described monuments are and shall be established bench marks of the city, and each of the bench marks shall have a fixed elevation as hereinafter given above the original datum plane fixed by § 19-50 in feet and decimals of a foot.
(`90 Code, § 19-30)
§ 19-52  BENCH MARK NO. 1.
   Bench No. 1:  The rectangular marble block set in the circular curb at the northwest intersection of Oklahoma Avenue and First Street, 143.50.
(`90 Code, § 19-31)
§ 19-53  BENCH MARK NO. 2.
   Bench No. 2:  A sandstone with an iron bolt in the top thereof ten feet north of the intersection of College Avenue and Division Street, 100.650.
(`90 Code, § 19-32)
§ 19-54  BENCH MARK NO. 3.
   Bench No. 3:  The first rim of the cap or the fire hydrant at the southwest intersection of Washington Avenue and Division Street, 94.243.
(`90 Code, § 19-33)
§ 19-55  BENCH MARK NO. 4.
   Bench No. 4:  A sandstone with an iron bolt in the top thereof ten feet south of the northwest intersection of Mansur Avenue and Division Street, 119.443.
(`90 Code, § 19-34)
§ 19-56  BENCH MARK NO. 5.
   Bench No. 5:  A sandstone with an iron bolt in the top thereof ten feet west of the northeast intersection of Noble Avenue and Division Street, 139.024.
(`90 Code, § 19-35)
§ 19-57  BENCH MARK NO. 6.
   Bench No. 6:  The flat rim of the cap of the fire hydrant at the northwest intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Division Street, 144.200.
(`90 Code, § 19-36)
§ 19-58  BENCH MARK NO. 7.
   Bench No. 7:  The flat rim of the cap of the fire hydrant at the southwest intersection of Vilas Avenue and Division Street, 132.367.
(`90 Code, § 19-37)
§ 19-59  BENCH MARK NO. 8.
   Bench No. 8:  A sandstone with an iron bolt in the cop thereof ten feet west of the southeast intersection of Springer Avenue and Division Street, 113.788.
(`90 Code, § 19-38)
§ 19-60  BENCH MARK NO. 9.
   Bench No. 9:  A sandstone with an iron bolt in the top thereof ten feet south of the northeast intersection of Grant Avenue and Division Street, 100.650.
(`90 Code, § 19-39)
§ 19-61  BENCH MARK NO. 10.
   Bench No. 10:  A sandstone with an iron bolt in the top thereof at one foot south of the northwest intersection of University Avenue and Division Street, 92.777.
(`90 Code, § 19-40)
§ 19-62  BENCH MARK NO. 11.
   Bench No. 11:  A sandstone with an iron bolt in the top thereof ten feet south of the northwest intersection of Washington Avenue and Wentz Street, 119.255.
(`90 Code, § 19-41)
§ 19-63  BENCH MARK NO. 12.
   Bench No. 12:  A sandstone with an iron bolt in the top thereof ten feet east of the northwest intersection of Mansur Avenue and Wentz Street, 119.316.
(`90 Code, § 19-42)
§ 19-64  BENCH MARK NO. 13.
   Bench No. 13:  A sandstone with an iron bolt at the top thereof ten feet north of the southeast intersection of Warner Avenue and Wentz Street, 132.954.
(`90 Code, § 19-43)
§ 19-65  BENCH MARK NO. 14.
   Bench No. 14:  The top of the west end of coping step at the main entrance door of the Baptist Church at the northeast intersection of Noble Avenue and Vine Street, 139.730.
(`90 Code, § 19-44)
§ 19-66  BENCH MARK NO. 15.
   Bench No. 15:  The flat rim of the cap of the fire hydrant at the northwest intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Vine Street, 135.506.
(`90 Code, § 19-45)
§ 19-67  BENCH MARK NO. 16.
   Bench No. 16:  A sandstone with an iron bolt in the top thereof 152 feet south and ten feet east of the southwest intersection of Washington Avenue and Broad Street, 16.877.
(`90 Code, § 19-46)
§ 19-68  BENCH MARK NO. 17.
   Bench No. 17:  The top of the rim of the cap of the fire hydrant at the southwest intersection of Mansur Avenue and Broad Street, 131.370.
(`90 Code, § 19-47)
§ 19-69  BENCH MARK NO. 18.
   Bench No. 18:  A sandstone with an iron bolt in the top thereof ten feet west of the northeast intersection of Noble Avenue and Broad Street, 145.616.
(`90 Code, § 19-48)
§ 19-70  BENCH MARK NO. 19.
   Bench No. 19:  A sandstone with an iron bolt in the top thereof ten feet east of the northwest intersection of Oklahoma Avenue and Broad Street, 138.515.
(`90 Code, § 19-49)
§ 19-71  BENCH MARK NO. 20.
   Bench No. 20:  An imaginary point two feet below the horizontal plane of the lower beveled edge of the top of the coping of the Masonic Temple at the southwest corner, 140.263.
(`90 Code, § 19-50)
§ 19-72  BENCH MARK NO. 21.
   Bench No. 21:  Top of undressed coping on the north door of the court house, 140.650.
(`90 Code, § 19-51)
§ 19-73  BENCH MARK NO. 22.
   Bench No. 22:  A sandstone with an iron bolt in the top thereof ten feet east of the northwest intersection of Vilas Avenue and Broad Street, 130.579.
(`90 Code, § 19-52)
§ 19-74  BENCH MARK NO. 23.
   Bench No. 23:  The top of the water table underneath the corner stone on the brick church at the southwest intersection of Springer Avenue and Broad Street, 118.860.
(`90 Code, § 19-53)
§ 19-75  BENCH MARK NO. 24.
   Bench No. 24:  A sandstone with an iron bolt in the top thereof ten feet east of the northwest intersection of Perkins Avenue and Broad Street, 116.257.
(`90 Code, § 19-54)
ARTICLE 4:  URBAN FORESTRY
§ 19-85  PURPOSE AND SCOPE.
   (A)   It is the purpose of this article to promote and protect the public health, safety and general welfare by providing for the development of a community forestry plan and for the promotion, preservation, enhancement and improvement of the urban forest resources within the city.
   (B)   Except as specifically provided in this article or the community forestry plan, it is not the intent of this article to relieve property owners of the responsibility for the planting, care, maintenance or removal of trees and shrubbery in the public rights-of-way abutting their properties.
(Ord. 3032, passed 12-16-97; Am. Ord. 3156, passed 4-5-05; Am. Ord. 3163, passed 8-16-05)
§ 19-86  FORESTRY ADVISORY BOARD.
   There is hereby created and established a Forestry Advisory Board consisting of seven members, five of whom shall be appointed at-large by the Mayor, with approval of the City Council, based upon their interest or expertise regarding urban forestry. Two members shall be ex-officio appointed to indefinite term by the City Manager or his or her designee from among the departments of the city and shall be non-voting members. The City Council appointments of the Board shall serve for three-year terms ending at the first regular Council meeting of June in the year of expiration. Of the five such individuals initially appointed, one appointment shall expire in 2006, two in 2007, and two in 2008. The members shall serve until their successors have been appointed and qualified.  Members of the Forestry Advisory Board may be removed and replaced at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Vacancies on the Board shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term in the same manner as provided herein.  Before entering into the performance of their duties, each member shall take and subscribe to the oath of office as required by law. The members, in their capacity on the Board, shall serve without compensation.
(Ord. 3032, passed 12-16-97; Am. Ord. 3156, passed 4-5-05; Am. Ord. 3163, passed 8-16-05; Am. Ord. 3249, passed 3-18-14)
§ 19-87  ORGANIZATION.
   (A)   The Forestry Advisory Board shall select the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Assistant Secretary from among its members.  A quorum of the Board shall consist of four members.
   (B)   The Chair of the Board may appoint standing or special committees comprised of a lesser number, provided that no recommendation shall be forwarded to the City Council without the affirmative vote of a majority of all the members of the Board.
   (C)   The Board shall hold regular meetings, not less than quarterly, and special meetings may be called by the City Manager, the Chair or any three Board members.  Any member appointed by the City Council who is absent from more than one-half of all meetings of the Board, regular and special, held within any period of six consecutive calendar months shall cease to hold office.  A member shall refrain from voting on or participating in deliberations of the Board on matters in which he or she has any financial interest, directly or indirectly.
   (D)   Except as provided in this article, the Board shall determine its own rules.
(Ord. 3032, passed 12-16-97; Am. Ord. 3156, passed 4-5-05; Am. Ord. 3163, passed 8-16-05)
§ 19-88  POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD.
   (A)   The Forestry Advisory Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council and City Manager on issues regarding the city’s urban forest and arboreal resources.  On matters presented to it for approval, the City Council may adopt, reject, modify or amend the recommendations of the Board.
   (B)   It shall be the responsibility of the Forest Advisory Board to study, investigate, counsel and develop and update periodically a written community forestry plan for the care, preservation, trimming, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of the city’s trees and shrubbery.  The plan shall include an inventory of the existing trees on public rights-of-way, parks and other public property.  The Board shall submit the plan to the Planning Commission for review and comment on conformance with the goals and objectives of the comprehensive plan.  Upon approval of the recommended plan by the City Council, it shall constitute the official community forestry plan and become a part of the city’s comprehensive plan.
   (C)   In addition to matters as the City Council or City Manager may assign, the Forestry Advisory Board shall carry on the following activities:
      (1)   Develop standards of tree maintenance and other specifications to foster the city’s tree population, protect person and property against injury, provide for safe and efficient passage of person, vehicles and utilities through recognized rights-of-way;
      (2)   Propose the legislation as may be needed and practicable to pursue the ends for which the Board was created;
      (3)   Plan and coordinate an annual Arbor Week observance each year in cooperation with schools, conservation organizations and other interested parties;
      (4)   Research and recommend policies regarding trees and other vegetation on private property in those cases where open space or landscaping is required as a condition for approval of development under the city’s land use regulations;
      (5)   Monitor the licensure of tree service companies practicing in the city and initiate action toward enforcement of applicable ordinances;
      (6)   Identify potential landscaping projects that will improve the community forest and to recommend policies to identify, publicize and preserve historic and notable trees on both public and private property; and
      (7)   Assist the community and its officials in disseminating information about the protection, maintenance and improvement of the city’s tree population.
   (D)   The Forestry Advisory Board may, in its discretion, undertake and participate in cooperative projects, including but not limited to:
      (1)   Recycling of leaves, chips, firewood and other by-products of tree maintenance;
      (2)   Development and use of a tree bank, in cooperation with other public and private agencies; and
      (3)   Encouraging and soliciting donations, grants and other funding for community forestry programs and for special projects.
(Ord. 3032, passed 12-16-97; Am. Ord. 3156, passed 4-5-05; Am. Ord. 3163, passed 8-16-05)
ARTICLE 5:  TREES
§ 19-100  PLANTING TREES BY COUNCIL ORDER.
   (A)   The City Council may, upon petition of ten or more citizens residing on any street or avenue in the city, by resolution, order trees to be planted on the streets or avenues, in the manner and order provided in this article.
   (B)   Twenty days’ notice in writing shall be given by the Street Superintendent to each occupying owner or tenant in front of whose lots trees are to be planted, of the passage of the resolution.
(`90 Code, § 19-55)
§ 19-101  FAILURE TO COMPLY.
   If any lot owner or owners shall neglect or refuse to plant trees as provided in this article for a term of 20 days after they shall be so, as aforesaid, notified and required by the provisions of this article, the Street Superintendent shall proceed to plant trees under the direction of the City Engineer as herein provided, and shall protect the same by either suit able fencing or boxing.  The City Council shall order a special tax to be assessed against the lot in the immediate front of which the trees shall have been so planted and the tax shall be assessed and collected in the same manner as taxes for the construction of sidewalks.  The work of planting the trees shall be examined and accepted by the Street Superintendent.
(`90 Code, § 19-56)
§ 19-102  DEAD TREES TO BE PLANTED OR REPLACED.
   If any of the trees planted under the provisions of this article shall die or be of imperfect growth, the same shall be replaced in planting season and by March 25 of each year by the owner or owners of the lot or piece of ground in front of which the trees may have died or become of imperfect growth.  In case of neglect thereof on the part of the owner or owners, the Street Superintendent shall replace the same in manner and with like effect as provided in § 19-101.
(`90 Code, § 19-57)
§ 19-103  SHADE TREES.
   All shade trees planted upon any street or avenue in the city shall be as follows, to-wit.  They shall be not less than one-inch in diameter and six feet in height, planted or set out in straight rows not more than 20 feet and not less than 12 feet apart, and shall be ten feet from the property line in the residence part of the city.
(`90 Code, § 19-58)
§ 19-104  TREES TO BE TRIMMED.
   Every owner or occupant of any house, building, lot or premises in the city, shall keep the shade, ornamental and other trees in the streets, avenues, alleys or sidewalks, in front, abutting and alongside of the house, building, lot or premises, trimmed so that the branches thereof shall not be lower than ten feet in residential areas and shall not be lower than 12 feet in sidewalk in main thoroughfare areas.
(`90 Code, § 19-59)  (Ord. 2881, passed 6-20-89)
§ 19-105  FAILURE TO TRIM TREES.
   Any person failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with the preceding section shall be guilty of an offense.
(`90 Code, § 19-60)
§ 19-106  NOTICE.
   The Street Superintendent is hereby required to give the owner or occupant of any house, building, lot or premises ten days notice to trim the trees as provided by this article, and in case the owner or occupant shall neglect or refuse to trim the trees at the expiration of ten days from the service of the notice, the Street Superintendent shall have the trees trimmed as provided herein at the expense of the abutting lot owners, which shall be valid lien against the lot and taxed against the lot, together with the penalty as may be provided by statutes in the case made and provided.
(`90 Code, § 19-61)
§ 19-107  CUTTING TREES IN PARKS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to cut any green trees within any of the public parks of the city, without the written authority of a majority of the Park Board.
(`90 Code, § 19-62)
§ 19-108  CUTTING TREES IN PARKING AREAS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person or person to cut down any green trees in any of the parking of the city without the written permit of the City Manager.  It shall likewise be unlawful for any person or persons to trim the tops of any green trees within the parking within the city, except dead or decaying limbs.
(`90 Code, § 19-63)
§ 19-109  TREE TRIMMER’S LICENSE.
   It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to trim trees within the city for pay or profit without a state license as required by state law for tree trimmers.
(`90 Code, § 19-64)
ARTICLE 6:  POLES AND THE LIKE IN STREETS
§ 19-120  LOCATION OF POLES.
   (A)   Any telephone, telegraph or electric light poles now standing outside of the curb of any sidewalk in the city shall be removed and placed in a position immediately within the sidewalk curb stone.
   (B)   All telephone, telegraph or electric light poles hereafter to be erected shall be placed immediately within the sidewalk curb stone as aforesaid.
(`90 Code, § 19-65)
§ 19-121  POLES AT CORNERS OF SIDEWALKS.
   (A)   The curb stone of every sidewalk corner shall be made circular in to one-foot radius.
   (B)   Any telephone, telegraph or electric light poles located at the corner or any corner of any sidewalk shall be placed immediately within the corner of the circular curb stone as aforesaid.
(`90 Code, § 19-66)
§ 19-122  GUY WIRES TO BE MARKED.
   (A)   All telephone, telegraph and electric light or other transmission companies occupying the city and having thereon poles and wires, and guy wires for the support thereof, shall plainly mark all down guy wires with a board or boards not less than six inches in width, ranging from the surface of the ground to a height of five and one-half feet and parallel with said wire, and securely fastened thereto, or a metal shield.
   (B)   The board or boards shall be painted white and shall be maintained by the companies at all times in a condition that the same may be readily seen at night.
(`90 Code, § 19-67)
§ 19-123  FAILURE TO COMPLY.
   Any company, corporation or person violating the provisions of this article shall be guilty of an offense.
(`90 Code, § 19-68)
§ 19-124  ATTACHING POLES AND WIRES TO BUILDINGS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, company or corporation to place any poles or supports for wires, or place, attach or in any way connect any wires or apparatus to any building or structure in the city without first securing a permit from the Building Inspector.
(`90 Code, § 19-69)
ARTICLE 7:  USE AND OBSTRUCTION OF STREET
§ 19-135  PLACING SIGNS ON STREETS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to erect, place or maintain any signs or advertising matter of any description whatsoever on the sidewalks, curbs, parkings or streets and alleys of the city, except advertisements on traffic signals, provided the City Council may allow signs on the rights-of-way within the city limits if the signs are in compliance with the State Traveler Information Logo Signing Act of 1988, 69 O.S. §§ 4021 through 4026.
(`90 Code, § 19-70)  (Am. Ord. 2920, passed 8-7-90)
§ 19-136  NON-FLASHING SIGNS.
   In commercial and industrial districts, non-flashing type signs may be flush with the building wall surface, or if projecting, shall not project more than four feet over city parking from a building or lot line.  Sign projection shall be a minimum of two feet back of curb or road edge, the bottom of projecting signs shall be minimum of eight feet above the surface level of the sidewalk or lot.  Projecting signs shall be a maximum of 20 square feet and no sign support shall be attached to city property.
(`90 Code, § 19-70a)  (Ord. 2783, passed 10-15-85)
§ 19-137  OBSTRUCTION OF STREETS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct or encumber by fences, buildings, boxes, stands, structures or otherwise, or in any other manner obstruct any of the public highways, streets, alleys, road or sidewalks, crosswalks or parking areas within the corporate limits of the city.  Nothing herein contained shall prohibit the loading or unloading of any goods or materials whatever without needless delay.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit the placement of awning support poles on the sidewalks or parking areas.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit the placement of brick and mortar mailbox enclosures on street rights-of-way or easements so long as they are set back 12 inches from the curb line or road surface.
(`90 Code, § 19-71)  (Am. Ord. 2929, passed 2-19-91; Am. Ord. 3149, passed 12-21-04)
§ 19-138  KEEPING SIDEWALKS AND GUTTERS CLEAN.
   (A)   It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of any lot to keep the sidewalk, curb, gutter, and ditch clear of any filth, refuse, or rubbish.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful to dispose, sweep, or blow grass clippings or other landscape material onto the street, gutter, sidewalk, or ditch.
   (C)   It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of any lot to keep the sidewalk, curb, gutter, and ditch free of silt build-up.
   (D)   Violations.  Any owner or occupant who violates any provision of this section by doing any act. prohibited or declared to be unlawful thereby, or declared to be a nuisance, or who fails to do any act required by any provision is guilty of an offense, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 per violation. Each day upon which a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
(`90 Code, § 19-72)  (Am. Ord. 3208, passed 1-19-10)
§ 19-139  FAILURE TO CLEAN.
   Whenever any person, company or corporation whose duty it is to keep any sidewalk or gutter clean under the provisions of this article, shall fail or neglect to keep the sidewalk or gutter clean, the Chief of Police or any police officer shall serve upon the person, company or corporation a notice requiring the same to be done forthwith.  If the person, persons, company or corporation shall fail or neglect to clean or remove the same within 48 hours after the service of the notice, he or she shall be guilty of an offense.
(`90 Code, § 19-73)
§ 19-140  THROWING PAPER ON STREETS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, company or corporation to throw, leave or deposit or cause to be thrown, left or deposited upon any street, avenue, alley, sidewalk or public square, public enclosure, lots, vacant or occupied, any paper, handbill, poster, signboard or anything that is liable to be blown about by the wind, or that will obstruct the free passage of the street, avenue, alley or sidewalk.
(`90 Code, § 19-74)
§ 19-141  OBSTRUCTION OF STREETS BY PEOPLE.
   No person or assemblage of persons shall obstruct any sidewalk or passage on any street or alley or any walk or public grounds in the city, by congregating or any assembling therein or thereon.
(`90 Code, § 19-75)
§ 19-142  ENGAGING IN CERTAIN GAMES PROHIBITED.
   No person in the city shall engage in any game, sport, amusement or exercise likely to impede the passage of vehicles in the streets or to injure passers-by in any street or public ground in the city.
(`90 Code, § 19-76)
§ 19-143  DRIVING ON NEW PAVEMENT.
   (A)   No person or persons shall drive any automobile or other vehicle over any newly paved street, avenue or alley in the city until the paving on the street, alley or avenue, shall have been accepted by the City Council.
   (B)   The contractor or other person having charge of the work shall keep a barricade erected at the end of any street, avenue or alley when the work is under construction.
(`90 Code, § 19-77)