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(A) All persons are prohibited from transporting and depositing or dumping on public or private lands or into public or private waters within the city any garbage, trash, cinders, debris, refuse or waste material of any description which was not produced within the city. The provisions of this section shall not prohibit any person from depositing on property to which they hold title waste material produced on contiguous property located outside of the city and to which they hold title, or which would be contiguous and continuous with the property located within the city, except for the existence of any public street or any railroad right-of-way. Also, the provisions of this chapter shall not prohibit any adjacent municipality from the disposal of garbage and similar domestic wastes, in a sanitary manner, on privately owned property when the disposal has been authorized by the owner of the property.
(B) The provisions of this chapter shall not prohibit the improvement filling of any low or submerged property with suitable material originating outside of the city, which in its fully settled and mature condition will absorb normal amounts of rainfall, and which has the capillary action properties of good subsoil to support vegetation, and which can be readily excavated for public or private improvements without blasting or forceful breaking. The improvement fill height shall not exceed the nearest street grade by more than one foot or exceed the natural grade of any adjoining property, which may be higher. This height limitation shall not apply to ornamental terraces extending not more than ten feet from building walls.
(C) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to materials used for fill at elevations lower than 575 feet above mean sea level or 4 feet below the minimum seasonal water table if lower.
(D) The penalty for violation of this section shall be a fine in an amount not to exceed $2,500. Each day of the violation of any provision of this section shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as a separate offense. In addition, any Police Department officer is hereby authorized to order the tow of any vehicle used for or engaged in any violation of a provision of this section.
(Prior Code, § 94.13) (Ord. 6064, passed 7-27-1987; Am. Ord. 7810, passed 8-14-1995)