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None of the duties or privileges imposed or conferred by the provisions of this chapter shall in any way be deemed to authorize or allow the obstruction of any street, either during or after any work within the right of way, except under permit therefor. No material removed from any construction site shall be placed upon any portion of any adjacent street, alley, place or square, except when a permit therefor has been granted. All refuse, lumber and debris remaining after the completion of any repairs or renewal shall be removed from the street forthwith, and any owner, lessee or tenant of abutting property who shall fail to remove any such obstruction from any street, place or square within forty eight (48) hours after being notified by the city engineer so to do, shall be deemed guilty of maintaining a public nuisance and shall be subject to the penalties prescribed therefor; and in such case of failure to remove obstructions after such notice the city engineer shall cause the same to be removed and shall charge the full cost of such removal to such owner, lessee or tenant, and the said charge shall become a lien or assessment upon said abutting property, and shall be collected as hereinbefore provided for the collection of cost of construction or repair of sidewalks, curbs and gutters.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as limiting the existing powers of the city with reference to the maintenance or control of sidewalks, curbs and gutters. (Ord. 2546, 6-4-1990)