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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person or business, unless issued a permit by the Planning Administrator or other designated city employee, to obstruct any public street, alley or sidewalk. To OBSTRUCT means rendering impassable without reasonable inconvenience or hazard. Furthermore, a street, alley or sidewalk shall be deemed obstructed if the passageway becomes non-compliant with ADA standards for accessible design. At all times items placed on a sidewalk must ensure a passageway at least five feet in width in which no section of the five feet contains a cross slope exceeding a 2% maximum. All advertising signage, bicycle racks, trash containers or other moveable objects may be placed so long as they are non-obstructive, compliant with ADA standards for accessible design, and permissible by all governing ordinances.
(B) The Planning Administrator or other designee by the city reserves the right to determine if a public street, alley or sidewalk is obstructed. If a public street, alley or sidewalk is found to be obstructed, the property owner shall be notified in writing of such obstruction. For any property owner that fails to correct the obstruction within the time indicated on the notice, the city may cause such obstruction to be removed and the cost of such shall be assessed to the owner.
(C) It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter, stand or sit upon a public street, alley or sidewalk so as to hinder or obstruct free passage or cause a safety hazard to others.
(Prior Code, § 22-11) (Ord. 1171, passed 12-19-2016) Penalty, see § 10.99