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(A) It shall be unlawful to build, erect, construct or place any porch, steps, fence, wall or other obstruction whatsoever in or over any of the streets or sidewalks, and it shall be unlawful to repair or improve any porch, steps, fence, wall or other obstruction whatsoever now in or over any of the streets or sidewalks; and it shall be unlawful to obstruct any sidewalk or street with any buggy, wheelbarrow, wagon, automobile, truck or other vehicle, railroad car, chair, bench, open gate, chicken coop, box or other article; provided, a margin not exceeding two and one-half feet in width on the inside of the sidewalk in the business blocks shall be allowed for the exhibition of merchandise by abutting merchants; provided, further, that this section shall not apply to baby carriages and invalid chairs rolled on the sidewalks in a manner as not to obstruct the same.
(B) For the purposes of this section the words OBSTRUCT or INTERFERENCE herein used, shall be construed to mean any permanent encroachment or temporary encroachment across that part of the street line which separates or divides the sidewalk or street from the property of an abutting owner.
(C) When necessary, and in the discretion of the Director of Public Works and Utilities or City Manager, a temporary obstruction or interference may be permitted upon the conditions as shall be prescribed by the Director of Public Works and Utilities or City Manager.
(D) No building permit duly issued by the Building Inspector shall in any manner be deemed a permit to violate any part of this section.
(Prior Code, § 12-6) Penalty, see § 10.99
Placing tree trimmings so as to interfere with traffic, see § 50.09