486.01   FIRE HYDRANTS.
   (a)   No person shall park a motor vehicle or place any other object within fifteen feet of either side of a fire hydrant used or to be used for fire protection when such hydrant is located on private property, except that sign or fence posts, shrubbery and protective bollards shall not be within three feet of any such hydrant.
   (b)   Where fire hydrants are located at or close to a curb line or the edge of a road and face on a public parking lot or private road open to public use, no person shall park a motor vehicle or place any other object within fifteen feet of such hydrants.  Further, no person shall park a motor vehicle or place any other object within an area perpendicular to the curb line or the edge of the roadway within fifteen feet of such a hydrant extending to the centerline of the roadway, or, if in a cul-de-sac or court, to the point where the cul-de-sac or court intersects with the street.  Sign or fence posts, shrubbery and protective bollards shall not be placed within three feet of any such hydrant.
   (c)   (EDITOR'S NOTE:  Subsection (c) was repealed by Ordinance 93-13, passed November 17, 1993.)
(Ord. 93-13.  Passed 11-17-93.)
   (d)   No person shall use, tamper with, damage or destroy any fire hydrant, valve or water distribution main, except that any legally constituted fire department may use such fire hydrants for fire-fighting or training purposes.
   (e)   The Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Marshals, or any law enforcement officer of the County shall have the power to enforce the provisions of this section, to issue tickets and citations for violations of any of such provisions and to remove by towing or otherwise, or make arrangements to remove or tow, any vehicle or other object parked within fifteen feet of either side of a fire hydrant, with all costs of such towing or removal to be paid by the person violating any of such provisions.
(Ord. 09-18.  Passed 12-7-09.)