660.10  SIDEWALK OBSTRUCTIONS; DAMAGE OR INJURY.
   (a)   No person shall place or knowingly drop upon any part of a sidewalk, playground or entranceway to any building, structure or premises any tacks, bottles, wire, glass, nails or other articles which may damage property of another or injure any person or animal traveling along or upon such sidewalk, playground or entranceway to any building, structure or premises.
   (b)   No person shall walk on, or allow any animal upon, or injure or deface in any way, any soft or newly laid sidewalk pavement.
   (c)   No person shall place, deposit or maintain any merchandise, goods, material or equipment upon any sidewalk so as to obstruct pedestrian traffic thereon except for such reasonable time as may be actually necessary for the delivery or pickup of such articles. In no case shall the obstruction remain on such sidewalk for more than one hour.
   (d)   No person shall unload upon, or transport any heavy merchandise, goods, material or equipment over or across any sidewalk or curb without first placing some sufficient protection over the pavement to protect against damage or injury.
   (e)   No person shall allow any cellar or trap door, coal chute or elevator or lift opening in any sidewalk to remain open without providing suitable safeguards to protect and warn pedestrian traffic of the dangerous conditions.
   (f)   No person shall build or permit to remain open any cellarway, stairway, areaway or other opening leading into a cellar or basement of any building from the line of any street or public place in the City.
   (g)   No person shall erect or cause to be erected any porch, balcony, awning, sign or other device supported by posts, pillars, columns or legs of any material over a public place when such posts, pillars, columns or legs rest upon such public place, except as provided in this subsection.  Upon advance written approval of both the Directors of Public Service and Public Safety, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld, canopies and/or awnings supported by poles, pillars, columns or legs of structurally sound material and installed in compliance with generally accepted building procedures and in conformity with all applicable law, rules and codes may be placed over a public place when such posts, pillars, columns or legs rest upon such public place.
   (h)   No person shall mark with paint or any other material the surface of any sidewalk in a public place.  This subsection shall not apply to lettering or designs built into a sidewalk if the same are first approved by the Director of Public Service.
   (i)   Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues. The penalty shall be as provided in Section 698.02
(Ord. 84-55.  Passed 8-20-84.)