642.30  ENCLOSING AND ALTERING WATERCOURSES.
   (a)    No person, firm or corporation shall enclose or alter the location of any natural watercourse within the City, unless the plans for such enclosure or alteration have first been approved by the City Engineer and Council, except as provided in subsection (c) hereof.
   (b)    Any person, firm or corporation desiring to enclose or alter the location of any natural watercourse located within the City, except as provided in subsection (c) hereof, shall present the application therefor to Council, together with plans, profiles and specifications for the proposed enclosure or alteration. Such plans, profiles and specifications shall show the location and profile of the enclosure or alteration, and the size, type and structural details of the enclosure.
   (c)    The following enclosures or alterations shall be exempt from the provisions of this section:
      (1)    The enclosure of a natural watercourse on a parcel or property where such watercourse originates on such parcel or property.
      (2)    The alteration of the location of a natural watercourse on a parcel or property where the proposed alteration does not change the location of the points of entry or exit of such watercourse on such parcel or property.
      (3)    The alteration or enclosure of a watercourse wholly within the confines of a parcel or property where such alteration or enclosure is more than 350 feet from a public street or highway.
         (Ord. 1962-13. Passed 6-2-62.)
   (d)    Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree and shall be subject to the penalty provided in Section 698.02.
(Ord. 1972-59. Passed 9-20-72.)