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No hedge, shrub, or other planting whatever, fence or similar structure, except as provided in section 8-3-22 of this chapter, shall be planted, erected or maintained in a right of way without a permit.
No hedge, shrub, or other planting whatever, fence or similar structure, shall be maintained across any existing walkway in a sidewalk area or shoulder. The intent of this restriction is to keep free a walkway for pedestrians or other lawful public travel without interference by or with vehicular travel. No encroachment of any nature will be permitted or maintained which impedes, obstructs, or denies such pedestrian or other lawful travel within the limits of the right of way of a public street, or which impairs adequate sight distance for safe pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
The permittee, or the owner of the adjacent property, shall maintain the hedges, shrubs, walls, fences or similar structures erected for landscaping purposes in a neat and orderly condition at all times. If the encroachment is not maintained as specified in this chapter, the city engineer may direct the permittee or property owner to remove the encroachment and restore the right of way to its former condition, at the expense of the permittee or property owner. (Ord. 994, 5-26-1970)