Other provisions of this chapter notwithstanding, it is lawful for a person, or body of persons to plant and maintain a lawn of any grass, or type not prohibited by other law, within the right of way of a public street without a written permit. However, the lawn shall not extend into the traveled way of the public street nor into the drainage ditches, gutter or other drainage facilities.
The general public may not be denied the use of the planted area for pedestrian or other lawful travel. The city may use the planted area for any purpose whatever, and may issue a permit to any applicant to go thereon to perform work or otherwise encroach pursuant to this chapter. If the lawn is damaged or disturbed in the course of an authorized encroachment, it shall be removed and replaced by the permittee unless the permit specifically states otherwise. (Ord. 994, 5-26-1970)