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Whenever a public street, avenue, road, or highway is crossed by a railroad at the same grade level, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to erect, construct, or maintain any billboard or signboard which shall obstruct the line of sight within the area established by the following description: Beginning at the point of intersection of the border of the public street, avenue, road, and highway 200 feet distant from the intersection and extending thence to a point on the rail 400 feet distant from the intersection of the rail and the border of the public street, avenue, road, or highway and extending thence along the rail to the point of beginning, and all points and measurements herein mentioned are to be those closest to the billboard or signboard. However, nothing herein contained shall apply to signboards, signposts, or danger signals required to be erected and maintained by the railroads under the laws of the state or under the ordinances of the city.
('91 Code, § 153.249) (Ord. 1910-1954, passed 10-21-54; Am. Ord. passed 4-20-78; Am. Ord. 09-3306, passed 10-15-09) Penalty, see § 153.999