(a)    No person shall display any goods, wares, merchandise or other materials or obstructions upon the public sidewalk in front of any place of business, store or building within the City; provided that this section shall not apply to the receiving or delivering of goods, wares, merchandise or other materials, for which purpose that part of the sidewalk next to the curb, not exceeding three feet in width may be used up to a period of one hour after the same has been placed on the sidewalk.
   (b)    The provisions of this section shall not apply to any person using the sidewalk area for any such use otherwise prohibited herein where, after written application, permission is granted by the Mayor with the consent of Council. No person shall apply for and reserve such permission for more than two days in each calendar year.
   (c)    Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.