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A. Removal Of Snow:
1. It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant, lessor or agent of any property, abutting on a paved sidewalk, to fail to remove, or have removed from such paved sidewalk, all hail, snow or sleet thereon within a reasonable time after such snow, hail or sleet has fallen. In the case of a storm between the hours of five o'clock (5:00) P.M. and six o'clock (6:00) A.M., such sidewalks shall be cleaned before nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. of the same day.
2. It shall be unlawful for any person removing snow from the sidewalk to deposit snow, dirt, leaves or any other material in the gutter so as to clog or prevent the free flow of water therein. (1989 Code § 11-361)
B. Placing Trash Or Other Obstructions: It shall be unlawful for any person owning, occupying or having control of any premises to place, or permit to be placed, upon or in any portion of any city right of way, whether improved or unimproved, including, but not limited to, the streets, gutters, curbs, sidewalks and parking areas, or the areas to be used for such improvements:
1. Any broken ware, glass, filth, rubbish, sweepings, refuse matter, ice, snow, water, garbage, ashes, tin cans or other like substances.
2. Any wagons, lumber, wood boxes, fencing, building material, dead trees, tree stumps, merchandise or other thing which shall obstruct such public street, gutter, parking area or sidewalk, or any part thereof, or the passage over and upon the same, or any part thereof, except as expressly authorized by ordinance, without the permission of the governing body first had and obtained.
3. Any permanent or temporary structure, mechanism, device, vehicle or other thing of any kind or character, except trees planted pursuant to the provisions of applicable ordinances. (1989 Code § 11-362)
C. Openings In Street:
1. It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of any building having a cellar which opens upon any street or sidewalk to fail to keep the door or other covering in good repair and safe for the passage of the customary traffic on the street or sidewalk. If the owner or occupant of any such building shall neglect or refuse to repair properly any such door or covering within twenty four (24) hours after notice from the public works director to do so, the public works director shall forthwith cause such repairs to be made at the expense of the owner or occupant.
2. It shall be unlawful to construct or maintain coal holes or other openings in streets or sidewalks, except with the special permission of the governing body, and under the direction and supervision of the superintendent of streets. (1989 Code § 11-363)
D. Doors Opening Into Streets: It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation owning or having the control or management of any alley, road or passageway to construct or hang gates or doors thereto which, when open, shall project outwardly more than two feet (2') over or upon the sidewalk beyond the property line. (1989 Code § 11-364)
E. Discharge Of Water: It shall be unlawful for any person owning, occupying or having control of any premises to fail, refuse or neglect to prevent water from the roof or eaves of any house, building or other structure, or from any other source under the control of such person, to be discharged upon the surface of any sidewalk. (1989 Code § 11-365)
F. Crossing At Intersections: It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or park a self-propelled vehicle, or lead, drive or ride any animal, upon any sidewalk except across a sidewalk at established crossings. (1989 Code § 11-366)
G. Business To Keep Sidewalk Clean: It shall be unlawful for any owners or occupants of any place of business to refuse, neglect or fail to cause the sidewalk abutting thereon to be swept or cleaned each morning before the hour of nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. (1989 Code § 11-367)
H. Placing Goods For Sale Or Show: No goods, wares or merchandise shall be placed, maintained or permitted for sale or show in or on any parking area, street or sidewalk beyond two feet (2') from the front line of the lot, without first obtaining the written approval of the governing body. Such approval shall be granted only when such sale or show shall be a promotional activity not exceeding forty eight (48) hours and when participated in by a majority of firms seeking approval in their business areas. The governing body's written approval shall specifically provide that no goods, wares or merchandise shall be placed in such a manner as to leave less than a six foot (6') passageway for pedestrians. (1989 Code § 11-368)
I. Placing Goods For Receipt Or Delivery: It shall be unlawful for any person to place, or suffer to be placed or kept upon any sidewalk, any goods, wares or merchandise which he may be receiving or delivering, without leaving a foot passageway upon such sidewalk. It shall be unlawful for any person receiving or delivering such goods, wares or merchandise to suffer the same to be or remain on such sidewalk for a longer period than two (2) hours. (1989 Code § 11-369)
J. Playing On Sidewalks: Every person who obstructs the sidewalk or street by playing any game or engaging in any activity which obstructs the free travel thereon is guilty of an infraction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (1989 Code § 11-370; amd. 2007 Code)
K. Congregating On Sidewalks: It is an infraction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code, for any person or persons to congregate about or upon any sidewalk, stairway, doorway, window or in front of any business or dwelling house, theater, lecture room, church or elsewhere and by so doing to obstruct or interfere with the free passage of persons entering, leaving or occupying such building or premises. (1989 Code § 11-371; amd. 2007 Code)