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A. Accessibility and Protection of Fire Hydrants. No object shall be constructed, maintained, installed or placed within forty-eight (48) inches of any fire hydrant. It is unlawful to install, maintain, construct or enlarge any barriers, trees, bushes, walls or other obstacles which may hide or impede the use of or access to any fire hydrant, whether on public or private property, or which may in any manner hinder, delay or obstruct members of the Fire Department. The Director of Water and Electric and the Fire Chief are authorized to remove, or require the removal of, any such barriers, trees, bushes, walls or other obstacles. The cost of the removal shall be at the sole expense of the owner of the property on which such barriers, trees, bushes, walls or other obstacles are located or, if the hydrant is on public property, at the sole expense of the person or persons who installed or are maintaining such barriers, trees, bushes, walls or other obstacles.
B. Use of Fire Hydrants. Except for firefighting purposes, no person other than an authorized agent of the Village shall cause water to flow from any public or private fire hydrant, without first obtaining a special permit from the Water and Electric Department for the use of the water.
(Ord. MC-228-99 § 5 (part), 1999: Ord. MC-191-97 § 2, 1997: prior code § 8.11)