CHAPTER XIII. STREETS AND SIDEWALKSCHAPTER XIII. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS\ARTICLE 2. STREETS

No person, other than authorized city employees, shall dig or excavate any hole, ditch, trench or tunnel in or under any street, alley, sidewalk, park or other public property or public easement through private property without first having secured a permit for such excavation pursuant to Article 4 of Chapter XII of this Code.

(Ord. 505, Sec. 1; Code 2009)

It shall be unlawful for any person, except those having authority from the city or any officer thereof to throw down, interfere with or remove any barriers, barricades, or lights placed in any street to guard and warn the traveling public of any construction work thereon or adjacent thereto.

(Code 1998)

(a)   No person shall cut any curb, gutter, pavement, blacktop, sidewalk or excavate any street, alley or other public grounds of the city for any purpose without first obtaining a permit authorizing the same pursuant to Article 4 of Chapter XII of this Code.

(Code 2009)

No person shall change or alter any gutter, storm sewer, drain or drainage structure which has been constructed, or is being lawfully maintained or controlled by the city unless such change or alteration has been authorized or directed by the city administrator or his or her designee.

(Code 1998)

No person shall walk upon, drive or ride over or across any pavement, sidewalk or incomplete grading which has not been opened for traffic.

(Code 1998)

(a)   No person shall occupy any portion of any street, alley or sidewalk for the purpose of temporarily storing building materials without first obtaining a permit for such temporary use from the governing body.

(b)   No person may use any portion of any sidewalk or street right-of-way for the purpose of displaying or offering for sale wares, goods, merchandise or other items. Nothing in this article, however, shall be construed as prohibiting the city governing body from temporarily waiving the prohibition of this subsection in connection with community promotions or community-wide celebrations when such waiver is considered to be in the best interest of the city.

(Code 1998)

It shall be unlawful for any person to place, throw or cause to be placed or thrown in or on any street, alley, sidewalk or other public grounds of the city, any glass, tacks, nails, bottles, wire or other dangerous objects that might wound any person or animal, or cut or puncture any pneumatic tire while passing over the same.

(Code 1998)

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to deposit or throw any waste oil, fuel oil, kerosene, gasoline or other products of petroleum or any acids into or upon any street or public grounds of the city, or willfully to permit the same to be spilled, dripped or otherwise to come into contact with the surface of any street, alley, or sidewalk within the city.

(Code 1998)

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to throw or discharge water into any ditch, street, avenue or alley in the city or to cause any water to stand or form pools or to flow in a stream thereon. This section shall not apply to persons cleaning or flushing such streets, avenues or alleys under the authority of the governing body, nor to members of the fire department.

(Code 1998)

It shall be unlawful for any person to make, or cause to be made, any fire upon any of the paved streets, alleys, or street intersections within the city.

(Code 1998)

It shall be unlawful to throw or bat any ball, stone, or other hard substance into, on or across any street or alley or at or against any building or vehicle.

(Code 1998)

It shall be unlawful to haul over the streets or alleys of this city any loose material of any kind except in a vehicle so constructed or maintained as to prevent the splashing or spilling of any of the substances therein contained upon the streets or alleys.

(Code 1998)

(a)   Radius Required: An adequate turnaround of not less than a 60 foot radius right-of-way shall be provided at the closed end of any dead-end local street which is longer than one lot in length and which is designed to permanently remain as a dead-end street. Cul-de-sacs shall provide a paved turnaround having a street radius, at the edge of the curb or pavement of 50 feet.

(b)   Length of Street: Such local street segment shall not exceed 500 feet in length, measured from the centerline of an intersection of a cross street to the center of the cul-de-sac; except that, such streets designed to serve no more than 25 residential lots may be permitted to extend up to 1,000 feet in length in the “R-O” zoning district.

(c)   Variance: A variance to the dead-end standards may be approved by the city planning commission following review and submittal of comments from the city planner, city engineer, city fire chief and other city staff as may be applicable.

(d)   Temporary Improvements: A temporary dust-proofed turn-around having a radius of at least 50 feet commencing at a point beyond the last lot line shall be provided for all temporary dead-end streets more than 200 feet in length.

(Ord. 1051, Sec. 1; Code 2009)