Load restrictions upon vehicles using improved asphalt or macadam streets. When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall operate any vehicle with a gross weight loaded or unloaded in excess of five tons at any time upon any of the improved asphalt or macadamized streets in the city. Any person violating the provisions of this article shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this code, and upon conviction shall be fined an amount set by resolution of the governing body from time to time, or shall be imprisoned for not more than 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.

(Code 1977, 10-201; Code 2016)

It shall be unlawful to construct or install or cause to be constructed or installed any awning which is supported in whole or in part by posts or other supports set into the sidewalk, street, or parking, and any person, firm, or corporation who shall violate this section shall be fined an amount set by the governing body from time to time.

(Code 1977, 10-202; Code 2016)

The following are hereby declared to be public nuisances affecting the safety of the inhabitants of this city,

(a)   All hanging signs, ropes, networks or advertising devices, posts, oil or gasoline pumps, radio aerials, placed in or projecting over or across any street, avenue, alley or sidewalk, unless same be under the conditions imposed by ordinance.

(b)   All trees and hedges on any private property or in the parking abutting on any sidewalk, street or alley of this city the branches of which are lower than seven feet above the surface of such sidewalk or lower than 14 feet above the traveled portion of such street or alley,

(c)   All dead trees or limbs of trees on any private property or in the parking close enough to fall upon any portion of any alley, sidewalk or power line.

(d)   All snow and ice remaining on any sidewalk abutting on private property in this city 48 hours after the snow has fallen or ice has accumulated. When the owner or occupant of any property in this city shall neglect or refuse to abate any of the nuisances enumerated in this section, within the time specified in the notice given him or her by the city clerk, the public works director shall forthwith proceed to abate such nuisance and the cost thereof shall be collected as provided in Chapter 8 of this code.

(Code 1977, 10-203; Code 1985; Code 2016)

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

(Code 1977, 10-209)

It shall be unlawful for any person to place, throw or cause to be placed or thrown on any street, alley, sidewalk or other public property in this city, any glass, tacks, nails, bottles, or any other substances or things that might wound any person or animal, or cut or puncture any pneumatic tire when passing over the same.

(Code 1977, 10-210)

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 2016)

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 2016)

It shall be unlawful for any person to place any barbed wire or other sharp iron points on any railing, or posts in or adjacent to any alleys or sidewalks of this city.

(Code 1977, 10-211; Code 1985)

It shall be the duty of every person who shall have charge of the construction of any excavation or obstruction adjacent to or under any sidewalk or street of this city, during the progress of such work to cause such excavation to be securely guarded by a continuous fence of woven wire, construction plastic or other approved means. Such fence shall be fastened to posts set in the ground or otherwise securely fixed in place. Such posts shall not be more than six feet apart and the top of the highest point of the fence shall be not less than four feet above the surface of the sidewalk or street. From one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise such excavation or obstruction shall be illuminated with yellow caution lights sufficient in number and so placed as to show the full extent of the excavation or obstruction.

(Ord. 630, Sec. 2)

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to remove, throw down, run over or interfere with any barricade or barricades erected by the city or any contractor executing a municipal contract, placed to guard and protect any grading, paving, sidewalk construction or other public work.

(Code 1977, 10-213)

Any person or persons who shall walk upon, drive or ride over or across any pavement, in course of construction before the same has been opened for public travel, any uncompleted grading, or sidewalk construction which has not been opened for travel shall upon conviction thereof be deemed guilty of a violation of this code.

(Code 1977, 10-214)

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

(Code3 1977, 10-215)

Whenever any lot or piece of land abutting on any sidewalk or street in this city shall become or remain in such a condition that earth or other substance therefrom shall accumulate on such sidewalk or street and the owner of such lot or piece of land shall refuse or neglect to place the same in such a condition as to prevent such washing or accumulating on such sidewalk, such owner shall be in violation of this code.

(Code 1977, 10-216; Code 2016)

Any person who shall loosen or remove any plank, brick, block or support from any sidewalk or crosswalk or any curbing or gutter shall be in violation of this code. This section shall not apply to persons making repairs on any such sidewalk, gutter, curb, or crosswalk, or any person temporarily removing the same on account of building operations.

(Code 1977, 10-217)

Any person, firm or corporation who shall leave or allow to be left any implements, tools, boxes, merchandise, goods, trash cans, crates, corn poppers, peanut roasters, ice cream containers, advertising, or show cases on any of the sidewalks or other public ways of this city longer than is necessary for loading or unloading the same, shall be in violation of this code.

(Code 1977, 10-219)

It shall be unlawful for the owner of any property having a sidewalk adjacent thereto to permit any plank, brick, stone or segment of the sidewalk to be raised above the established level of the sidewalk more than one-half inch, in any manner which might catch the foot of a pedestrian, or to permit any holes or depressions to occur in the sidewalk in which a pedestrian might drop or catch his or her foot in a manner liable to cause injury.

(Code 1977, 10-220)

It shall be unlawful for any person to ride or cause to be ridden upon the sidewalks of this city any vehicle including bicycles and motorcycles.

(Code 1977, 10-221)

When any street is improved, such as chip and seal, paved, curbed or otherwise improved, any person owning land abutting thereof who may desire to construct a driveway connecting to a public street may do so only on written permit from the Building and Codes Officer.

(Ord. 677, Sec. 1; Code 2016)

Driveways shall slope from the right-of-way toward the gutter.

(Ord. 436, Sec. 3; Code 2016)

No person, firm or corporation shall open, construct or otherwise improve any street or roadway designed for vehicular traffic over private property without first obtaining a permit for the same from the governing body after approval by the planning commission.

(Ord. 436, Sec. 4)

When necessary to cut the curb for a driveway, the curb will be removed the width of the drive by saw-cutting the existing curb. A standard sloped-back curb can be installed in its place. A minimum of two rebar drilled into the existing curb and continued the width of the driveway before pouring the concrete will be required.

(Ord. 630, Sec. 5)

Nothing in sections 13-218:221 shall be construed to eliminate the necessity for permit for curb cut and the compliance with all ordinances relating thereto.

(Ord. 436, Sec. 5)