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Obstructions to sidewalks, streets, and other rights-of-way.
It is the responsibility of the abutting property owner to keep the adjacent rights-of-
way free of anything that obstructs or interferes with the normal flow of
pedestrian or vehicular traffic. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to,
removal of earth, rock, snow, and other debris, as well as projecting or
overhanging bushes and limbs that may obstruct or render unsafe the passage
of persons, vehicles and equipment.
Sidewalks - Must be maintained in a safe condition at all times
by removing snow and ice, or any accumulation of debris,
materials or objects which endanger or interfere with the public
convenience in the use of such sidewalks. All sidewalks must be
kept clear of all obstructions from edge to edge and to an
elevation of 7.5 feet above sidewalk level.
Bushes that encroach on or over any part of a sidewalk area
must be cut back or removed.
Limbs of trees that project over the sidewalk area at an
elevation of less than 7.5 feet above the sidewalk level must
be removed or pruned accordingly.
Sidewalk damage from heaving or cracks must be repaired if it
creates a trip hazard.
For trip hazards less than two inches,
please contact the City to participate in
the sidewalk grinding program.
For trip hazards over 2 inches, full
replacement is required.
Streets - All paved streets must be clear
of obstructions to vehicle and equipment
movement to an elevation of 13.5 feet
above street level.
Bushes that encroach on or over any
part of a street must be cut back or
Limbs of trees that project over a
street at an elevation of less than
13.5 feet above street level must be
No wires or other obstructions shall
be maintained over the street level at
any elevation less than 13.5 feet.