[Adopted 10-19-1976 by Ord. No. 1294-76 as §§ 138-3 through 138-8 of the 1976 Code]
[Amended 4-28-2015 by Ord. No. 2225-15]
"Obstruct" means to render impassable without unreasonable inconvenience or hazard.
No person shall in any manner obstruct any of the public streets, alleys or sidewalks within the City so as to endanger public safety, nor make or cause to be made any excavation therein without proper authority or permit from the Mayor, Chief of Police or Construction Code Official of the City; and, for the purposes of this section, sidewalks shall be deemed to include that area of ground between the curb and property lines of any given property within the City.
No person shall place or allow to be placed snow from any private driveway or private property onto the public streets, alleys or sidewalks so as to in any way obstruct the public streets, alleys or sidewalks within the City.
[Amended 6-9-1992 by Ord. No. 1672-92; 12-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2110-09]
No person shall erect, construct or maintain any hanging signs, awnings or other similar structure from the streets or sidewalks of the City which shall be so situated or constructed as to endanger public safety or obstruct the through passage of persons using or passing along such streets or sidewalks. Any hanging sign, awning or similar structure under which a pedestrian passes must have at least a twelve-foot vertical clearance and shall not extend above the eaves or parapet of the building.
No person shall erect and/or construct any stoop, step, platform window, cellar door, area, descent into a cellar or basement, bridge, sign or any post, erection or projection in, over or upon any street or highway without the approval of the Mayor and Council of the City of Woodbury. Said approval shall be conditioned upon the safety, health and convenience of pedestrian and vehicular traffic and to prevent danger or obstruction. Approval shall also be conditioned upon removal of such at the expense of the owner or occupant of the premises.
No person shall obstruct the gutter of any street, avenue or highway in the City by placing therein stones, planks or other materials for the purpose of making an entrance from the roadway to the sidewalk, except temporarily in the conduct of building or grading operations, such obstructions temporarily placed to be removed upon 10 days' notice given by the Construction Code Official under the direction of the Street Committee.
[Amended 12-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2110-09]
It shall be unlawful within the City for any storekeeper, merchant or any other person to encumber or obstruct the sidewalk in front of or alongside his or her residence or place of business with baskets, barrels, boxes, goods, wares and merchandise or in any other way or manner, provided that this section shall not affect the legal display of goods, wares and merchandise within a distance of three feet from the building line on Broad Street where such space is not occupied by a bulk window, nor shall it prohibit the depositing of containers of ashes and trash upon the sidewalks for collection and removal on the days fixed for the collection of ashes and trash, nor shall it prohibit the lawful implementation of sidewalk cafes.
No person shall place or throw on any street, road or sidewalk within the limits of the City any bottle, broken glass, crockery ware, iron, tin, wire or other material or things dangerous to the life and limb of human and beast.
[Amended 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
The commission of any act prohibited under this article or the failure to do any act required thereby is hereby declared to be unlawful, and any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction of such violation, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000; imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days; or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Municipal Judge before whom conviction shall be had.