[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of El Reno 9-1-1972 as Ch. 30, Secs. 30-1, 30-3, 30-4 and 30-13, of the 1972 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Nothing in this Code or the ordinance adopting this Code shall affect any ordinance:
Vacating, opening or dedicating specific streets and alleys.
Relating to specific street improvements and assessments therefor.
Relating to the grade or alignment of specific streets.
Naming or renaming specific streets.
Granting railroads the right to use specific streets and alleys.
All such ordinances are hereby recognized as continuing in full force and effect to the same extent as if set out at length in this Code.
[Amended 4-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2985]
It shall be unlawful for any person to use or obstruct the sidewalks of the City in any manner so as to interfere unduly with pedestrian traffic thereon, or to use or obstruct the streets and alleys of the City in any manner so as to interfere unduly with lawful traffic and parking thereon.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place upon or permit to be placed upon the sidewalks, parking areas, streets and alleys of the City any goods, wares, articles of merchandise or any other obstruction, and leave the same thereon, or to use the same as a place to carry on a business or trade. Festivals, shows or other activities as permitted by appropriate City permit are exempt from this chapter.
No person shall ride upon skates, skateboards, scooters, coasters or similar devices on the sidewalks within the downtown business area, other business locations, strip shops or malls. Medically necessary electric-powered personal assistive devices are exempt and allowed on all sidewalks.
It shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct any street, sidewalk or alley within the City by placing any approach driveway or other obstruction or substance whatever that will obstruct or prevent the natural flow of water into the storm sewers or drains, or dam the same so as to back any water upon the streets, alleys, sidewalks or gutter.
[Amended 6-3-1997 by Ord. No. 2838]
The City Council may close to the public use of any public way or easement within the municipality whenever such action is deemed necessary or expedient.
In the event the City considers vacating a public street, prior to enacting an ordinance vacating a public street, the City shall cause notice of hearing to be mailed by first class mail at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing to all owners of land, as shown by the current year's tax rolls in the office of the County Treasurer, within 300 feet of the tract, street, alley, easement or portion thereof sought to be vacated. The City shall also comply with the notice requirements of the Open Meeting Act.
Editor's Note: See 25 O.S. § 301 et seq.
The municipality shall give written notice of any proposed closing of a public way or easement to any holder of a franchise or others determined by the governing body to have a special right or privilege granted by ordinance or legislative enactment to use the public way or easement at least 30 days prior to passage of any ordinance providing for closing of a public way or easement.
The action by the City to vacate or close a public way or easement shall be subject to the provisions of 11 O.S. § 42-110 or any amendment thereof.
Violations of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in § 1-10 of this Code.