12.04.170 – Deposit on streets

  1. It shall be unlawful to deposit on any street any material which may make said street slippery including but not limited to leaves and grass or which may be harmful to the pavement or storm drain thereof, or any waste material, or any glass, or other articles which may do injury to any person, animal or property.
  2. Where no other place is available, materials may be deposited in the street preparatory to delivery or use, with the permission of the public works services manager, and notice to the city Police Department; provided, that such deposit does not reduce the usable width of the roadway at the point to less than eighteen feet; and provided, that such material, other than material to be used in actual building construction, shall not be permitted t remain on such street for more than three hours. Any such material shall be guarded by such lights and barricades as the public works services manager shall deem necessary.
  3. It shall be unlawful to remove any snow or ice from any private property and deposit the same upon any public street or alley or any part thereof.
  4.  It shall be unlawful to operate any vehicle on any street, alley or other improved roadway when condition of said vehicle is such that soil, clay, mud, stone, gravel or other material drops or falls from the tires or any other part of said vehicle.
  5. The city may, at its election, remove any materials deposited or dropped on any street, alley or other improved roadway within the city in violation of this section, and may charge the cost of said removal to the person responsible for said violation.  In addition to the operator of the offending vehicle, both the owner of the vehicle and the owner of the property from which the offending vehicle has proceeded shall be considered responsible for said violation. Muddy tire tracks or other deposit trails leading from a parcel of property shall be considered prima facie evidence of violation of this section by the owner of said property.  Even if the city removes said material and charges for said removal, the violator shall not be deemed to have avoided the violation of this section and shall remain liable for the fine provided for violation of this section in addition to the removal charge.
(1989-M-80: § 1; Prior code: § 12.117)